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JOBIT: Karachuk, Stanley Thomas [MC1957 RIP] on 2017-05May-05



Stanley Karachuk

Stanley Thomas Karachuk, beloved husband of Margaret Tomaino Karachuk, entered into eternal rest on May 5, 2017, at the age of 82.

Born in New York City and raised in Manhattan and the Bronx, Stan was a resident of Trumbull for more than fifty years. A loyal and steadying presence in the lives of his family and friends, Stan will be missed by his devoted wife Peggy and by their children, David Julian Karachuk of Westport, Halina Lauren Karachuk of New York City, Gregory Thomas Karachuk and his wife Agnieszka Slominska-Karachuk of London, and Robert Karachuk of Columbia, S.C. Stan will be fondly remembered by his brother-in-law Anthony Mario Pagano and by his nieces and nephews, Sarina Pagano Kriston, Paul Pagano, Lori Pagano, and Peter Pagano. Stan is also survived by two grandsons, Kellen Francis Karachuk and Kieron Julian Karachuk. A son of the late Timofe and Aleksandra Kaminska Karachuk, Stan was predeceased by an infant brother, Edward Karachuk. His godparents were the late Paul Kovalchuk and Victoria Janusz. He recently lost his sister-in-law Rosemary Tomaino Pagano.

Stan was a proud graduate of St. Adalbert’s Elementary School and All Hallows High School, both in the Bronx. He earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Manhattan College and a Master of Business Administration degree from the City University of New York. Stan also completed the Cornell University Executive Development Program. He was a life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a longtime adjunct professor of reliability engineering and management at the University of Bridgeport.

Stan made his professional life as an engineer and executive in the defense and aerospace industries. He began his career at Ford Instrument, a division of Sperry-Rand. For more than twenty years, he worked at Perkin-Elmer as a manager or director in the Optical Group, specializing at different times in reliability engineering, product and components assurance, program management, and strategic planning and acquisitions. Among the projects that Stan worked on were the KH-9 Hexagon Spy Satellite and the Hubble Space Telescope. He retired from Norden Systems, a division of United Technologies.

Grateful for his faith, Stan was a parishioner of Christ the King Church and St. Theresa Church. A child of immigrants, he was proud of his Polish heritage. Curious and adventurous, he was an avid traveler. A New Yorker by both birth and disposition, Stan was unwilling to live more than fifty miles from the city and made frequent visits back after moving to the Connecticut suburbs. He was a daily reader of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, an active investor with a constant eye on the NYSE, a regular theatergoer with subscription tickets to the Roundabout Theater, a member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the New York Botanical Garden, and, of course, a lifelong fan of the Yankees.

Visitation is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on the same day at 1:00 p.m. at St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church, 5301 Main Street, Trumbull. Entombment will immediately follow at St. Monica Mausoleum, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 1056 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull.

The Karachuk family deeply appreciates the attentiveness and the many kindnesses of Stan’s devoted caretakers in his final years. In lieu of flowers, the family asks friends to consider making a donation in memory of Stanley T. Karachuk to All Hallows High School, c/o Ronald Schutte, President, 111 East 164th Street, Bronx, NY 10452. To leave an online condolence, visit us at http://www.abriola.com.

Abriola Parkview Funeral Home 419 White Plains Rd Trumbull, CT 06611 (203) 373-1013

Published in Connecticut Post on May 9, 2017


Karachuk, Stanley Thomas [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/ctpost/stanley-karachuk-condolences/185329490?cid=full

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Dear John,

                 I believe that Stanley is a member of the Class of 1957,

                  May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Karachuk, Stanley Thomas [MC1957 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Gundersheim, Charles M. [MC1957 RIP] on 2017-Feb-10


Charles M. Gundersheim

Sales director in the dairy industry, devoted member of St. John the Evangelist Church, of Lambertville

Charles M. Gundersheim, 81, of Lambertville, N.J., died peacefully ay his home on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.

Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Charles had been a Lambertville resident for 28 years. Earlier he had lived in Charlotte Hall, Md., Medford Lakes, N.J., Kansas City, Mo., and Wesley Hills, N.Y., as he pursued his career as a successful sales director in the dairy industry. He retired from Star Kay White, Inc. in Congers, N.Y., after 10 years of service. Earlier he had worked for Lehigh Valley Dairy in Allentown, Pa., and in the dairy division of Southland Corp. in Waldorf, Md., Philadelphia and Kansas City.

He was a devoted member and volunteer at St. John the Evangelist Church in Lambertville and an active Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus – St. John the Evangelist Council. Charles was a past grand knight and served on many council committees and was a member of the District’s Honorary Color Guard.

