Tag Archives: MC1961

JNEWS: Tobin, John [MC1961] measured the VCP starting line



Van Cortlandt’s magic number unites generations
Updated 9:31 AM; Posted 9:00 AM
By Denise Boccia/Special to the Advance

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For cross country runners throughout the Northeast, Van Cortlandt Park is a venerated place, so central to the sport that it has its own language, so demanding that it long ago inspired some college students to survey and measure the course to ensure fairness, and so daunting that it has a magic number: 13.

The 21/2-mile course unites the generations, providing them a shared experience and, for male high school runners, a common goal — breaking 13 minutes.

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“The starting line was straight across and parallel to the walkway that goes from Broadway to the mansion,” said John Tobin, Carroll’s coach at St. Peter’s, a 1956 St. Peter’s grad and an alum of Manhattan College, just across Broadway and up the hill from VCP.  “The finish line was never in a fixed position but generally in the same area as today but no ‘fixed’ concrete monument with flags as today.

“I know that while I was a sophomore at Manhattan College, some Manhattan engineering students — myself included — measured (with surveying instruments) a curved starting line with the center of the radius being the pole marking the then-entrance into the cowpath. This at least made the start fairer than when, if you were closest to the mansion, you were 25 yards closer to the cowpath.”

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Tobin, John [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Tobin, John [MC1961]

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JOBIT: Bagnell, James F. III [MC1965 RIP] on 2017-Oct-23 by Gearity, John (MC1961)


RE: Obituary of James Bagnell III

Jim was a Graduate of the Engineering School at Manhattan College sometime in the mid 1960’s. He was a member of Alpha Sigma Beta. He had lived in the Cleveland area for 45 years and was much admired and loved by all of his friends and family.

Gearity, John (MC1961)

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JAMES F. BAGNELL III Obituary age 74, of Sagamore Hills passed away peacefully Monday, October 23, 2017. Dear son of the late James F. and Frances (nee McCarthy) Bagnell, II; Beloved significant other of Patricia McArdle, loving brother of Carol Ann (Richard) Haglund of Brentwood, TN and dear uncle of their children, Kristine, Richard, Evan, J.B., Erika and also dear uncle to Joe and Zachary Quinto. Services being held privately. James will be interred near his parents in Holy Name Cemetery in Jersey City, NJ. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to The , PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693 or by visiting http://www.donatenow.heart.org.

Arrangements by Johnson-Romito Funeral Home, Northfield Center, Ohio. http://www.johnsonromito.com

Published in The Plain Dealer from Oct. 23 to Oct. 29, 2017 


Bagnell, James F. III [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

[JR: Thanks for the great find. It would have slipped under my radar.]  

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Dear John,

                  I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1965.

                         May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bagnell, James F. III [MC1965 RIP] 

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

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COMMENT: Gearity, John (MC1961) moved over


Just signed up…thanks John…appreciate your effort   John Gearity

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Gearity, John (MC1961)

[JR: Thanks to all the “movers”. It makes life easier.]  

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JFOUND: Thornton, Charles H. [MC1961]



Into the Deep End of the Pool: The Making of an Engineer
By Charles H. Thornton

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One of LZA’s approaches to management involved pushing young employees into the deep end of the pool, encouraging them to take initiative and work within controlled risks. Most of the key staff when I joined were in their early to mid-20s and were from Manhattan College. Vincent DeSimone was essentially running the office by 1964, and the best structural engineer was James Chaplin. Chaplin was older and had an uncanny ability to cut back a structure in the pre-computer days. We ended up designing the World’s Fair pavilions, at least five of which had structural systems that had never been done before.

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Thornton, Charles H. [MC1961]

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JAUDIO: Mullen, Bill [MC1961] interviewed on Social Security Benefits



Listen to interview with host Eric Dye & guest Bill Mullen discuss the following:

How are Social Security Benefits calculated?
When can one file for benefits?
How can a married couple maximize their benefits?
What happens if a spouse dies?
Are their rules that affect divorced spouses?

Duration: 13:52

Bill Mullen is a Fee only, Certified Financial Planner Practitioner and the Managing Member of Mullennium Finance LLC, a Registered Investment Advisory Firm in Park City Utah. He is an Investor Coach who holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Manhattan College and an MBA from Virginia Tech. Bill takes an academic approach to investing developing portfolios that match a client’s risk tolerance and retirement horizon. He works to educate his clients to help them understand how markets work and that stock picking and market timing are not in the best interest of the client. He works as fiduciary, meaning that the interest of the client comes first and foremost. Bill has been active in Park City Utah for over 20 years. He is presently a Member of the Park City Chamber & Visitors Bureau.

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Mullen, Bill [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that William (Bill) is a member of the Class of 1961.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mullen, Bill [MC1961]

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COMMENT: Macfarland, Joseph A. “Jay” (MC1961) comments on Dans, Peter E. (MC1957)


joseph macfarland commented:

When Brother James, Biology Chair at Manhattan College, learned I had been accepted to P&S (Columbia Med School) in 1961, he told me of an extraordinary Manhattan alumnus who was there – he had great respect for Peter Dans. Also, have to say he was a great teacher in his own right.

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Macfarland, Joseph A. “Jay” (MC1961)

Dans, Peter E. (MC1957)

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JFACEBOOK: O’Neill, Rick [MC1961] in Jupiter, Florida




O’Neill, Rick [MC????]

Works at U.S. Navy & Postal Service Retired
Studied at Manhattan College
Past: Sacred Heart
Lives in Jupiter, Florida
From Bronx, New York

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O’Neill, Rick [MC1961] 

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