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JOBIT: Denneen, Joseph W. Jr. [MC1961 RIP] 2019-Oct-18



Joseph W. Denneen Jr.

Camillus – Joseph W. Denneen, Jr., 80, of Camillus and formerly of Cortlandt Manor passed away at home on Friday, October 18th, 2019 following a long struggle with cancer. Born in the Bronx, he graduated from Cardinal Hayes HS in 1957, Manhattan College with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1961 and NYU in 1965 with master’s degree in Operations Research. Joe was married to his sweetheart, Margaret, in Queens in 1964. In addition, he worked at Seiko, Popular Services, IBM, Western Electric and co-founded his own data processing company called GDG. He retired in 2004 after 18 years from Fujifilm USA where he was VP of Data Processing for North America. Joe was an avid runner, and only recently did Margaret and Joseph move to Camillus to live with their daughter. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Catherine.

Joseph is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Reilly; his daughters Erin (Cliff) Liu of Garrison, Mary (David) Philippone of Camillus; his sons John (Sheila) Denneen of Somers, NY and Thomas Denneen of Camillus; six grandchildren Michael and Maura Philippone, Caitlin and Timothy Liu, Reilly and Ryan Denneen; a sister Kathleen O’Brien formerly of Yonkers; and five nieces Kathy, Kelly, Amy, Claire and Maureen.

There will be no calling hours. Private services will be held locally, and a celebration of his life will be held in the Spring in Cortlandt Manor.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to JDRF, 30 Glenn St., Suite 409, White Plains, NY 10603 or online at https://www.jdrf.org.

Arrangements by the B.L. Bush & Sons Funeral Home, Camillus, NY. Please sign his guestbook at http://www.BLBUSH.com

Published in the The Journal News from Oct. 19 to Oct. 20, 2019


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JOBIT: Lagonowicz, Anthony Walter [MC1961 RIP] 2019-Sep-26



Anthony Walter Lagonowicz
(1923 – 2019)

LAGONOWICZ, ANTHONY WALTER, of Miami, Florida, passed away on September 26, 2019, at the age of 96.

He was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on April 19, 1923. Walter was educated by and would go on to discern a vocation with, the De La Salle Christian Brothers, whose mission it was to provide a Catholic education to the poor. When the opportunity presented itself for Walter to continue his work with the Brothers in Bluefields, Nicaragua, he took it, as he had become fluent in Spanish during his studies at Manhattan College and then at Fordham University.

After completing his service with the Brothers, Walter would go on to marry Lyl de Maria Zuniga, of Jinotepe, Nicaragua. Walter and Lyl had one son, Peter Anthony Lagonowicz. The family would later leave Nicaragua in 1978, just before the rise of the left-wing Sandinistas. They lived briefly in New Milford, Connecticut before finally settling in Miami, Florida.

Before retiring, Walter spent more than 25 years in various roles at Westchester General Hospital and its affiliate Southern Winds Hospital. Those who had a chance to meet Walter will always remember him fondly, as he had a special way of making an almost instant connection with the people he would meet by taking a sincere personal interest in them.

Throughout his life, Walter was unwavering in his Catholic faith and was an active participant in the life of the Church. Even in his final years, when it was no longer possible for him to attend daily or even Sunday Mass, Walter would ask for and receive the Eucharist at home.

Joining him in this deep faith, we are hopeful that Walter will be welcomed into the radiant presence of the Lord and that he will be reunited in Heaven with Lyl, his brothers and sisters, and his parents and other deceased loved ones.

Finally, we honor one of Walter’s final wishes by recognizing in a special way and saying thank you to his nieces and nephews who warmly welcomed him into their home to spend his final couple of years, the Zuniga Vega family: Fofo, Ana, Alejandro, Gabriel, and Mary.

Walter is also survived by Peter, his son, and his daughter-in-law, Luly, and his three granddaughters: Sofia, Alexia, and Carolina.

