PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Ray


Good Afternoon All,

From Meg Walsh and Lou Calvelli, our prayers are requested for Fellow Jasper, Ray Finnegan ’70. Ray, as Meg refers to him, one of the Great Jaspers, needs our prayers. Please raise the volume for this good man and his Family. Please keep Ray in your prayers. Thank you Meg and Lou. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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POSITRACTION: Toddler Wandering On the Side of Highway


Watch Police Officer Handle a Crisis With Toddler Wandering On the Side of Highway
By Good News Network – Jun 13, 2018

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It was a normal day for Sergeant Anthony Mannino as he was driving down a Chicago highway – until he saw a startling situation developing on the side of the road.

Initially, Mannino thought that the moving thing in the right lane was a stray dog – but then he discovered that it was actually 1-year-old boy who was running down the road without any awareness for the speeding vehicles that were dangerously close to his path.

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Good police work.  Hard to believe that a one year old to escape an adult.

Glad it all ended well.

Guardian Angel must have been on duty!

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ENDNOTE: Book by it cover?


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A lady in a faded gingham dress and her husband, dressed in a homespun threadbare suit, stepped off the train in Boston and walked timidly, without an appointment, into the Harvard University President’s outer office.

The secretary could tell in a moment that such backwoods, country hicks had no business at Harvard, & probably didn’t even deserve to be in Cambridge.

“We’d like to see the president,” the man said softly.

“He’ll be busy all day,” the secretary snapped.

“We’ll wait,” the lady replied.

For hours the secretary ignored them, hoping that the couple would finally become discouraged and go away

They didn’t, and the secretary grew frustrated and finally decided to disturb the president, even though it was a chore she always regretted.

“Maybe if you see them for a few minutes, they’ll leave,” she said to him.

He sighed in exasperation and nodded. Someone of his importance obviously didn’t have the time to spend with them, and he detested gingham dresses and homespun suits cluttering up his outer office.

The president, stern faced and with dignity, strutted toward the couple.

The lady told him, “We had a son who attended Harvard for one year. He loved Harvard. He was happy here. But about a year ago, he was accidentally killed. My husband and I would like to erect a memorial to him, somewhere on campus.”

The president wasn’t touched. He was shocked. “Madam,” he said, gruffly, “we can’t put up a statue for every person who attended Harvard and died. If we did, this place would look like a cemetery.”

“Oh, no,” the lady explained quickly. “We don’t want to erect a statue. We thought we would like to give a building to Harvard.”

The president rolled his eyes. He glanced at the gingham dress and homespun suit, then exclaimed, “A building! Do you have any earthly idea how much a building costs? We have over seven and a half million dollars in the physical buildings here at Harvard.”

For a moment the lady was silent. The president was pleased. Maybe he could get rid of them now.

The lady turned to her husband and said quietly, “Is that all it costs to start a university? Why don’t we just start our own? ” Her husband nodded.

The president’s face wilted in confusion and bewilderment.

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Stanford got up and walked away, traveling to Palo Alto, California, where they established the university that bears their name, Stanford University, a memorial to a son that Harvard no longer cared about.

You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who they think can do nothing for them.

— A TRUE STORY By Malcolm Forbes

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No idea if this is true, but, like most stories, it reinforces a lesson hopefully we all learned a long time ago.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) on Father’s Dat


Good Afternoon All,

Tomorrow, Sunday, June 17, 2018, is a special day for each of us as Fathers, Sons, Daughters. From the first moment Peggy and I met our Son Scott in the delivery room at LIJ Hospital, I knew that the title that would always mean the most to me was Father, otherwise known as Dad. Through life’s trials,  hurts and joys, meetings with teachers (good and not so good, meetings and teachers) rave reviews from Coaches, some iffy ones from School Principals, dented fenders, sharing dissappointments and successes, seeing him mature and grow into the man he is today, being fortunate to be able to learn from him as well. Those things all come to mind for me on Father’s Day as I am sure they do for you. For those of us whose Fathers have been called home, praise God because we had them in our lives, remember them in your prayers. You are remembered in mine.

Happy Father’s Day. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JNEWS: Spencer, Mars [MC????] Predata named VP of Financial Markets


Predata names Mars Spencer as VP of financial markets
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Predata is pleased to name Mars Spencer as VP of Financial Markets. Mars joins the Predata team with 20 years of experience, most recently in institutional trading software and technology sales and business development.

In his role, Mars will be responsible for growing the financial markets vertical and empowering Predata’s financial customers, including hedge fund traders and portfolio managers, with predictive analytics to assess and act upon geopolitical, security and market-moving event risk.

