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JOBIT: Morley, John J. [MC1952] 2018-Mar-03



John J. Morley

White Plains – John J. Morley, born December 22, 1930 to John Morley and Mary McGuiness in Queens, NY, passed away Saturday, March 3rd, surrounded by his family.

He was a graduate of Manhattan Prep in 1948 and Manhattan College in 1952. John began a 51 year career in stadium concessions in 1944 working in Yankee Stadium as a peanut vendor and he progressed from peanuts to hot dogs, beer and ultimately to management with Harry M. Stevens Inc., inventor of the hot dog and vendor to the world, caterer extraordinaire, concessionaire at ballparks, arenas and racetracks across America.

After opening RFK Stadium (Washington DC) in 1961 he returned to NY where he opened Shea Stadium with the NY Mets and NY Jets. From baseballs and footballs to Papal visits and Presidents, from the Beatles and Rolling Stones to wrestling and roller derby, John oversaw the fan experience for the tens of millions of people who attended events at Shea from 1964 to 2008. Working from his base at Shea, John also managed HMS activities at the Nassau Coliseum, Madison Square Garden, the NY Coliseum, the Meadowlands complex, Fenway Park and many other sports venues.

John Morley’s professional life was characterized by a commitment to excellence, a commitment to respect for fellow employees, and, a commitment to making the best possible experience for all fans -especially as reflected in the smiling faces of children enjoying that first ballpark hot dog or wearing their team’s hat. His commitment to employee excellence is demonstrated by the tens of thousands of men and women whose working careers began in a stadium, many of whom have chosen careers in the service sector and many of whom have chosen the experience as a foundation for other industries; his commitment to the fan experience is reflected in the many new services, menu items and quality programs that enable fans to maximize their stadium experience. Mr. Morley will be missed by all those he has served and especially by those with whom he has worked. His commitment to excellence will continue through the legacy he has left after half a century of service to sports fans and music lovers.

John was a member of the Old Guard of White Plains served in the Army from 1948 to 1957. He was an avid golfer and traveler crisscrossing the US and the globe with Mary, his wife of 65 years who passed in September 2017.

He is survived by sons James (Geraldine) of Tappan, NY and Thomas (Maureen) of Suffern, NY, daughter Susan (Mark) Sweeney of Chester Springs, PA, grandchildren Brian, Terence, James, Brendan, Moira and Kieran, and great-grandchildren Avery, James and Olivia; and, step-grandchildren Hillary, Lauren and Kurt. He was predeceased by his brother Wiliam. Visitation will be Wednesday March 7th from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows on Thursday March 8th at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in the memory of John J. Morley for a scholarship fund to Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 920 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10605.

McMahon, Lyon & Hartnett FH 491 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains, NY 10605 914-949-7777 mcmahonfuneralhome.com

Published in the The Journal News on Mar. 6, 2018


Morley, John J. [MC1952 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1952.

May He Rest In Peace.


PS. I, like many other JASPERS, shaped up for work at Yankee Stadium, at the suggestion of Br Adrian Lewis, and were usually selected to work that day for the Stevens organization.

[JR: Never had the pleasure. AT&T, ConEd, and many other big companies used to take Jaspers based on their “pedigree”.]

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

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JFOUND: Nobile, Ralph R. [MC1952] Partner Nobile, Magarian & DiSalvo, LLP



Nobile, Ralph R. [MC1952]
Nobile, Magarian & DiSalvo, LLP
Bronxville, New York

Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
LL.B. – 1955
Manhattan College
B.A. – 1952

Published Works

“To Criticize or Not”, Westchester County Bar Topics, 1971


Host, Westchester Bar Radio Program, “The Westchester Lawyer Speaks”, WVOX, WRTN

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) passes along a story from Nason, John (MC1952)

Good Afternoon All,

John Nason sent me a wonderful story that I am taking the liberty of sharing with you because as John says, ” Great story especially for this time of year.” It is a little lengthy but worth reading. I will add that our prayers are always answered, not always in how we wish them to be but always answered. Prayer works. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing their hopes and dreams when the first tree said, “Someday I hope to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the beauty.”

Then the second tree said; “Someday I will be a mighty ship. I will take kings and queens across the waters and sail to the corners of the world. Everyone will feel safe in me because of the strength of my hull.”