He earned his BS degree in business at Manhattan College.

Charles was a man of deep faith, devoted to his family, his church and community. He held strong convictions which he shared sometimes forcefully but, more often with gentle humor.

He was the father of the late Kathryn M., Carolyn and Nora A. Gundersheim; and the son of the late Carl and Mary Moore Gundersheim. He is survived by his beloved wife, Judy Beach Gundersheim; his children, William C. Cole and his wife, Karen, of Hollywood, Pa.; Theresa M. Weaver of Kansas City, Mo., and Thomas J. Cole of North Brunswick, N.J.; his grandchildren, John L. Madden, Hayden A. Weaver, Derrick T. Weaver and Allison R Cole.

The Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 44 Bridge Street, Lambertville, N.J. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Mt. Holly, N.J. Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Van Horn-McDonough Funeral Home (vhmfh.com), 21 York Street, Lambertville, N.J. Donations in Charles’ memory may be made to the Knights of Columbus, St. John the Evangelist Council, 13 N. Main Street, Lambertville, N.J. 08530.

Van Horn-McDonough Funeral Home 21 York Street Lambertville, NJ 08530 609-397-0105

Published in Hunterdon County Democrat on Feb. 16, 2017


Gundersheim, Charles M. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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Dear John,

             I believe that Charles is a member of the Class of 1957.

                  May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Gundersheim, Charles M. [MC1957 RIP]

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JOBIT: Gallacher, Lawrence Vincent [MC1957 RIP] on 2017-Jan-11



Lawrence Gallacher

Dr. Lawrence Vincent “Doc” Gallacher, age 83 of East Norwalk, passed peacefully while surrounded by his wife and children on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

Larry was born in Brooklyn, NY, the son of James Patrick and Agnes Milton Gallacher. He was the husband of Elizabeth Nancy (Pirundini) Gallacher for 58 loving years.

He was a research and development chemist, with his undergrad degree from Manhattan College and his Doctorate from Adelphi University. He is credited with dozens of patents in US and European markets, and acted as General Manager of King Industries in Norwalk. He served as president of the Marvin Beach Association, Westport Community Band, and was a past Commodore and President of the Shore and Country Club, where he kept his sailboat “Celeritas”, winning the Soverel 33 national championship on two occasions. He was affectionately known as “Doc” by his crew and around the marina.

Larry played an active role in his church as a saxophonist in the folk group, CCD teacher, and Eucharistic Minister. He had varied interests from playing and listening to jazz, to photography, to mentoring students with their science and math pursuits. He loved spending time at his Block Island retreat with his wife, children, grandchildren, and many friends.

He was predeceased by his brother James Milton Gallacher and grandson William Raymond Gallacher. In addition to his loving wife Betty, Larry is survived by his children: Mary Elizabeth Gallacher, Ann Marie (Anthony) Foley, Nancy (Tom) Orifici and James Gallacher (Jillian O’Farrell); 11 grandchildren: Zachary, Benjamin, Meghann, Taylor, Connor, Sarah, Ryan, Thomas, Elizabeth, Katherine, and Althea; his sister Doris Ann Briggs, sister-in-law Dorothy Pirundini, as well as nieces, nephews and other loving family.

His family will receive friends on Monday, Jan 16 from 4-8 pm at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave, Norwalk. His Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, 10am at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Ave, Norwalk, with burial to follow at St. John Cemetery in Norwalk. Memorial donations may be directed to Notre Dame Convalescent Home (please make checks to “S.S.T.V.”) 76 West Rocks Rd, Norwalk, CT 06851. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please go to http://www.magnerfuneralhome.com

Magner Funeral Home Inc. 12 Mott Avenue Norwalk, CT 06850 (203) 866-5553

Published in The Hour on Jan. 14, 2017


Gallacher, Lawrence Vincent [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/thehour/lawrence-gallacher-condolences/183591747?cid=full

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Dear John,

              I believe that Lawrence is a member of the Class of 1957.

                 May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Gallacher, Lawrence Vincent [MC1957 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: D’Alessandro, John Joseph Jr. [MC1957 RIP] on 2016-Dec-31



John Joseph D’Alessandro Jr. (1934 – 2016)

John Joseph D’Alessandro, Jr. 82, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016. Beloved father and grandfather, he was devoted to his family and Catholic faith.