Mars joins Predata from FIS’ Global Trading group. As a Senior Sales Executive, he led execution algorithm sales to quantitative trading desks. Prior to this role, he was Vice President of Sales at Perseus, providing low-latency infrastructure solutions to high-frequency trading firms.

Earlier in his career, Mars worked as a management consultant, investment banker, chief financial officer, and start-up advisor. He was born in Brazil and has spent most of his life in New York City. He graduated with B.S. degrees in Economics and International Business from Manhattan College in Riverdale.

We are excited to welcome Mars to the team as he brings a wealth of diverse experience and a deep understanding of financial markets and trading technology, which will be pivotal in strengthening our financial markets segment as well as helping our clients be more proactive in managing geopolitical risk. Welcome, Mars!

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Spencer, Mars [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find any thing in my ‘stuff’ for Mars.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Doherty, Walter {MC1958 RIP] 2018-05-22 by Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)


RE: Walter Doherty ’58 BS, RIP, 5/22/18

Good Evening All,

From Mrs. Margaret (Peg) Doherty I received the sad news of the passing of her Husband, Fellow Jasper, Walter J. Doherty. This good man was called home on May 22, 2018. We pray for Walter, his Wife of almost 60 years, Peg, their Children Jim, Joe, Marge, Teresa, Ann, Cathy and their Family as the Famiky mourn the loss of their loved one. We pray that the Family find peace in the sure knowledge that Walter is at peace in God’s Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven. From matt Hazzard, Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home, Mahopac, N.Y., I received Walter’s Obituary. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at St. John The Evangelist, Mahopac, with interment following. Walter will be remembered in our Prayers at the Manhattan College Retreat. Thank you Mrs. Doherty, Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Walter. J. Doherty

Walter Joseph Doherty was born September 24, 1936 to Helen (Gierum) & Walter Doherty in Queens, NY.  Walter graduated from St. Gabriels School in East Elmhurst then after graduating from Regis High School he went to Manhattan College and majored in Math.  Walter started dating Margaret McAnanly in Freshman year of college. They married September 1, 1958 and were happily married for almost 60 years.  They were blessed with 6 children Jim (Rose), Joe (Kathy), Marge Momberger (Terry), Teresa Capozzi (Ray), Ann Walter (Chris) & Cathy Doherty.  Their 12 precious grandchildren are John (Danielle), Steven & Samantha Walter;  Christina, Jamie & Kimberly Doherty; Shannon, Kelly & Sean Doherty; Raymond, Tom & Lisa Capozzi.  Walter is survived by his brother John, his brother-in-law, Michael McKenna and predeceased by his parents, sister Ellen McKenna and sister-in-law, Joan Doherty. 

Upon college graduation Walter taught math in Canterbury HS New Milford, CT. He joined IBM Research in 1960 where he worked for 33 years. In 1964 he developed computer assisted instruction which was used in many schools including Mahopac.  Walter traveled a great deal for IBM & gave over 1,500 lectures in Universities & Corporations in many parts of the world. He retired from IBM in 1993.

Walter loved to sing, joining his first choir at the age of 10.  He founded & directed the first choir St. John’s had on a regular basis & was an active member through their 2016-2017 season. He joined the Chorus of Westerly where his family had a vacation home and was 1 of the 3 tenors from Mahopac in the Archdiocesan Festival Chorale.  Walter was active in the Holy Name Society, Nocturnal Adoration and  Respect Life Society at St. John’s.  He was a member and Historian of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. He enjoyed golfing, genealogy and gardening.

Friends and family are welcome to attend a visitation on Tuesday, May 29th from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home in Mahopac, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 30th at 10 AM at St. John The Evangelist Church, also in Mahopac.  Interment will follow at St. Denis Cemetery in Hopewell Junction, NY.


Doherty, Walter {MC1958 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Joan


Good Morning All,

I ask for your prayers for Mrs Joan Callaghan. This good woman is fighting the good fight against Cancer and needs our prayers. Mrs. Callaghan is the Mother of a Friend of Peggy and I, Sister John Elizabeth, Oblate Sisters of Saint Francis de Sales. Sister John Elizabeth is Principal of Mt. Aviat Academy, Childs, Maryland, Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware. Please raise the volume for Mrs. Callaghan as we pray that her treatments clear the Cancer totally and free of complication. We pray that Mrs. Callaghan feels the peace and love of our Heavenly Father as she fights the good fight. Please keep Sister John Elizabeth and her Community in your prayers as well. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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