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JOBIT: Waddell, Tom [MC1981 RIP] 2019-Sep-14



Broughty Ferry baseballer Tom Waddell
by Stefan Morkis
September 21 2019, 8.45am

A former Broughty Ferry man who played Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians has died at the age of 61.

Tom Waddell is one of only 498 professional baseball players to have been born in the United Kingdom and one of only seven to have played in the league since 1980.

His family moved to New Jersey when he was a child.

A pitcher, he played for Manhattan College and semi-pro teams.

However, an elbow problem meant Waddell, who had been forecast as a first round pick, went undrafted when he left college in 1981.

He fell out of baseball and was working as a clothes salesman, playing softball at night, when he decided his elbow had recovered enough for him to relaunch his baseball career.

Waddell had a tryout with the Atlanta Braves and impressed scouts, including future Hall of Fame player Hank Aaron, enough to win a contract with one of the team’s minor league affiliates.

He said later: “I bought a case of Heineken’s and got drunk. Did I get a bonus? Sure, Aaron handed me an autographed baseball. I gave it to a kid when I left the park.”

Although successful with a succession of the team’s of minor league affiliates, the Braves did not pick him for their 40-man roster in 1983, allowing the Cleveland Indians to sign him instead.

He made his Major League debut against the Baltimore Orioles in 1984 and went on to make 58 relief appearances for the team that season.

In 1985 he was converted to a starting pitcher, beating the New York Yankees in his first start.

Waddell then had shoulder surgery in September 1985 that effectively ended his Major League career.

He made three appearances with the Indians’ minor league affiliate before appearing for another six games for the Indians in 1987.

He then returned to the minor leagues before retiring in 1989.

After his playing career ended he had a number of jobs and made his home in Tucson, where he owned an indoor baseball training facility.

He is survived by his wife Sande, children Kady and Kyle and granddaughter Kiley.


Waddell, Tom [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

                  I believe that Tom is a member of the Class of 1981.

                        May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Waddell, Tom [MC1981 RIP]

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JOBIT: McAllister, Robert Lee [MC1981 RIP] on 2017-Jan-07



Robert L. McAllister

Waddington: Robert Lee McAllister, age 70, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, January 7, 2017 at his home on in Fort Worth, TX. Calling Hours for Robert will be held Wednesday evening January 18, 2017 at the Phillips Memorial Home, Waddington from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. A funeral service for Robert will be held Thursday 10:00 A.M. at the Phillips Memorial Home, Waddington with Mgrs. Harry Snow officiating. Burial will be held in the family plot at Flackville Cemetery, Lisbon following the funeral services.

Bob was born to the late Robert T. and Eleanor (Barkley) McAllister in Ogdensburg, NY on June 17, 1946. Robert attended school in Madrid-Waddington area and eventually moved to Fort Schuyler with his family and attended and later graduated from SUNY at Fort Schuyler Maritime College in the Bronx with a Bachelors in Engineering. He then completed his Masters in Mechanical Engineering at Manhattan College. Robert married Elaine (Griswood) McAllister in September of 1970. She predeceased him on Jan 5, 2007. He began his career as an engineer and eventually started his own engineering firm in New Rochelle, NY. Bob later married Maria Elena in Las Vegas on Dec 25, 2008. After living in New Rochelle they moved back to the North Country and settled into the Heuvelton, NY area for a short time before moving to their home in Fort Worth, Texas.

Robert is survived by his wife Maria Elena McAllister of Fort Worth, TX, and his children Marianne McAllister of Rochester, NY and Shana McAllister of New Rochelle, NY. Step-children Ricardo and wife Jenny Vega of Keller, TX and Claudia and husband Charles Walters of Grapevine, TX. Also surviving Robert are his 6 step-grandchildren and two brothers Harold and Karen McAllister of Tampa, FL and Jack G. McAllister of Waddington, NY, his sister in-law Martha Gomez along with nieces and nephews.

Memories and online condolences maybe shared with the family at http://www.PhillipsMemorial.com


McAllister, Robert Lee [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.phillipsmemorial.com/obituaries/Robert-Mcallister-2/

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Dear John,

           I believe that Robert received his Masters in 1981.

            May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McAllister, Robert Lee [MC1981 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Haner, Kirk R. [MC1981 RIP] on 2016-Dec-16



Kirk R. Haner
December 16, 2016

Rexford, NY – Kirk Richard Haner passed away quietly in his sleep, early Friday morning, Dec. 16, 2016. He was 56 years old.

