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JOBIT: Maneri, Vincent James [MC1950 RIP] on 2017-05May-06

2017-May-10

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Vincent James Maneri
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AGE: 89 • Holmdel

Vincent James Maneri, 89, of Holmdel, NJ, passed away at his home on Saturday, May 6, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born in New York, N.Y., Mr. Maneri lived in Holmdel for 65 years. He was born and raised on 3rd Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues in Manhattan. He received all of his Holy Sacraments at the Church of the Nativity, where his parents were married. He met his wife, Marie Rose Corsuti, there as well, and eventually they were married there on January 27, 1951.

In 1945, he graduated from La Salle Academy in New York. After graduating, he served a short enlistment in the United States Marine Corps before attending Manhattan College, where he earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree in June 1950. He then worked as a Professional Civil Engineer until his retirement in 1994.

During his professional career, Vince designed, worked and headed projects throughout the Tri-state area including the NY State Thruway, New York and New Jersey State Highways, Garden State Parkway, Bruckner Expressway, Tappan Zee Bridge, Van Wyck Expressway, Palisades Parkway, and New England Thruway, in addition to designing expansions and intersections with multiple highways leading to many of the Tri-state bridges.

In the 1950’s, Vince was the lead project manager for the original Hudson County Extension – known as the extension between the NJ Turnpike and Holland Tunnel – which also included the Newark Airport interchange improvements.

Vince Maneri is also known for doing the foundation analysis and design for the Tarbela Dam (late 1960’s, in Pakistan). The Tarbela Dam on the Indus River is the largest earth filled dam in the world and was the second largest by structural volume at the time.

While residing in Holmdel, he served on the planning board and was a township committeeman. He was an active parishioner at St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church, in Holmdel. In 1959 at St. Benedict’s he was the first elected president of the founding group Holy Name Society, which organized weekend retreats and provided manpower for parish projects. Although the Holy Name Society was disbanded in 1970, it laid the foundation of success for the parish both physically and spiritually.

In following the educational philosophy of La Salle Academy and the Rule of St. Benedict, which states “So that in all things, God may be Glorified”, Vince founded The Maneri Charitable Trust, which allowed Vince to continue to donate to charities in need.

Vince was a devoted and beloved husband to his wife of 62 years, Marie Rose (nee Corsuti) who passed away in 2013, father of 9 children, grandfather of 23, great grandfather to 3 with another due to be born in August 2017. He was also the proud grandfather of 3 graduates of Christian Brothers Academy High School, in Lincroft, NJ and one grandson currently attending Manhattan College, his alma mater.

Vince was predeceased by his daughter Christina M. Bloom also in 2013. He is survived by his children Marie and husband Michael Simms; Rose and husband Arthur Cahill; Margaret and husband Robert Barnett; Theresa and husband Lance Lundberg; Anne and husband Charles Saporito; Peter Maneri and wife Kathy Shoup; Frank Maneri and wife Brenda Roman Maneri, and Josephine and husband Chris Culkin. He was a loving and proud grandfather to Molly and Mary Simms; A.J. Cahill and wife Natalie; Laura Rose Cahill; J.D. Padilla and wife Nikki; Vincent Padilla; Teresa Padilla and fiancé Ian DiBenedetto; Jane and Katherine McGuinness; Pierce and Victoria Delahunt; Julie Anne Saporito and husband Celso Acuna; Jessica Saporito; Charles Saporito and fiancée Stefanie Girome; Katharine Walker and fiancé Ross Offinger; Joseph Walker; Christina Maneri; Paul, Marisa, and Regina Maneri; Marie, Elizabeth, and Peter Halliday, and three great grandsons.

Visitation will be at the Holmdel Funeral Home, 26 South Holmdel Road, Holmdel, NJ on Thursday, May 11th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church, 165 Bethany Road, Holmdel, NJ. Contributions in his memory may be made to Covenant House, La Salle Academy, or St. Benedict R.C. School. To share a favorite memory or messages of condolence please visit Vincent’s page of tributes at http://www.holmdelfuneralhome.com

Published in Asbury Park Press on May 9, 2017

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Maneri, Vincent James [MC1950 RIP]

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JOBIT: Russo, Rudolph P. [MC1950 RIP] on 2017-04Apr-06

2017-Apr-20

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/poughkeepsiejournal/obituary.aspx?n=Rudolph-Russo&pid=185143707

Rudolph Russo
1930 – 2017
Obituary 

POUGHKEEPSIE – Rudolph P. Russo, 87, died unexpectedly on April 6, 2017 in Tucson, AZ.

