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JOBIT: Scinto, Ernest [MC1951 RIP] 2018-Jul-29



Ernest Scinto, 88, owner of the Back Fence
August 2, 2018 | Filed under: News,Community,Obituaries | Posted by: The Villager

Ernest Scinto, who owned and ran the beloved Bleecker St. live-music venue the Back Fence with his brother Rocco from 1958 until its 2013 closing, died July 29. He was 88.

Scinto’s health had been worsening the past three years from the effects of Parkinson’s disease, though his mind stayed sharp to the end, said his daughter Marilyn.

Ernest Scinto grew up in Little Italy on Mulberry St. He was born on Oct. 28, 1929, “the day before the stock market crash, he always liked to point out,” his daughter Lori recalled.

He attended Transfiguration School, on Mott St., for primary school, going on to Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx.

After getting an undergraduate business degree —“He was a proud Manhattan College graduate, he loved that school,” said Lori — he went to graduate school at New York University, working toward an M.B.A. But when his father died, he dropped out to take over the Back Fence with Rocco.

The Back Fence, at Bleecker and Thompson Sts., was opened in 1945 by Ernest’s father, Ernest J. Scinto, and uncle Silvio. Before that, they had run the Pioneer Nut Club on the Lower East Side, which featured female impersonators.

It was originally called the Back Fence Bar, but when the folk music scene hit the Village, the focus shifted to live music and it just became the Back Fence. Throughout the years, performances were mostly cover songs and mostly acoustic.


Scinto, Ernest [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Scinto, Ernest [MC1951 RIP]

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JOBIT: Sherlock, John Patrick [MC1951 RIP] 2018-Jul-24



John Patrick Sherlock
1927 – 2018 

SHERLOCK – John Patrick, Jr., 91, died peacefully at his St. James, NY home in the loving arms of his wife of nearly 63 years, Roberta Jean (Boccafola), on Tuesday, July 24th.

Born April 26, 1927, in Astoria, Queens, to parents John and Anita, Jack was a scholar at Bishop Loughlin High School where he was a championship track runner. From 1945-1947, he was in the army during WWII before continuing his academic and athletic careers at Manhattan College, later earning post-graduate degrees from both NYU and St. John’s University.

Jack was an accomplished and respected English teacher at Half Hollow Hills East High School for 33 years, and Adjunct Professor of English at SUNY Farmingdale and Nassau Community College for 29, and then 14 years, respectively. He taught over five thousand students from 1957-2004 and took immense pleasure and pride in his role as a teacher of literature and writing.

In addition to being a lover of language, Jack was an avid fisherman, naming each of his cherished fishing boats, “Happy Jack,” as that was his great joy. His passion for English and fishing were surpassed only by his love for his family.

Jack is survived by his wife and seven children, John P. III (Elizabeth), Ellen Marie, Kevin James (Randy), Robert Francis (Pamela), Richard Andrew (Anja), Christopher Michael (Linda), and Elizabeth Anne O’Shea (John). Jack also leaves behind his nineteen beloved grandchildren and his much-anticipated first great-grandchild, expected to arrive in December, 2018.

Services will be held at St. James Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 on Thursday, July 26th. Funeral Mass at Sts. Philip and James Roman Catholic Church in St James at 11:15am on Friday, July 27th. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Good Shepherd Hospice.

Published in Newsday on July 26, 2018


Sherlock, John Patrick [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Sherlock, John Patrick [MC1951 RIP]

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Good Afternoon All,

From Jasper Jottings our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Fellow Jasper, John Patrick Sherlock. John, a United States Army WW11, Greatest Generation, Veteran was called home on July 24, 2018. We pray for John,  his Wife of nearly 63 years, Roberta Jean, their Seven Children and Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. Visitation will be today, July 26, 2018, at the St. James Funeral home, St. James,  N.Y., from 2 PM to 4 PM and 7 PM to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 11:15 AM at Sts. Philip and James Roman  Catholic Church in St. James, L.I, N.Y. The Family have shared the following Obituary. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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

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JOBIT: Krauter, Thomas [MC1951 RIP] 2018-Jun-15



Thomas Krauter
June 15, 2018
Allendale, New Jersey

Thomas passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018.

Thomas was a resident of Allendale, New Jersey at the time of passing.

He graduated cum laude from Manhattan College in 1951.

Tom served his country proudly during World War II in the United States Navy Pacific Fleet aboard the USS Albemarle.

The Krauter family will receive friends on Monday 2:00 to 4:00 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home at 257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff . Funeral mass will be Tuesday 10:00 AM at the Guardian Angel R.C. Entombment will follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Covenant House, 460 W. 41st St., New York, NY , and Calvary Hospital, 1740 Eastchester Rd., Bronx, NY.


Krauter, Thomas [MC1951 RIP]

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

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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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Howlan, Francis “Dutch” [MC???? RIP]


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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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