Tag Archives: MC1944 RIP

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 http://www.westchesterfuneralhome.com.

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: Quadri, Charles John [MC1944 RIP] 2018-Apr-18



Charles John Quadri
September 24, 1923 – April 18, 2018
Bergenfield, New Jersey

Charles was born on September 24, 1923 and passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

Charles was a resident of Bergenfield, New Jersey at the time of passing.

He graduated from Cliffside Park High School and Manhattan College, where he received an engineering degree.

A navy veteran of WW II, he was a signalman aboard LST 389, participating in the D Day invasion of Normandy.

All will meet at the funeral home on Saturday at 8:30 AM for the Funeral Mass at St. Therese R.C. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Tenafly.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Quadri, Charles John [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/106025436

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Dear John,

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

              May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Quadri, Charles John [MC1944 RIP

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

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JOBIT: Marchisello, Peter Joseph [MC1944 RIP] 2018-Mar-24



Peter Joseph Marchisello, MD
December 10, 1923 – March 24, 2018
Boynton Beach, Florida & Bayside, New York

Dr. Peter Joseph Marchisello passed away March 24, 2018 surrounded in love by his children Mary Jo Termini, Peter Marchisello, Marianne Paruch, Geralyn Marchisello, Winnie Pritchett and John Marchisello. He was predeceased by his wife Winnie (McConnell) and son Christopher. Peter is survived by his grandchildren Wesley Pritchett, Peter Paruch, Nicole Pritchett, Richard Marchisello, Christopher Paruch, Jennifer Marchisello, Winnie Pritchett and Johnny Marchisello and great grandson Clark, son of Peter and Christina Paruch.

Son of Italian immigrants, Peter started his medical career as a WWII United States Army Surgical Technician. He attended Manhattan College and graduated from New York University Medical School. He completed medical/surgical residencies at Harlem Hospital and Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). His devotion to medicine and desire to help others ultimately led him to be in practice in Orthopedic Surgery for over half a century at HSS, St. John’s Catholic Medical Center and NY Cornell Hospital. He was Medical Officer for the NYC Fire Department from 1991-1994 and Consultant to the Bureau for Handicapped Children from 1970-1982. His notable accomplishments included his appointments as HSS Chief of the Lower Back Clinic and Chief of Orthopedics at St. John’s. A true Renaissance man. He loved philosophy, computers, bridge, languages, music – playing the sax and piano by ear. He enjoyed the movies, golf and stimulating conversations. Peter’s love of life and learning were gifts to all who knew him.


Marchisello, Peter Joseph [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://doylebshafferfh.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/105954197

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Marchisello, Peter Joseph [MC1944 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Brust, Norbert Peter [MC1944 RIP] on 2016-Jan-14



Norbert Peter Brust

Norbert passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2016.

Norbert was a resident of Holland, Pennsylvania at the time of his passing.

He was a graduate of Manhattan College.

He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II.

He was married to Dolores.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Tuesday January 19 2016 from 10:45 AM until his Funeral Mass at 12:15 PM at St. Bede the Venerable Parish Church 1071 Holland Rd. Holland PA 18966 Southampton if using GPS.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the St. Bede’s Capital Campaign at the above church address or to the Jesuit Volunteer Corps – North West where one of his grandchildren is a volunteer at 3928 N. Williams Ave. Portland OR 97208.


Brust, Norbert Peter [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

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

                   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Brust, Norbert Peter [MC1944 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Collins, Richard M. Sr. [MC1944 RIP] on 2015-Oct-05



Obituary for Richard (Dick) Collins
March 8, 1923 – October 5, 2015
Hillsborough, California | Age 92 

Richard M. Collins, Sr. passed away peacefully at his home in Hillsborough at the age of 92 on October 5th after a short illness. Dick was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jinny; his son, Bob and his grandson, Kevin. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Rock and Jan Collins; his daughter, Sharon; his granddaughters, Kimberley Blanding, Christine Collins and Julie Collins; and his grandsons, Jeffrey Collins and Dylan Collins. Dick was blessed to enjoy happy years with five precious great-grandchildren: Alex, Kira, Brady, Ethan and Hunter.

Dick was a proud graduate of Manhattan College School of Engineering from which he received a lifetime achievement award. He was a naval veteran of World War II. Dick contributed his engineering expertise to the Bechtel Corporation for thirty-five years, serving the company as field engineer, chief civil engineer, manager of engineering for the San Francisco Power Division and Vice-President of Engineering for the Bechtel Power Division.

A lifelong member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Dick served as a Regent of Santa Clara University, Director of the Mesa Foundation and as a member of the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities. He was a member of the President’s Council of Moreau High School where he was pleased each year to meet the recipients of the scholarships given in his son, Robert’s name.

