Tag Archives: MC1953 RIP

JEMAIL: Tighe, Bill [MC1954] finds some memories


Dear John,

          A fellow JASPER, Bill Tighe ’54 sent me the link to
the site below:


      The 44 Club was where many of us spent Saturday
nights as well as after Basketball Games. A pitcher was $1.25
in those days! We went there so often, that John the
Waiter came to our wedding.

      When Jack Grogan,’53 RIP and I were drafted, this is
where our going away party was held. I am sure that many
JASPERS will fondly remember the place.



McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Tighe, Bill [MC1954]

Grogan, Jack [MC1953 RIP]

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Pitchers of soda, of course. Great site for memories. If I can be political for a moment, I note at the end that after it was knocked down for “urban renewal” the Gooferment found they didn’t have any money to build. Laugh! Typical. What injineer starts a project without the wherewithall to finish it. Argh! Sad to lose your “favoritest places”. I feel the same way about the old Red Garter in the Village near Gertie’s Folks City. Great times; in not so great places. Laugh! The Red Garter was a “health code violation” by any standard. Laugh!]  

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JOBIT: Myers, Joseph Sutherland [MC1953 RIP] on 2016-Dec-15



Joseph S. Myers
August 24, 1931 –December 15, 2016

Captain Joseph Sutherland Myers, MC, USN (Ret.), 85, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 15, 2016 in New Smyrna Beach, FL.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Patricia Marie Myers (nee McKenna), he leaves son Joseph S. Myers, Jr. and Diane of Port Orange, FL, daughter Barbara Davis and Christopher of Oviedo, FL, son Christopher and Christina of Fairfax, VA, son James and Tina of New Smyrna Beach, FL, eleven grandchildren, and step-brother John Ranalli, of Wilmington, NC. He was also preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Thomas.

Born on August 24, 1931 and raised in Albany, NY, the son of Joseph P. and Dolores Myers (nee Sutherland), he was Valedictorian of his 8th grade class at West Albany School No. 19. From there, he attended Christian Brothers Academy in Albany, NY for high school where he continued to excel academically graduating third in the Class of 1949 and achieving the rank of Cadet Major. After high school graduation, he attended Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY where he completed his pre-med studies and graduated with honors in 1953. He then attended Marquette University Medical School (now the Medical College of Wisconsin), in Milwaukee, WI and graduated in 1957.

After completing a residency and a preceptorship in general surgery, he was commissioned in the U. S. Navy, Medical Corps, and served from 1963 to 1987. He spent those years moving around the country and the world including Argentia, Newfoundland, Guam, and many other U.S. station locations. He served as Chief of Surgery at several Naval Hospitals, and it was his privilege to care for many injured Soldiers, Marines, and Sailors from the Vietnam War while stationed at U.S. Naval Hospital, Guam.

His love of the warm, Florida weather contributed to his decision to move to Daytona Beach, Florida upon his retirement from the Navy in 1987. He continued to practice medicine until his full retirement in 1999.

He was a devout Catholic, a humble and skilled surgeon, a scholar of American History particularly the Civil War Era, a patriot, a pro-life advocate, and a family man. He was committed to providing his children with a quality education and to passing on the Catholic faith to them. He will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pregnancy Crisis Center of Daytona Beach. Visitation will take place from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on December 18, 2016 at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, Port Orange, FL. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by his long time pastor and friend the Reverend Raymond O’Leary at 8:30 AM on December 19, 2016 at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, 4675 S Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange, FL. Condolences can be shared with the family by visiting http://www.volusiamemorialfuneral.com.

Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from Dec. 17 to Dec. 18, 2016


Myers, Joseph Sutherland [MC1953 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/news-journalonline/joseph-s-myers-condolences/183111949?cid=full

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

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JOBIT: Crawford, James J. [MC1953 RIP] on 2016-Aug-27



James J. Crawford
August 27, 2016

Crawford – James J., 84,  of Malverne on August 27, 2016. United States Army Veteran.  Past Grand Knight – St. Mary’s-Maris Stella Knights Of Columbus Council #2228, Past Faithful Navigator Cardinal Mercier 4th degree Assembly, Former District Deputy, long-time member Ancient Order of Hibernians. Mr. Crawford was pre-deceased by his parents James (Jay) and Nora (nee Frawley) and his brother John. Beloved husband of Eileen. Loving father of Maurya Keating (James), Eileen (Lee) Crawford-McElroy (Brendan), James (Jay) and his wife Rachel, and Clare Crawford (David Lagstein). Cherished grandfather of Christine, Theresa, Robert, Kieran, Tara, Shauna, Carlos, Joseph, Eva, and Fiona. Also survived by his sister Mary Gallacher.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Manhattan College.


