Tag Archives: MC1951 RIP

JOBIT: Van Riper, William Bartlett Jr. [MC1951 RIP] 2018-Oct-13



William Bartlett Van Riper Jr.
OCTOBER 19, 1931 – OCTOBER 13, 2018

William Bartlett Van Riper, Jr. died after a long illness on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving children. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Jacksonville, FL, regularly attending the Traditional Latin Mass. Burial will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery following a Requiem Mass at St. Joseph’s Historic Church.

Mr. Van Riper was born in The Bronx, NY on October 19, 1931. He grew up on City Island, NY and resided in Byram, CT, and Kendall and Jacksonville, FL. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Ann Marie (nee Fitzpatrick), and is survived by his seven children: William B. Van Riper, III of Jacksonville, FL; Catherine Helen Shopovick (Charles) of Palm Coast, FL; Ann Mercedes LaPorte (Joseph) of Hardwick, VT; Robert Gage Van Riper, CDR, USNR (Lori, nee Warren) of Tallahassee, FL; Jeanne Marie Hollington (Scott, MD) of Vilano Beach, FL; Maria Theresa Maloy (M. Norman, Col, USAF) of Swansea, IL; and Carole Elizabeth Polefko (John) of High Springs, FL. He had 20 grandchildren: Jason, Charles, Alyson, Chris, Jeff, Elizabeth, Katie, Jessica, Robbie, Kevin, Brian, Meghan, Cori, Samantha, Gillian, Alex, Jack, Julia, Patrick, and Max; and 1 great-grandchild: Derek.

He graduated from Mt. St. Michael Academy and from Manhattan College, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree and was awarded a Research Assistantship at MIT. He was a Professional Engineer in six states and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. He served as Engineering Assistant Commissioner of Public Works, Greenwich, CT, President of Metcalf & Eddy of New York, President and Chairman of Connell Associates of Coral Gables FL, Development Manager of Koger Properties, Inc., Senior Project Manager of Stone, Joca & Mahoney of Jacksonville and several successor firms, retiring at age 75. His work took him to 30 states, Australia, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Trinidad, Honduras, and Puerto Rico.

He was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, an elected Justice of the Peace in Greenwich, CT, President of the Byram Republican Club and a member of the John Birch Society, the First Coast Tea Party and the Duval County Florida Patriots.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17th with a Rosary Service at 7:00 p.m. in Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin. A Traditional Latin Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 18th in St. Joseph’s Historic Church, 4214 Loretto Road, Jacksonville, FL with Rev. Darius Sleszynski as Celebrant, followed by interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Divine Mercy House, 4118 Loretto Road, Jacksonville, FL 32223. https://www.divinemercyhouse.org/get-involved


Van Riper, William Bartlett Jr. [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.]

Van Riper, William Bartlett Jr. [MC1951 RIP]

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JOBIT: Friedberg, Harold A. [MC1951 RIP] 2018-Sep-07



1927 – 2018 Obituary 

Harold A. Friedberg, 91, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL (formerly of New Providence, NJ) passed away peacefully Friday, September 7, 2018 surrounded by his family.

Harold was born in the Bronx in 1927. He was a Veteran of World War II, educated at Manhattan College on the GI bill, with a life long career at Dun and Bradstreet.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years Patricia, his sons William and Robert from the NYC area and his daughter Jean from Adana, Turkey. He is a grandfather 8 times over, and recently a proud great-grandfather.

Harold wasn’t a man of many words but was an exemplar of a loving and generous husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Howard-Quattlebaum, 754 US Hwy 1, North Palm Beach, FL. 33408 from 5:00PM until 7:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Patrick Catholic Church on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to your favorite charity.

Published in The Palm Beach Post on Sept. 12, 2018


Friedberg, Harold A. [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Friedberg, Harold A. [MC1951 RIP]

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JOBIT: Kiely, Robert J. [MC1951 RIP] 2018-Aug-15



Robert J. “Bob” Kiely

Robert J. Kiely, 91, of West Hartford, Connecticut passed away peacefully at Hartford Hospital on August 15, 2018.

Born in New Britain, Connecticut, Robert (Bob) was the son of Howard Francis and Mary (Koverman) Kiely. Bob grew up as a member of the Greatest Generation, and throughout his life was committed to his family, country and faith.

Bob graduated from New Britain High School in 1944 and had the honor and privilege of serving in United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Monterey, a WWII aircraft carrier in the Pacific Fleet. He attended Manhattan College in New York and graduated in 1951 with a degree in Civil Engineering, with distinction.

Bob joined the Industrial Construction Co. in Hartford, CT in 1952 and in 1974 became Chairman, President and owner of Standard Builders, Inc., retiring in 1997.

Over the years, Bob was President of the Associated General Contractors of CT, and on the Board of the Connecticut Carpenters Annuity Fund, Saint Francis Hospital and MercyKnoll Sisters of Mercy. In 1995, Bob received the AGC Connecticut Distinguished Service Award and in 2007 Bob was honored with The Public Service Award from the State of Connecticut. Bob was committed to his community his entire life and was personally involved with civil engineering projects for United Technologies, Hartford National Bank, Scoville Corporation, Phoenix Mutual, Travelers Insurance, Hartford Insurance and Aetna Insurance.

In his retirement, Bob enjoyed traveling internationally with his wife Betty and playing golf at the Farmington Country Club. He was the past President and a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club of West Hartford, and an active member of the Old Guard and The Church of Saint Peter Claver.

He leaves his beloved wife Elizabeth (Betty) who he was devoted to for 67 years; his son Robert J. Kiely Jr. and his wife Cherry and their children Megan, Kevin, Ryan and Sean; his daughter Mary D’Amico and her husband Andrew D’Amico and their children Josephine and Matthew; daughter Patricia Conry and husband Timothy Bye; daughter Kathleen Berg and her husband William Berg and their children Kiely, Emily and Thomas; Margaret Vogler and her husband Gary Vogler and their children Shannon and Nicholas, daughter Ann Kiely and daughter Elizabeth Kiely; and his nephew Michael Kiely and niece Laura Korn. He is predeceased by his brother Howard Kiely of Newington, CT.

Calling hours will be at the Molly Funeral Home, 906 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, on Friday, August 17th from 4:00-6:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Church of Saint Peter Claver, 47 Pleasant St., West Hartford, on Saturday, August 18th at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford.

Donations in his memory may be made to Friends of Fisher House CT, care of Creed Law Firm, 653 Terryville Ave., Bristol, CT 06010. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.molloyfuneralhome.com

Published in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 16, 2018


Kiely, Robert J. [MC1951 RIP]

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

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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]

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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]

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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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