Tag Archives: MC1972

COMMENT: Toner, Mike (MC1972) won’t go to CfA and spend his money


Dear f. John

As always, thanks for your fine and unceasing efforts as CIC!!

Regarding your Chick-fil-A endnote… Many of us can hold disparate thoughts in our heads at the same time. So, while I am sure that many if not most of Chick-fil-A’s are fine and altruistic people, who may well be inspired by the Christianity of the CfA ethos, the fact is that the CfA foundation, controlled by the founders, continues to contribute to anti-gay causes and organizations. I have no beef (pun intended) with the people who work at CfA restaurants but I do have a problem thinking that some of what I pay at a CfA restaurant would ultimately go to funding causes that I do not wish to help support.

Toner, Mike (MC1972)

[JR: Thanks for the praise ••• CfA has the “right” to do what they want as do ALL of us.  All I keep saying is that they aren’t as bad as the Left makes them out to be.  My argument with them is they seek to have the Gooferment get MORE involved in “moral issues”.  And, that’s just dumb.  By urging Gooferment “action”, that just encourages the politicians and bureaucrats to keep Americans divided and arguing instead of focusing on the problem of Gooferment.  I’d rather the Gooferment just do ONLY its Constitutionally mandated duties and NOTHING else.  It shouldn’t matter who’s in charge because it could NOT be used against anyone’s beliefs.  IMHO]

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JFOUND: Bodkin, John J. [MC1972] Board-Certified Family Physician in Williamsville, NY



Family Physician​

Dr. John J. Bodkin is a Board-Certified Family Physician since 1979 and in addition to his position at Highgate, he is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and University of Buffalo School of Medicine.
East Amherst Medical Building
1150 Youngs Rd. Suite 104
Williamsville, NY 14221

Dr. Bodkin grew up in South Buffalo and was inspired to enter medicine because of his family. In his spare time, he enjoys taking advantage of Western New York’s diverse four seasons by skiing, scuba diving, reading and traveling.


  • Manhattan College in New York City
  • U.B. Medical School
  • U.B. Family Medicine Residency program at Deaconess Hospital where he was chief resident from 1978-1979

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Bodkin, John J. [MC????]

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Dear John,

                I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1972.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bodkin, John J. [MC1972]

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JNEWS: Verlezza, Vincent J. [MC1972] ordained as a deacon


Dear John,

The June 11th Edition of Catholic New York reports at page 10, that today Ten Deacons will

be Ordained for the Archdiocese. Two of them have a Manhattan Connection:

Deacon Vincent J. Verlezza, is a member of the Class of 1972 and received his Masters in 1988.

Deacon Anthony Cirone is a graduate of Mt. St. Michael and attended Manhattan.

See Attached


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Verlezza, Vincent J. [MC1972]

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COMMENT: Toner, Mike (MC1972) thinks Stanford story isn’t true; probably isn’t but who cares


According to both Stanford University and the investigatory web site, Snopes, the story of Stanford’s founding after Leland Stanford and his wife were rebuffed by Harvard is not true. Stanford, a prominent railroad industrialist – think one of the drivers of the ‘golden spike’ completing the transcontinental railroad – would have been way too well known and his only son died at 15, before he would have attended Harvard. So a nice parable – but not a true story.

mike toner
BEE ’72
Buffalo, NY

PS – Today (6/16/18) attended the wedding of soon to be (Dec 2018) Jasper graduate, Michael Giraldo and his beautiful bride, Gretchen Bauer – an RIT engineer. An amazing wedding – with best wishes to all. BTW, Michael also holds a leadership position with alma mater’s student veterans organization.

[JR: Well, I’d NEVER credit Snopes as “an investigatory web site” under any circumstances.  Too much bias.  But it IS a nice “parable”; like loaves and fishes.  Or an “honest politician” or “jumbo shrimp.”]

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COMMENT: Toner, Mike (MC1972) thinks that the anti-war movement was more authentic


I would disagree that the anti-war movement was always about Nixon. I remember it starting even when Johnson was still prez – “hey LBJ, how many kids did you kill today…” It continued as Nixon continued the war – then maybe took on an anti-Nixon element as the evils of his administration began to become more clear….A time of great ferment – do you remember “Jasper Liberation City” on the Quad and the chants of “no say, no pay…?”

Toner, Mike (MC1972)

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COMMENT: Toner, Mike (MC1972) responds about the Pope


Dear f. John,

I don’t agree that criticism of Papa Francis should be suppressed, but I am also happy that our pope is no longer the equivalent of sovereigns – don’t think that what the carpenter’s son had in mind..

Also – – RE: Obit notice here for Bruce P. Muller (’57 S)

I had the good fortune to be an undergraduate student under Bruce’s tutelage at Manhattan College from 1960 to 1963. I took most of my major coursework in his classes, worked for him in various academic undertakings (Testing Center Aide, Teaching Assistant, Research projects, etc.) and became a friend of his entire and extended family (including – together with my then yet-to-be wife – babysitting his children!). After graduation and further training in psychology, I worked for and with Bruce in several clinical and academic settings while becoming his neighbor in Bethel, CT where we would have Sunday-morning coffee just about every week for 16 years.

Other than my wife, no single individual has had as much influence on the person I see myself today – a successful psychologist (now retired), a person with an inquiring mind, cosmopolitan tastes and one with a solid sense of humor and a healthy disrespect for convention and authority. A piece of my bedrock has passed. RIP good friend 
Insull, Bob (MC1963)

Could a teacher ask for more?? Congrats to Prof. Muller!! And how lucky was Jasper Insull to have this relationship!! And congrats, as always, to Alma Mater for bringing the right people together!! And, thank you, f. John for keeping us informed of all of these great things!!

Toner, Mike (MC1972)

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JFOUND: Matystik, Walter (MC1972) on an amicus brief



Law Professors Urge CAFC to Uphold Cleveland Clinic Diagnostic Method Patents
By Steve Brachmann March 15, 2018

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On February 28th, a group of six patent law professors filed an amicus brief with the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Cleveland Clinic v. True Health Diagnostics. The professors’ brief urges the Federal Circuit to reverse a finding by the lower court invalidating patents asserted by Cleveland Clinic covering diagnostic methods for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. According to the brief, the district court’s invalidation of Cleveland Clinic’s patents represents an improper application of 35 U.S.C. § 101, the basic threshold statute governing the patentability of inventions.

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The six law professors included as amici in this brief are Walter Matystik, associate provost and adjunct professor at Manhattan College; … … …

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Matystik, Walter (MC1972 MCstaff)

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