Mary and Joseph, pray for him. Saint Anthony, pray for him. Saint John Baptist de La Salle, pray for him. Saint Marcellin Champagnat, pray for him. Saint Ignatius of Loyola, pray for him.

Published in the Miami Herald on Oct. 4, 2019


Lagonowicz, Anthony Walter [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Anthony received his Masters in 1961.

                      May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lagonowicz, Anthony Walter [MC1961 RIP]

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JOBIT: Tobin, John P. [MC1961 RIP] 2019-Sep-12



John P. Tobin, 80
Educator, coach, Staten Island Sports Hall of Famer and Advance Service Award recipient, founding president of Board of Trustees of New World Prep Charter School

John P. Tobin, a retired New York City high school principal, administrative superintendent, assistant to three chancellors of the former New York City Board of Education, vice president of the Siemens Foundation and founding chairman of the Board of Trustees of New World Prep Charter School in Port Richmond, died Sept. 12, 2019, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

John was a 2006 inductee to the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame and a former recipient of the Staten Island Advance’s All Star Service award in 1968.

Born in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, John was brought to Staten Island as an infant. During World War II, he attended schools in North and South Carolina while living with his family, returning to Staten Island in 1950, where he resided the remainder of his life.

An alum of St. Peter’s Boys High school and Manhattan College, he was a member of the legendary Manhattan College track and field teams of the late 1950s. John began teaching and coaching on Staten Island in St. Peter’s Boys High School and Port Richmond High School. As a young teacher, John continued his graduate work at Wagner College, St. John’s University, Long Island University, and Kean College in New Jersey, where he achieved his professional certifications for leadership roles in schools in New York State. He then served as an assistant principal and athletic director at Tottenville High School until being selected to serve as an administrative superintendent in the role of executive assistant to Chancellor Frank Macchiarola, continuing to serve in the chancellor’s office for the next two successive chancellors until returning to the role of principal at John Dewey High School in Brooklyn, Tottenville on Staten Island, and finally at Brooklyn Technical High School.

“Coach” Tobin’s role as a cross country, track and field coach at Saint Peters, Port Richmond and Tottenville was legendary, as his teams won many major events and developed some great runners, jumpers, and throwers. His Tottenville team of 1982 still holds the record for scoring the most points in New York City PSAL outdoor track and field championships with over 240 points. For his coaching and leadership in the track and field community, John was inducted to the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame in 2006 where his efforts as a “driving force in the New York Empire State Games and the New York City Big Apple Games” were noted.

After leaving the Board of Education, John became the director of apprenticeship training for Siemens Corporation, North America, where he developed apprenticeship training in community colleges around the country. While at Siemens, Mr. Tobin initiated the Siemens Westinghouse Science and Technology competitions and formed the Siemens Foundation which named him as its executive vice president.

During his career with Siemens, John was recognized as a national expert of American “Tech Prep” and “School to Work,” models of education for adolescents training to enter the workforce before entering into a college. He served on many national boards including the National Employers’ Leadership Council. After eight years at Siemens John retired and began working together with Project Hospitality and a consortium of leaders from the Port Richmond and immigrant communities to develop a charter school. This project culminated with the September 2010 opening of New World Prep Charter School on Sharpe Avenue in Port Richmond. This was Staten Island’s first middle school charter. Mr. Tobin was at the helm of the Board of Trustees from inception until July 1 of this year, after which Mr. Tobin became president of the Friends of New World Prep.

A member of many professional organizations, John was active with Staten Island Track, Running and Community (SITRAC) in its early years, where he served as its first president. He was selected as a “non-trustee” member of the Staten Island Catholic Regional strategic planning committee and was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. His passion for education allowed him to serve as vice president of the PSAL Wingate Memorial Fund for over 35 years and as a member of the Board of Advisors for the Gateway to Higher Education program at CUNY’s City College for over 30 years as well.