Finally the third tree said; “I want to grow to be the tallest and straightest tree in the forest. People will see me on top of the hill, look up to my branches and think of the heavens and God and how close to them I am reaching. I will be the greatest tree of all time and people will always remember me.”

After a few years of praying that their dreams would come true, a group of woodsmen came upon the trees. When one came to the first tree he said; “This looks like a strong tree. I think I should be able to sell the wood to a carpenter” and he began cutting it down. The tree was happy, because he knew that the carpenter would make him into a treasure chest. At the second tree the woodsman said; “This looks like a strong tree. I should be able to sell it to the shipyard.” The second tree was happy because he knew he was on his way to becoming a mighty ship. When the woodsmen came upon the third tree, the tree was frightened because he knew that if they cut him down his dreams would not come true. One (1) of the woodsmen said; “I don’t need anything special from my tree, I’ll take this one,” and he cut it down.

When the first tree arrived at the carpenters, he was made into a feed box for animals. He was then placed in a barn and filled with hay. This was not at all what he had prayed for. The second tree was cut and made into a small fishing boat. His dreams of being a mighty ship and carrying kings had come to an end. The third tree was cut into large pieces, and left alone in the dark. The years went by and the trees forgot about their dreams. Then one day a man and woman came to the barn. She gave birth and they placed the baby in the hay in the feed box that was made from the first tree. The man wished that he could have made a crib for the baby, but this manger would have to do. The tree could feel the importance of this event and knew that it had held the greatest treasure of all time.

Years later, a group of men got in the fishing boat made from the second tree. One of them was tired and went to sleep. While they were out on the water, a great storm arose and the tree didn’t think it was strong enough to keep the men safe. The men woke the sleeping man and he stood and said; “Peace” and the storm stopped. At this time, the tree knew that it had carried the King of Kings in its boat. Finally, someone came and got the third tree. It was carried through the streets as the people mocked the man who was carrying it. When they came to a stop, the man was nailed to the tree and raised in the air to die at the top of a hill. When Sunday came, the tree came to realize that it was strong enough to stand at the top of the hill and be as close to God as was possible, because Jesus had been crucified on it.

The moral of this story is that when things don’t seem to be going your way, always know that God has a plan for you. If you place your trust in him, God will give you great gifts. Each of the trees got what they wanted, just not in the way they had imagined. We don’t always know what God’s plans are for us. We just know that his ways are not our ways, but his ways are always best.

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[JR: Seasonally appropriate.  ]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: for the son of Murphy, Jim [MC1952 RIP]

Good Evening,

John Nason asks our prayers for the Son of his classmate and close friend, Jim Murphy ‘ 52. Jim’s Son, Michael died peacefully last week surrounded by his Mother, Mrs. Marge Murphy, his five siblings, Catherine, Chris, James, Matthew, Patricia and a Jesuit Priest. John tells us that Michael’s life brought joy to many including John and Jeanne. Jim, Michael’s Father, died just 14 months ago. We pray for the repose of Michael’s soul and ask that the Lord watch over Michael’s Mother, Marge, who has suffered two great losses in such a short period of time. Please keep Michael, Marge, their family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

Nason, John (MC1952)

[JR: Upsetting in that mothers shouldn’t have to bury their husband and their child. Especially when we have so many politicians we could spare easily! Makes me sad.]

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JEMAIL: Prayer-Seeker-in-Chief title awarded


What would we do without you? You should have a title – Prayer-Seeker-in-Chief ? – for all the good work you do spreading the news of those in need of our prayers. Believe me, it is not lost on us how much time it takes to gather the facts and convey these details.

Thanks once more and please keep it up.
John Nason

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Nason, John (MC1952)

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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[JR: I bet we could figure out some automation to make it faster and easier. LAFF! Yeah, I know not everyone wants it “better”. ]

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) forwards a Nason, John (MC1952) email

Good Evening,
I received the following from John Nason, a dear friend to many of us and of course a member of our Prayer Group. The picture of Pope Paul, the story and prayer of the faithful are awesome. I could take up some space and tell you how this touched me but I will only say this, Trust in God and knowing Him through prayer is so important in our lives. Sharing those prayers through each of you in a sense completes us and gives us strength (As Jesus said, When two or more gather in My Name, I will be among you). Thank you John, Thank you All. Keep that volume up. God Bless.
Phil Colon
If you’ve seen this before it’s definitely worth a second look.


