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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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JOBIT: Arles, Donald Anthony [MC1952 RIP]


Donald Anthony Arles

Age 81, of Newark, DE, died January 19, 2012 at Manor Care in Wilmington, DE.

Donald was born March 24, 1930, in Oswego, NY, the son of the late Antonio and Stella Arles. He graduated from Manhattan College, NY in 1952 with a BA in Civil Engineering and started work for E.I. DuPont de Nemours in Seaford, DE. On January 9, 1954, he married the former Grace White of Federalsburg, MD and they lived in Seaford until moving to Newark in 1974. He served in the Army, 1955-57 at Ft. Belvoir, VA as an instructor at the Army engineer School for field grade officers. Following his discharge he continued work at DuPont retiring in 1992. He then formed his own Corporation and worked with an engineering and construction company of DuPont projects. He closed his Corporation in 1996.

Don’s hobbies were photography and art. He took many pictures of sights and places that he visited through his work and the family camping trips throughout the United States and Canada. He enjoyed oil painting and his paintings hang on the walls for the family to enjoy. He also loved riding the waves and the family vacations at Bethany Beach and the Outer Banks in NC.

Don was an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church while living in Seaford and helped survey and lay out the cemetery. After moving to Newark he became a member of St. Johns/Holy Angels Church and served as an usher.

Donald is survived by his wife of 58 years, Grace; one brother, James Arles of New Rochelle, NY; seven children, Denise A. King, Oakton, VA, Anthony D. Arles, Miami, FL, Keith R. Arles, The Woodlands, TX, Andrea A. Raciti, Chester Springs, PA, Peter J. Arles, Pearland, TX, David P. Arles, Richmond, VA, and Jeannine A. McKnight, Sykesville, MD and 12 grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, on Monday, January 23, 2012 at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE 19711. A visitation will be held at R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 West Main St., Newark, DE 19711 on Sunday January 22 from 6 – 8 pm or 1 hour prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will be at 3 pm Monday at Our lady of Lourdes Cemetery in Seaford. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Johns/Holy Angels Church, Delaware Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association c/o the funeral home. To send condolences visit http://www.rtfoard.com. R.T. FOARD & JONES FUNERAL DIRECTORS & CREMATORY (302)731-4627 A Life Celebration® Home

Published in The News Journal on January 21, 2012



Arles, Donald Anthony [MC1952 RIP]

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JOBIT: Murphy, James P. [MC1952 RIP]

From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 10:59 PM
Subject: James P. Murphy,’52 RIP

Dear John,

Below is a notice of the passing of James P. Murphy,’52.

May He Rest In Peace.

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Good Afternoon All,

John Nason has informed me that James P. Murphy ’52 died yesterday, Sunday, 11/27/11, peacefully in his sleep. Jim was a close friend and classmate of John’s and others in our group. He had been bravely fighting multiple debilitating illnesses, in and out of hospitals for a number of years until his body just gave out. As much as his wife, Marge, and their 6 children will miss Jim, all agree that he is in a better place. may he rest in peace


Wake: Wednesday, 11/30/11, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM & 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
   Campbell Funeral Home
   81st Street & Madison Avenue, NYC

Mass: Thursday, 12/1/11 @ 10:30 AM

   St. Thomas More Church
   89th Street, between Park & Madison Aves, NYC

Jim was Chairman of the CUNY System for 12 years a short while back. At the same time, Fred Salerno ’65, was Chairman of SUNY, Jay Olivo ’55, was President of NYU and Rudy Giuliani ’65 was Mayor of New York. As John so aptly put it, ” An age of Glory for Manhattan Alumni.”

Jim was one of the best. He will be missed. Please keep Jim, Marge, their 6 children and families in your Prayers. Thank you God Bless.

Phil Colon


Murphy, James P. [MC1952 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited
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MURPHY–James P., 80. died, on November 27, 2011, peacefully at home.
He is survived by his beloved, wife of 55 years, Margaret. He is remembered with great love by his children and their spouses, Patricia, Jim and Linda, Michael, Matthew and Amy, Chris and Karen and Cathy and Juan and his grandchildren, James III, Andrew, Charlie, Julia, Lily, Billy, Ryan, Danny, Jack, James and Cate.
He graduated from LaSalle Academy, Manhattan College and Fordham Law School, where he was a member of the law review.
At his retirement, he was an Executive Vice President and Director of Public Policy for Fleet Financial Group. Previously he was the Executive Vice President of the New York State Bankers Association, was a Vice President at Chemical Bank, and was an associate at Shearman & Sterling. He served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the City University of New York from 1980 to 1997. He was a member of the Board and a past Chairman of the Board of the Futures in Education Foundation of the Diocese Of Brooklyn and Queens.
His particular love was his work with the Association for the Help of Retarded Children, where he served as member of the Board and a past President.
Visitation will be at Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel, 1076 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, at 81st Street on Wednesday, November 30th from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 1st, at 10:30 at the Church of Saint Thomas More, 65 East 89th Street, New York, NY, followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, New York. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to The Association for the Help of Retarded Children, 8 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038.
Published in The New York Times on November 29, 2011
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Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/nytimes/guestbook.aspx?n=james-murphy&pid=154815451&cid=full

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JOBIT: Thomas, Raymond John [MC1952 RIP]


Raymond Thomas   

Raymond John Thomas, 81, of Blakeslee Avenue, North Haven, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at the Masonic Health Care Center, Wallingford.

