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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]

Guestbook: https://www.legacy.com/funeral-homes/obituaries/name/william-carroll-obituary?pid=193580455&v=batesville

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JOBIT: O’Keefe, George Edward [MC1948 RIP] 2019-Jun-15



George Edward O’Keefe
1927 – 2019 Obituary 

Goshen – George Edward O’Keefe, 92, of Goshen, passed away on Friday, June 15th, 2019 at Glen Arden Health Care Center, Goshen, NY after a short illness.

George, formerly of New City, New York and the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx, was born Feb 26, 1927, in Manhattan, the son of Edward O’Keefe and Julia (Gebauer) O’Keefe. A World War II Navy veteran and a graduate of Manhattan College (Engineering) and Columbia University (MPH) George retired as a certified professional engineer and Assistant Commissioner of the Rockland County Health Department.

He is survived by 4 children, Thomas O’Keefe and wife Eileen of Newton, MA, Eileen O’Keefe and husband Richard Martin of Needham, MA, Karen Maridou of Suffern, NY and George E. O’Keefe, Jr. and wife Betty of Tucson, AZ; 15 grandchildren, Aislinn, Brendan, Helen, Lauren, Katherine, Rebecca, Trevor, Bryan, Christopher, Tomai, Peter, Kathy, George III, Rodger, and Brandy; and 4 great-grandchildren, Clara, Natalie, Brady, and Kayden. George was predeceased by his wife, Mary, his brother Francis (a war casualty), and his parents.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 20 from 7-9 P.M. at the Donovan Funeral Home, Inc., 82 South Church Street, Goshen, NY.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:00 am on Friday, June 21, 2019, at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, 14 Glenmere Ave, Florida, NY.

Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla, NY.

Arrangements by Donovan Funeral Home, Inc., Goshen. To leave a condolence visit http://www.donovanfunerals.com

Published in the The Journal News on June 18, 2019


O’Keefe, George Edward [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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Dear John,

I believe that George is a member of the Class of 1948.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O’Keefe, George Edward [MC1948 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Rodenburg, George Bartholomew [MC1948 RIP] 2019-May-12



May 12, 2019

RODENBURG, George Bartholomew, 92, died at home, surrounded by his children, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, after several months of declining health.

George was born on December 4, 1926, in New York, New York, and was the eldest child of George Sjerp Rodenburg and Jennie Higgins Rodenburg. He grew up in Manhattan, where he rode his tricycle on the roof and played curb-ball, ringolevio and stickball in the streets. He attended Good Shepherd School and graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School. George enlisted in the United States Navy in 1944, just after his 18th birthday and served overseas for two years. After being honorably discharged, George returned to New York to attend college. He graduated with honors in 1948, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Manhattan College and, in 1950, received a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Niagara University.

Afterwards, he accepted a job with Infilco and moved to Tucson, Arizona, where he met and married his beloved Kathleen. There, they started their family and eventually moved with the company to Richmond in 1971. George worked his entire career at Infilco, first as a Chemical Engineer and later as a Contract Manager.

George was a prudent, pragmatic man who spoke bluntly and loved his family and friends deeply. He was a devout Catholic, an active member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Richmond, Virginia, and belonged to the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He was a voracious reader, an avid Jeopardy fan, loved classical music and opera and collected anything related to Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang. He had a great love for all things Irish, most notably his extended Higgins family, both here in the U.S. and across the pond. Shortly before his passing, while recalling good times and sharing a Guinness with his brother, Roy, he remarked, “It’s good to be Irish.”

George was preceded in death by his parents, George and Jennie Rodenburg; and his beloved wife of 56 years, Kathleen Brown Rodenburg. He is survived by his four children, Anne Rodenburg Schlicher, Monica Mary Durrette (Wyatt), George John Rodenburg (Jill) and Martha Jane Rodenburg; seven grandchildren, Sarah Anne Harvey (Ben), Heidi Schlicher Cook (Kevin), Robert Hans Schlicher (Taylor), Matthew Adam Schlicher, George Daniel Rodenburg, Kathleen Connor Quaine and Andrew Ray Rodenburg; three great-grandchildren, Hazel Joan Cook, John Harris Cook and Kinley Therese Cook; his brother, Ruurd Rodenburg (Rosemarie); nieces, Patricia Rodenburg, Kathleen Rodenburg Albert (Todd); nephew, Roy Rodenburg; cousins, Mary Higgins Clark, James McCormack (Virginia), Patrick Higgins (Rita), Gerard Higgins, John Higgins; their children, and a slew of much loved in-laws, nieces and nephews on his wife, Kathleen’s, side of the family.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Road. A rosary service will be held at 5 p.m. prior to the visitation. A requiem Mass will be held Thursday, May 16, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 828 Buford Road, a reception will follow. Burial with military honors will be held Friday, May 17, at 11 a.m. in Virginia Veterans Cemetery at Amelia, 10300 Pridesville Road, Amelia, Virginia.


