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JOBIT: Bennett, William ‘Bill’ [MC1950 RIP] on 2017-Feb-09

2017-Feb-14

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/gazette/obituary.aspx?n=William-Bennett-Bill&pid=184129498

William “Bill” Bennett
Obituary

William “Bill” Bennett, 91, slipped the surly bonds of earth last Thursday, February 9th, 2017, at Liberty Heights in Colorado Springs, his home for the last seventeen years. Bill was preceded in death by Mary, his wife of 47 years, and is survived by his sons, Paul and John, his grandchildren David and Elizabeth, and many friends that will miss his smiles, jokes, and dedication to service.

He spent the formative years of his life in Queens, New York, and volunteered for the US Army Air Forces as soon as Uncle Sam would take him. He trained as a gunner in B-17s, but his aspirations were cut short by the ending of WWII. After earning a Bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College, he eagerly returned to the Air Force, this time as a First Lieutenant at the start of the Korean War. The war ended and Bill again halted his Air Force career. The skies kept calling though and he joined the Air Force for the third time, eventually accumulating 9,000 hours of flight time, a Master Navigator’s rating, and many amazing flying stories. His favorite story, though, was of a party with the Air Force nurses, one of whom knocked him for a loop the moment he first saw her. Bill commuted from Houston, Texas (his home base) to Montgomery, Alabama (her home base) every weekend until finally, on the third proposal, Mary said “Yes”. In 1954, Bill married the love of his life.

Bill’s Air Force career took him and his family abroad to many interesting places, not least of which was Thailand, where he spent two years as Chief of Protocol during the height of the Vietnam War. This turned out to be a fabulous gig, as it involved meeting everyone who was anyone who passed through Thailand. Bill had to keep several mess dress uniforms ready to go at all times, and Mary never tired of donning Thai silk gowns for formal dinners with the King and Queen, and whichever dignitary was in town.

The Air Force sent Bill to Colorado Springs in 1969, where, with thirty years’ service, he retired at the tender age of 49. There was much golf to be played, of course, but before long, Bill reevaluated his priorities; he was first and foremost a loving husband and wonderful father, but he wasn’t about to sit idle. He joined the Rotary Club, where he was a Paul Harris Fellow for the next few decades. He started his own software company, before most people had heard of the term “software”. Then, one fateful day when walking to the mailbox, he realized he was out of breath. That was the day the cigars went in the trash and the running started. Bill had competed in intercollegiate track, and running was in his blood. He joined the Pikes Peak Road Runners and remained an active member well into his eighties. The year he turned 60, after having run who knows how many 10Ks and Pike’s Peak marathons, Bill qualified for the Boston Marathon, completing the race in just over four hours.

Bill will be greatly missed…

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 12, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM at the Swan Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs, followed by a memorial service.
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Published in The Gazette on Feb. 14, 2017

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Bennett, William ‘Bill’ [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

             I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1950.

                  May He Rest In Peace.

                             Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bennett, William ‘Bill’ [MC1950 RIP]

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

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JUPDATE: Polestak, Walter J. [MC1950 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2016-Nov-14

JOBIT: Polestak, Walter J. [MC1950 RIP] on 2016-Oct-30

2016-Nov-06

http://obits.nj.com/obituaries/starledger/obituary.aspx?n=WALTER-POLESTAK&pid=182371439

DR. WALTER POLESTAK
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Polestak, Walter J. [MC1950 RIP]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Walter is a member of the Class of 1950.

                     May He Rest In Peace.

                               Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Polestak, Walter J. [MC1950 RIP]

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JOBIT: Polestak, Walter J. [MC1950 RIP] on 2016-Oct-30

2016-Nov-06

http://obits.nj.com/obituaries/starledger/obituary.aspx?n=WALTER-POLESTAK&pid=182371439

DR. WALTER POLESTAK
Obituary

Mass is on Friday for chemist and patent holder

Dr. Walter J. Polestak, 90, passed away peacefully at his home in Convent Station, N.J., on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 234 Southern Blvd, in Chatham Twp., N.J.