Mr. D’Alessandro is survived by his children, John III (Fran) of Port Washington, NY, JoAnn Calhoun (Andy), Donna O’Keefe (Bob) and Stephanie Hoffman (Brian). He is also survived by his seven beloved grandchildren, A.J. and Katey Calhoun, Conner O’Keefe, John and Juliana D’Alessandro and Ethan and Alex Hoffman and his brother, Frank D’Alessandro as well as a host of nieces and nephews around the country. John was predeceased by his cherished wife, Josephine to whom he was married for 58 years as well as his brother Fr. Benedict Joseph D’Alessandro O.F.M. and parents Angela Caruso D’Alessandro and John Joseph D’Alessandro, Sr.

John graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in 1952 and went on to attend Manhattan College where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in 1957. The very next weekend, John and Josephine were married. They began their life in New York City where they had both grown up surrounded by their extended Italian family of aunts, uncles and cousins which they adored. In 1979, after relocating several times, the family settled in Charlotte, NC.

John enjoyed a rich and rewarding professional career. He began this career with NYC Civil Engineering firm Amman & Whitney where he worked on designs for the Verrazano Narrows Bridge and the Long Island Expressway. In 1960 he began his 33 year career with IBM Corporation as a Systems Engineer in Bridgeport, CT. John served IBM in many capacities including engineering, development, product support and planning. He received many awards and recognitions during his tenure. Following his retirement in 1993 John contracted with IBM to work on several projects for the next few years.

John proudly served his country in active military duty from 1958-1959 as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Artillery at Fort Bliss, Texas and later as a Reserve Officer for 6 years at Camp Smith, NY. in the early 60’s.

The Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, January 4 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte in the Daily Mass Chapel. The family will receive visitors for the hour prior. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn East Cemetery in the Garden of St. Matthew, 3700 Forest Lawn Drive, Matthews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials gifts may be made to the YMCA of Greater Charlotte – Parkinson’s Program, 400 East Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28202.

Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel. (704) 846-3771 An online guestbook is available at http://www.heritagecares.com

Weddington/Matthews Chapel – Matthews 3700 Forest Lawn Drive Matthews, NC 28104 704-846-3771

Published in Charlotte Observer on Jan. 4, 2017


D’Alessandro, John Joseph Jr. [MC1957 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/charlotte/john-joseph-dalessandro-condolences/183281477?cid=full

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JOBIT: Shortell, Thomas F. [MC1957 RIP] on 2016-Dec-20



Thomas F. Shortell
1935 – 2016
AGE: 81 • Sarasota, FL and Lakewood, NJ

Thomas F. Shortell, 81, of Sarasota, FL, and Lakewood, NJ, passed away at his home in Florida on December 20, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Jacqueline (DeNicola) Shortell, to whom he had been married for 59 years.

Tom was born on June 14, 1935, in Brooklyn, NY. After his father, PVT Thomas F. Shortell, USMC and FDNY, died in WWII, Tom was raised by his grandmother Helen O’Mara Shortell and Uncle Jack Shortell. He was a graduate of St. Augustine High School in Brooklyn, and Manhattan College in NYC. He spent his entire career as a Certified Public Accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co., retiring in 1994. During this time he was a member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was proud of his Irish heritage and belonged to the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick of the Jersey Shore. In his retirement he enjoyed playing golf, traveling the world, and spending time with his large family.

Tom and Jackie raised their family in Matawan and Holmdel, NJ. In addition to his wife, Tom is survived by two daughters, Susan and her husband Neil Mackinnon of Chelmsford, MA, and Jacqueline and her husband Charlie Olynyk of Monmouth Beach, NJ, and two sons, Thomas F. Shortell and his wife Vivian of Tinton Falls, NJ, and David Shortell of Monmouth Beach, NJ. He is survived by his siblings Carol Meade and her husband Tom, Jerry Shortell and his wife Janet, and Helen Bonner and her husband Don O’Hanlon, all of Sarasota, FL. He is also survived by his grandchildren Thomas, Timothy, Kristen and Anna Shortell, Sean Hennessey, and Nathan, Owen and Cassie Mackinnon, and great-grandson Mark Charles Sides, Jr. Other family members include Elizabeth and John Avicolli and many more cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be on Tuesday, January 3rd, 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Holmdel Funeral Home, 26 S. Holmdel Road, Holmdel, NJ. His funeral service will be held at 9:15 am on Wednesday, January 4th, at St. Catharine’s RC Church, 108 Middletown Road, Holmdel. Entombment to follow in Holmdel Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Tom’s memory to the American Cancer Society . To share a favorite memory of messages of condolence, please visit Tom’s Book of Memories at http://www.holmdelfuneralhome.com.

Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 1, 2017


Shortell, Thomas F. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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Dear John,

            I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1957.

