Tag Archives: MC1954

COMMENT: Costello, Donald (MC1954) wonders about the future for graduates

2019-Jun-19

Donald Costello commented on JNEWS: Natale, Susan [MC????] first female principal ever at All Hallows HS

2019-Jun-18
http://bronx.news12.com/story/40671894/all-hallows-high-school-hires-first-female-principal All Hallows High School …

Is everyone certain that there in fact will be jobs for these new equipped graduates because I am not and we may be giving them false hope .

Costello, Donald (MC1954)

[JR: I think there will always be “opportunity” for humans to thrive.  Maybe the concept of a “job” is outmoded in the new entrepreneurial “gig” economy.  I advise the youngsters to get into their own business and have 10 part-time jobs.  It’s a jungle out there but we’re the APEX predator imho.]

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Success for your generation is: (1) ruthless financial discipline — no bad debt; (2) a life long interest in learning — education — a degree — they can’t take it away from you; (3) a NON-OFFSHORABLE white collar job in order to save big bux; (4) a blue collar skill for hard times — never saw a poor plumber; (5) one or more internet based businesses — your store is always open; (6) a free time hobby that generates income; and (7) a large will-maintained network of people who can “help” you.

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JOBIT: Finnerty, Frank [MC1954] 2019-Jan-03

2019-Jan-08

Dear John,

             Below is an obituary for Frank Finnerty Esq from the
Class of 1954. Frank was a good friend and a well respected attorney. He served
for may years as Chief Counsel for the Grievance Committee for the Tenth
Judicial District which overseas the Conduct of Attorney’s in Nassau and
Suffolk Counties.

            May He Rest In Peace.

                               Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Finnerty, Frank [MC1954]

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https://oysterbayfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/1364/Frank-Finnerty/obituary.html#tribute-start

Obituary of Frank Finnerty 

Finnerty, Frank A. Esq. – on Jan. 3, 2019, age 86, of Bayville, NY.

Beloved husband of Alice. Loving father of Nancy Killeen (William), and Matthew (Victoria). Cherished grandfather of Caitlin Killeen, Billy Killeen, Brendan Killeen, Luke, and Beau. Dear brother of Barbara McCarthy (the late Arthur), Edward (Pat), Patricia Browne (Thomas), Stephen (Carol), Jane Browne (Desmond) and the late Donald (Geraldine). Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visiting Oyster Bay Funeral Home, 261 South St., Oyster Bay, NY, Sunday 4-8 p.m. Funeral Mass St. Gertrude RC Church, Bayville, NY Monday 10:00 a.m. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 532 Broadhollow Road, Suite 118, Melville, NY 11747 would be appreciated. http://www.oysterbayfuneralhome.com

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JNEWS: Notre Dame honors Charles, Isabel [MC1954]

2018-Apr-04

http://news.nd.edu/news/notre-dame-makes-additions-to-the-wall-of-honor/

Notre Dame makes additions to the Wall of Honor
by Dennis Brown
April 03, 2018

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The invaluable contributions of Isabel Charles, the first woman to serve as a dean at the University of Notre Dame, and those of the Holy Cross Brothers and the Holy Cross Sisters — women and men religious who have played critical roles in Notre Dame’s founding and growth — will be recognized by additions to the University’s Wall of Honor. A ceremony to celebrate these additions will take place at 11 a.m. April 13 (Friday) at the wall on the ground floor of the Main Building. A reception will follow in the Main Building rotunda.

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Charles earned her bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and master’s and doctoral degrees in English from Notre Dame. She served on the faculty and as executive vice president and academic dean at Ohio Dominican College before returning to Notre Dame in 1973 as assistant dean in the College of Arts and Letters. She became the first woman to serve as a dean at Notre Dame in 1976, serving until 1982. She was assistant provost and director of international studies from 1982 until her retirement in 1995, growing the University’s study abroad programs by 167 percent.

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Charles, Isabel [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Isabel is a member of the Class of 1954.

                                    Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Charles, Isabel [MC1954]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Maureen Flood

2017-Sep-09

Good Afternoon All,

From Mike McEneney, our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Maureen Flood, Wife of Fellow Jasper, Deacon Frank Flood ’54 of Massapegua Park, L.I., N.Y. We pray for Maureen, her Husband, Frank, and their Family as the Family mourn the loss of their lo ed one.  Thank you. God Bless.
 
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 
 
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Flood, Deacon Frank [MC1954]

 

 
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COMMENT: Tighe, Don (MC1954) asks about the Greenleaf

2017-Jun-05

RE: 2013 Greenleaf pic

Is the Greenleaf gone ??
 
