Tag Archives: MC1956

JNEWS: O’Neill, Robert F. [MC1956] founder of the Bank of Cooperstown



Bank Of Cooperstown Names Bob O’Neill Emeritus Director
By: Jim Kevlin  05/05/2017  3:16 pm

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COOPERSTOWN – Robert F. O’Neill, a founder of the Bank of Cooperstown, has assumed the role of director emeritus of USNY Bank, the parent company.

While an honorary position, it reflects his role in the founding of both the Cooperstown bank and USNY itself.  “He and his family had the original vision to create a new bank in Cooperstown more than 10 years ago,” according to a statement from the bank.

O’Neill spent his career on Wall Street as a general partner of L.F. Rothschild and as an executive vice president of Tucker Anthony.  He was an officer of the Air Force and a graduate of Manhattan College with a degree in civil engineering.

He was past president and treasurer of the Cooperstown Country Club, as well as past treasurer of the Hyde Hall Museum.  He currently resides in Cooperstown and Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., with his wife, Marilyn.
The Bank of Cooperstown operates branches in Cooperstown and Oneonta.

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O’Neill, Robert F. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O’Neill, Robert F. [MC1956]

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JFACEBOOK: Lamiano, Frank [MC1956] budding golf pro


Frank Lamiano
15 hrs · 

Got lucky shot my age today. 82….I did figure it out at 72 I shot a 72, 10 years later I shoot 82. One stroke per year..huh. Stay tuned…..

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Lamiano, Frank [MC1956] 

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JUPDATE: Kesting, William R. [MC1956] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


GOOGLE+: Kesting, William R. [MC1956] founded Kesting Ventures Corp

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kesting, William R. [MC1956]

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GOOGLE+: Kesting, William R. [MC1956] founded Kesting Ventures Corp



William R Kesting
Works at Kesting Ventures Corp.
Attended Cardinal Hayes HS, Manhattan College, Seton Hall University, LSU, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Lives in Wayne, NJ


Married High School Sweetheart, Mary D’Auria;
Chemist, CEO and Innovation Specialist:
Husband, Father, Grandfather, Friend;
Founded Kesting Ventures Corp. in 1984;
Author of Strategic Golf ISBN 978-1-60402-420-3 in 2008
Author of The Market Value System ISBN 978-1-60643-888-6 in 2009;
Family and Friends know me as Pop.

Since founding Kesting Ventures Corp. in 1984, Roy has personally completed hundreds of major innovation programs for clients around the world. He has won recognition as the inventor of Experiential Modeling technologies and the Market Value System, which deciphers the mechanism by which markets make “buy decisions.” These tools reflect his 40 years of experience in senior management and consulting to the departments of research, general management, innovation, technology assessment and marketing for a variety of industries.

A long-time member of the Commercial Development & Marketing Association, Roy received their Golden C Award for excellence in the practice of commercial development in 1995. The CDMA is the world’s leading professional organization dedicated to the fostering, promoting, and sharing of business practices for long term growth and value creation in the chemical and allied industries.

Roy has a BS in Chemistry and Mathematics from Manhattan College, an MBA in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University and has completed 15 years additional graduate course work in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

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Kesting, William R. [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kesting, William R. [MC1956]

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JEMAIL: Yamaoka, Joe (MC1956) ids Perry, Gerald J. [MC1949 RIP]


Hi John,

Gerry is a Manhattan grad.


Joe Yamaoka

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Yamaoka, Joe (MC1956)

[JR: Thanks, Joe. Much appreciated.] 

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JNEWS: Huvane, James [MC1956] sergeant’s pathto the priesthood



A sergeant’s pathto the priesthood
February 16th by admin
By Harry Keaney

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An Irish American cop was collared in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York before Christmas.

On Dec. 19, Cardinal John O’Connor ordained James Huvane, a 36-year NYPD veteran, who swapped the blue of New York’s finest for the black of the Catholic priesthood.

At Huvane’s age, most people would be thinking about retirement. Instead, the 64-year-old former sergeant is about to embark on a new career, armed no longer with his shield and standard police-issue firearm but with a maturity, a humility and a faith honed by a lifetime of trials and tribulations.

In his clerical garb, a Celtic Cross adorning the left lapel of his jacket, it is difficult to imagine the soft-spoken Fr. Huvane as a hard-charging cop in the rough and tumble of the world’s largest police department. But, according to friends and acquaintances, it was Sgt. Huvane’s gentle side that set him apart amid the harshness of the circumstances he often encountered as a police officer.

