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JOBIT: Cassidy, Sr. Helen Catherine [MC1951 RIP] 2017-Nov-29



Sister Helen Catherine Cassidy, OP

Sparkill – Sister Helen Catherine Cassidy, OP, of the Dominican Sisters, Sparkill, New York, died on November 29, 2017 in Siena Hall, Sparkill, NY.

Born in Bronx, NY on November 1, 1922 Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of William and Elizabeth Fox Cassidy. She entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on September 8, 1941 and received the name Sister Helen Catherine. She professed her first vows in 1943 and her final vows in 1948.

Sister Helen Catherine received her BA in Education, Manhattan College, Bronx, NY, 1951 and her MA in Business Education from Columbia University, New York, 1954.

Sister Helen Catherine taught in the Archdiocese of St. Louis at St. Mark’s School (1943-1946) then returned to teach in the Brooklyn Diocese at St. Edmund’s School (1946-1951). From 1951-1971 Sr. Helen Catherine taught in Thorpe Secretarial School in the Archdiocese of New York. In 1971, Sr. Helen Catherine returned to Sparkill and for the next 35 years worked in the Office of Information Services before retiring in 2006.

Sister Helen Catherine is predeceased by her parents William and Elizabeth Fox Cassidy and her brother Arthur. She is survived by three nephews; Michael, Robert and Patrick who live in California.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Sparkill, NY on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 10:30am. Visitation is on Monday, December 4, 2017 from 3:30 to 7:30pm at Dominican Convent, 175 Rte. 340, Sparkill, NY. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Dominican Sisters, at the above address, attention- Sister Mary Murray, President.

Published in the The Journal News on Dec. 3, 2017


Cassidy, Sr. Helen Catherine [MC1951 RIP]

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JOBIT: Schneider, Robert William [MC1951 RIP] 2017-Dec-01



Robert William Schneider

East Lansing – Robert “Bob” William Schneider, 87, passed away with his beloved wife, Margaret “Peg” McInnis, R.N., at his side on Friday, December 1.

Born in Manhattan, New York in 1930, Bob attended Cardinal Hayes High School, and graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Upon graduation, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean War. He continued in the Air National Guard and retired as Lieutenant Colonel with a combined 23 years of military service.

While serving at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, he met his wife, Peg. Bob and Peg would later move to Battle Creek, MI where he was a Civil Engineer for Post Cereal. They later settled in East Lansing, MI when Bob accepted a position at Michigan State University. Bob departed as Director of Special Projects for the MSU Development Fund for a position at University of Michigan as Director of Development for the College of Engineering. Always a fair man, he worked for each university for 16 years, retiring in 1992.

Bob enjoyed traveling, making stops throughout the U.S., Germany, China, Italy and Bermuda. Further satisfying his travel itch, Bob took up a second career of driving across the state for AVIS Rental for 15 years.

Bob was an avid reader with an impressive vocabulary in English and German. He looked forward to Friday morning breakfast group with friends and was recognized as a man of strong faith. He was committed to service through St. Thomas Aquinas, The American Red Cross, St Vincent De Paul and Knights of Columbus – 4th degree.

Bob will be dearly missed and remembered in prayer by his wife of 64 years, Peg; sons Bob (AnnMarie), Rich (Christine), Bill, and Tom (Michelle); grandchildren, Carly (Jeff) Bellairs, Grady, Casey, Danielle (Giles), James and Jordan; as well as his brother, Carl, who resides in Riverhead, New York. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in Bob’s memory to St. Vincent DePaul Charities of St. Thomas Aquinas, or the Parish, 955 Alton Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823 or Greater Lansing Food Bank, P.O. Box 16224, Lansing MI 48901. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 11 am at St. Thomas Aquinas Church , 955 Alton Rd., East Lansing. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5 pm to 8 pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, 1730 E. Grand River Avenue, E. Lansing and on Thursday and one hour prior at the church. A scripture service will be prayed at 7:30 pm Wednesday. 

The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman East Lansing. 
On line condolences may be made at http://www.greastlansing.com

Published in Lansing State Journal on Dec. 3, 2017


Schneider, Robert William [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

            I believe that William is a member of the class of 1951.

                 May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Heimbuch, Raymond Joseph [MC1951 RIP] on 2017-Oct-22



In Memory of
Raymond Joseph Heimbuch
December 20, 1929 – October 22, 2017

Raymond Joseph Heimbuch age 87 passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on Sunday October 22, 2017 at the Sunrise Assisted Living facility in Stamford, CT.

