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JOBIT: Palma, Pasquale “Pat” [MC1955 RIP] 2019-Jun-13



Pasquale “Pat” Palma

Louisville – Pasquale “Pat” Palma, born July 8, 1932, passed into eternal life on June 13. 2019 at his Taylorsville residence.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Nettie Palma; and his brother Sam Palma.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Patricia Ramser Palma; brother Joseph Palma; sisters Loretta Palma and Rose Anne Rechis; daughters Caroline Palma, Anne Marie Palma, and Sue Ann McArthur (Sam); and son Christopher Palma. Also included are extended family Terry, John and Paul Whiting; ten grandchildren; and two great grandsons.

Pat lived an abundant life, growing up in Brooklyn, NY and earning a degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College. He spent many years as a monk at Spencer Monastery and in Argentina.

A memorial gathering and service will be held from 12:00pm-4:00pm on Tuesday, June 18 at Ratterman Funeral Home, 3711 Lexington Road, “In St. Matthews”.

Published in The Courier-Journal on June 16, 2019


Palma, Pasquale “Pat” [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

I believe that Pasquale is a member of the Class of 1955.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Palma, Pasquale “Pat” [MC1955 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Mahoney, George Leo [MC1955 RIP] 2019-May-30



George Leo Mahoney

Somers – George Leo Mahoney died suddenly on May 30th, 2019, in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with his beloved wife Rosemary at his side. A cherished husband, father, and grandfather, George leaves behind his wife of nearly 56 years, Rosemary Kane Mahoney of Somers, NY; his children, George Mahoney (Teri) of Brewster, NY, Maura Mahoney (Keith White) of Chevy Chase, MD, and Kathryn Mahoney of Stamford, CT; his grandchildren, Maeve, Honor, and Daniel White, and Luke, Rosemary, and George Mahoney; and his cousin; Joseph Tebo (La Jolla, CA); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other close relatives and friends. They will all miss him enormously.

George was born on June 3, 1933, in Washington Heights, New York City, and moved to Somers, New York in 1969, where he lived for the remainder of his life. He was the valedictorian and captain of the baseball team at Manhattan Prep in 1951, and went on to get his B.A. from Manhattan College in 1955 and his M.A. from Columbia University in 1958. He served in the United States Army for two years, and was a history professor at Manhattan College for nearly 40 years. An expert in European and American history, he was a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society, wrote Somers Confederates: James Wright and His Nephews, and taught generations of students who enjoyed his encyclopedic knowledge, formidable memory, unassuming nature, and quick wit.

He was predeceased by his parents, George and Kathryn Mahoney, to whom he was devoted, and a host of relatives, including many exceptionally close aunts and uncles: Elizabeth, Richard, and Julia Greany, Margaret, Mae, and Raphael Mahoney; and cousins Paul Mahoney and Neil Caplice.

The wake will be at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah, NY, on Wednesday, June 5, from 2-4 and 6-8. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church in Somers, NY at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 6.

In lieu of flowers, George’s family gratefully requests donations to the Incarnation School in Washington Heights, in memory of George Mahoney, class of 1948.

Published in the The Journal News on June 3, 2019


Mahoney, George Leo [MC1955 RIP]

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JOBIT: Prokop, Donald D. [MC1955 RIP] 2019-May-17



Donald D. Prokop
April 6, 1933 – May 17, 2019
New York

Donald was born on April 6, 1933 and passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019.

Donald was a resident of New York at the time of passing.

The son of the late Frank Prokop Sr. and (late) Veronica (nee) Mcenroe and brother of (late) Frank Prokop Jr., he graduated from Roosevelt High School in Yonkers and Manhattan College.

A Funeral Mass is set for Wednesday, May 22, at 12 noon at Holy Cross Church with burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery, both in DeWitt.

Tax deductible donations can be made at gofundme.com/CanaanLand towards completion of the film.


Prokop, Donald D. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/107114362

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Dear John,

               I believe that Donald is a member of the Class of 1955.

