Category Archives: MObit

Obit of Manhattan College people who are not Jaspers. Beloved for laboring in “our” vineyard, we don’t let the deaths pass unmourned.

MOBIT: Pe, Maung Hla [MCxfaculty RIP] on 2017-Jan-21

2017-Jan-30

FROM FACEBOOK

Nancy Harvier Forrester

Dr. Maung Hla Pe passed away Saturday January 21, 2017 at his home in Riverdale, NY. Dr. Pe was 96 years old. He had a brilliant mind, a great talent for teaching and a kind heart. Dr. Pe taught physics to the Pre-Med students and students applying to allied health professions at Manhattan College for many years. He retired in 1990. He will be missed.

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Forrester, Nancy Harvier [MC????]

Pe, Maung Hla [MCxfaculty RIP]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Nancy is a member of the Class of 1991.

         May Doctor Pe Rest In Peace.

                   Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Forrester, Nancy Harvier [MC1991]

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MOBIT: Kassan, Steven I. [MCxfaculty RIP] on 2017-Jan-06

2017-Jan-14

STEVEN I. KASSAN
Obituary

Ocala – Steven I. Kassan, 74, devoted husband of Roberta J. Kassan of Ocala, passed away January 6, 2017 in Ocala, Florida.

Funeral services were held at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida on January 11, 2017.

Steve was born in Queens, NY, on December 12, 1942, to Murray and Ida Kassan. He graduated from East Meadow High School and the State University of New York, in Farmingdale, NY with an Associate Degree in Aircraft Operations.

Steve entered the United States Air Force in November 1962 and completed a distinguished career, retiring after 22 years of service to his country. While in the Air Force, he completed a four year BA degree in Political Science at Syracuse University, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Aviation from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Steve flew 29 combat missions over Vietnam as a B-52D Electronic Warfare Officer. He completed Pilot Training at Moody AFB, GA in July 1968 flying the T-41A, T-37 and T-38. He went on to fly T-29s for the Navigator Training School at Mather AFB, CA. In October 1970, he was assigned to fly the C-130B Tactical Transport with the 772nd and 774th Tactical Airlift Squadrons, Clark AB, Philippines. He flew numerous combat sorties out of Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. He also became an Emergency Action Controller at the 13th Air Force Control Center and flew VIP Transport, in C-47s and C-123s. Upon return from overseas, Steve became an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, AFROTC, at Manhattan College, NY.

In June 1976, he began flying the C-130E and C-130H with the 61st Tactical Airlift Squadron, Little Rock AFB, AR. His next assignment was to the 322nd Airlift Division as the Chief Controller of the European Airlift Control Center, Ramstein AB, Germany. In April 1980, he was selected to be the MAC representative to the USAFE Readiness Center as Chief of Airlift Readiness. He arrived at McGuire AFB, NJ, in August 1981, where he became a Resource Plans Officer, and in August 1982, he became Chief of Resources Plans. Steve retired as a Command Pilot, with the rank of Major. He completed Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, National Security Management, Academic Instructor School, and Air War College. His decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2), the Air Medal (2) and the Commendation Medal. He accumulated 300 combat flying hours as a Navigator/Electronic Warfare Officer and 300 combat hours as a pilot. He had a total of 5,000 flying hours.

After his military retirement, he worked as an Information Systems Manager for the State of New Jersey, Dept of Human Services, retiring after 20 years of service on April 1, 2005. He continued to fly light general aviation aircraft, obtaining a FAA ATP rating. He also spent a lot of time building two kit airplanes. In 2005, he moved to Leeward Air Ranch in Ocala, FL where he flew for fun.

He is a member of the Quiet Birdmen, Order of Daedalians, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) (including EAA Chapter 216 and 812), Florida Aero Club, Air Force Association (AFA), Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).

He is survived by his wife, Roberta J. Kassan; sons, Mark, Andrew, and David; and grandchildren, Joshua, Breanne, Samantha, Jessica, Lucas, and Ashley.

Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2017

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Kassan, Steven I. [MCxfaculty RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/ocala/steven-i-kassan-condolences/183589702?cid=full

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

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MOBIT: Halpin, Sr. Marion [MCxfaculty RIP] on 2017-Jan-09

2017-Jan-14

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/poughkeepsiejournal/obituary.aspx?n=Marion-Halpin&pid=183569295

Sr. Marion Halpin SC
1917 – 2017
Obituary

Dobbs Ferry – Sr. Marion Halpin, SC (Marion B. Halpin) (1917-2017) died at Cabrini of Westchester, Dobbs Ferry on January 9, 2017. She entered the Sisters of Charity of New York on February 1, 1941. Sr. Marion taught at St. Agnes & St. Patrick, Manhattan; St. Barnabas & Sts. Peter & Paul, Bronx; ministered at New York Foundling Hospital & Catholic Charities Manhattan; College of Mt. St. Vincent, Bronx and St. John the Evangelist Parish, Pawling.