Walt was born in New York City and attended Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the Navy, where he served in the Western Pacific. Following his service, he received his undergraduate degree from Manhattan College in New York City. He then attended Texas A&M University where he received a master’s degree in physical chemistry, and then continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his doctorate in 1959.

Walt was an emeritus member of the American Chemical Society, and a member of Sigma Xi, an honorary chemistry organization. Throughout his career as a physical chemist, Dr. Polestak was responsible for nine chemical patents and others still pending.

Walt and Mac, his beloved wife, raised their family in Summit, N.J., before moving to Convent Station three years ago. “Doc,” as he was known to his grandchildren, was an avid reader, tennis player, and paddle tennis player, and enjoyed swimming. He was a member of the Summit Tennis Club and Noe Pond Club.

Surviving are his loving wife of 57 years, Mary Ann (Mac); three grateful and devoted children, Andrea P. Bredahl and her husband, Steven, of Chatham, N.J.; Elizabeth P. Schmitz and her husband, Alan, of Madison, N.J.; and Stephen W. Polestak and his wife, Jami, of Arlington, Va.; and eight special grandchildren, Elizabeth, A.J., Christopher, Ryan, Mac, Austin, Walker and Carsten.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Walt may be made to the St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, 575 Woodland Rd., Madison, N.J. 07940. To send condolences to the family, visit bradleyfuneralhomes.com.

Published in Star-Ledger on Nov. 6, 2016

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Polestak, Walter J. [MC1950 RIP]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Walter is a member of the Class of 1950.

                     May He Rest In Peace.

                               Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Polestak, Walter J. [MC1950 RIP]

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JOBIT: Norchi, Charles H. Jr. [MC1950 RIP] on 2016-Sep-27

2016-Oct-01

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Charles-H.-Norchi-103994719

Charles H. Norchi, Jr.
July 31, 1925 – September 27, 2016   
Howland, Ohio

Charles was born on July 31, 1925 and passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.

Charles was a resident of Howland, Ohio at the time of his passing.

Norchi graduated from Manhattan College in New York City and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of the National University of Ireland in Dublin.

He enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and then joined the 3rd Amphibious Corps of the United States Marines serving in the Pacific Theatre of the Second World War until 1946.

He was married to Breda.

Family and friends may call Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church in Warren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Church with Rev. Thomas J. McCarthy officiating.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph�s Hospital Mercy Health Charitable Foundation.

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Norchi, Charles H. Jr. [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

            I believe that Charles is a member of the Class of 1950.

                 May He Rest In Peace.

                            Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Norchi, Charles H. Jr. [MC1950 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Zagar, Walter T. [MC1950 RIP] on 2016-Sep-24

2016-Sep-27

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Walter T. Zagar of Columbus, New Jersey | 1928 – 2016 | Obituary

Visitation
Sunday, Oct 02, 20163:00 PM-5:00 PM

Walter T. Zagar
October 15, 1928 – September 24, 2016

U.S. VeteranWalter T. Zagar, age 87, of Columbus, NJ passed away peacefully on Saturday September 24, at Clare Estates Bordentown, NJ.

Walter was born in Brooklyn, NY, living in Baton Rouge, LA for 30 years before coming to Columbus, NJ in 2002.

He received his BS degree from Manhattan College, and his Masters, and Doctorate degree from Fordham University.

Walter was a Chemist for Exxon-Mobile plastics division before retiring.

He was a member, and former regional president Society of Plastics Engineers.

He was a former active member of St. Patrick’s RC Church, Baton Rouge.Walter is a parishioner of St. Mary’s RC Church, Bordentown, NJ

He was pre deceased by his wife Mary Louise, and a brother Frank.He is survived by 3 sons Tom (Paula), Curt (Anne), and Larry (Jane) and a daughter MaryAnn Zagar.Eight grandchildren, and two great grandsons.

Relatives and friends may call on Sunday from 3-5 PM, at the Huber-Moore Funeral Home, 517 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown, NJ, 609-298-0330.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Monday at St. Mary’s RC Church, Crosswicks Ave., Bordentown, NJ.In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the LLS Foundation

Visitation
Sunday, October 02, 20163:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Huber-Moore Funeral Home – Bordentown, NJ
517 Farnsworth Avenue
Bordentown, New Jersey 08505 

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Zagar, Walter T. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/Batesville/guestbook.aspx?n=walter-zagar&pid=181628623

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Dear John,

             I believe that Walter is a member of the Class of 1950.