                       May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Prokop, Donald D. [MC1955 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: DeMarco, Peter G. [MC1955 RIP] 2019-Jan-19



Peter G. DeMarco
1934 – 2019 Obituary

Tuxedo, NY – Peter G DeMarco MD FAAP died on January 19th, 2019 in Westchester Medical Center at the age of 84 years. He suffered a sudden massive cerebrovascular accident.

Peter G DeMarco MD FAAP was born on March 24th, 1934 in Corona, Queens NY to Michael and Dominica DeMarco and raised in Flushing, Queens. He attended Manhattan College 1952-1955 and matriculated to New York Medical College at School Flower & 5th Avenue in Manhattan from 1955-1959. During this time, he married Philomena Rella on June 14, 1959. He continued his medical training as a pediatrician with an Internship at Metropolitan Hospital in Manhattan from 1959-1960, and then a residency at Stony Brook Hospital in Long Island 1960-1962. Through the Berry Plan, he served in the Air Force Reserves at Dow Air Force SAC base in Bangor ME during the Cuban Missile Crisis from 1962-1964.

Dr. DeMarco moved to Suffern NY in 1964 for private practice in General Pediatrics; he spent his entire professional career serving this community, including working as a volunteer as the Chief of Pediatrics at Good Samaritan Hospital. His civil service was recognized with several achievement awards from Rockland County and New York State. He was an avid painter and multi-talented craftsman. He was a brilliant humorist and notorious jokester, sharing his wit with his patients and their parents. Many pediatric patients returned to him as parents, looking for care for their own children. He inspired numerous young people to pursue careers in health care.

He is survived by his wife, Philomena, his sister Joy Calvo (children Linda Spalding and Lauren Calvo) as well as his natural and married children – Peter, Paul (wife Eileen), and Cathyann (husband, Jim) as well as 7 grandchildren: Peter’s daughter, Clare; Paul and Eileen’s children Andrew, Elisabeth, and Michael; and Cathyann and Jim’s children Julia, Jimmy, and Gianna.

A viewing is planned for January 23rd, 2019 at Wanamaker and Carlough on Route 59 and a funeral mass is planned for January 24th, 2019 at St Joan of Arc Parish on Eagle Valley Road in Sloatsburg NY. In lieu of flowers, donations in Peter’s honor may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, 200 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105, (800) 822-6344 or http://www.stjude.org .

Published in the The Journal News on Jan. 22, 2019


DeMarco, Peter G. [MC1955 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Stewart, George Francis [MC1955 RIP] 2018-Oct-01



George Francis Stewart
August 18, 1932 – October 1, 2018
Middletown, New Jersey

George was born on August 18, 1932 and passed away on Monday, October 1, 2018.

George was a resident of Middletown, New Jersey at the time of passing.

He graduated from Manhattan College in 1955.

Dad served in the US Army Reserves.

A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, October 14 from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon at Orender Family Home for Funerals in Manasquan, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


Stewart, George Francis [MC1955 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Hessmer, John Francis Sr. [MC1955 RIP] 2018-Jun-27



John Francis Hessmer Sr.

John Francis Hessmer Sr., 84, died on June 27th, 2018. He was a resident of Darien for 37 years and former resident of Glenview, IL. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joan, sons John and James (Pearl King), daughters Jennifer and Julie Orlando (Anthony), and granddaughter, Emma Orlando. He is pre-deceased by his daughter Jean Marie Hessmer, his mother and father, Margaret and Howard Hessmer.

John was born in Brooklyn, NY on October 4th, 1933. John graduated from Manhattan College in 1955 with a Bachelors of Science degree in civil engineering. 

