Tag Archives: MC1939

JNEWS: Dorsey, William H. (Bill) [MC1939] Martins Ferry OH HS AHoF



Martins Ferry Athletic HOF names five for Class of ’19
Local Sports Jun 16, 2019
JEFF HARRISON For The Times Leader

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Year six for the Martins Ferry High School Athletic Hall of Fame includes a reduction in the number of selections, but the level of excellence remains just as high for the Class of 2019.

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William H. (Bill) Dorsey

(Class of 1933)

A four-year starter and letterman as a fullback/end – a rarity in that era – he served as team captain of the Purple Riders under Coach John Cox during an 8-1-1 record season in 1932. During his four years on the gridiron, Ferry posted a combined 36-3-4 record.

He was also a four-year letterman in track, setting what was then the school record at 48 feet. He also lettered three years in basketball, serving as captain as a senior, and played one year of baseball.

The uncle of 2018 Hall of Fame inductee Raymond “Bill” Dorsey, he was recruited by and signed with the University of Pittsburgh (1934-35), but transferred to Manhattan College where he started for two seasons (1936-37). He was selected as a College All-American in 1939 and played in the College vs. Pro All-Star Game against the New York Giants.

The 6-2, 200-pounder was drafted by and played end for the Newark Bears of the American Professional Football Association, a “farm team” for the NFL’s Chicago Bears, in 1939.

He became head football coach of Powhatan High School in 1940, leading the team to a 9-0 record and tied the valley/state record as the only unbeaten/untied/unscored upon high school team (the other was Steubenville). He was co-coach in the Ohio-West Virginia All-Star Game (the precursor to the OVAC All-Star Game).

Dorsey then served as a Commander in the U.S. Navy from 1942-56, and later became head football coach at St. John Central (1947-50), posting an 18-19-1 record with his 1950 team going 8-2, and finally as head coach at Linsly Military Institute in Wheeling.

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Dorsey, William H. (Bill) [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1939.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Dorsey, William H. (Bill) [MC1939]

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JNEWS: Ferenz, John Sr. [MC1939] lives in Santa Maria CA



Honoring my father on his 100th birthday
John Ferenz
Tuesday, January 09, 2018

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My dad now lives in Santa Maria, Calif., a picturesque city of a little over 100,000 people near the coast about 70 miles north of Santa Barbara. He lives by himself, but he’s seldom alone, having a great circle of friends and neighbors. Physically he feels great but, as a performing pianist, he wishes he had a gig scheduled for tonight. He still keeps in shape by lifting weights and often going to the mall for long walks. He’s also looking forward to his next birthday. On Jan. 11 my Dad will be celebrating his 100th birthday. And what stories he could tell!

Dad’s parents emigrated from Czechoslovakia early in the last century and settled in New York City, where he was the firstborn, followed by a younger brother. In 1939, he became the first in his family to achieve a college education, graduating from Manhattan College with a degree in biology. During World War II he was a B-24 bomber pilot in the Army Air Corps, completing 35 combat missions over Germany and France, and earning five Air Medals. As a kid, I remember asking him about his experiences but, like so many combat veterans, he would downplay his own role, saying things like, “I think we killed a lot of cows.” When I pressed him for more, he finally admitted that he had fought with Eisenhower, Patton and MacArthur. I was very impressed until he added, with a smile, “I just didn’t get along with anybody.” So much for the sense of humor I undoubtedly inherited and can still blame him for.

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Ferenz, John Sr. [MC1939]

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Predmore, Carolyn (MCfaculty) ids Zeitler, Joe [MC????]


Comment on: Jasper connection to Santa Margarita TnFby Carolyn Predmore (MCfaculty)


I think his grandfather was Joe Zeitler – see the article

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[JR: I think you’re absolutely right. And, it’s another great story that the automatic searches didn’t find. Argh! Guess I’ll have to write my own.]

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His Dad, Joe Zeitler, had been a brilliant runner at Manhattan College, in the late 1930s and early 1940s, with such notables as Howie Borck, Andy Neidnig, Bob Conkling and George Sheehan among his teammates.

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Zeitler, Joe [MC????]

[JR: Thanks, Prof P. Much appreciated. Have to move this on to Jasper Jotting Daily. First time for everything.]

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Dear John,

I am not sure what Class Joe Zeitler graduated with, but the four Track Legends that were mentioned in the article are all members of the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame. They are: Edgar “Howie” Borck,’38, Robert Conkling,’39, George Sheehan,’40 and Andy Neidnig,’41. So we can assume that Joe was probably in one of these later Classes.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: D’Andrea, Anthony L. [MC1939 RIP]


Anthony L. D’Andrea   

RICHMOND, Va. — Anthony L. D’Andrea M.D. passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and three daughters on July 30, 2011, in Richmond, Va.

Dr. D’Andrea practiced medicine in the Portland area for over 40 years, maintaining offices in Portland and South Portland.