I was one if the early customers.
 
Don Tighe, ‘54B

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[JR: I was a Customer too, but not early. Usually after class. Trying to douse the “flames of ignorance”. I think it’s been gone for a long time. So have many of the other watering holes. Alma Mater didn’t like them; nor the “near occasion of sin” that they presented. And drunken Jaspers generated a lot of flack for the PR folks. From what I seen over the years, it’s not a problem going away anytime soon. Maybe when all “drugs” including alcohol are “unregulated”, then the allure of all of them will be wiped away. And, parent can teach there children “responsibility”. Probably not in my lifetime, but I can hope. Besides what will an out of work drug dealer do?]  

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MNEWS: Matt Centrowitz connection to Alma Mater

2017-Mar-26

http://www.flotrack.org/article/53741-matt-centrowitz-s-memoir-gets-behind-the-scenes-with-olympics-oregon-pre#.WNgT-o4pDog

Matt Centrowitz’s Memoir Gets Behind The Scenes With Olympics, Oregon, Pre
Mar 24, 2017
Johanna Gretschel

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The Matthew Centrowitz of popular imagination is not only the first U.S. man to win the 1500m Olympic gold since 1908 but also a super-human badass who gives us the theatrics we want from a great American sports hero. He won an NCAA title while making a throat-slit gesture at the camera. He’s probably flirted with your girlfriend on Twitter. He even got a fan to tattoo a likeness of his face on the fan’s shoulder. (It was actually the fan’s idea, and Centro told him he didn’t have to do it. But he did anyway. Still.)

To understand the story of the man, we have to take a step back and examine the story of his father, who was the first Matt Centrowitz to earn All-American honors at the University of Oregon, make two Olympic teams, and set the American record for 5K (OK, he’s still the only Centrowitz to do that). The elder Centrowitz–who says that at home, he’s “Matt” and his son is “Matthew”–recently published a book that every self-respecting track fan should read called “Like Father, Like Son: My Story on Running, Coaching and Parenting.” (It’s worth noting that the younger Centrowitz has the quote “Like father like son” tattooed across his chest.)

The memoir, co-written by Nathan Williams and Chris Kwiatkowski, who is Centro Jr.’s former teammate at Oregon and Centro Sr.’s assistant coach at American University, begins and ends with a personal account of watching Matthew race the Rio Olympic Games 1500m final. In between, it details his own atypical journey through life and running. And it was always meant to be that way; he says in an interview that you can watch below that this book is three years in the making and has been an idea in his head for the past 10 years. He just lucked out that his son’s Olympic final gave him a nice conclusion.

So, who is the man that produced America’s top middle distance talent?

Centrowitz was born and raised in the Bronx to an Irish mother and Jewish father in the tumultuous 1960s. His dad gambled. His parents split up, and a junior high-aged Centrowitz turned to the streets, where he spent his days drinking and smoking instead of sitting behind a desk in school. Eventually, his mother moved her kids out to Queens, where Centrowitz discovered the sport that would change his life.

He attended two different high schools, Andrew Jackson High and Power Memorial High, and gained two different mentors, coach Milt Blatt and Brother John Beilen. They helped Centrowitz not only find his gift but also tap into his desire to compete. He would set the still-standing New York state high school mile record of 4:02.7, matriculate at Manhattan College under the tutelage of Frank Gagliano and Fred Dwyer, and transfer to the University of Oregon, where he gained a lifelong friend and mentor in Bill Dellinger and encountered Steve Prefontaine, who had by then graduated from college but was still a rock star-like presence in Tracktown, USA.

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 Donald Costello commented on MNEWS: Matt Centrowitz connection to Alma Mater

    2017-Mar-26 http://www.flotrack.org/article/53741-matt-centrowitz-s-memoir-gets-behind-the-scenes-with-olympics-oregon-pre#.WNgT

Have no idea what this has to do with Jasper Jottings!

“He would set the still-standing New York state high school mile record of 4:02.7, matriculate at Manhattan College under the tutelage of Frank Gagliano and Fred Dwyer, and transfer to the University of Oregon …”

[JR: I thought this was an interesting connection.]  

Costello, Donald (MC1954)

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2017-Mar-26 http://www.flotrack.org/article/53741-matt-centrowitz-s-memoir-gets-behind-the-scenes-with-olympics-oregon-pre#.WNgT

 

Have no idea what this has to do with Jasper Jottings! 

 

JEMAIL: Tighe, Bill [MC1954] finds some memories

2017-Feb-12

Dear John,

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

http://soyosunset.yuku.com/topic/3829#.WJ8YVaLavv8

      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.

                Best,

                 Mike

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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