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JOBIT: Hallissey, John J. III [MC1953 RIP] 2018-Feb-14



John J. Hallissey III
1961 – 2018 

HALLISSEY – John J. III, of Floral Park, the devoted father of six children passed away on February 14. He was 56. A graduate of Chaminade High School and Manhattan College, he loved to see live music, tend to his garden, and build model train displays. John, an engineer, is survived by sons, John, Patrick, Constantinos and Alexandros, daughters, Kaitlin and Dinara, siblings, Mary Beth, Kathy and Thomas, and partner, Mary. A wake will be held at Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home in New Hyde Park on Monday, February 19 from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, February 20 at 10 a.m. at St. Anne’s Church in Garden City. Burial will follow at Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury.

Published in Newsday on Feb. 19, 2018


Hallissey, John J. III [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1953.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hallissey, John J. III [MC1953 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Browne, Thomas J. [MC1953 RIP] 2017-Nov-29



1934 – 2017

NEW PALTZ- Thomas J. (Tom) Browne, 83, of New Paltz, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at Health Alliance Hospital Broadway Campus in Kingston.

Tom was born in Manhattan, N.Y., on April 15, 1934, to the late John P. and Mary O’Brien Browne. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Catholic University, Washington, DC, and his Master of Arts in English from Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y.

In 1953 Tom was admitted to the Christian Brothers, a Catholic religious order dedicated to teaching, and took the name Brother Bernard Francis, FSC. He accepted teaching assignments from 1957 to 1968.

On Jan. 1, 1980 Tom was appointed City Treasurer of Kingston for 4 years under Mayor Donald Quick. After leaving office in 1984, Tom returned to teaching Special Education in the Rondout Valley School District. After 10 years Tom retired, but continued as a home tutor.

Tom will be remembered by students, staff, faculty, and fellow workers as very supportive and patient. Tom was a true teacher who was known for his humor, friendliness and love for his chosen profession.

He also was an avid skier and taught at Windham Mountain as a part time instructor for 10 years. While a member of the Trailsweepers Snow and Sports Club in Kingston he met his wife Muriel Wilde. They wed on May 22, 1982. During they’re 35 years of marriage they traveled to China, Australia, Italy, just to name a few places. They also enjoyed square dancing, did volunteer work with the Crime Victims Assistance Program, and Tom was a proud member of the Ancient Order of Hibernian’s in Kingston.

In addition to his wife Muriel, Tom leaves behind five sisters, three brothers, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation for relatives and friends will be Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. at the George J. Moylan Funeral Home Inc., 2053 Route 32, Rosendale. All are welcome to attend a Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Monday at St. Peter’s Church in Rosendale. Father Edmund Burke will officiate. Interment will follow at the Rosendale Plains Cemetery privately. It was Tom’s wish for memorial donations be made to La Salle Nursing Development, C/O La Salle Hall, 810 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, N.J., 07738. (www.GJMoylanFuneralHome.com)

Published in the Daily Freeman on Dec. 1, 2017


Browne, Thomas J. [MC1953 RIP]

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

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JNEWS: Schatzle, Joe [MC1953 RIP] into Haldane HoF



Haldane to Induct 11 to Launch Hall of Fame
By Site Editor on October 12, 2017

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  • Schatzle, who died in 2011, was a sprinter for the Blue Devils who went on to run for Manhattan College. In 1953, as a member of the U.S. track team, he won the 100- and 220-yard titles at the British Games.

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Schatzle, Joe [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

                Joe is a member of that great Class of 1953.

                          May He Continue To Rest in Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Schatzle, Joe [MC1953 RIP]

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Joe was a classmate — Class of 1953.

O’Connor, Bob (MC1953)

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JOBIT: Landy, Arthur Morrell [MC1953 RIP] on 2017-Oct-02



Arthur Morrell Landy
October 2, 2017   

Arthur passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017.

Arthur was a resident of Massachusetts at the time of passing.

Mr. Landy was born in Ossining, NY, attended Ossining High School, and graduated from Manhattan College in 1953.

He served in the US Navy during the Korean War and participated in the blockade during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.

His funeral mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 62 School St., Manchester by the Sea, Friday, October 6, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 4 to 7 PM Burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Manchester by the Sea.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Sacred Heart Parish in 62 School St., Manchester by the Sea , MA, or Care Dimensions Hospice 75 Sylvan Street suite B-102 Danvers MA 01923.


Landy, Arthur Morrell [MC1953 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Martin, Robert E. [MC1953 RIP] on 2017-Sep-17



Robert E. Martin M.D. 
1931 – 2017
On September 17, 2017 longtime Eastchester resident Dr. Robert E. Martin, 86, entered eternal life. He is survived by his wife MaryEllen, with whom he enjoyed a loving 53 years of marriage, his children Timothy (Patricia), Roberta, and Brian (Diana). He was the proud grandfather of Gabrielle and Patrick, brother of Edward G. Martin and Marie Smith (deceased).

Dr. Martin was born in Astoria, NY in 1931. He graduated from Manhattan College (’53) and received his medical degree from New York Medical College (’57). He completed his residency in internal medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital (’61) where he was appointed to the staff. During his tenure, he served as liaison between the hospital and the Bureau of Preventive Diseases of the NYC Department of Health, was a certified diplomat of the Board of Internal Medicine, and for 40 years treated patients at Lenox Hill Hospital’s free clinic. After his time at Lenox Hill, he was Executive Medical Examiner for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company until he retired in (’96).