Crawford, James J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

[JR: I assume that he’s a Jasper?]  

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Dear John,

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

                   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. I’m sorry for loss of a classmate. ]

Crawford, James J. [MC1953 RIP] 

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

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JOBIT: Oswald, Henry ‘Hank’ [MC1953 RIP] on 2016-Jul-15



Henry ‘Hank’ Oswald, 85, of Mendham, former Bell Labs engineer

Henry Oswald, 85, known to many as Hank, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016, at his Mendham home of 51 years, with family members by his side.

The son of Henry Oswald Sr. and Lillian M. Ott Oswald, he was born Feb. 3, 1931, at Bethany Deaconess Hospital, Kings County, N.Y. He was predeceased by his brother, Robert G. Oswald, in 1996.

He was raised in Brooklyn, at 27 Ridgewood, Queens, N.Y. He attended St. Matthias Roman Catholic Elementary School and received a scholarship to attend Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School. During his high school years, he was on the track team, participating in the mile run, 220, 440 and 880 relays. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1953.

Mr. Oswald served his country, during the Korean Conflict in the Army stationed at Frankford Arsenal in Pennsylvania, and in the Army Reserves.

His first job was with General Electric in Lynn, Mass. He was hired by Bell Labs in Whippany as an electrical engineer and member of the technical staff. Mr. Oswald was credited with several patents while he was employed at Bell Labs (“the Labs”). Each month he met with his colleagues at Redwoods in Chester, all donning their two-pocket shirts filled with pen and paper.

He met his future wife at the Labs, Marguerite “Peggy” Lake of Morristown, and they were married in December 1963 at Assumption Church in Morristown. They lived in East Hanover for a year and a half, before moving in 1965 to Mendham. They were blessed with five children, Paula Jean of Mendham; Henry III of El Segundo, Calif., his wife, Sanae Kato, and their children Henry IV and Minoru Vincent; David Vincent of Mendham; Laurie Ann of Mendham; and Matthew Thomas of Waxhaw, N.C. and his wife, Whitney Ayers, and their children, Kaleigh, Madison, Lindsay.

After he retired from the Labs, he helped his wife in their home with her childcare business, and specialized as the official child book reader.

Mr. Oswald participated in many of his children’s events over the years. He was a life member of the Mendham Township First Aid Squad for more than 20 years, serving as treasurer and CPR instructor.

He was a parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church in Mendham, where he was an usher for 25 years.

He maintained tropical fish tanks and an outdoor koi pond. He was an avid reader, always finished a crossword puzzle, completed over 56,456 sequential “Free Cell” computer games, and enjoyed television, especially “Games of Thrones” and the Sci-Fi channel. Mr. Oswald maintained a large collection of natural history books. He and his family were frequent patrons at the Mini Mac Diner in Chester, along with other regulars.

A quiet, gentle man who loved his wife, children and grandchildren, he kept close in his heart a special angel named Alexandra. His spirit will live forever in the hearts of his family. They offer special thanks to the staff at the Mendham Medical Group, the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills, Renal Ventures in Succasunna, and the Mendham Township First Aid Squad and Mendham First Aid Squad.

According to his wishes, there will be a memorial visitation at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, at the Mendham Firehouse, 24 E. Main St., followed by a reflection service at 11 a.m. and continued fellowship until 2 p.m. Attire may be casual. Arrangements are by the Bailey Funeral Home in Mendham. For more information please visit http://www.baileyfuneral.com.

Donations in his name may be made to the Father English Community Center, 435 Main St., Paterson, N.J., 07501, Attention First Step Scholarship (a fund for childcare for working parents); the Mendham Township First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 122, Brookside, N.J., 07926; or the Mendham First Aid Squad, P.O., Box 131, Mendham, N.J., 07945.


