Tag Archives: MC1959 RIP

JOBIT: McManus, Gerald J. [MC1959 RIP] on 2017-Jun-30

2017-Jul-16

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=gerald-j-mcmanus&pid=186099459&fhid=2118

Gerald J. McManus
1933 – 2017
Obituary 

Gerald J. McManus passed away on June 30, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Yonkers, N.Y.

He was born on December 20, 1933 to William O. and Lydia A. McManus. He grew up in Yonkers, NY where he attended St. Peter’s School. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1951 and Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY in 1959. He served in the U.S. Army (Korea) from 1952-1955.

He worked in public accounting for Haskins and Selles, C.P.A.’s becoming a C.P.A. In 1964. Subsequently, he worked in financial management for non-profit organizations including St. Barnabas Hospital and St. Patrick’s Home for the Aged and Infirm in the Bronx and Cardinal McCloskey Services in White Plains, NY.

He retired at the end of 1998 and continued to be active in volunteer work with the Cardinal Cook Guild.

He was predeceased by his brothers William E. of Yonkers, N.Y. and Kevin M. McManus of Palm Coast, Florida. He is survived by his nephews Robert J. McManus of Bethesda, MD. And Stephen P. McManus of Palm Coast, Florida, his sister-in-law Regina M. McManus of Palm Coast, Florida and his grandnieces Kate and Madeleine McManus of Bethesda.

Private Christian burial arrangements were handled by Craig Flagler Palms Funeral Home of Palm Coast, Florida. Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Avenue Yonkers, New York 10703 914-965-5488

Published in the The Journal News on July 16, 2017 

#-#-#

McManus, Gerald J. [MC1959 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

# – # – # – # – # 2017-Jul-16 @ 12:15

JOBIT: DeSimone, Vincent J. [MC1959 RIP] 2016-Nov-16

2016-Nov-22

http://www.enr.com/articles/40979-innovator-vincent-desimone-succumbs-to-cancer-battle

Home » Innovator Vincent DeSimone Succumbs to Cancer Battle
Obituaries
Innovator Vincent DeSimone Succumbs to Cancer Battle
November 22, 2016
Nadine M. Post

*** begin quote ***

Structural engineer Vincent J. DeSimone—an innovator with an outsize personality known for his ability to creatively support his architect-clients as they curved, twisted and stretched their building envelopes—died on Nov. 16, just two weeks shy of his 79th birthday. The cause was cancer.

“He was a very knowledgeable, smart, competent professional and an outrageously funny guy,” says Richard L. Tomasetti, who worked with DeSimone in the late 1960s. “We just couldn’t wait to see what he would say next,” adds Tomasetti, consultant and founding principal of structural engineer Thornton Tomasetti.

*** and ***

DeSimone received an engineering degree from Manhattan College in 1959 and an honorary doctorate from the school in 2009. He was a licensed engineer in 22 states and Puerto Rico. At his death, he was chairman and senior principal in charge of design for DeSimone Consulting Engineers, a firm he founded in 1969 in New York City.

His son, Stephen V. DeSimone, president and CEO since 2002, will take over as chairman. “For Vince, it wasn’t about accolades. It was about relationships and mentoring,” says Stephen, 50. “Younger architects and developers were his kindred spirits,” he adds.

The son describes his father as being without pretension. “He was a great partner and a better father.”

#-#-#

DeSimone, Vincent J. [MC1959 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

# – # – # – # – # 2016-Nov-22 @ 15:20

Good Evening All,

Our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Fellow Jasper, Vincent J. DeSimone ’59 BSE. WE PRAY FOR Vincent, his Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. The following was shared by Vincent’s Son, Stephen ’88 and Richard  L. Tomasetti ’63. We pray for the DeSimone Family as they mourn the loss of their loved one. Thank you. God Bless.
 