                 May He Rest In Peace.

                             Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Zagar, Walter T. [MC1950 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: McKeon, Donald N. [MC1950 RIP] on 2016-Jul-19

2016-Jul-27

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Donald-N.-McKeon-103795941

Donald N. McKeon
July 19, 2016   
Berlin, New Jersey

Donald passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

Donald was a resident of Berlin, New Jersey at the time of his passing.

He graduated in 1950 from Manhattan College.

He was a Marine Corps infantry officer. Toward the end of World War II he enlisted in the US Navy at the age of seventeen and served as a fire controlman on the USS Macon. Colonel McKeon was in the US military for twenty-eight years altogether. From 1951 to 1963 he served on Okinawa at Quantico and at Camp Lejeune and for three years at the Marine Corps recruiting station in Hartford CT.

A celebration of life will be held on August 6 at 3:00 p.m. at the Costantino Funeral Home 231 W. White Horse Pike and Arlington Avenue Berlin NJ. Memorial service 4:00PM. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Donations may be made in his memory to the Michael Fecile Foundation 3160 Woods Edge Drive Garnet Valley PA or to Animal Welfare 509 Centennial Boulevard Voorhees NJ.

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McKeon, Donald N. [MC1950 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Hicks, Thomas Joseph [MC1950 RIP] on 2016-Jul-15

2016-Jul-17

http://obits.silive.com/obituaries/siadvance/obituary.aspx?n=THOMAS-HICKS&pid=180702297

THOMAS HICKS
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Thomas Joseph Hicks, 88
Retired engineer, father of seven, enjoyed Maine vacations and Oldtimers baseball

On July 15, 2016, Thomas Joseph Hicks (Tom), 88, died peacefully at Staten Island University Hospital, surrounded by his family.

Tom was born in Rosebank on Staten Island, son of Edward and Mary (Cunningham) Hicks. He graduated from St. Peter’s High School in 1945 and served in the U.S. Navy. Tom returned to New York in 1946 to attend Manhattan College on the G.I. Bill.

Three days after graduating with high honors from Manhattan College with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, in June 1950, Tom married the love of his life, Gloria Elia. Tom and Gloria met as teenagers at Kaltenmeier’s Playground in Rosebank, and they were married for 61 happy years until her death in 2011.
After his wedding, Tom served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during the Korean War and received an honorable discharge in 1952.

He earned his license as a professional engineer and worked for TAMS Consultants in Manhattan for over 40 years until his retirement in 1992. During his career, he was involved in the design and construction of major highways, bridges, tunnels, and airports in the U.S. and internationally.

Tom was an avid sports fan and played basketball and baseball at high school and throughout his younger days, retiring with the Staten Island Baseball Oldtimers at age 47. In his leisure he loved to read, travel, play tennis, and golf. He was active in his church, serving as Eucharistic minister for 20 years.

His biggest pleasure was taking yearly vacations in Maine surrounded by his large family and playing bocce at family gatherings.

Tom was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Gloria (Elia) Hicks; his brother, Edward, and sister-in-law, Ellen; his brother, Lawrence, and sister-in-law, Sarah.

He is survived by his seven children, Celeste Sheehy (Gary), Thomas (Lois), Kevin (Catherine), Martin (Laurie), Lawrence (Patricia), Dorothy Bloy (John), and Michael (Kathleen). He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, all for whom he always held a special place in his heart.

Viewing is Monday, July 18, at Hanley Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass and burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, New Dorp.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Father Gannon Memorial Scholarship Fund at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, S.I., N.Y.

Hanley Funeral Home
60 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, NY 10306
(718) 351-1800

Published in Staten Island Advance on July 17, 2016

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Hicks, Thomas Joseph [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

          I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1950.

             May He Rest In Peace.

                       Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hicks, Thomas Joseph [MC1950 RIP]

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

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