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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.


Rees, Kenneth Dowden [MC1951 RIP]

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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 


Hanley, Thomas E. [MC???? RIP]

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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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JOBIT: Hayward, Robert James [MC1951 RIP] on 2017-Apr-03



Hayward, Robert James

DECATUR — Robert James Hayward, 88, of Decatur, IL, passed away April 3, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Holy Family Catholic Church with visitation from 11:00 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery, Decatur. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Teresa High School or Holy Family Catholic Church. Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Decatur, are assisting the family with the arrangements.

Robert was born March 8, 1929, in The Bronx, New York City, NY, son of Robert James and Katherine (Hoffman) Hayward. He married Marilyn Anne Cusick September 12, 1953 in New York City. She preceded him in death in August 2000.

Robert served as a Captain in the New York National Guard. He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Manhattan College and retired after 42 years at ADM as a regional sales manager.

Robert was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. He enjoyed watching his family play sports, especially at St. Teresa High School. In his youth he had played college baseball and basketball. Bob enjoyed watching the stock market every day and he cherished time spent with family and friends.

Surviving are his son: Robert James III (Diane) Hayward of Rockford, IL; daughter: Donna Marie (Mike) Pinkston of Decatur, IL; son: Tom (Maureen) Hayward of Apple Valley, MN; grandchildren: Robert James IV (Erin) Hayward, William “Bill” (Cathy) Hayward, Anthony “Tony” (Jess) Hayward, Jacob Hayward, Brandon (Katie) Pinkston, Katie Britton (fiancé Jake), John Pinkston, Nicole Hayward, and Samantha Hayward; great-grandchildren: Violet, Iris, Paige, Natalie, Chloe, Miles, Braden, Elliot, and Charlotte.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, wife Marilyn, and great-grandson Oliver James Pinkston.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family in care of Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes at http://www.brintlingerandearl.com

Obituary written by family members.


Hayward, Robert James [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,
             I believe that Robert 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: Cervoni, Dominic Andrew [MC1951 RIP] on 2017-Feb-11



Dominic Andrew Cervoni
AGE: 87 • Pelham

Dominic Andrew Cervoni, DDS, of New Rochelle, formerly of Pelham, passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017. He was 87 years old. Born in the Bronx to Joseph and Madeline, Dominic was one of four children. Dominic went to Stuyvesant High School in NYC before furthering his education at Manhattan College. He later attended Georgetown Dental School in Washington DC where he would meet Carmel Fama, his future wife of 61 years. After a 2-year courtship, Dominic and Carmel married in June of 1955. Dominic served in the USAF before establishing his dental practice in the Parkchester section of the Bronx in 1957.

Dominic’s life revolved around his love of family and dentistry. He is described as a caring and charitable man, frequently taking in people who had nowhere else to go. Dominic loved to travel, enjoyed spending time with his family and was an avid photographer, who was never without his camera at family and social events. He was a member of the NYAC, where he enjoyed playing tennis. Dominic was a faithful parishioner of St. Catharine’s Church. A devoted, loving and respected man, he will be missed by his wife, Carmel, and his children Anne Krichilsky (Ronald), Laura, Elizabeth, Paula, Stephanie Bellantoni, (Michael) and Thomas Cervoni (Kathleen). He also leaves behind his sister Catherine Mackenzie, 12 grandchildren and is now reunited with one grandchild who predeceased him.

Dominic’s life will be celebrated at the Pelham Funeral Home, 64 Lincoln Ave., Pelham, NY on Tuesday February 14th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday February 15th, at the Church of St. Catharine, 25 Second Ave. in Pelham NY. Interment will follow the Mass at Mount Calvary Cemetery, White Plains NY.

For more information or to write a condolence, please visit http://www.pelhamfuneral.com.

Published in the The Journal News on Feb. 14, 2017 


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Dear John,

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

                           May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cervoni, Dominic Andrew [MC1951 RIP]

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JOBIT: FitzGibbons, John Edward Timotheus [MC1951 RIP] on 2017-Feb-07



John E. FitzGibbons

John Edward Timotheus FitzGibbons, known as “Jack” to family and friends, of East 7th Street in Oswego, passed away peacefully at the age of 92 on Tuesday, with loved ones by his side.

Jack lived a very rich and fulfilling life. He was born on May 6, 1924 in Oswego, and was the eldest of three children raised by George and Ellen FitzGibbons. His beloved sisters, Julie Sullivan and Mary Mimi Conway, both preceded him in death.

Jack graduated from St. Paul’s Academy and Oswego High School before enlisting in WWII. As a member of the armed forces serving in the field artillery, he helped to liberate Europe. Upon his return from war, Jack attended Manhattan College, graduating as a proud Jasper in 1951. After graduation, Jack returned to Oswego to work alongside his father at FitzGibbons Real Estate. In 1953, Jack found that “happiness lies right under your eyes, back in your own backyard” when he married fellow Oswegonian Joan Galvin. They shared 56 happy years of marriage prior to Joan’s death in 2009. Together, with Joan’s support and commitment to excellence, they raised and educated seven children who are their ardent admirers.

Jack loved and served Oswego in many ways. He was a two-term Mayor of Oswego from 1976-1980 and served as Executive Director of the Port of Oswego Authority for more than a decade. He was also a long-time proprietor of FitzGibbons Insurance and Real Estate, the family business, now managed by his son.

Jack was instrumental in establishing Oswego’s first public housing development, Hamilton Homes and aided in the city’s acquisition of the Naval Militia (McCrobie) Building. He secured The Nash, the living WWII museum ship that sits in the Harbor, as well as oversaw the restoration of Oswego City Hall. He also initiated planning for the Wright’s Landing Development.

He was also appointed a Charter Commission which successfully revised and modernized the Oswego City Charter, changing the term of Mayor from 2 to 4 years, strengthening the powers of the Mayor and creating a new Department of Personnel.

Jack served on many committees and boards including the County Solid Waste Board, Oswego County Board of Realtors, Central New York Girl Scouts, Catholic Charities, and the Oswego County, to name a few.

He held long-time memberships in the Oswego Elks, The Ancient Order of Hibernians, and was an honorary member of the Oswego Rotary.

Jack is survived by his seven children, Jean (Rick Sabatini), John (Tara Seaman), Joan (Chris Dain), Ellen (Joe McCloskey), Jerome (Jennifer Dehm), Mary (Kevin Stack), and Kathleen (Kevin Hunt). He is loved by thirteen grandchildren: Ben, Jean, George, Mary Margaret, Sean, Mary, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Margaret, James, Thomas, Padraig, and Siobhan; and one great grandchild, Lillian. His extended family includes his in-laws, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Jack Fitzgibbons is revered and loved not only for public service, but being a family man in a sense that few can claim. He had both the heart of a lion, and the soul of a lamb. He was a faithful husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. The lilt of Irish laughter, a favorite tune, and a poet’s wit were always readily shared. He was a politician and civil servant who served with integrity and character. His legacy will long out-live him. His adoring family carries forward his name and memory.

A Celebration of Life and Mass will take place at 10:30am Saturday, February 11th, at St. Paul’s Church in Oswego. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Friday, February 10th, from 4 to 8pm at the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home, 112 East Second Street in Oswego.

The family requests donations to be sent to the St. Luke John Foster Burden Foundation, 299 E. River Road, Oswego NY 13126.

Date of Death: February 7, 2017

Published in the in the Syracuse Post Standard from Feb. 8 to Feb. 9, 2017 


FitzGibbons, John Edward Timotheus [MC1951 RIP]

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