A funeral mass will be offered for Dick at St. Bartholomew’s Parish Church in San Mateo on Saturday, October 10th at 12:30 p.m. A reception will follow and interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the scholarship program of Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward would be greatly appreciated. 


Collins, Richard M. Sr. [MC???? RIP]

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Good Morning All,

Our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Fellow Jasper, Richard M. Collins Sr. ’44 BS. Richard, a WWll United States Navy Veteran, was called home on October 5, 2015. His Family have posted his Obituary below. Please keep Richard and his Family in your prayers as the Family mourn their loss. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 
Collins, Richard M. Sr. [MC1944 RIP]
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JOBIT: Vecchio, Thomas J. [MC1944 RIP]



Thomas J. VECCHIO M.D.
Funeral Notice

Inspired by the book, “The Microbe Hunters”, Tom knew as a youth he wanted a life of medicine and science. Always bright and precocious, he was admitted at the age of 16 to the pre-med program at Manhattan College, New York and went on to earn an MD from The Harvard Medical School. Subsequently, he was Board Certified in Internal Medicine and was later inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Physicians.

Returning from his Korean War military service, serving as a Company Commander in the Army Medical Corps, he entered into the solo practice of internal medicine in Michigan. He then moved to Kentucky to become Associate Director of Internal Medicine for one of the first HMO hospitals established in the U.S., operated by the United Mine Workers.

Satisfying his interest in scientific research, he later joined the Upjohn Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan as Chief of Clinical Research, leading domestic and international drug development programs for a variety of drugs, including: Ibuprofen; Depo-Provera; Minoxidil and Cortaid.

His concern for providing family planning opportunities to developing areas of the world gave him the opportunity to speak at the United Nations in 1971 on behalf of population issues, contributing to the availability world wide of Depo-Provera, an injectable contraceptive.

He ended his career at the Syntex Corporation in Palo Alto, CA as Medical Director of International Clinical Research.

During his lifetime he contributed many medical and scientific articles and was the author of the book, “The Story of Depo-Provera”.

Tom was born on June 14, 1924 in New York of second generation Italian immigrant parents and died at home on June 4, 2014.

Never bored, he enjoyed retirement, traveled extensively always studying the local language and exploring the area’s hills, rivers and back roads. He loved music, played the piano, and especially enjoyed duets with his children; and as an accomplished bridge player, achieved his goal of becoming a Bronze level Life Master.

Tom was a founding member of the Santa Rosa Symphony Endowment Committee; a member of the Bodega Harbour Literary Club, and as a man of thoughtful and varied insights, a frequent contributor to the Press Democrat’s “Letters to the Editor”.

Those who were privileged to know him will remember his sweet and modest nature; his tender heart, keen intellect, bright and charming wit and his trademark twinkling eyes.

Missing him greatly are his wife of 37 years, Lissa A.(Wasleski) Vecchio; his children Karen, Claudia and Theodore (Lisa M.) Vecchio, step-daughter Sarah Wildfang(Ronan Mohan), grandchildren Thomas and James; Kathryn, Alex and Nicholas, and niece Merilee. All were blessed to be loved by him. The family wishes to thank Parent-Sorensen Mortuary for their kindness and support.

Published Online in the Press Democrat from June 20 to June 21, 2014


Vecchio, Thomas J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/pressdemocrat/thomas-j-vecchio-condolences/171419957?cid=full#sthash.2aQLFmit.dpbs

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Vecchio, Thomas J. [MC1944 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Benzing, Robert Otto [MC1944 RIP]



Benzing, Robert
Posted 11 hours ago

Robert Otto Benzing, of Charlottesville, Virginia, passed away on Friday, October 25, 2013.

Born on June 30th, in Mt. Vernon, New York, he was the son of the late Otto and Jane Benzing. He is survived by a loving wife, Marian J. Benzing; three devoted daughters, Caroline and Elizabeth Benzing and Madeleine Grooms; and his only grandchild, Olivia Grooms.

Robert graduated with a degree in Engineering from Manhattan College in New York and a masters degree in Mathematics from the University of Virginia. He was a former member of the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity. He also joined the Peace Corps in the 1970s and was stationed in the country of Botswana in Africa for two years. After returning from the Peace Corps, he worked as an engineer for various medical firms and hospitals.

The viewing will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at The Church of the Incarnation, 1465 Incarnation Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia. The funeral mass will follow at 12:15 p.m. with Father Gregory Kandt officiating. Interment services will be conducted at 3 p.m. at Holly Memorial Gardens. Friends may sign the guest register at teaguefuneralhome.com.


Benzing, Robert Otto [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://teague.tributes.com/our_obituaries/Robert-Otto-Benzing-96603229

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Benzing, Robert Otto [MC1944 RIP]

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