John retired from the Rockefeller Group Development Corporation (RGDC) in 2006 after a truly remarkable career in commercial real estate development and construction. For some 25 years with RGDC and more than 50 years overall, John played a leadership role in the development of some of the most prestigious and successful projects in the history of the industry. He joined RGDC in 1981 and provided construction services on some of the company’s most prominent development projects, including the International Trade Center, a seven-million-square-foot multi-use business park in Mount Olive, NJ; Rockefeller Group Corporate Park, an 845,000-square-foot office park in Florham Park, NJ; Rockefeller Group Foreign Trade Zone at 8A in Cranbury, NJ; and Miramar Town Center in Florida. Among his most heralded accomplishment was the opening of 745 Seventh Avenue at 49th Street, a new one-million square foot office tower in midtown Manhattan co-developed by Rockefeller Group Development Corporation and Morgan Stanley, which subsequently became the corporate home of Lehman Brothers and now Barclays Bank. 

During the early and mid-1980’s, John supervised the construction of three significant urban high-rise office towers, including: 444 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA, a one-million-square-foot multi-tenant office building which served as the Southern California headquarters of Wells Fargo Bank; the Irving Trust Operations Center, New York City, a one-million-square-foot operations center for Irving Trust Company: and Continental Center, also in New York City, a one-million-square-foot multi-tenant office building which served as the headquarters of Continental Insurance.

Prior to joining the Rockefeller Group, John Hessmer was responsible for over one billion dollars of design and construction projects across the United States. John started his career in 1955 when he joined the firm of George A. Fuller Co. in New York and later Chicago. From 1967 to 1977 he served the company as Senior Vice President and General Manager. As Vice President, Construction, for Olympia and York from 1979 to 1981, he was responsible for a variety of construction projects across the country. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Construction with Lester B. Knight and Associates.

John was surrounded by so much love during his final days. He will be remembered as an exceptional husband, father, friend, colleague, and resident of Maplewood of Darien. He was an avid sports fan and a life-long fan of the Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees and University of Iowa and Notre Dame football.
Family will receive friends at Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien, CT on Sunday, July 1st from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

A mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, July 2nd, at 10 a.m. at St. John R.C. Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien, CT. Interment immediately following at Spring Grove Cemetery in Darien. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in John’s memory to St. John R.C. Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien CT 06820 or Manhattan College, 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, NY 10471. www.lawrencefuneralhome.com.

Edward Lawrence Funeral Home 2119 Post Rd Darien, CT 06820 (203) 655-6127

Published in StamfordAdvocate on June 28, 2018


Hessmer, John Francis Sr. [MC1955 RIP]

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JOBIT: McGrath, John “Jack” [MC1955 RIP] 2018-May-04



John “Jack” McGrath
NOVEMBER 18, 1933 – MAY 4, 2018

John “Jack” McGrath, 84, of Cary, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 4, 2018, in his home with his daughter right by his side.

He was born on November 18, 1933 in New York City, New York to the late John and Margaret McGrath. He was a graduate of Manhattan College. He had a distinguished career as an Electrical Engineer in the Aerospace Industry working on Space Shuttle guidance systems. He was a long-time resident of Bloomfield, New Jersey and retired with his wife, Ann Marie, to Cary, North Carolina. He was a life-time member of the Knights of Columbus and a parishioner of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Cary. But out of all of his activities and achievements, spending time with his grandkids was his greatest pride and joy.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Ann Marie; grandson, Brian Brown; and brother, Thomas McGrath.

He is survived by his son, Thomas McGrath and his wife, Diane; daughter, Margaret Brown and her husband, Neil; daughter, Kathy Rodriguez and her husband, Henry; sister, Mary Ratigan; grandkids, Michelle and her fiancée, Stephen, Rachel, and Monica McGrath; Jake and Shannon Brown; Alex and Nick Rodriguez and his fiancée, Lisa; and his “adopted” grandkids, Emma, Jessie, and Ryan Johnston.

A visitation will be on Sunday, May 6, 2018, from 4:00-6:00 PM and a Funeral Mass will be on Monday, May 7, 10 AM, at Apex Funeral Home, 550 W. Williams Street, Apex, NC 27502.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the SPCA of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603 in memory of John “Jack” McGrath.

Online condolences may be made at ApexFuneral.com

Arrangements by Apex Funeral Home, Apex


McGrath, John “Jack” [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1955.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McGrath, John “Jack” [MC1955 RIP]

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

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