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 
 
# – # – # – # – #  2016-Nov-27 @ 11:52  

JOBIT: Conroy, William D. [MC1959 RIP] on 2016-Oct-22

2016-Oct-25

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/William-D.-Conroy-104068170

William D. Conroy
February 4, 1937 – October 22, 2016   
Phoenix, Arizona

William was born on February 4, 1937 and passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2016.

William was a resident of Phoenix, Arizona at the time of his passing.

He graduated in 1954 from Manhattan College Prep and Manhattan College in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.

Don was commissioned into the US Air Force in 1959.

He was married to Theresa.

Rosary will be at 11:30am with a Funeral Mass celebrated at 12:00pm Saturday October 29 2016 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church 2312 E. Campbell Avenue Phoenix. Inurnment will be at 10:30am Monday October 31 2016 at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona 23029 N. Cave Creek Road Phoenix.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to St. Thomas the Apostle St. Vincent DePaul Conference and Hospice of the Valley.

#-#-#

Conroy, William D. [MC1959 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

# – # – # – # – # 2016-Oct-25 @ 11:40

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

# – # – # – # – # 2016-Oct-26 @ 13:47

JOBIT: Murphy, John [MC1959 RIP] on 2015-Nov-12

2015-Nov-14

http://obits.nj.com/obituaries/starledger/obituary.aspx?n=JOHN-MURPHY&pid=176500832

JOHN MURPHY

John Murphy Aeronautical engineer and family patriarch in Roseland John Murphy, a 50-year resident of Roseland, N.J., passed away peacefully on Nov. 12, 2015. He was 78 years old.

Relatives and friends are invited for visitation on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Farmer Funeral Home, 45 Roseland Ave., Roseland, N.J. 07068, (973) 226-1111. A Funeral Mass will be on Monday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Roseland with interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover, N.J. Condolences and memories may be shared at farmerfuneral.com.

Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., John received a B.A. in mathematics from Manhattan College (1959) and an M.A. in mathematics from N.Y.U. (1963).

John worked as aeronautical engineer for Singer Kearfott. He had an inquisitive mind. He loved investigating topics of particular interest to him. He thoroughly enjoyed interacting with people. John was married to his true love, Joan Patricia Trainor, and was the beloved father to six children. For John, family always came first. His children fondly remember him being present at all sporting and scholastic events. In recent years, he traveled extensively to be with his grandchildren, watch their sports, tutor them, and generally share his love of life. John was a selfless and humble man who was devoted to his God and family.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Joan Patricia (Trainor) Murphy, and is survived by his six children, Mary Ellen, Kevin J. (Pauline), Patricia Houser (Archie), Eileen Pearsall (Nels), John Daniel (Carolyn), and Kathleen Simpson (Ed), and his cherished grandchildren, Tomas, Katie, Nelson, Aidan, Taigan, Sarah, Kevin, John F., Kayleigh, Nate, John P., Quinn and Payton.

Funeral Home
Farmer Funeral Home
45 Roseland Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068
(973) 226-1111

Published in Star-Ledger on Nov. 14, 2015 

#-#-#

Murphy, John [MC1959 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

# – # – # – # – # 2015-Nov-14 @ 12:52

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

# – # – # – # – # 2015-Nov-14 @ 15:05

JOBIT: Kropp, William ‘Bill’ [MC1959 RIP]

2015-Apr-12

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newbernsj/obituary.aspx?n=William-Kropp&pid=174614086

William Kropp
Obituary

MADISON, Wis. | William (“Bill”) Kropp, age 86, departed life April 11, 2015. He leaves his wife Irene Kropp, daughter Jeane Kropp (Jay Laurie), brother Bob Kropp (Lois), sister Bette Halm (Walter: deceased), sister Ellen Galligan (Dan), sister-in-law Alberta Kinne (Richard), cousins Richard Kropp and Nancy McMahon (Bill), nineteen nieces and nephews, as well as many grand nieces and nephews. He also had his cherished grand dogs, Quattro and Mini.

