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JOBIT: McGurk, Joseph James [MC1951 RIP] 2018-May-04



Joseph James McGurk

Pearl River, NY – Joseph James McGurk, a long time resident of Pearl River. was called by God, peacefully while at home on May 4, 2018.

Joseph was born in Jackson Heights, Queens to the late Joseph and Bridget (Smith) McGurk. He was a graduate of Manhattan College and New York University where he earned a BBA and MBA respectively.

He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army from 1951-1953. He was a certified public accountant who worked at Haskins & Sells, Ethyl Corporation and ITT Corporation.

Joseph was a loyal, faithful and caring man who devoted his life to his family. He was a wonderful husband to Catherine (Dugan) McGurk for 59 years; the adored father of Mary-Elizabeth McGurk, Jean McGurk, John McGurk and Barbara (McGurk) Silverman and her husband Steven; and the proud Granddaddy of Carolyn, Danielle and Austin Silverman. He was the dear brother of the late Sister Mary Theresa McGurk of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, May 9th, 10am at St. Aedan’s R.C. Church in Pearl River. Family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, May 8th, 4-8pm at the Moritz Funeral Home in Tappan.

Moritz Funeral Home 98 Route 303, Tappan, NY 10983 (845) 359-0890 www.moritzfh.com

Published in the The Journal News on May 6, 2018


 McGurk, Joseph James [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

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

              May He Rest In Peace.

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McGurk, Joseph James [MC1951 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Rauth, Robert [MC1951 RIP] 2018-Mar-28



21 hrs ago
April 10, 1926 March 28, 2018

Bob was born April 10, 1926 in the Ridgewood section of Brooklyn, N.Y. to Ida Josephine Schubert and William Sylvester Rauth. He died quietly at his home on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in the arms of his loving wife Adele.

Bob graduated from Brooklyn Tech in 1944 and earned his Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College in 1951; retired from RCA in 1985 and moved to Virginia. He served with the United States Navy during World War II on Adak in the Aleutian Islands.

The event of Vatican Council 11 (1962-65) was a catalyst for Bob and fueled his peace and justice activism for the rest of his life. He was inspired, in 1990 to go to the impoverished country of Haiti, which he always said was a life changing experience. He learned Haitian Kreyol, is today beloved by the people, and because of speaking out, often prophetically, earned the nickname “Advocacy Bob.”

He has been involved in many peace actions throughout the United States and was especially proud of being arrested in 1995 at the Nevada Nuclear Test Site for nonviolent conscientious objection to war and nuclear weapons. By this time, the team of Bob and Adele were known for such adventures. Activism, sparked by love, was the hallmark of their marriage.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife Sally; his son, Ken; and his brother, Ed. Bob is survived by his wife Adele; his daughter, Karyn Teeter; his sister, Trudy Taylor; daughter-in-law, Diana Rauth; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and numerous cousins.

Bob’s passion to put those who suffer globally at the top of his priorities was never at the expense of devotion to his family. His practice was to call each family member every single week. He simply embraced the world with his vision for peace. He had a great sense of humor and was deeply loved by many. There will never be another like Bob. Bob was a faithful member of Resurrection Church where he will be remembered for founding the parish Haiti Mission.

A celebration of his life will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Resurrection Catholic Church, Moneta, Visitation will be at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass presided by Msgr. Joe Lehman at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers checks may be written to Resurrection for the mission supported by Bob in Haiti, SAKALA (www.sakala-haiti.org). Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, (540) 586-7360.


Rauth, Robert [MC1951 RIP]

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JOBIT: Civetta, Theodore J. [MC1951 RIP] 2018-Feb-14



In Memory of
Theodore J. Civetta

February 3, 1929 – February 14, 2018

Theodore J. Civetta, Sr. died on Wednesday at his home in Scarsdale. He was 89 and had been managing the aftermath of a stroke for several years. 

Ted was born in New York City on February 3, 1929 to Domenica and John Civetta, one of the founders of Civetta Excavating Inc. and John Civetta & Sons, Inc. He obtained a degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College in 1951 and served in the army in 1956. After being stationed in England, he returned home in 1956 to join his father’s construction business. 

For over 50 years Ted was involved in foundation and construction projects that helped shape the New York skyline and played an integral role in shaping some of the largest public infrastructure and private developments in all five boroughs of the city. He was President of the General Contractors Association in 1984 and 1985 and remained active in the construction industry until his stroke. He is succeeded in his family business by his two sons, Ted Jr. and John G., his brother John, and other family members. 

Ted leaves his wife of 64 years, Celestine, their son Theodore Jr., daughter Margaret, son John and his wife Diane; six grandchildren, Genevieve and her husband John Allen, Alexander and his wife Tess Dearing, Vivien and her husband C.J. Slicklen, Nicholas, Christie, and Patrick; step-granddaughter Emily Yankowitz; and two great grandchildren, Beatrice and Rowan. 

A wake will be held on Friday, February 16 from 2-5pm and 6-9pm at the Edwin Bennett Funeral Home, 824 Scarsdale Avenue, Scarsdale, New York. The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, February 17 10AM at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 8 Carman Road, Scarsdale, New York. 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps. SVAC
P.O. Box 92 Scarsdale, NY 10583 or visit their website.