Dr. Martin was active in his community, an involved parishioner at Immaculate Conception Church for over 45 years, a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus of Keogh Council 2108, a past president of the Bronxville Manor Association, the Home School Association, the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, and the Westchester Guild of the Catholic Medical Association. He was involved in pro-life causes, including the Pregnancy Care Center in New Rochelle, serving as a board member for much of that time. The family will receive friends on Wednesday September 20, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the WESTCHESTER FUNERAL HOME, INC. Eastchester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday September 21, 2017 at 9:30 AM at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Tuckahoe. Interment to follow at Holy Mount Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Brooklyn, NY (http://www.blmhs.org).


Published in the The Journal News on Sept. 19, 2017


Martin, Robert E. [MC1953 RIP]

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JOBIT: Knapp, George Francis Jr. [MC1953 RIP] on 2017-Aug-19



George Francis Knapp Jr.
George Francis Knapp, Jr. passed away peacefully in his home at Cedar Crest Village, Pompton Plains on August 19, 2017 after a long illness.

Born in Belle Harbor, New York on September 6th, 1931 to George and Annette Knapp, George was educated at St. Frances de Sales grammar school, St Augustine High School, and on to earn a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College in 1953. Shortly after, he was drafted into the US Army Signal Corps at the end of the Korean War, and honorably discharged in 1956. He later received an MBA from New York University in 1964 and attended Harvard University’s Advanced Management Program in 1974. After 15 years as a member of the Board of Trustees of Manhattan College, George was awarded an honorary PhD in American Letters in 2004.

George’s professional life began as an engineer in 1956 at NY Telco where he rose to various Executive positions until 1966 when he moved to ITT Corp in Santiago, Chile. In 1968 he was appointed President of Puerto Rico Telco where he ultimately sold the company to the government of Puerto Rico in 1974. Returning to New York, he was appointed VP and Group Executive of ITT’s 22 telecom companies until 1982 when he moved to Brussels, Belgium as Director of ITT Europe. He returned to New York with ITT until his retirement in 1988, which was followed by years of consulting for various venture capital and investment groups in New Jersey.

On a personal note, George married his high school sweetheart, Ann Eileen Stanley, also of Belle Harbor, in January 1954. Together they had five children and 63 years of happy marriage. Sadly, Eileen passed away in April 2017.

George is survived by daughters Eileen Sanchez, married to Eduardo of Atlanta, GA, Kathleen Hayes, married to John of Allendale, Margaret Knapp-Palin and Bernard Boyle of Allendale, and son Richard Knapp, married to Kimberly of Tulsa, OK. He was pre-deceased by his son George F. Knapp III in 1983. George had 11 grandchildren who adored him: Christina Rush, Vanessa Lambrix, Daniel Sanchez, Ryan, Sean and Colin Hayes, Jesse Graglia, George and Quincy Knapp, Erin and Dylan Palin, and 7 great-grandchildren: Claire, Havana, Landon, Walker, Quincy, Royce and Delphina.

On Thursday, August 24th at 10:30am a funeral mass will be held at Most Blessed Sacrament RC Church, Franklin Lakes. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that those wishing to make memorial donations consider Manhattan College.

For further information please visit www.vpmemorial.com or call us at (201) 891-4770..


Knapp, George Francis Jr. [MC1953 RIP]

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Dear John,

        George was a classmate of mine and his Father and my Mother
were classmates at St Cecilia’s Grammar School in Manhattan!

          George was a  real gentleman and was very generous.

                 May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Sorry for your loss, Mike. Much appreciate the background information.]

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Longtime Trustee George F. Knapp ’53 Passes Away
Bernadette Bauer Alumni Relations…  


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JOBIT: Cozzi, Robert ‘Bob’ [MC1953 RIP] on 2017-04Apr-24



Robert (Bob) Cozzi
1931 – 2017

Robert (Bob) Cozzi passed away Monday evening with his family and loved ones beside him. He was 85 years old.

Bob was born to Italian immigrants, John and Emma Cozzi in Peekskill, NY on November 21, 1931. They moved to Nyack, NY where he grew up and attended Saint Ann’s school, and Nyack High School. Bob then went to Manhattan College where he received a Bachelor’s of Science in Business. He then joined the army and was stationed at the Presidio in San Francisco, a city he loved. Upon return home, Bob received his Law Degree from Fordham University and worked at Babcock and Wilcox in New York City. While commuting to New York City on the train and at mass in New York City, Bob met Ann Flynn, the love of his life. They Married in September, 1967 and moved to New City in 1976 where they enjoyed many years at New City Park together.

He is survived by his daughter Terri (Cozzi) McCullagh and son in law Ray McCullagh. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Brendan, Kerry, Jack, Annie and Tommy McCullagh, and many nieces and nephews.

Bob was generous beyond compare. He lived a humble, simple life and there is nothing he wouldn’t do for anyone. He loved his faith, family and friends. He was so grateful for his education and the opportunities it afforded him. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, 4/26/17 from 2-4 and 7-9pm; at Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home, New City, NY. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St Augustine Church, New City, NY at 11:15am on Thursday, 4/27/17. Interment will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, Congers, NY.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Ruby’s Rainbow (Rubysrainbow.org) Saint Augustine’s Church, New City, NY or the KIPP schools of New Jersey (Kippnj.org).

Michael J Higgins Funeral Home 321 South Main St. New City, NY, 10956 845-634-6110

Published in the The Journal News on Apr. 26, 2017


Cozzi, Robert ‘Bob’ [MC???? RIP] 

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Dear John,

             I believe that Bob is a member of that great Class of 1953.

                May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cozzi, Robert ‘Bob’ [MC1953 RIP] 

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O’Connor, Bob (MC1953) commented on JOBIT: Cozzi, Robert ‘Bob’ [MC???? RIP] on 2017-04Apr-24

Bob Cozzi was in class of 1953 — one of my classmates. A good man!!!

[JR: I am sorry for your and Mike’s loss. Requiescat In Pacem ]  

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

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