He was born in Brooklyn, NY to Ferdinand and Ethel O’Gara Heimbuch. He leaves his sister Margaret Hickey and two nephews Robert (Pam) and Christopher Hickey and four nieces Aileen Bowers (Chad), Maureen Hines (Jim), Meg Capodanno (Rob) and Patricia Malatesta (Christian), along with nine grandnieces and nephews.

Ray played a prominent part in their lives and continued to show as much interest and enthusiasm in the lives of his grand- nieces and nephews as he had with their parents. Ray was an integral member of the Hickey family joining them in all celebrations and even vacations to Long Beach Island.

Ray was a Professional Engineer who received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College where he was a member of Epsilon Sigma Pi Honor Society and his M.S. in Civil Engineering from Columbia University.

He was President of Clarke & Rapuano Engineering Co. from 1978 through 1995 when he became Principle Engineer for Rust Environment and Infrastructure, Inc.

Peter J. Tesei, Greenwich First Selectman, proclaimed with great appreciation and gratitude, July 1, 2010 ‘Ray Heimbuch Day’ for his 30 years of selfless volunteerism. He was appointed to the Inland Wetlands and Watercourse Agency in 1980 and was named chair in 1987 and served until 2000. In 2001 he was appointed to the Planning & Zoning Commission where he served until March 2010. He also spent several years driving for Meals on Wheels.”

A mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:00 a.m. at St. Jerome R.C. church, 23 Half Mile Road, Norwalk, CT. There are no calling hours and burial will be private.


Heimbuch, Raymond Joseph [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

               I believe Raymond is a member of the Class of 1951.

                    May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Heimbuch, Raymond Joseph [MC1951 RIP] 

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JOBIT: Rees, Kenneth Dowden [MC1951 RIP] on 2017-Oct-02



In Memory of
Kenneth Dowden Rees
June 19, 1929 – October 2, 2017

Kenneth Dowden Rees of New City, NY, 88 years old, passed away peacefully on October 2nd, 2017.

He was born on June 19th, 1929 in Bronx, NY to Stanley D. and Elsie Rees. He graduated from De Witt Clinton High School in 1947 and graduated from Manhattan College in 1951. He served in the US Army in the Korean Conflict. After returning from war, he married the love of his life, Patricia Altritt, who predeceased him on October 20th 2014.

He was part of the Clarkstown Auxiliary Police and was also an active member of St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church where he served in many capacities, including Eucharist Minister, Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus.

Ken’s love for baseball dates back to the days of the Brooklyn Dodgers and later he became an avid New York Yankees fan. His hobbies included playing racket ball, traveling and catching up on the daily news, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family. He took great pride in helping to design the home that Patricia and he lived in for 61 years.

He is survived by his two daughters, Joanne (Michael) McCue of Pearl River, NY, Mary (William) Arther of Baltimore, MD and his son, James Rees of Atlanta, GA. He is also survived by his 8 grandchildren; Shannon (Ryan) White, Colleen (Brendan) McLaughlin, Caitlin McCue, Douglas and Kyle Rees, Daniel, Megan and Matthew Arther. He is also survived by his 5 great grandchildren; Abigail, Liam, James, Jaedyn and Brady. Ken is survived by his brother Jim (Debbie) Rees of Calabash, NC. He was predeceased by his brothers, Robert and Stanley Rees. In addition, he is survived by many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The ARC of Rockland, 25 Hemlock Dr, Congers, NY 10920 and/or the Marian Shrine in Stony Point, 174 Filors Ln, Stony Point, NY 10980.Family will receive friends on Thursday, October 5th from 3pm-8pm at Higgins Funeral Home in New City, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 6th at St. Augustine Church, New City at 10am followed by an interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY.


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JOBIT: Hanley, Thomas E. [MC1951 RIP] on 2017-Aug-25



Thomas E. Hanley

HANLEY – Thomas E., on August 25, 2017.

Loving husband of Christine Hamilton. Devoted father of Thomas L. (Kathleen), Christopher (Tracey), Christine Hanley-Mavrakis, (George), and William. Proud grandfather of Brendan, Erin, Sean and Colin Hanley, Libby and Leo Hanley, and Patrick and Christine Mavrakis. Beloved brother of Joan Horan (Vincent, deceased), Patricia McCarthy (Robert) and the late Mary Flanagan (Peter, deceased). Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Attended U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point) and graduated from Manhattan College.