He was the husband of 52 years to Sonia Kocur Thomas. Born in Yonkers, New York on June 25, 1930; son of the late John and Eleanor Ockasi Thomas.

Raymond received a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Manhattan College in 1952 and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University in 1959 and had worked as an Analytical Chemist for the Olin Corporation for over 30 years until his retirement in 1992.

Raymond had served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army Military Police during the Korean War; was an avid golfer and bowler; enjoyed playing bridge; was a parishioner of St. Frances Cabrini Church where he was a former member of the Religious Education Board and Usher.

Father of Barbara J. Thomas and her husband William M. Clem of Bethesda, Md., Raymond M. Thomas and his wife Beth of Canandaigua, NY, Patricia Sedaille and her husband Brian of Wallingford. Grandfather of Kathryn, Rebecca and Ross Clem, Grace and Grant Thomas, Samantha and Jennifer Stewart.

Predeceased by a brother Michael Thomas.

His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Monday morning at 9:30. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Frances Cabrini Church at 10:00 am. Interment with full military honors will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Sunday from 3 to 5 pm. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 27 Allendale Dr., North Haven, CT 06473. http://www.northhavenfuneral.com

Published in the New Haven Register on October 23, 2011


Thomas, Raymond John [MC1952 RIP]

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JOBIT: Barkey, Allen [MC1952 RIP]


Allen Barkey
1929 – 2011

Allen Barkey died on September 24, 2011 on Longboat Key, Florida, where he resided with his beloved wife Henrietta.

Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Allen emigrated to the United States at the ag of 17, settling in New York City with his parents Isaac and Caroline and sister Viviane. An alumnus of the Lycée Saint Michel, a graduate of Manhattan College and a U.S. Army veteran, Allen spent most of his career in international trade. Together with Henrietta, he ran Barkey Importing Company, which, notably, introduced Turkish apricots to the U.S. market.

Allen was the proud and loving father of two boys, whom he raised with Henrietta, the light of his life, in New Rochelle, NY. And he delighted in the hugs of his two young granddaughters, who called him “Papa”.

Fluent in five languages, Allen was a traveler, a raconteur and a loyal friend to many. He was also an opera buff, an avid reader of history and a life-long student. Swimming in the ocean was his favorite outdoor pastime, and he continued to ride his three-wheel recumbent until his last days.

Survived by his wife of 48 years, Henrietta, his sister Viviane, his sons Jonathan and David, his daughter-in-law Lauren, and his granddaughters Cara and Chloe, he will be forever missed.

A Memorial Service will be held at John J. Fox Funeral Home in Larchmont, NY, Tuesday September, 27 at 12 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Epilepsy Foundation.

Published on NYTimes.com from September 26 to September 27, 2011


Barkey, Allen [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/nytimes/guestbook.aspx?n=allen-barkey&pid=153842383&cid=full


From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 12:05 AM
Subject: Re: Barkey, Allen 1952RIP]

Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Barkey, Allen [MC1952 RIP]

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JOBIT: Lee, Min Li “Michael” [MC1952 RIP]


Min Li Lee
February 8, 1931 – September 13, 2011

Min Li (Michael) Lee passed away peacefully on September 13, 2011, in the company of his wife and children.

He was born on February 18, 1931 in Shanghai, China. As a child he lived through World War II and the civil war between Nationalists and Communists. At eighteen he left China to attend Manhattan College, earning a bachelor’s degree, and then the University of Illinois, earning his master’s degree in electrical engineering. In 1953 he went to Taiwan and volunteered in the Air Force. Later, he joined the Taiwan Power Company and participated in Eisenhower’s Atoms for Peace program, receiving training in nuclear science at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Labs. Returning to Taiwan in 1959, he helped build the first research nuclear reactor there.

He met and married Dora. They had a daughter, Nancy, in 1961 and a son, Mark, in 1964. In 1964 he returned to the US to complete a PhD. in nuclear engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Upon finishing his PhD., he joined Con Edison in New York City. Over a 25 year career he rose to become Chief Nuclear Engineer and General Manager of its Indian Point power plant.

He and Dora moved to San Antonio in 2004. He has been active with the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Dora, his children Nancy and Mark and Mark’s wife Julia, and grandchildren Michael, Mark, and Mimi Fitzpatrick and Duncan Lee.

A memorial mass will be held Saturday, September 24 at 10:00 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 20523 Huebner Rd. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.org. To sign the online guestbook, please log on to http://www.sunsetnorthfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements under the direction of Sunset North Funeral Home, San Antonio, TX.


Lee, Min Li “Michael” [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/DignityMemorial/guestbook.aspx?n=min-lee&pid=153623511

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 11:27 AM
Subject: Re: Lee, Min Li “Michael” 1952 RIP]

Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lee, Min Li “Michael” [MC1952 RIP]

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