Mr. Tobin is survived by his wife, Alice Garand Tobin; his children, Beverly (Rob) Morganbesser, Maureen (Tom) Buneo, Kathleen (Rob) Roesler, Stephanie (Tom) Duffy, Kevin (Kathy) Tobin, Michael Tobin; and his stepchildren, Mary Alice Rowan and Stephen Rowan; 12 grandchildren, and three great-granddaughters.

John was predeceased by his son, John P. Tobin III; his granddaughter, Shannon Elizabeth Tobin; and his stepson, John Garand Rowan, Esq.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New World Preparatory, newworldprep.org/donate

For further information, visit dignitymemorial.com

Published in Staten Island Advance on Sept. 14, 2019


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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1961.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Sheehan, John J. [MC1961 RIP] 2019-Sep-01



John J. Sheehan

Manchester, NJ – John J. Sheehan, 87, of Manchester, NJ, joined his beloved wife Rita of 64 years on Sunday September 1, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Born in New York City John had lived in Jackson and Point Pleasant before moving to Manchester in 1998. John was a US Airforce Veteran who proudly served his country. A graduate of Manhattan College John earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and went on to work in the Finance and Accounting department for Bell Labs in Holmdel, NJ for 33 years retiring in 1992. He was a Parishoner of St. Luke’s RC Church of Toms River for over 20 years. He was one of the founding families of the Holbrook Little League in Jackson. John had lived in the Renaissance in Manchester where he enjoyed many clubs and organizations, most specifically, the Irish American Club, the Men’s Golf Club, the Denman Opera Club and the Veterans Club. Outside of all his clubs John had a love for traveling, dancing and especially running. He loved running and made a tradition out of running the Spring Lake five for 20 consecutive years.

Predeceased by his wife Rita in 2015, he had also been predeceased by his son Stephen in 2002 and his brother Tommy Sheehan. Surviving are his loving children, John Sheehan and his wife Donna of Brea, CA, Susan Reed of Whiting, NJ and Maureen Neuner and her husband Scott of Atlantic City, NJ. John is also survived by his grandchildren, Kristin, Brynn, Johnny, Maureen, Emily, Susie, Billy, Sarah, Julie and nine great grandchildren and his sister Margaret Scott and brother Dennis Sheehan.

A Visitation will be held Friday September 6, 2019 from 3-7 pm at The Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 3010 Ridgeway Rd., Manchester, NJ 08759. A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday September 6, 2019 at 9:15 am at St. Luke’s RC Church, Toms River. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers donations in John’s name can be made to St. Jude’s by visiting http://www.stjudes.org Online condolences may be sent by visiting http://www.andersoncampbellmanchester.com
Published in Asbury Park Press on Sept. 4, 2019


Sheehan, John J. [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

           I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1961.

                        May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Sheehan, John J. [MC1961 RIP]

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JOBIT: Greeley, John J. [MC1961 RIP] 2019-Aug-10



John J. Greeley

John J. Greeley S.T.D., 89, of Middletown, Rhode Island, passed away at Newport Hospital on August 10, 2019.

John was born in New York, NY to the late Arthur L. Greeley and Mary F. (Fogarty) Greeley. He was the husband to Mary Louise (Ide) Greeley, PhD.

After John had graduated from Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in New York, NY, he entered the Novitiate of The St. John Baptist De La Salle Brothers of the Christian Schools. John received his Bachelor of Arts at The Catholic University of America and moved on to receive his Master’s degree at Manhattan College. He received his licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) and went on to complete his Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) both at The Catholic University of America.

In 1979, he received his dispensation from the Pope to leave the Christian Brothers. In January of 1980, he was hired by Salve Regina University as chair and professor of Religious Studies. John assisted in the Roman Catholic Initiation of Adults Program (RCIA) at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Newport for many years. He also helped with Troop 1 Portsmouth Boy Scouts.