Born in Flushing on March 12, 1930, to Santo and Santina (Muzzicato) Russo, Rudy graduated from Pawling High School and continued on to earn a BA in political science from Manhattan College. After graduating from Columbia Law School in 1953, he enlisted in the US Navy, attended Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI, and served as an Airborne Combat Intelligence Officer. He was a Lieutenant in the Naval Reserves for many years.

He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1957 and has practiced law in Dutchess County for 60 years. Mr. Russo developed a keen interest in politics and public policy as a town judge and as the attorney for the towns of Beekman and Pawling. He was Chairman and attorney of the Dutchess County Legislature and also the attorney for Dutchess Community College.

From 1994 to 2003 he was the Chairman and CEO of Colorocs Information Technologies, an Atlanta company that developed cutting edge color imaging technology. He helped the company patent several aspects of this innovative technology and then licensed these patents to major manufactures of color printers and copiers.

In 2014, he was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of Salisbury Bank and Trust Company where he served on the Trust and the Audit committees.

Rudy was an avid sports fan. He played baseball in high school and was always ready for a pickup basketball game. He constantly astounded his friends with his vast knowledge of sports trivia. As an adult he honed his tennis game and spent many enjoyable hours with his tennis partners at the Poughkeepsie Tennis Club.

Rudy is survived by Nancy Rubsam, his beloved companion of many years, and by his daughters, Julie Kernodle and husband Kenneth of Longview, WA, Jean Atkinson of Tucson, AZ, Katherine Russo and wife L. Clark also of Tucson and by his sons Stephen and wife Cindy of Poughkeepsie and Michael and wife Keri of Tucson. He is blessed with eleven grandchildren: Michael, Andrea, Katie, Alyssa, Stephanie, Sydney, Dylan, Jared, Ashley, William and Elizabeth, three siblings: Carmela Russo of Poughquag, Agnes Treacy of Fishkill and Nicholas Russo and wife Nancy of Red Hook, and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean (Wallace), and his daughter, Patricia.

Nancy Rubsam will receive Rudy’s friends and family members at the couple’s home on Thursday, April 27 from 5 to 7 pm.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, April 28 from 4 to 7 pm at the McHoul Funeral Home, 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. A memorial service will be offered on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10 am at St. Denis Church, 602 Beekman Road, followed by interment with military honors in the family plot at St. Denis Cemetery.

There will be a Celebration of Rudy’s Life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Rudy’s honor to Manhattan College Scholarship Fund, 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, NY 10471. Attention Thomas Mauriello, Vice President or to Cardinal Hayes Home, PO Box CH, St. Joseph Drive, Millbrook, NY 12545-0140. Please visit Rudy’s Book of Memories at http://www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Apr. 20 to Apr. 26, 2017

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Russo, Rudolph P. [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

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

                    May He Rest In Peace.

                                  Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Russo, Rudolph P. [MC1950 RIP] 

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JUPDATE: McCabe, John Christopher [MC1950 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2017-Mar-27

Obit: http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/John-Christopher-McCabe-104604698

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/104604698

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Dear John,

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

                    May He Rest In Peace.

                                 Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McCabe, John Christopher [MC1950 RIP]

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JOBIT: McCabe, John Christopher [MC1950 RIP] on 2017-03Mar-23

2017-Mar-25

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/John-Christopher-McCabe-104604698

John Christopher McCabe
September 29, 1923 – March 23, 2017   
Elkton, Florida

John was born on September 29, 1923 and passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

John was a resident of Elkton, Florida at the time of his passing.

Jack attended Manhattan College in New York City and did post-graduate work in Labor Relations at Columbia University.

Jack volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was married to Doris.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Elkton Florida at 8 am on Monday March 27th.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting a donation be made to John’s favorite charity; Catholic Charities of St Augustine. http://www.ccbstaug.org.

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McCabe, John Christopher [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/104604698

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Dear John,

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

                    May He Rest In Peace.

                                 Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McCabe, John Christopher [MC1950 RIP]

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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
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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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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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