She is survived by her devoted grand niece, Kathy Smaltz, her family and the Sisters of Charity with whom she has shared life for 76 years.

Wake: Jan. 13; 2-6:30pm with prayer vigil at 4:30pm

Mass: Jan. 14 at 10am. Both wake and mass at Mt. St. Vincent Convent, Bronx, NY

Burial: St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of Charity of New York.

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Jan. 12, 2017

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Halpin, Sr. Marion [MCxfaculty RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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

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MOBIT: Galas, Matthew E. “Matty G.” [MCattendee RIP] on 2017-Jan-02

2017-Jan-04

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ctpost/obituary.aspx?n=Matthew-Galas&pid=183302008

Matthew Galas
Obituary

Galas, Matthew E.Galas, Matthew E., “Matty G.”, age, 41, of Hasbrouck Heights formerly of Ridgefield Park, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family’s love on Monday January 2, 2017.

Matty was born and raised in Ridgefield Park where he was a local athlete. He was an All Star Shortstop and Captain of Don Bosco Prep’s 1993 baseball team. Matty began his college baseball career at Manhattan College and continued at Saint Rose in Albany where they won the Division 2 World Series in 1997. He also coached at Saint Rose for two years.

He then joined the family masonry business, Cage Construction in Ridgefield Park where he held the position of Vice President for the last 12 years.

Matty was a volunteer at the Saint Francis Food Pantry in Ridgefield Park. He fell in love in 2005 and married in 2008.

Beloved husband of Rachel (nee Noia). Devoted father to his sons Danny and Robby. Cherished son of Joanne (nee Gilson) and Edward Galas. Dear brother to Jill Galas Hickey and her husband James, Vanessa Hlavaty and her husband Michael, and Jodi LoCascio and her husband Anthony. Loving son-in-law to Bob and Diane Noia and brother in law to Adam Noia, Tim Noia and his wife Rachel. Adored Uncle to Owen, James, Mikey and Christopher. Matty will be greatly missed by the “Justice League” as well as his family and many close friends.

Funeral Mass will be offered at Saint Francis RC Church Saturday at 10:30 a.m. (please meet directly at the Church). In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in the memory of Matty for the benefit of his sons College Funds which can be made to the Daniel and Robert Galas Scholarship Fund and mailed c/o Vorhees Ingwersen Funeral Home, 59 Main Street, Ridgefield Park NJ 07660. The family will receive family and friends at the Funeral Home Friday from 2-8 p.m.

Vorhees-Ingwersen Funeral Home 59 Main St. Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660 (201) 342-2350

Published in Connecticut Post on Jan. 4, 2017

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Galas, Matthew E. “Matty G.” [MCattendee RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/ctpost/matthew-galas-condolences/183302008?cid=full

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

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MOBIT: Mahony, John [MCxfaculty RIP] on 2016-Nov-14

2016-Nov-19

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?n=JOHN-MAHONY&pid=182620028

JOHN MAHONY
Obituary

MAHONY—John, passed away in Danbury, CT on November 14, 2016 after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke.

Born in the Bronx on January 15, 1931 to John V. and Mildred G. Mahony, he grew up in Bayside, Queens. John received a BS in Chemistry from St. Johns University, an MS in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD in Nuclear Chemistry from UC, Berkeley.

He taught Chemistry at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for two years and Chemistry and Environmental Engineering at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY for 47 years, retiring at age 83. During his time at the school, John mentored over 100 students in scientific research. He established the John V. and Mildred G. Mahony Medal, awarded to graduating seniors for excellence in research. He created a foundation at Manhattan College specifically for the support of undergraduate research in Environmental Engineering.

John was also a skilled carpenter, and a lover of classical music, art, and literature. He enjoyed playing tennis, and trekking in Chile, Peru, and Nepal.

John is survived by his wife, Susan Matthews, brothers Brian Mahony (Florence) and Kevin Mahony (Mary), nieces TeriAnn Mahony-Miller (Nick) and Erin Mahony (Mark), nephews Breen Mahony (Katie) and Colin Mahony (Katherine), and great-nieces Ella and Charlotte Mahony and Zoe Swarz.

A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held in the Spring of 2017. Donations in his memory may be made to the Regional Hospice Center of Danbury, CT.

Published in The New York Times on Nov. 19, 2016

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Mahony, John [MCxfaculty RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nytimes/john-mahony-condolences/182620028?cid=full

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JOHN MAHONY

 
Obituary
Be the first to share your memories or express your condolences in the Guest Book for JOHN MAHONY.
 