Born in New York City and schooled in the Catholic school system, faith played a big role in Bill’s life. Ask him about being an Alter Boy and stories would flow. Did you know he went to the same Catholic high school (Cardinal Hayes) as George Carlin? Of course you didn’t. No one does. But it’s cool.
Bill was drafted into the Korean conflict and served as a medic in the infantry. The GI bill allowed him to get a degree from Manhattan College —quonset hut classrooms – Google it. After college, Bill worked in public accounting until he joined Wausau Insurance Company. During this time, he and Irene adopted their daughter Jeane. There’s a great story about Bill driving about 10 miles an hour (um, in New York) while taking Jeane home, just to keep his new daughter safe.

A true New Yorker, Bill could tell you what was at the corner of X Ave and Y Street up until the end. He never lost his accent or his love of NY pizza. Bill moved the family from NY to WI to advance in his career at Wausau Insurance. He retired in 1992 and decided to spend some of retirement in North Carolina.

Fairfield Harbour in New Bern NC was the place to be, as it had two golf courses and many kindred souls. The first six months of Bill and Irene’s residence in New Bern uncovered so many other NY (and even the Bronx!), NJ and Midwestern natives that they gathered friends instantly. A warm hug to Marge and Ray, Vinnie, Ann and Rich, June and John, Henry and Nancy, Richard and Patricia, Mac, and Bill’s poker buddies (he says you cheated) for being such wonderful friends.

A loving husband and father, Bill was an avid golfer and had a hole-in-one on four occasions. He appreciated books, gin martinis, music, theater and crazy mutt dogs. Oh, did we mention gin martinis? A sports fan he was, taking much joy in seeing the Packers play once from the warmth of a luxury box. And going to Joe DiMaggio’s restaurant was a special thrill. He was a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and also a member of the American Legion. Bill had a long history of volunteering at hospitals, church and charity organizations.

Special thanks to Jen and the team in Memory Care at Golden Living in Beaver Dam. You were awesome.

If you are so inspired, please donate in memory of Bill to: The MS Society: Wisconsin Chapter — (his daughter has MS), any Alzheimer’s/Dementia organization, or Dane County Humane Society. If you’re Catholic, light a candle. He’d like that.

Love you dad.

Published in Sun Journal on Apr. 12, 2015

#-#-#

Kropp, William ‘Bill’ [MC???? RIP] 

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/newbernsj/william-kropp-condolences/174614086?cid=full#sthash.JqmJMOgV.dpbs

# – # – # – # – #  2015-Apr-11 @ 23:58

Dear John,

I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1959.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kropp, William ‘Bill’ [MC1959 RIP]

# – # – # – # – #  2015-Apr-13 @ 19:26  

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

# – # – # – # – #  2015-Apr-14 @ 10:50  

JOBIT: Fitzgerald, Br. Kenneth [MCxfaculty MC1959 RIP]

2015-Mar-07

http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/home/index.cfm?action=public:obituaries.view&o_id=2997199&fh_id=11761

Br. Kenneth Fitzgerald of Lincroft, New Jersey | 1930 – 2015 | Obituary
Born: January 01, 1930
Died: March 04, 2015

Brother Kenneth Fitzgerald, FSC, Ph.D., a De La Salle Christian Brother for 68 years and a long-time member of the Christian Brothers’ Community at Manhattan College, died peacefully after a short illness on Wednesday, 3/4th, at De La Salle Hall, a skilled nursing facility in Lincroft, NJ, where he had been in residence since January 2015.

Br. Kenneth, Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, taught mathematics at Manhattan College from 1971 until his retirement from full-time teaching in 1996. During his full-time appointment at Manhattan College, Br. Kenneth resided at the Chapel Farm Community, Riverdale, NY and at Christian Brothers’ Community, both communities where he also served as religious superior.

During his faculty appointment at Manhattan College, Br. Kenneth served as Department Chair of Mathematics and Computer Services, Moderator of the Irish Cultural Society [Gaelic Society] and was co-founder of the Manhattan College Bagpiper Band.