Long-time employee of Sperry Gyroscope and its successors. Resident of Garden City and parishioner of St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, Garden City for 57 years; member of the Ushers Society.

Family and friends may call Wednesday, 4-8 PM at Fairchild Sons Funeral Home, Inc., 1201 Franklin Avenue, Garden City, NY. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, 10:00 AM at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, Garden City, NY. Interment to follow at Calverton National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network), 211 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead, NY 11550.

Published in Newsday from Aug. 29 to Aug. 30, 2017 


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Dear John,

              I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1951.

                       May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Schwarz, Frederic George [MC1951 RIP] on 2017-Jun-29



Frederic George Schwarz
February 22, 1926 – June 29, 2017
Austin, TX

Frederic George Schwarz passed on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Fred died at the age of 91 years in Austin, Texas. He was a devoted husband, father, friend, and respected corporate businessman. Fred will be dearly missed.

Fred was the loving husband of Ingeborg Wieland Schwarz, to whom he had been married to for nearly 64 years. In addition to his wife, Inge, he is survived by his daughters, Tracey I. Krogstad of West Richland, WA, and Leslie Schwarz Allison of Austin, TX, as well as his three grandchildren: Konrad J. Krogstad, John “Jack” Frederic Allison and Christine Allison.

Fred was born and raised on the Upper Eastside of New York City, the son of Gottlob and Luise Schwarz, he lived in New York City, NY, North Bellmore, NY, Scarsdale, NY, Rye, NY, Chapel Hill, NC, and West Lake Hills, TX. He also spent many memorable summers at his vacation home in the Lake Paupac Club in Greentown, PA with his family and friends. Fred and his wife were also long time residents and members of the Governors Club in Chapel Hill, NC.

A month after graduating with a pre-engineering diploma from Brooklyn Technical High School in 1944, Fred was drafted into the Armed Forces, earning his Expert Marksman badge in training. He served honorably in WWII with the United States Army from 1944-1946 as an Operations NCO (814, Technical Sergeant) with the 146th Field Artillery Battalion. With the 146th, he served in the Army’s efforts to retake the Philippines in the Mindanao and Sulu Archipelago campaigns. Later, Fred served in the US occupation forces in Japan.

After returning from overseas, Fred earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Manhattan College in 1951, where he was the captain of both the freshman and varsity basketball teams and a member of the Pen and Sword Society. Fred earned a Master of Business Administration at New York University in 1955. He also graduated from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking Foundation at Southern Methodist University.

Fred had an extensive career in finance, starting in 1951 at Chase Manhattan Bank NA, New York City, as an Assistant Treasurer and rising to Vice President. He left Chase in 1971 and moved to Englehard Minerals & Chemicals Corporation, and Philipp Brothers (which evolved into Phibro Corporation, and Phibro-Salomon Inc., and Salomon Inc.), in New York City, where he served as Treasurer and Vice President until 1987. He was Chief Finance Officer at Ecoban Associates, Ltd., New York City, from 1988-1989 and Treasurer of Seminole Fertilizer Corporation, Stamford, Connecticut, 1989-1991. Fred retired in 1991 and moved to Chapel Hill, NC.

Fred loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed playing basketball and golf, fishing, going to the theatre, traveling abroad, and watching collegiate and professional sports.

A memorial service for Fred will be held on August 25, 2017 at 11AM at Saint Martin’s Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas.

Published in The News & Observer on Aug. 23, 2017


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JOBIT: Johnson, Arthur J. [MC1951 RIP] on 2017-04Apr-13



Arthur J. Johnson
April 16, 1930 – April 13, 2017   
New Canaan, Connecticut

Athur was born on April 16, 1930 and passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Arthur was a resident of New Canaan, Connecticut at the time of passing.

Arthur graduated from Manhattan College with a business degree in 1951.

Arthur was married to Winifred.

A private graveside service will be held on Tuesday April 18 2017 at Wiltwyck Cemetery in Kingston NY.

In lieu of flowers please feel free to donate to the Army Emergency Relief http://www.aerhq.orgdonate 2530 Crystal Drive Suite 13161 13th floor Arlington VA 22202.


Johnson, Arthur J. [MC1951 RIP]

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