                     May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Shortell, Thomas F. [MC1957 RIP]

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JOBIT: Puleo, James Harry [MC1957 RIP] on 2016-Dec-04



James Harry Puleo

ALBANY James Harry Puleo, 81, was born into eternal life on Sunday, December 4, 2016, at Memorial Hospital with his family at his bedside.

Born in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Mr. James V. and Grace Floyd Puleo. He is the former husband of the late Evelyn J. Paliotta, A.F.S.C. for 44 years of marriage. He is currently married to Lucille Salamida.

Dr. Puleo practiced internal medicine and gastroenterology in the Albany area for 46 years, barring two years when he served as a captain in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968. He attended and graduated from Our Lady of Angels, Christian Brothers Academy, Manhattan College, and the Albany Medical College. He received academic honors of Cum Laude, Epsilon Sigma Pi Honor Society, and Alpha Omega Alpha from his respective academic institutions. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine, as well as his fellowship in gastroenterology all at the Albany Medical Center.

Dr. Puleo was most proud to be recognized by the American College of Physicians in 2006 as a Laureate Awardee. He also received the following prestigious awards including the Physician of the Year for the Capital District Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, the Meritorious Service Award for the Albany Medical College Alumni Association, Physician of the Year for Albany Visiting Nurses Association, Senior Services Award of Albany, Man of the Year for the Center of Disability, Founders Award Capital District Physicians Health Plan, Northeast Health Founders Award, Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Christian Brothers Academy. He was graciously bestowed the Affiliation of the Christian Brothers (A.F.S.C.), and vested into the Knights of Malta.

Dr. Puleo was honored through the years to serve on the following committies, the Albany Medical Alumni Association for which he served two terms as president, president of the Albany County Medical Society, a founding member of the Original Board of the Capital District Physicians Health Plan, Upstate Medical Director for I.P.R.O., Upstate New York governor in the American College of Gastroenterologists. He served on the board of the Albany Medical Center, St. Peter’s Health Care Partners, and Northeast Health Foundation Board, chief of medicine and gastroenterology at both Memorial and St. Peter’s Hospitals, Board of Trustees of the Fort Orange Club, Member of Wolfert’s Roost Country Club, and Christian Brothers Academy Board of Trustees (chairman for 10 years).

Dr. Puleo was truly a patient advocate. This was evident by his commitment to quality of care. Throughout his career, and even following retirement, he remained involved and provided guidance to the Quality of Care Boards to ensure patient care at any expense. Dr. Puleo’s widely respected and long medical career is only surpassed by the love and esteem in which he was held by his family and innumerable friends. He had a great love for playing bridge, D’Raymond’s on Monday nights, and most of all, summers at his home on Cape Cod.

Dr. Puleo is survived by his five children and ten grandchildren, Michele O’Hare (Charles), Alicia Smith (David), Stephanie Mastrianni (Michael), Jennifer Gibson, and James V. Puleo II, M.D. (Erin); and his grandchildren, Kayla and Morgan O’Hare, Lauren and Madison Smith, Luke and James Mastrianni, Abigail Gibson, Brigid, Jay, and Sean Puleo. He is also survived by his three stepchildren, Raymond, Maria, and Gregory, and their children. In addition, he is survived by his sister-in-law, Regina (Joseph) Moller; cousin, Marilyn (Kurt) Wallach, and many nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to Father Michael Farano, Father Edward Michelini Brother Gregory Myles F.S.C. for their spiritual guidance, as well as the staff at Albany Memorial Hospital and Our Lady Of Mercy Life Center.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Dr. Puleo’s family on Friday, December 9, 4 to 7 p.m. in St. Pius X Church, Loudonville, please enter from the Chapel entrance. Funeral services on Saturday, December 10, at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, Loudonville, where a funeral Mass will be celebrated. The Rite of Interment will immediately follow the Mass in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. Those wishing to remember Dr. Puleo in a special way may send a contribution to either the Albany Medical College, 47 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12208, or Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany, 301 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12206. To leave a message for the family, light a candle, obtain directions or view other helpful services please visit McveighFuneralHome.com.

Published in Albany Times Union from Dec. 7 to Dec. 9, 2016


Puleo, James Harry[MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/timesunion-albany/james-harry-puleo-condolences/183004668?cid=full

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Dear John,

              I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1957.

             May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Puleo, James Harry [MC1957 RIP]

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

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JUPDATE: Delaney, George J. [MC1957 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Delaney, George J. [MC1957 RIP] on 2016-Nov-08



George J. Delaney
1936 – 2016 

Published in the The Journal News on Nov. 11, 2016


Delaney, George J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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

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Dear John,
               I believe that George is a member of the Class of 1957.

                   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Delaney, George J. [MC1957 RIP]

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