Rodenburg, George Bartholomew [MC1948 RIP]

Guestbook: https://www.lastingmemories.com/memorial/george-bartholomew-rodenburg?about

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JOBIT: Campanella, Joseph [MC1948 RIP] 2018-May-16


2019 02Feb 19 Joseph obit

Campanella, Joseph [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

           Joseph Campanella, I believe is a member of the Class of 1948. The NY Times Obit stated that he was a graduate of Manhattan as well.

          May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Campanella, Joseph [MC1948 RIP]

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John, Hope all is well with you. Joseph Campanella died on May 16, 2018 and I did a very nice write up on him. The posting you shared was received because of a comment/question posted by by someone, possibly a Jasper. I could not open it to respond to the question so if you can resend, fine, otherwise I will not worry about it. Thanks. Phil Colon

[JR: It was posted as “new”. I went back and checked. Corrected the posting in Jasper Jottings. I won’t make that mistake again; just more different ones. Laugh! Argh!]

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JOBIT: Paretti, Andrew “Andy” [MC1948 RIP] 2018-Nov-06



Andrew “Andy” Paretti
August 02, 1924 – November 06, 2018

Entered into Eternal Life joining his beloved wife of 57 years Maria Rita Paretti on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at the age of 94. Resident of Fox Point. Loving father of Andrew Paretti, III of Milwaukee, Stella Stephanie (the late Scott) Langel of Roswell, GA and Frank (the late Anita) Paretti of Milwaukee. Treasured grandfather of Kristina (Shaun) Thompson, Scott (Mary Hollis) Langel Jr, Courtney (Bryan) Cox, Frank (Lucy) Paretti Jr., Amanda (Zach) Sobczak and Michael (Jourdan) Langel; great-grandfather of Ava Scott and Stella Thompson, Bennett Cox, Charles and Maria Paretti, and Anita Sobczak. Dear brother of the late Dorothy McCarthy. Further survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and good friends.

Andy was a graduate of Manhattan College, graduating with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Administrative Engineering from NY University. He grew up in New York and had served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy and continued to serve as a Captain in the Reserves. His career spanned from businessman to engineer with EPA, MMSD, WMNA, NY Port Authority, and served on numerous boards. Andy was a natural athlete who had a true love for life; he was a loyal friend and devoted family man who enjoyed entertaining family and friends. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Family will greet friends on Friday, December 7, from 1:30 to 2:15 PM at St. Eugene’s Catholic Church, 7600 N. Port Washington Road, Fox Point, with a time of remembrance at 2:15 followed by the celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial at 2:30 PM. Interment will be private for the family. Memorials in Andy’s name may be made to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission, 830 N. 19th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233 or Stars and Stripes Honor Flight Inc., P.O. Box 636, Port Washington, WI 53074.


Paretti, Andrew “Andy” [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: https://www.legacy.com/funeral-homes/obituaries/name/andrew-paretti-obituary?pid=190702882&v=batesville

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Dear John,

              I believe that Andrew is a member of the Class of 1948.

                         May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Paretti, Andrew “Andy” [MC1948 RIP]

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JUPDATE: Tangney, Gerald Aloysius [MC1948 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Tangney, Gerald Aloysius [MC???? RIP] 2018-Jun-29

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Dear John,

I believe that Gerald is a member of the Class of 1948.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Tangney, Gerald Aloysius [MC1948 RIP]

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JOBIT: Campanella, Joseph [MC1948 RIP] 2018-May-16



Joseph Campanella dies at 93 after six-decade Hollywood career as prolific character actor
By Dailymail.com Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:17 EDT, 17 May 2018 | UPDATED: 00:17 EDT, 17 May 2018

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He had more than 200 titles to his name after an acting career in Hollywood spanning six decades.

Joseph Campanella, 93, passed away on Wednesday at his home in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of LA on Wednesday, Variety reported.

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Campanella, Joseph [MC1948 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

[JR: Doesn’t mention connection Alma Mater?]

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

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