Civetta, Theodore J. [MC1951 RIP] 

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Good Afternoon All,

It is with sadness that we share the news of the passing of Fellow Jasper, Mr. Theodore J. Civetta ‘ Ted ‘ 51 BSCE. Thank you Tom Groark  ’71, Milo Traverso ’81, Tom Mauriello and Lou Calvelli for sharing your thoughts and the sad news with us of the death of this good man.

Tom Groark, Executive Director, The Moles, tells us of Mr. Civetta’s 41 year membership and support of  ‘ The Moles ‘ and Ted’s leadership for many years of the well known John Civetta and Sons, Inc. The Moles is a Fraternal Organization of the Heavy Construction Industry and considered to be the most prestigious organization of its’ kind in the world. Ted Civetta was of a mind with that.

We pray for Ted, his Wife of 64 years, Celestine, and their Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. Ted’s Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated today, February 17, 2018, at Immaculate Mary Church in Scarsdale. The Family have shared the following Obituary.

Thank you all. God Bless.
Phil Colon

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JNEWS: Howlan, Francis “Dutch” [MC1951 RIP] honored



Mohawks set for HOF ceremony
Posted by Recorder News | Jan 31, 2018 | Featured, Local Sports | By ADAM SHINDER

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The 11th class of the Amsterdam Baseball/Mohawks Baseball Hall of Fame will be honored Saturday night in front of an expected crowd of more than 350 at St. Mary’s Institute.

Bill Stanley and the late Francis “Dutch” Howlan will join the Amsterdam wing of the Hall of Fame, while Matt Colantonio and Bill Cilento are the Mohawks Hall of Fame inductees. George Foster, one of the most decorated Major League sluggers of the 1970s and a member of the Cincinnati Reds’ legendary “Big Red Machine” teams, will serve as the evening’s keynote speaker.

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The two Amsterdam inductees both have significant links to the building where the induction ceremony will take place. Howlan was a legendary coach over 34 years at St. Mary’s Institute (later Bishop Scully High School), coaching the baseball team from 1953 to 1968 and the football team from 1965 to 1978. Most notably, he coached the SMI and Scully basketball teams retiring as the second-winningest boys basketball coach in Section II history with 468 victories before retiring in 1987. Howlan died two years after his retirement, and was a posthumous inductee into the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013. The gymnasium where the induction ceremony will take place, Howlan Hall, was named in his honor in 1980.

Howlan’s baseball journey started in the 1940s when he signed a minor league contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers while also playing basketball at Manhattan College. After putting his career on hold in 1943 to serve as a US Navy radioman in the South Pacific during World War II, Howlan returned to baseball in 1946 and spent four years as a minor league pitcher, compiling a 30-24 record for a total of seven different Class C clubs, including the Gloversville Glovers during his final season of 1951.

“I didn’t even know he was a baseball guy. Everyone associates him with basketball, and rightfully so,” Spagnola said. “When I heard about his baseball prowess, I looked it up and, wow, he was one of the most accomplished baseball guys to ever come out of Amsterdam.”

Stanley played for Howlan’s baseball teams at St. Mary’s Institute, graduating in 1958 following a standout career as a pitcher and first baseman for the Gaels. He was also a star basketball player at St. Mary’s and played both sports at LeMoyne College.

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Dear John,

I believe that Francis (Dutch) is a member of the Class of 1951.

He died in 1989.

May He Continue To Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Howlan, Francis “Dutch” [MC1951 RIP]

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JOBIT: Quinn, James A. [MC1951 RIP] 2018-Jan-07



James A. Quinn

Quinn, James A. Age 88 of Wanaque on Sunday January 7, 2018.

He was born in New York City and lived in Ridgewood and Maryland before moving to Wanaque six years ago.

He was an electrical engineer for Singer-Kearfott in Little Falls retiring in 1985. Jim was a graduate of Manhattan College in New York and received a Master’s Degree from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute.

He was a parishioner of St. Francis R.C. Church, Haskell, Boy Scout Leader at Mt. Carmel in Ridgewood for over twenty five years, he earned the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America and was a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Beloved husband of Katherine T. (Buchanan) Quinn of Wanaque, loving father of Jim Quinn and his wife Helen of Morris Twp., Ed Quinn and his wife Michele of Mountainside, N.J., Carol Quinn- Herzog and her husband Mitch of Lodi, Peggy Devlin and her husband Tim of Conn. and the late Trisha Quinn-Janosek. Dear brother of Donald Quinn of Summit and his late wife Catherine and the late Joan Martin and her husband Jim of Delaware. Grandfather of Jacki, Lauren, Evan, Shane, Ryan, Missy, Katie, Daniel, Andrew, Jeff and Quinn.

