Tag Archives: MC1956 RIP

JOBIT: Leonard, John Paul [MC1956 RIP] 2019-Apr-23



John Paul Leonard
August 18, 1934 – April 23, 2019

John was born on August 18, 1934 and passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

John was a resident of Alabama at the time of passing.

John grew up in New York City, attended Manhattan College and became an engineer.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Friday, April 26th at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. A Memorial Mass will follow at 11 at the church, with a reception following.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either of these worthy causes.


Leonard, John Paul [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/107042310

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Dear John,

               I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1956.

                      May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Leonard, John Paul [MC1956 RIP]

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JOBIT: Mazza, Joseph “Joe” Michael [MC???? RIP] 2019-Apr-14



Joseph Mazza
1933 – 2019

West Haverstraw – Joseph “Joe” Michael Mazza of West Haverstraw, NY, 85 years old, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2019.

Joe was a lifelong resident of West Haverstraw. He was born on April 20, 1933 to Michael and Mary Mazza. He graduated from Haverstraw High School and furthered his education by graduating from Manhattan College. He married the love of his life, Doris and they raised two boys together.

Joe enjoyed his business at Mazza’s Auto Parts, baseball, basketball, golf, cars and his martini. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal, New York Giants and Yankee fan. His greatest joys came from the time he spent with his loving grandson Tyler talking sports, rehashing stories of his life, taking car rides past the Hudson River and the golf course, riding with Tyler as he played golf, and teaching him all that he knew, but most of all just being together.

He is survived by his grandson Tyler, sons Kyle and Todd, and his sister Charloette Sopko. He was predeceased by his loving wife. He will be missed by all who knew him.

There will be a Memorial Gathering to celebrate Joe’s life at the Sonoma Grille, 100 Thiells Mt. Ivy Road, Thiells, NY will on Saturday, April 27TH from 2-4 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.
Published in the The Journal News from Apr. 19 to Apr. 20, 2019


Mazza, Joseph “Joe” Michael [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link / None cited

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Dear John,

I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1956.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mazza, Joseph “Joe” Michael [MC1956 RIP]

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JOBIT: Schmitt, Francis [MC1956 RIP] 2019-Mar-00 by Kratochvil, Joseph [MC1956]


2019 03Mar 19 Schmitt

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Dear John,

I believe that Francis is a member of the Class of 1956.

May He Rest In Peace.

I believe that Joseph is also a member of the Class of 1956.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. No obit on Legacy or Dignity yet.]

Kratochvil, Joseph [MC1956]

Schmitt, Francis [MC1956 RIP]

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

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WIKIPEDIA: Hayes, Jeremiah F. [MC1956 RIP] on a new Wikipedia entry



Jeremiah F. Hayes
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Prof. Jeremiah F. Hayes was an American professor of electrical engineering. He received the Canadian Award for Telecommunications Research in 1996.[1] Jeremiah Francis Hayes was born on July 8 in New York NY USA, 1934 and passed away on May 8, 2018 in Victoria BC CANADA.

Hayes received his B.E.E Degree from Manhattan College 1956 with honors. He later received a M.Sc. Mathematics degree from New York University. From 1956 to 1959, Hayes received professional training under Bell Telephone Laboratories Communications Development Training Program. He graduated with a PhD from University of California, Berkeley with distinction in 1966; his Ph.D supervisor was George L. Turin.

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Hayes, Jeremiah F. [MC1956 RIP]

[JR: Posted this February by a User “J Steed Huang” who has no page himself.]

[JR: If anyone has anything they can add, then it’s important to do that to preserve the entry.  I tried to create one but failed.]

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JOBIT: Dwyer, James Daniel [MC1956 RIP] 2019-Feb-11




Age 85, of Alexandria, Virginia, passed away Monday, February 11, 2019.

Originally from New York City, Dwyer lived in Wexford for 36 years before moving to the Washington, D.C., area in 2016.

A graduate of Manhattan College, he worked as a civil engineer for the American Bridge Division of U.S. Steel, and the Port Authority of Allegheny County for almost 50 years.

He was preceded in death by Patricia Anne, his wife of 43 years. He is survived by his children: daughters Kathleen, of Boston; Patricia, of Carol Stream, Illinois; and sons Kevin and Brian, of Alexandria, Virginia; and Robert of Arlington, Virginia; and ten grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at GEORGE A. THOMA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 10418 Perry Highway, Wexford. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Saint Alexis Catholic Church, Wexford, followed by burial at Holy Savior Cemetery in Gibsonia.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania Scholarship Fund. To donate, please go to https://eswp.com /eswp-payments/ and include “Donation to Scholarship Fund in honor of Jim Dwyer.”

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Feb. 15, 2019


Dwyer, James Daniel [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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Dear John,

               I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1956.

                   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Dwyer, James Daniel [MC1956 RIP]

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JOBIT: Flynn, John J. [MC1956 RIP] 2019-Jan-05



John J. Flynn 1935 – 2019 Obituary 

Commander John J. Flynn, age 83, of Newport and Coronado, California died Saturday, January 5, 2019, at St. Clare Home in Newport with his wife and niece by his side.