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Last week at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, where he completed his studies for the priesthood, Fr. Huvane exuded peace and contentment with his decision to become a priest. But he admitted there were times, at the beginning, when he was ambivalent.

“I loved being a cop, I loved the job, I didn’t want to leave,” he said.

So he turned to prayer.

While in Mexico in July 1992, Huvane visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadeloupe. “I asked the Blessed Mother for a sign to help me resolve my difficulties,” he said.

In early August 1992, he applied for retirement from the police department with the intention of beginning his priestly studies at the St. John Neumann Residence in Riverdale.

“After I applied to St. John Neumann, I went through a year when I lost a lot of sleep,” he said. “I used to wake up in the middle of the night asking myself, ‘What am I doing?’ “

However, the veteran police officer had a small escape gap.

During his lengthy career, he had accumulated about four months of accrued leave that he could use to begin studies and, perhaps, return to the force if things didn’t work out. Then he received notice from the police benefits office that the cutoff date for his return was Dec. 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception.

“That was my sign, and that sign has sustained me all through the process,” he said. “I got a great sense of peace and happiness, which has stayed with me.”

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Huvane, James [MC1956]

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JEMAIL: Yamaoka, Joseph (MC1956) after tennis report


FROM: Yamaoka, Joseph (MC1956)

Hi All,

After tennis last night, the four of us repaired to Kellys for a brew or two.

The subject of Benghazi came up and I was surprised that the other three, who I believe fall somewhere
in the conservative half (as opposed to the liberal half) of the spectrum had not seen Bret Baier’s one hour
Fox special on 13 Hours in Benghazi. Before you trash this email, please at least take a minute or less to
read the FOX TEASER for the program below. Note that the teaser has several quotes by the men from the Annex Security Team who went to the embassy and probably saved the lives of about two dozen people under attack at the embassy. They were too late to save Ambassador Stevens.

I believe the program will be re-aired on Saturday (tomorrow) at 10 PM. It is riveting television. It goes into
a lot of detail about the events of that night. I encourage you to either view the program or DVR it and to judge for yourself whether the life of Ambassador Stevens could have been saved. If what these men said is true, it also begs the question: where up the chain of command did the order to stand down originate?

If you do view the program and believe that their story is credible, please encourage your friends to view it too.

The media (other than Fox) seems to refuse to follow the Benghazi story.

Thank you for putting up with this email.

Joe Yamaoka

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A Fox News Reporting special, hosted by Bret Baier, tonight uncovered the smoking gun of Benghazi and offered an inside look into the harrowing and tragic 2012 attacks that killed four Americans.

“13 Hours at Benghazi: The Inside Story” is told by members of the Annex Security Team. The special is based off a new book, “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi” by Mitchell Zuckoffwith the Annex Security Team.

What the security contractors described as initially a “pretty routine day” became a 13-hour battle.

Five minutes after the attack on the consulate, the team said they were ready to go – but they were delayed by a top CIA officer who told them to stand down.

“We were told to wait, stand down. We were delayed three times,” security contractor and co-author Kris (“Tanto”) Paronto told Bret Baier in tonight’s special.

If the team had not been delayed, they believe things would have turned out differently.

“Ambassador Stevens and Sean [Smith], yeah, they would still be alive, my gut is yes,” Paronto said.

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[JR: I and my tin foil hat are sure that the truth has not yet come out. And, like so MANY other “conspiracy theories”, it may never. And legit questions will be dismissed with that ad hominem attack “nut job”!]

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The full, first-hand account of what really happened in Benghazi can be seen when Fox News airs 13 hours at Benghazi: The Inside Story Friday night 10 p.m. (EDT), Saturday at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. (EDT), and Sunday at 8 p.m. (EDT)

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JR addendum:

Note I am not making any jokes about old men and tennis. I reserve those for my Classmate aka “Tennis Titan”.

And while this topic may be deemed “political”, I’m collecting it as evidence of life in the Class of 1956! You may draw your own conclusions about what type of “life” this is (i.e., intelligent; semi-; un).

You can visit my personal blog  for all my TINFOILHAT ravings. Those are tagged for easy access — TFHBENGAZI has four separate posts — there are 36 separate TFH tags for you reading pleasure. http://reinkefaceslife.com/?s=Benghazi

Thanks for a fun email!

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