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JOBIT: Reilly, Eugene [MC1957 RIP] 2017-Dec-11



Eugene Reilly
December 11, 2017
Metuchen, New Jersey

Eugene passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017.

Eugene was a resident of Metuchen, New Jersey at the time of passing.

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017, from 9:00am – 10:00am at The Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 568 Middlesex Avenue (Rt. 27), Metuchen(costello-runyon.com) followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:15am at St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral, 32 Elm Ave., Metuchen, followed by the inurnment at Hillside Cemetery, Metuchen. Costello-Runyon 568 Middlesex Ave. (RT 27) NJ 08840 Mass of Christian Burial St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral 32 Elm Ave. New Jersey USA 08840 Inurnment Hillside Cemetery 52 Lincoln Ave. New Jersey USA 08840 Joseph V. Costello, III. Owner/Manager NJ Lic. No. 3670 Costello-Runyon Funeral Home 1225 Green St & Cooper Ave. Iselin, New Jersey 08830 Phone: 732-283-0075.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Covenant House or Manhattan College.

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Reilly, Eugene [RIP]

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Eugene Reilly

Metuchen – Eugene (Gene) Francis Reilly, 82 of Metuchen, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, December 11, 2017 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Beloved husband of 53 years to the late Elizabeth (Farese) Reilly and loving father to William Reilly and his wife Sue, Marybeth Van Winter and her husband Robert, Lisa Reilly and her partner Don Doucette. He was the loving grandfather to Robert and his wife Jacqueline, Nicholas, Caroline, Andrew and Benjamin and leaves behind a sister, Rose O’Shea. He was predeceased by his brother William O’Reilly and sister Virginia Marie (Reilly) Cirenza.

Gene and his wife, Liz, relocated to Metuchen, NJ from New York, NY in 1963. Gene was the son of the late William and Mary (O’Connell) Reilly.

Born in the Bronx, NY, Gene graduated Cardinal Hayes High School, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College, a Masters of Engineering from The City University of New York, attended Yale University where he received a Transportation Engineering Certificate and completed a mid-career fellowship at Princeton University.

Gene’s engineering career began at the Port Authority of NY and NJ. After that he worked for the NJ Department of Transportation, assuming a variety of roles, retiring after 25 years as the Director of Research and Development. He was an avid supporter and volunteer at Covenant House, St. Francis Cathedral, JFK Medical Center, Friends of the Metuchen Public Library and Metuchen Senior Center.

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017, from 9:00- 10:00 am at The Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 568 Middlesex Avenue (Rt. 27), Metuchen(costello-runyon.com) followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:15 am at St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral, 32 Elm Ave., Metuchen, followed by the inurnment at Hillside Cemetery, Metuchen.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Covenant House or Manhattan College.


Published in Home News Tribune on Dec. 12, 2017


Reilly, Eugene [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

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

                    May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Reilly, Eugene [MC1957 RIP] 

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

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JOBIT: Bradley, Powers W. [MC1957 RIP] on 2017-Nov-06



Powers W. Bradley

W. NIVERVILLE Powers “Brad” Bradley of Kinderhook Lake and Millerton, passed away peacefully after a long illness on November 6, 2017, at Albany Medical Center.

Born on May 24, 1935, he was the son of the late William and Margaret (Powers) Bradley. He was predeceased by his siblings, James, William, John, Helenmarie Mosher and Betty; as well as close family members, Leo and Lew.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Alice (Holmes) Bradley; his six children, Lisa McCormack (Christopher), Theresa Anderson (Kevin), Maureen Bradley (David Shoop), Coleen Byrnes (Richard), Eileen Souliotis (Mark) and Matthew Bradley (Marlyn); 20 grandchildren, Allison, Brian, Liam, Paul, Heather (Lizzy), Jennifer, Samuel, Sarah, Zachary, Meghan, Katie, Danny, Shannon, Michael, Mallory, Alicia, Darren, Danielle, Daphne, and Davin; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Brad graduated from LaSalle Institute and Manhattan College. He was a long-time member of the Elks Club 2530. He enjoyed his time teaching and coaching at Ichabod Crane Central School and Webutuck Central Schools. He loved to play golf, living on Kinderhook Lake and spending time with his family.

Family and friends are invited to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1025 Kinderhook St., Valatie, on Saturday, November 12, for a memorial Mass at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in the church’s cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. Joseph’s Center, for the needs of the center, 495 Maple Lane, Valatie, NY 12184 or the Valatie Rescue Squad, P,O, Box 242, Valatie, NY 12184. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie.logo

Raymond E Bond Funeral Home 1015 Kinderhook Ave Valatie, NY 12184 (518) 758-7031

Published in Albany Times Union on Nov. 9, 2017 


Bradley, Powers W. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/timesunion-albany/powers-w-bradley-condolences/187188999?cid=full

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Dear John,

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

                May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bradley, Powers W. [MC1957 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: O’Sullivan, John K. [MC1957 RIP] on 2017-Sep-19



John K. O’Sullivan

East Lyme – John K. O’Sullivan, 85, of East Lyme, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London.

He was born in Woodside, Queens, N.Y., the son of Jack and Joan (O’Hanlon) O’Sullivan. He married Marianne (Hofler) O’Sullivan, in St. Gabriel Church in Elmhurst, N.Y., on Feb. 2, 1963. She died Dec. 16, 2012.

Mr. O’Sullivan was a graduate of Regis High School and Manhattan College. He received his master’s degree in electrical engineering from Columbia University. He was a veteran the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army, earning two bronze stars. He retired from the Naval Underwater Sound Center in New London, where he was employed as an electrical engineer.

He is survived by a son, Edward O’Sullivan of Clinton; daughters, Mary Stapleton of Wilmington, N.C. and Anne O’Sullivan of East Lyme; a brother, James O’Sullivan of West Chester, Pa.; and 9 grandchildren.

He was predeceased by three brothers, Gerald, Donald and Kevin O’Sullivan.

He will be missed and not forgotten.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, as well as the VNA of southeastern Connecticut for the extraordinary care given to John.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, in St. Agnes Church, Niantic.

Interment will be private. There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Bernard High School.

Published in The Day on Sept. 24, 2017 


O’Sullivan, John K. [MC???? RIP]

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Good Afternoon All,

From Jasper Jottings, our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Fellow Jasper, John K. Sullivan ’57 BSEE. John, a United States Army Korean War Veteran, holder of two Bronze Stars, was called home on September 19, 2017. We pray for John, his Wife, Marianne, their children and Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. The Family have shared the following Obituary. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated today, September 25, 2017. Thank you. God Bless.
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 
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O’Sullivan, John K. [MC1957 RIP]

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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]

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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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