Tag Archives: MC1953 RIP

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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JOBIT: Giancarlo, Hector Rocco [MC1953 RIP] on 2015-Oct-31



Dr. Hector Giancarlo (1931 – 2015)


Dr. Hector Rocco, 84 of Delray Beach, FL formerly of Englewood, NJ entered into eternal rest on October 28, 2015.

Born in Newark, NJ, Dr. Giancarlo was a graduate of Manhattan College, BS 1953, University of Padua, MD 1957, served his internship at the Jersey City Medical Center, and served his residency in General Surgery and Otolaryngology at New York Eye & Ear. He was a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Head and Neck Society.

In 1954, Dr. Giancarlo was one of six survivors of an Air Italia flight from Rome to New York which crashed upon decent to New York’s Idlewild Airport.

As a physician, Dr. Giancarlo was the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions and he received national attention for his pioneering surgical procedures in voice-box reconstruction. Dr. Giancarlo was the Chief of Surgery at New York Eye & Ear and had associations, department authority and/or professorships with several area hospitals.

Dr. Giancarlo was also co-founder of the Allandale Community for Senior Living, a facility that has grown to over 300 beds and was one of the first senior homes in New Jersey to offer a continuum of care for its residents.

In retirement, Dr. Giancarlo enjoyed collecting, woodworking and the company of his family.

He is survived by his loving family; son Charles Henry (Diane) and their three children, Gianna, Marielle and Andrew, son James Christopher (Regina) and their three children, Emma, Luke and Henry, son Michael Damian (Melissa) and their two children, Isabella and Christian and his son Timothy Paul (Sandra) and their two children, Giovanna and Julian.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday November 4th from 7-9 PM and on Thursday November 5th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the C.C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home 306 East Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday November 6th at 10 AM at the Sacred Heart Church 102 Park Street in Haworth. Entombment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in N. Arlington. The family has expressed their wish that gestures of sympathy in lieu of flowers be made by charitable donations to the “Johns Hopkins University”, c/o Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, 550 North Broadway, 7th Floor, Baltimore MD, 21205 with a note indicating the donation is in memory of Dr. Hector Giancarlo to benefit the research of Dr. Daniel Drachman in the Department of Neurology. Arrangements entrusted to the C.C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home, Ridgewood.

C. C. Van Emburgh – Ridgewood
306 E Ridgewood Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
(201) 445-0344

Published in The Record on Nov. 3, 2015


Giancarlo, Hector Rocco [MC1953 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/northjersey/hector-giancarlo-condolences/176320446?cid=full

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Dear John,

          I believe that Hector is a member of that 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: Geelan, John Patrick [MC???? RIP] on 2015-Sep-14



John Geelan


John Patrick of Cresskill (formerly of Tenafly) on September 12, 2015.

Beloved husband of Elaine (nee Harvey). Loving father of Maura Gottstein and her husband Robert, Elizabeth Stever and her husband Matthew and Caroline Geelan. Loving grandfather of Ian Gottstein and Liam Stever. Dear brother of Catherine Cooney, William Geelan and the late Daniel Geelan.

John graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School and Manhattan College both in The Bronx NY. He served in the National Guard.

John was a regulatory expert for Merrill Lynch on Wall St. in New York City. While at Merrill he taught at the Institute of Finance in NYC and authored several books on regulatory topics. After retiring he served as a consultant.

He was a parishioner of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church Tenafly.

John was a lifelong NY Giants fan.

Visitation at the Barrett Funeral Home 148 Dean Drive Tenafly on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9PM. Funeral Mass Thursday 10:00 AM Mt. Carmel Church Tenafly. Interment Mt. Carmel Cemetery Tenafly.

Memorial donations may be made to Manhattan College 4513 Manhattan College Parkway Bronx NY 10471.

For directions visit http://www.barrettfuneralhome.net
Funeral HomeBarrett Funeral Home
148 Dean Dr
Tenafly, NJ 07670
(201) 568-8043

Published in The Record on Sept. 14, 2015


Geelan, John Patrick [MC???? RIP] 

Guestbook:  http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/northjersey/john-geelan-condolences/175824809?cid=full

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Dear John,

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

                  May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Sorry about your Classmate.]

Geelan, John Patrick [MC1953 RIP]

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

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