John is survived by his loving wife, Mary Louise Greeley, their son, John J. Greeley Jr., of Somerville MA, and his sister Mary Ann McNamara, of Long Island, NY. He also leaves his nephew, James Greeley, Jr., (Becky), his four nieces, Mary Francis (Greeley) Walton, (Sean), Ann (Greeley) Nelms, (Dan), Kathleen McNamara, (Brian), and Mary Jean McNamara.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his three brothers, James Greeley, Arthur Greeley, and his twin brother, Charles Greeley.

Funeral services for John Greeley will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Church, Spring Street, Newport RI.

Memorial donations may be made to either The St. Mary’s Church Endowment Fund, 12 William Street Newport RI 02840, or to The Potter League for Animals, PO Box 412, Newport RI 02840. Additional information available at http://www.memorialfuneralhome.com

Published in Newport Daily News from Aug. 14 to Aug. 16, 2019


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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1961.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Greeley, John J. [MC1961 RIP]

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JOBIT: Cummings, Dennis Paul [MC1961 RIP] 2019-Aug-02



Dennis Paul Cummings
1940 – 2019

Yonkers – Dennis Paul Cummings, PhD of Yonkers, formerly of West Haven, CT, passed away on August 2, 2019. Born in Yonkers on April 19, 1940 and the son of the late Genevieve (nee Franck) and Paul Cummings. Survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Robert Carlson and 3 nieces, Laurie Scuderi, Karen Lizzo, Kristie Carlson and their children, Emma and Matthew Lizzo , Jack and Luke Colvin and a number of wonderful cousins.

Dennis graduated from St. Denis School, Cardinal Hayes HS and did his under graduate studies at Manhattan College and graduate studies in microbiology at St. John’s University where he held a teaching assistantship and a research fellowship.

During his career in Pharmaceutical Microbiology he worked for Miles Laboratories and Bayer Laboratories in West Haven, CT, the Environmetics Division of Idexx Laboratories in Branford, CT and Sheffield Pharmaceuticals in New London, CT.

Reposing Wednesday 4pm -8 pm at Riverdale-on-Hudson Funeral Home, 6110 Riverdale Ave., Bx, NY. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 9:45 am at St. Margaret of Cortona Church, 6000 Riverdale Ave., Bx. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Published in the The Journal News on Aug. 6, 2019


Cummings, Dennis Paul [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

               I believe that Dennis is a member of the Class of 1961.

                    May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cummings, Dennis Paul [MC1961 RIP]

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JOBIT: O’Connor, Thomas David [MC1961 RIP] 2019-May-25



Thomas O’Connor
1938 – 2019 Obituary

Parsippany – Thomas David O’Connor passed away peacefully at home on May 25, 2019.

Tom was born May 7, 1938 in New York City, New York. He was raised in Manhattan and spent his boyhood summers in the Rainbow Lakes community in Parsippany. After graduating from Manhattan College he served in the Army where he earned a distinguished service medal. He then moved to the place he loved best and raised his own family in Rainbow Lakes, where he was very active in the community.

He was a lover of learning, he earned a Masters degree from Kean and was a teacher and guidance counselor in the Parsippany School System for 37 years. As an educator, he was a proud member of the teacher’s union, serving as the State Chair for NJEA, Vice President of MCCEA, Legislative Chair MCREA and president of PTHEA. He was a lifelong volunteer firefighter with Rainbow Lakes Fire Company. He was a proud member of the Parsippany Elks. Tom was a lover of nature, art and life and he was loved by many.

He is survived by his son Thomas; daughters Tara; Ann Ballot and her husband Rich; and Kelly Garbarino and her husband Frank; as well as grandchildren Michael and Jonathan Ballot and Maggie and Jack Garbarino. A celebration of life is being be held for family and friends from 5:30 to 8:30 on Wednesday, May 29 at Zeris Inn in Mountain Lakes. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center.

Published in Daily Record on May 28, 2019


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

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Dear John,

              I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1961.

                   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O’Connor, Thomas David [MC1961 RIP]

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