 

MAHONY–John,

passed away in Danbury, CT on November 14, 2016 after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. Born in the Bronx on January 15, 1931 to John V. and Mildred G. Mahony, he grew up in Bayside, Queens. John received a BS in Chemistry from St. Johns University, an MS in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD in Nuclear Chemistry from UC, Berkeley. He taught Chemistry at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for two years and Chemistry and Environmental Engineering at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY for 47 years, retiring at age 83. During his time at the school, John mentored over 100 students in scientific research. He established the John V. and Mildred G. Mahony Medal, awarded to graduating seniors for excellence in research. He created a foundation at Manhattan College specifically for the support of undergraduate research in Environmental Engineering. John was also a skilled carpenter, and a lover of classical music, art, and literature. He enjoyed playing tennis, and trekking in Chile, Peru, and Nepal. John is survived by his wife, Susan Matthews, brothers Brian Mahony (Florence) and Kevin Mahony (Mary), nieces TeriAnn Mahony-Miller (Nick) and Erin Mahony (Mark), nephews Breen Mahony (Katie) and Colin Mahony (Katherine), and great-nieces Ella and Charlotte Mahony and Zoe Swarz. A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held in the Spring of 2017. Donations in his memory may be made to the Regional Hospice Center of Danbury, CT.

Published in The New York Times on Nov. 19, 2016

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MOBIT: Ruddy, Juliana Julie Burkard [MCspouse RIP] on 2016-Oct-27

2016-Oct-30

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nky/obituary.aspx?n=Juliana-Ruddy&pid=182187315

Juliana Ruddy
1926 – 2016
Obituary

Juliana (Julie) (Burkard) born in Queens, NY in 1926, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016 in Cincinnati, OH.

She was the oldest of four daughters of Philip and Charlotte (Viebrock) Burkard of Forest Hills, NY. Julie graduated from Mary Louis Academy and Good Council College in White Plains (College of White Plains). Additionally, she completed two years at Fordham Law School. Julie married Walter Ruddy, a WWII vet and Manhattan College graduate in October 1949, and they had three children- Richard, Barbara and the late Donald (1992).

In addition to being a full-time mother, avid reader, knitter and bridge player, Julie was active in Glen Rock, NJ at the Public Library and St. Catharine’s School, where she taught Sunday school and was active in the parish Rosary Altar Society. They lived in Glen Rock, NJ, from 1961 until moving to Cincinnati in 2009.

Walter died in 2012. Julie is survived by two children – Barbara Ruddy (Denver, CO), her children – Nicole Baran, Eric and Lauren Zell Baran, and Andrew Baran; Richard Ruddy and Barbara Wriston-Ruddy (Cincinnati, OH), their children – Charlotte Rebecca and John Davis, Amanda and Meg Ruddy.

A memorial service is to be planned. Memorials may be made to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the Gay Men’s Health Crisis. Condolences to hodappfuneralhome.com

Published in the Kentucky Enquirer from Oct. 30 to Oct. 31, 2016 

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Ruddy, Juliana Julie Burkard [MCspouse RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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Good Evening All,

 
Our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Juliana ‘Julie’ Burkard Ruddy, Wife of Fellow Jasper Walter R. Ruddy ’48 BS (deceased, 2012). We pray for Juliana, Walter and their Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. The Family have shared the following Obituary. Thank you. God Bless.
 
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 
 
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MOBIT: Leahy, Br. James [MCxfaculty RIP] on 2016-Oct-27

2016-Oct-27

http://www.nj.com/monmouth/index.ssf/2016/10/retired_religious_teacher_identified_as_victim_of.html

Retired teacher, 88, killed in crash near Christian Brothers Academy
MaryAnn Spoto | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com 
on October 27, 2016 at 1:19 PM, updated October 27, 2016 at 4:16 PM

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MIDDLETOWN — Brother James Leahy was a fixture on the Christian Brothers Academy campus, well known at the private boys’ school in Lincroft for his volunteerism and his distinguished career that took him to East Africa for nine years.

At 88, Leahy had his daily routine down: daily Mass, lunch with his fellow retired brothers, a trip to the mailbox to put out the day’s correspondence and a nice long walk in the nearby county park.

It was at the start of one of those walks on Wednesday afternoon, school officials said, that Leahy was hit by a car and killed, leaving his religious community mourning a man who devoted his life to teaching.

“He was active, funny and had a great sense of humor,” said Brother Frank Byrne, president of Christian Brothers. “He was 88 years old and still very active.”

Releasing few details about the incident, Middletown police said Leahy was hit by a car in front of the school around 1:36 p.m.

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Born in New York, Leahy joined the brothers in 1946 and worked in several elementary and high schools and was a professor at St. Mary’s College in California and Manhattan College in New York, Byrne said.

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Leahy, Br. James [MCxfaculty RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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

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