Dr. D’Andrea was born in New York City on Nov. 2, 1918. After graduation from Manhattan College, he attended medical school at the University of Rome in Italy. While at the beach at Vasto, Italy, he met Norma Gaburri; soon to become his loving wife of 58 years. He returned to the United States and after completing his internship at Mount Vernon Hospital in New York, he moved his family to Maine where he spent the rest of his career.

Dr. D’Andrea was very beloved by his patients and his co-workers because of his true devotion to his medical craft. He retired to the Richmond area in 2006 where he lived at St. Mary’s Wood.

He is survived by his wife Norma D’Andrea of Richmond, Va.; daughter Francesca Norton of Kennebunk, daughter Mary Louise Fraker of Penn Valley, Pa., and daughter Dorothy Booze of Richmond, Va.; in addition to eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Richmond, Va., on Aug. 20, 2011.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Heart Association.

Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on August 7, 2011


D’Andrea, Anthony L. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/mainetoday-pressherald/guestbook.aspx?n=anthony-dandrea&pid=152904839&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Anthony is a member of the Class of 1939.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

D’Andrea, Anthony L. [MC1939 RIP]

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JNews: Tierney, Lawrence [MC1939 RIP] tied to 3/15


On This Day in History: March 15
Old-Time Tough-Guy From Brooklyn
by Vernon Parker (history@brooklyneagle.net), published online 03-15-2011

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From the New York Post in January 1973: “DILLINGER” STAR IS STABBED. In a street row outside a bar on Ninth Avenue near the second-rate hotel where he had a room, the actor Lawrence Tierney required surgery for a ‘serious stab wound’ in the abdomen.”

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JOBIT: Conkling, Robert L. [MC1939 RIP]


1918 – 2010

ROBERT L. CONKLING, 92, died at home on Wednesday, December 22, 2010, in Larchmont, NY. The cause of death was prostate cancer.

Bob was married for 53 years to Sylvia Hoban Alexander Conkling, his true love, who died in 2000. Bob and Sally met by chance one stormy night on a night train from Pennsylvania Station to Philadelphia during WWII (a story he loved to tell) and were married in East Hampton, NY in ‘47. They established their home in Larchmont, NY, in ‘54 where they raised their six children.

Bob graduated from Manhattan College in ‘39, was a member of the men’s track team, became it’s captain, and was inducted into the Manhattan College Hall of Fame in ‘91. Bob served in the United States Navy from ‘42-‘46 on the U.S.S. Tattnall and on the U.S.S. Amick. He participated in the Invasion of Southern France, was awarded numerous decorations, including two bronze stars.

He graduated from Fordham Law School in ‘49 and was admitted to the New York State Bar in ‘50. Bob spent his entire career at the Manhattan law firm of Bleakley, Platt, et al., rising to managing partner. He was a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York; National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (President, ‘76-‘77); past president of the Larchmont Babe Ruth League and the University Club of Larchmont.

Bob is survived and deeply missed by his family: Robert, Jr., Peter (Nancy), Christopher (Ms. Simon McQueen), John, Jamie (Lillibeth), and Elise Galgano (Al) and his four grandchildren: John Granata, James Granata, Heather Conkling, Peter Conkling and one great grand-daughter: Jessica Conkling.

Viewing at Fox Funeral Home in Larchmont, 12/27, 2-7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Augustine’s, Larchmont, 12/28, at 10 a.m.

Donations can be made in his memory to Hospice and Palliative Care of Westchester, NY.

Published on NYTimes.com from December 23 to December 24, 2010


Conkling, Robert L. [MC1939 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/nytimes/guestbook.aspx?n=robert-conkling&pid=147367629&cid=full


JNews: Tierney, Lawrence [MC1939 RIP] remembered “colorfully”


On This Day in History: March 15
Old-Time Tough-Guy from Brooklyn
by Vernon Parker03-15-2010

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From the New York Post in January 1973: “DILLINGER” STAR IS STABBED. In a street row outside a bar on Ninth Avenue near the second-rate hotel where he had a room, the actor Lawrence Tierney required surgery for a ‘serious stab wound’ in the abdomen.” The following June there was this stark news report: “Former movie actor Lawrence Tierney was questioned and then released by police in connection with the apparent suicide leap of a 24-year-old woman from the fourth floor window of a midtown apartment.” Tierney told police that he had come to visit the woman, Bonnie Jones, and “had just gotten there, and she just went out the window.”

Publicity stunts? Far from it. Escapades of Lawrence Tierney such as these were constantly in the newspapers and tabloids during his days as a Hollywood actor, beginning with his starring role in Dillinger (1945). He was often good copy for newspapers on a light news day.

Lawrence Tierney Jr., was born in Brooklyn on March 15, 1919. His father was chief of New York’s aqueduct police force. (After he retired from that office he decided to go into show business himself, making his theatrical debut in the road company of A Streetcar Named Desire.) Tierney Sr. passed away on Feb. 13, 1964, four years after his wife Maria’s death.

At first it seemed Lawrence was headed for a career in mathematics when, after graduation from Brooklyn Boys High School, he won a scholarship in that subject from Manhattan College. In sports he was a runner for Boys High, winning a lot of awards.

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Tierney, Lawrence [MC1939 RIP]

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