Funeral from the D’Agostino Funeral Home 881 Ringwood Avenue, Haskell on Wednesday 9am for a 9:30 am mass at St. Francis R. C. Church, Haskell. Interment at Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah. Visiting on Tuesday 2-4pm and 6-8pm. In lieu of flowers donation gifts can be made to the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, 415 South St. Morristown, NJ 07960


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Dear John,

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

                          May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Quinn, James A. [MC1951 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: McHugh, Richard “Dick” “Mack” P. [MC1951 RIP] 2018-Jan-06



McHugh, Richard “Dick” “Mack” P.

CHESHIRE – Richard “Dick” “Mack” P. McHugh, 88, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Elim Park in Cheshire. He was the husband of Margaret “Gig” (Barrett) McHugh.

Mr. McHugh was born June 18, 1929 in New York, the son of the late David and Marguerite (Potter) McHugh. He was raised in New York and graduated from Manhattan College in 1951. He served his country in the U.S. Army and worked in New York until 1971 when he joined the former New Haven Water Company, now known as the Regional Water Authority. He was the Water Company’s Chief Engineer until 1974 when he was promoted to Vice President before assuming the role of Executive Director in 1981.

Mr. McHugh was a communicant of St. Bridget Church. He loved golf and was an avid NY Giants and Yankees fan.

Besides his wife of 62 years, Mr. McHugh is survived by his children Marguerite Gelber and her husband Les of West Palm Beach, FL; Patricia Pastel and her husband Ken of Sudbury, MA and Richard McHugh and his wife Rhonda of Orlando, FL; and his six grandchildren. He is predeceased by his sister, Rita Tiffin.

Arrangements – Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018, 9:15 from the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 S. Main St., to St. Bridget Church for a Mass of Christian burial at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Bridget Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4 – 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice. For online condolences, to share a photo or a story, please visit www.fordfh.com.
Published in The New Haven Register on Jan. 10, 2018


McHugh, Richard “Dick” “Mack” P. [MC1951 RIP]

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JOBIT: Paolitto, Anthony W. Sr. [MC1951 RIP] 2017-Dec-12



Anthony W. Paolitto, Sr.

Anthony W. Paolitto, Sr., 87, of Stamford, passed away on December 12, 2017, completing a long and rich life dedicated to his country, community, and most of all his family. A resident of Stamford the past 54 years, Tony was born and raised in the Bronx to his Italian immigrant parents, Carlo and Josephine (Scarano) Paolitto, and was extremely proud of his upbringing and heritage. The first in his extended family to attend college, Tony graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in civil engineering. He served in the U.S. Navy as Operations Officer aboard the destroyer the U.S.S. William R. Rush during the Korean War era.

After his formal service, one of his first career stints as a civilian took him to Casablanca in North Africa, where he helped design and build airfields for the military. After this there were more challenging projects, again with the military. Tony embarked with his young family across the country to Colorado and California to various “undisclosed locations” (at the time) where the defense department was upgrading its arsenal of nuclear deterrents with the Titan 1 missile. He was instrumental in the design of the structural steel in the underground silos that had to be able to withstand rapid launching and nuclear blasts from enemy missiles.

In 1964, Tony had the opportunity to return to his beloved NYC area and extended family when he was recruited for an entirely different “peacetime venture,” helping to build the iconic monorail for the 1964 Worlds Fair. Returning to his roots, Tony settled in Stamford, raised his family, thrived as an engineer, and never left. He immersed himself in his family, his home (he was a man who could fix anything!), his yard, and his community. Even after retirement, his skills and reputation were summoned upon by the Department of Homeland Security to have him inspect the structural integrity of buildings damaged by the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Anyone who ever attended St. Leo’s Church on Roxbury Road in the last 50 years would recognize Tony. He was an usher who greeted you with a smile for all of those years. If you ever had a young child sit on Santa’s lap during their Christmas party, unbeknownst to you it was Tony for a number of those years. If you ever stood in line for the fried dough at St. Leo’s annual fall fair, that was Tony manning the station, likely giving you extra cheese or sauce if he knew you — which was mostly everybody. Tony took up running marathons in his 60s, and if you ever saw the guy running the NYC Marathon with the St. Leo’s shirt on, now you know who it was! In 2011, Tony was awarded the Dioceses of Bridgeport’s St. Augustine Medal of Service, which recognizes those who unselfishly give of their time and talents to build up parish communities and faithfully use the gifts God has given them.

Tony is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Frances; a son, Dr. Anthony W. Paolitto, Jr. and his wife Kendra of Clinton, CT; daughter Lisa Paolitto of Shady Side, MD, daughter Carla Gillespie and her husband Brian of Stamford, and granddaughters Lily Gillespie of Stamford, and Samantha Paolitto of Shady Side, MD. He is also survived by his brother, Dr. Frank Paolitto and his wife Diana of Cambridge, MA. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Jean Paolitto, and daughter-in-law Susan Paolitto.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Leo RC Church, 24 Roxbury Road, Stamford. Interment will be private and there will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Anthony’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
To leave online condolences, please visit www.cognetta.com.


Funeral Home
Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory
104 Myrtle Avenue
StamfordCT 06902
(203) 348-4949
Published in StamfordAdvocate on Dec. 14, 2017



Paolitto, Anthony W. Sr. [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

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

                            May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Paolitto, Anthony W. Sr. [MC1951 RIP] 

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

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