After retiring from his full-time appointment in 1996, Br. Kenneth continued to teach part-time and as a volunteer tutor in mathematics at the Student Academic Support Services on campus for many more years.

Prior to his appointment to Manhattan College, Br. Kenneth taught at Holy Name School and La Salle Academy, NYC. He also taught taught at St. Joseph’s Junior Novitiate, Barrytown, NY before being assigned to the Brothers’ Scholasticate at De La Salle College, Washington, DC where he earned a doctoral degree in Numerical Analysis from Catholic University of America in 1970.

The wake for Br. Kenneth will be in the Community Chapel of St. Benilde, Christian Brothers Center, 4415 Post Road, Bronx, NY, on Sunday, 3/8th, 4 pm – 8 pm with a wake service at 7:30 pm.

The Mass of the Resurrection will celebrated in the Chapel of De La Salle & His Brothers at Manhattan College on Monday, 3/9th, at 10 am. Preceding the funeral liturgy, there will be a viewing at the Chapel, 9:00 am – 9:45 am. Burial will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla, NY.

Predeceased by his parents, Beatrice [Reardon] and John Fitzgerald and 2 siblings, John Francis and Br. Cormac Augustine [William] Fitzgerald, FSC, Br. Kenneth is survived by his nieces, Ellen Fitzgerald and Joan Fitzgerald and a nephew, John Fitzgerald.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the District of Eastern North America Development Office, St. La Salle Auxiliary [ATTN: Br. William Martin, FSC] P.O. Box 238, Lincroft, NJ 07738-0238.

#-#-# 

Fitzgerald, Br. Kenneth [MCxfaculty RIP] 

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/Batesville/guestbook.aspx?n=br-kenneth-fitzgerald&pid=174335828

# – # – # – # – #  2015-Mar-07 @ 11:09

Dear John,

          I believe that Brother received his Master’s at Manhattan in 1959.

               May He Rest In Peace.

                             Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Fitzgerald, Br. Kenneth [MCxfaculty MC1959 RIP]

# – # – # – # – #  2015-Mar-07 @ 16:14  

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

# – # – # – # – #  2015-Mar-08 @ 18:57  

JOBIT: Gilbride, John J. [MC1959 RIP]

2014-Sep-03

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion-albany/obituary.aspx?n=John-Gilbride&pid=172338453

John J. Gilbride
1937 – 2014 | Obituary | Condolences

ALBANY

John J. Gilbride, 77, passed away on September 1, 2014 at Our Lady of Life Mercy Center surrounded by his loving family.

John was born on August 19, 1937 in Manhattan to the late John and Bridget Gilbride. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1959 and worked for the New York State Department of Civil Service for more than 30 years.

John was a communicant of Christ the King Church for the last 39 years and was involved in many church and school fundraising activities.

John is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Margaret “Peggy” Gilbride; his daughters, Maureen (Daniel) Mears and Peggy Anne (Sean) O’Donnell. John is the cherished grandfather “Pop” of Daniel J. Mears, Kayleigh G. O’Donnell and Maeve C. O’Donnell. He is also survived by his brother Michael Gilbride and many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Our Lady of Life Mercy Center for the care and compassion given to John.

Calling hours for John will be held at Christ the King Church, 20 Sumter Ave., Guilderland, on Friday, September 5 from 4 – 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for John on Saturday, September 6 at Christ the King Church at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Those wishing to remember John and his family in a special way may make contributions to: Colonie Senior Service Centers Bright Horizons Adult Day Services, 6 Winners Circle, Albany, NY 12205. To leave a special message for the family online please visit NewcomerAlbany.com

Published in Albany Times Union from Sept. 3 to Sept. 4, 2014

#-#-# 

Gilbride, John J.  [MC1959 RIP] 

Guestbook: same link

# – # – # – # – #  2014-Sep-03 @ 09:40

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

# – # – # – # – #  2014-Sep-03 @ 21:15