You need not be Catholic to appreciate the power of this message and prayer; there is a message here for everyone.
Fr. Al Pehrsson sent this beautiful message. May Blessed John Paul II intercede for all my family, friends and co-workers and their intentions. God bless all.
Scroll all the way down for the prayer of the faithful.

We don’t know why John Paul II wanted to hide this picture for years. The Vatican published this picture recently, for the first time. This picture was taken by one of his security guards just when the Pope was attacked and was falling down in his Papamobil. You can see the pain in his face

Take a look at the above picture. You can seeMother Mary holding John Paul II in Her arms when he was shot in 1981. This happened on May 13, 1981. Pope John Paul II was shot as he arrived in St. Peter’s Square to speak to the people who had gathered there. When he was shot, he was holding the rosary, which he always carried. When he fell to the ground, out of nowhere, a woman rushed to his side and embraced him. That picture is shown above. The picture is said to have been taken by one of the gathered people who was busy taking Pope’s pics with his camera. The woman vanished as quickly as she appeared.

The gunman was apprehended in the square and sentenced to life in prison. The pope was critically wounded but survived after surgery and a long recovery. The surprising fact is that all the bullets passed just past his vital internal organs. When he recovered finally, the first thing the Pope asked for was his rosary. When he got it in his hands, he said that he felt Mother Mary directing the bullet’s path through him. Surely, John Paul II was always in the habit of praying the rosary regularly. He had once said, “the best prayer I like is the Rosary”.

Joaquin Navarro Valls, who is one spokesman from The Vatican, said that they made a lot of studies for years of this incredible picture and of course about the quality of the developing of the picture because when it was developed nobody could see very well because the image was not clear. Finally, and after so many controls and by looking and checking by all the experts in photography (around the world), they decided that there were no tricks in it and today they give us this beautiful gift from our Mother of God. You can see the Mother of God holding John Paul II in her arms. It is beautiful.

I don’t know whether You will believe me or not. But many do.. and among those who believed, Bishop Thomas Wenski recreated the picture on a glass window at his Florida residence. You can see that below.

This is an awesome prayer.

Believe it and you shall be blessed.
The problem with many of us is that we don’t believe that God will open a window and pour out blessings that we won’t have room to receive them. I dare anyone to try God. He is true to His word. God cannot lie and His promises are sure.
Three things will happen to you this week: 
(1) You will find favor with someone you don’t expect;
(2) You will be too relevant to be ignored;
(3) You will encounter God and you will never remain the same again.

My prayer for you today:
The eyes beholding this message shall not behold evil, the hands that will send this message to others shall not labor in vain, the mouth saying Amen to this prayer shall laugh forever. Remain in God’s love as you send this prayer to others on your list. Have a lovely journey of life! Trust in the Lord with all your heart and He will never fail you because …………….. He is AWESOME !
If you truly need a blessing, continue with this:
Heavenly Father, most Gracious and Loving God, I pray to you that you abundantly bless my family, friends and me. I know that you recognize, that a family is more than just a mother, father, sister, brother, husband and wife, but all who believe and trust in you.
Father, I send up a prayer request for blessings for not only the person who sent this to me, but for me and all that I have forwarded this message to. And that the power of joined prayer by those who believe and trust in you is more powerful than anything. I thank you inadvance for your blessings.
Father God, deliver the person reading this right now from debt and debt’s burdens. Release Your Godly wisdom that I may be a good steward over all that You have given me Father, for I know how wonderful and mighty You are and how if we just obey You and walk In Your word and have the faith of a mustard seed that You will pour out blessings. I thank You now Lord for the recent blessings I have received and for the blessings yet to come because I know You are not done with me yet In Jesus’ name, I pray. 

TAKE 60 SECONDS and send this on quickly and within hours, you will have caused a multitude of people to pray to God for each other.

Then sit back and watch the power of God work in your life for doing the thing that you know He loves. Remain blessed!

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[JR: I have know particular knowledge of this. But when two Jaspers, whom I respect, submit something. I’m more than happy to share it with our fellow Jaspers. Meets my strange criteria for inclusion.  ]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) reports need for a friend of Nason, John (MC1952)

Good Evening All,

John Nason asks for our prayers for a dear Friend who has been diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer. She is indergoing Chemo Treatments at N.Y. Presbyterian Hospital and of course she has her good days and bad days as she continues her battle to beat this Disease. Please keep her and her family in your prayers as we pray for complete recovery. Please keep the volume up. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

Nason, John (MC1952)

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