Born in Newport, October 15, 1935, to the late John J. Flynn and the late Dorothy E. Fleming. He was the husband of Commander Mary Taylor Flynn, Nurse Corps, USN (ret). In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved brother, Lieutenant General William S. Flynn, USA (ret).
Known in Newport as Jay, he graduated from De LaSalle Academy in 1952 and graduated from Manhattan College in 1956. After completing Navy Officer Candidate School, he was commissioned an Ensign in the Navy. After a stint aboard the USS Abbott he attended the Submarine School in New London, Connecticut and served in three submarines while in the Submarine Service.

He later served in the amphibious forces and was executive officer of USS Denver and Commanding Officer of the USS Mobile. During the 1975 evacuation of Saigon, Vietnam a journalist from the New York Times who with 32 other newsmen evacuated to the Mobile, said of the captain of Mobile “Cmdr. J. Flynn of Newport, RI had a lean jaw, steel blue eyes and a quiet confidence and the Mobile was well prepared to do its unlikely job of picking up Vietnamese refugees.”

His final tour of duty was at the Pentagon and he retired in 1976. During his career he was awarded the Bronze Star with combat “V”, the Combat action and Navy Unit Commendation ribbons plus other service and campaign medals. After retirement, he was employed by several companies in positions of Naval analysis. He ended his bachelorhood in 1979 when he and Mary married. He happily accompanied her on assignments to Naples, Italy, San Diego, California and Washington, DC. Upon her retirement they spent the summer in Newport and the winter in Coronado. He called it the best “set up ever”.

Jay loved the water. He was an accomplished sailor be it under a sail or with a good engine powering him along. He was a long time member of the New York Yacht Club and the Coronado Yacht Club. A nephew said of him “Jay was a larger-than-life guy – possessed of a keen intellect, a boisterous sense of humor, 1000-watt smile, a booming laugh, and if he couldn’t remember your name it was ‘Hey, Pal!’

He is survived by his wife, Mary; sister-in-law, Lynn Egan Flynn; five adoring nieces: Erin E. Flynn of Newport, Chyleene Flynn O’Connor and husband Jack of Middletown, Keely Flynn Connery and husband Paul of West Hartford, CT; Deirdre Flynn Shope and husband Tim of Pittsburgh, PA and Tara M. Flynn of Middletown. Also, Mary’s sisters; Nancy Taylor Dudley and her husband Edwin of Jonesboro, Arkansas and Sarah Taylor Nichols and her husband Randy of Isola, Mississippi. He leaves many younger nieces and nephews and a host of friends across the country.

He has left on his final patrol.

Calling hours will be held Friday, January 11, 2019 from 4-7 pm in the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport. A Memorial Mass will be held in the Spring.

For online condolences, please visit http://www.oneillhayes.com.
Published in Newport Daily News from Jan. 7 to Jan. 9, 2019


Flynn, John J. [MC1956 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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JOBIT: La Blanc, Robert E. [MC1956 RIP] 2019-Jan-05



Robert LaBlanc

La Blanc, Robert E. of Manhattan, died peacefully at home on Saturday January 5th, at age 84.

“Big Bob” was truly a giant presence. He earned great success and respect in business yet was proudest of his work with scholarship funds for high school and college students through foundations set up in his daughter’s memory

Bob was born and raised in Forest Hills, attended LaSalle Military Academy in Oakdale, and graduated from Manhattan College with a BS in Electrical Engineering. Manhattan College remained important in his life as he served for many years as a trustee, eventually being granted an honorary doctorate. Bob served in the Air Force in Newfoundland. He received an MBA from NYU. Bob is survived by Betty, his wife of 56 years, and four children, Elizabeth, Robert Jr, Paul and Michelle and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter, Jeannie.

Bob spent his career in communications and finance, starting at Bell Labs, becoming a partner at Salomon Brothers, then Vice-President of Continental Telephone, before founding his own telecommunications consulting firm, Robert E. La Blanc Associates. He served as a Director of many public companies and philanthropic organizations such as the Scholarship Fund for Inner City Children and Ronald McDonald House.

Bob loved music and singing in choirs. He was a voracious reader and had a particular interest in Civil War and WWII history.

Even in the midst of debilitating illness, he was still Bob – smiling and singing and asking what he could do for you. He was, above all, the greatest husband, father, grandfather and friend anyone could be lucky enough to have.

The wake will be held at Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel at 1076 Madison Ave 980 Park Ave. at 10 AM on Wednesday.


La Blanc, Robert E. [MC1956 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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Good Evening All,

Lou Calvelli shared the sad news of the Passing of Fellow Jasper and Manhattan College Member Emeritus of the Board of Trustees, Robert E. LaBlanc. Bob was called home on January 5, 2019. On October 9, 2018, we were asked for our prayers for this good man as he was struggling with Parkinson’s Disease. As he enters the Kingdom of Heaven and is at peace in God’s Eternal Embrace we pray for the repose of his soul. We pray for his Wife, Elizabeth, their Children, Elizabeth, Robert, Jean-Marie (deceased), Paul, Michelle and their Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. Bob as a Member of the Board of Trustees, served with dedication and a strong commitment. He was a proud Jasper, a great Friend and ardent supporter of Manhattan College. Some of us knew Bob from his time on the Board of Trustees. We remember him for his pleasant smile and his willingness to listen. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Visitation will be as follows:

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel
1076 Madison Avenue (at 81st Street)
New York, N.Y.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on:

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Saint Ignatius Loyola Church
980 Park Avenue (at 84th Street)
New York, N. Y.

God Speed Bob. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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