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JOBIT: Kunz, Otto K. [MC1959 RIP] on 2017-Nov-04



Otto Kunz
1937 – 2017

SHREWSBURY/WORCESTER – Otto L. Kunz (80) of Shrewsbury, formerly of Worcester and Freeport, LI NY died peacefully on November 4, 2017 after a long battle with renal disease.

He was a graduate of LaSalle Military Academy and Manhattan College. Otto was an only child and first generation American born in Oceanside, NY to German immigrants, Otto and Lottie Kunz. He was a lifelong Restaurateur. Most notably, after his father’s death, he took over the family business and became the proprietor of the Sea Breeze Restaurant located on the waterfront in Freeport, NY and then of the Alcove Tavern also on Long Island.

Otto moved to the Worcester area in the 1980’s and held various Maitre’d and bartending positions in Worcester until his retirement.

He was an avid sports fan and always rooted for the local teams. He also enjoyed spirited political debates over an ice cold beer.

Otto is survived by his five children: Otto E. and his wife Karen, Cathy Boulay and her husband Steven, Jim and his wife Nivin all of Shrewsbury, Chris of Manchester, CT and Bill and his wife Teresa of Weymouth. He also leaves behind 12 grandchildren and one great grandson.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Otts’s family on Wednesday November 8, 2017 from 11:00-1:00 pm in the BRITTON-SHREWSBURY FUNERAL HOME, 648 Main St, Shrewsbury with a prayer service following at 1:00 pm. His interment will be held at a later date at Holy Rood Cemetery on Long Island, NY. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to the American Diabetes Association and/or the American Kidney Foundation. To leave a note of condolence for Otto’s family please visit, http://www.brittonfuneralhomes.com

Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Nov. 5 to Nov. 7, 2017 


Kunz, Otto K. [MC???? RIP]

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

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Dear John,

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

                           May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kunz, Otto K. [MC1959 RIP]  

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JOBIT: Lewis, John [MC1959 RIP] on 2017-Apr-12



John H. Lewis
1936 – 2017
Forked River

On April 12, 2017, as John Lewis sat in his favorite chair for his daily reading of the scriptures, he heard the Lord call his name. He gladly answered the call to join Him in Heaven.

He was born on August 16, 1936 in Brooklyn, NY to a British father, George, and an Irish mother, Josephine.

John received a Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College, and a Master of Science degree in Computer Systems Management from the United States Naval Postgraduate School.

John was a proud member of the United States Navy. During his career, he served on the USS Moale (DD-693), the USS Gridley (DLG- 21), and the USS Koelsch (DE-1049) as an officer, and finally the BUPERS Computer Center at the Pentagon. He retired from the US Navy in 1979 in the rank of Commander after serving for 20 years.

Post-military, he had a successful career with the Wall Street firm of Dillon Read, Inc. He retired in 1995 as senior Vice President.

In his retirement, he gave much of his time volunteering at The Church of St. Pius the Tenth, the Lacey School District, and other organizations benefitting the poor. He was a member of St. Timothy Catholic Church in The Villages, FL.

He is survived by his wife, Bridget Quinn Lewis. He is also survived by his five sons: John H. Lewis, Jr. (Margaret) of Paris, France; Bryan (Susan) of Colts Neck, NJ; Gregory Lewis (Alicia) of New York, NY; Kevin Lewis of Montclair, NJ; and Brendan (Jessica) of Maramoneck, NY; and five grandchildren: Isabelle, Jack, Keegan, Cailey, and Madeline. Other survivors include his stepchildren, Eileen Horn (Jeff) of Pompton Lakes, NJ; James Clayton of Pompton Lakes; and Sean Clayton of Brick, NJ; as well as four grandchildren Matthew, Maggie Rose, Carley, and Zachariah.

His first wife, Patricia Ward Lewis, predeceased him.

A Funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 19, at The Church of St. Pius the Tenth, 300 Lacey Rd., Forked River, NJ 08731. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Toms River, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to The Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka KS 66675 or http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Layton’s Home For Funerals, Forked River is in charge of arrangements.


Lewis, John [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

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

                   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lewis, John [MC1959 RIP] 

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



Gerald J. McManus
1933 – 2017

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 


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



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

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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.

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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]

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



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.


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




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 


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



William Kropp

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] 

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kropp, William ‘Bill’ [MC1959 RIP]

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

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