Oswald, Henry ‘Hank’ [MC1953 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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

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JOBIT: Traynham, Robert M. [MC1953 RIP] on 2016-Jul-07



Beloved brother and uncle

Longtime Dongan Hills resident, Robert Malcolm Traynham, died July 7, 2016, at his home.

Born in Gravesend on March 31, 1931, he grew up in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn before settling on Staten Island in 1960.

Bobby received a bachelor of business arts degree from Manhattan College in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps as a military photographer from 1953 to 1955. After his discharge, he worked as an accountant in Manhattan for Babcock & Wilcox, U.S. Steel, and ABC Television until his retirement.

A painter, photographer, and avid reader, he loved watching vintage movies, especially the films of Richard Dix. He also enjoyed going to plays and movies in Manhattan and completed and copyrighted two undeveloped film scripts.

He was predeceased by his parents, Robert Malcolm and Anna Traynham, also of Dongan Hills. He is survived by two nieces and three nephews, Susanna Fitzgerald, David Gentile, Robert Gentile, Laura Gentile, and Michael Dare-Gentile.

There will be a Funeral Mass at St. Ann’s Church in Dongan Hills today, Wednesday, July 13, at 10 a.m.

Published in Staten Island Advance on July 13, 2016


Traynham, Robert M. [MC1953 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/siadvance/robert-traynham-condolences/180652168?cid=full

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Dear John,

            I believe that Bobby is a member of the great Class of 1953.

                  May He Rest In Peace. 


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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

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JOBIT: Peluso, Anthony J. [MC1953 RIP] on 2016-May-23



Anthony J. Peluso
1931 – 2016

Anthony J. Peluso Jr. a long-time resident of Yonkers NY died on Monday May 23, 2016 following a brief illness.

He was 84. Born on November 26,1931 to Anthony and Catherine ( McIntyre) Peluso.

Tony retired from CIT in Manhattan in 1987 as a Senior Vice President.

He then went on to pursue a career reflective of his life-long passion for marine art. He was an author, appraiser, guest curator, lecturer and marine art historian. He was an ongoing contributor to Maine Antique Digest and Antiques Magazine. He served as guest curator for the Mariners Museum exhibit of the paintings of J. & J. Bard at the National Gallery in Washington DC. He also published two books on the subject.

Tony graduated from Manhattan Prep and Manhattan College.

In March 1953 he married Marie A. Frey also a lifetime resident of Yonkers. In addition to his wife he is survived by his daughter Catherine Peluso Mandell of N.Y.C., Christian Peluso of Hopkinton N.H., and Daniel Peluso of Yonkers. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Sarah, Rebecca, Nina, Sophia and Anthony.

Visiting hours will be at the Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Thursday, May 24th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday May 27th at Christ the King Church at 10:00 a.m. Committal Service will be held at Ferncliff Chapel.

Whalen & Ball Funeral Home
168 Park Avenue
Yonkers, New York 10703

Published in the The Journal News from May 25 to May 26, 2016


Peluso, Anthony J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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Dear John,

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

           May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Peluso, Anthony J. [MC1953 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Christie, Walter L. [MC1953 RIP] on 2015-Nov-22




CHRISTIE,  Walter L. 83, of Saint Petersburg, passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Staten Island, NY, Aug. 20, 1932, to the late Humphrey Alexander Christie and the late Catherine Elizabeth Barron. Walter graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.

Walter was a member of the National Audubon Society and Holy Family Catholic Church.

Walter is survived by his wife of 61 years, Frances; children; daughter, Cheryl C. Bearce and husband, Bob, son, Brian Christie, the late Terri; grandchildren, Caitlin, Amanda, Jacqueline, Danielle, Andrew; great-grandchildren, Brian, Ian, Emma. Donations may be made in Walter’s name to Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760.

Funeral Home
Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home
2201 Dr. MLK St. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
(727) 822-2059

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Nov. 24, 2015


Christie, Walter L. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/sptimes/walter-l-christie-condolences/176629368?cid=full

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

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Dear John,

           I believe that Walter is a member of that Great Class of 1953.

          May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Christie, Walter L. [MC1953 RIP]

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