Kirk was a happy man. He loved his family dearly and would do anything for his children. They were everything to him and he was exactly where he wanted to be. Every time Kirk greeted someone they could hear the joy in his voice. He was always cheerful and saw each new day as an adventure.

Kirk loved to build with his hands. There was nothing he couldn’t fix and he never stopped tinkering. He became an engineer, graduating from Manhattan College in 1981. He worked for many years as an engineer until striking out on his own as a self-employed general contractor and building manager.

Kirk leaves behind so many people who loved him, all were tremendously fortunate to have been a part of his life. Survivors include his children, Justin, Chester, Kristi and Holly; parents, Richard and Barbara; sisters, Linda, Nanci, Judy, and Karen; brothers-in-law, Dave, Steve and Tim; daughters-in-law, Caitlin and Krista; the mother of his children, Peggy and his long-time girlfriend, Susan.

Relatives and friends may call from 9:15 to 10am Wedneday, Dec. 21, 2016 at the historic Church of St. Peter, 241 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am by the Rev. Thomas H. Chevalier, pastor, with a reception immediately following. Kirk’s wishes were to be buried in Chatham Rural Cemetery, where many Haners have gone before him.

Donations may be made in Kirk’s memory to Habitat for Humanity Capital District, 325 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12205, where he was planning to volunteer in retirement.

Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (584-5373).

Online remembrances may be made at http://www.burkefuneralhome.com.


Haner, Kirk R. [MC1981 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/Batesville/guestbook.aspx?n=kirk-haner&pid=183131491

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

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Dear John,

                I have Kirk as the Class of 1982.

                     May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. At least we caught the obit.]

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JNEWS: Wasicsko, Nicholas [MC1981 RIP] the topic of an HBO show



The Politics of Life in David Simon’s “Show Me a Hero”
BY Craig Hubert | August 14, 2015

Nicholas Wasicsko

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In 1988, 29-year-old Nicholas Wasicsko took office in the city of Yonkers. He defeated Angelo R. Martinelli, the six-term Republican most identified with the struggles over court-ordered integration of affordable housing in the city, to become the youngest mayor in the country. He was a “young professional with a new image,” he told the New York Times, which set him apart from his older opponents, even though their positions were not that different. A product of the public school system in Yonkers, he paid his way through four years at Manhattan College by working at a factory, spent a year as a police officer, and had already gained a seat on the City Council before he became mayor. Five years later, Wasicsko was found dead in Oakland Cemetery in Yonkers, where his father was buried, with a gunshot wound to the head, an apparent suicide. He was 34 years old.

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Dear John,

Nicholas is a member of the Class of 1981.

May He Continue to Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Wasicsko, Nicholas [MC1981 RIP]

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JOBIT: Marshal, Martin J. [MC1981 RIP]



Martin J. Marshal (1959 – 2015)
AGE: 55 • White Plains (formerly of Yonkers)

Martin J. Marshal entered eternal rest on Saturday, March 7, 2015, after a long battle with Multiple Myaloma. True to his character, he fought with dignity and courage. He was 55 years old.

Martin was a proud graduate of Sacred Heart High School and Manhattan College. He recently celebrated his 25th year working for the City of White Plains Finance Department.

Martin was the devoted son of the late Casimir and Ruth. He was the loving brother of Cathy (Joseph Lynch) and Carol (Chris Casimos) and uncle to Eric and Ryan Lynch and Michael Casimos. Along with his sisters and nephews, Martin leaves behind his extended family made up of many loving and devoted friends.

The Marshal family will be receiving friends on Friday evening from 4-8 p.m. at the Harrison Funeral Home. The funeral will be held on Saturday. Mass of the Christian Burial 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Yonkers. Interment to follow at St. Josephs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, instructions for memorial donations can be found on the funeral home website.

Harrison Funeral Home
329 Halstead Avenue
Harrison, New York 10528
(914) 835-0284

Published in the The Journal News on Mar. 11, 2015


Marshal, Martin J. [MC???? RIP] 

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/martin-j-marshal-condolences/174362593?cid=full#sthash.34Mtc3AO.dpbs

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

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Dear John,

I believe that Martin is a member of the Class of 1981.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Marshal, Martin J. [MC1981 RIP]

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JOBIT: Dee, Francis J. ‘Frank’ [MC1981 RIP]



Francis J. “Frank” Dee
(August 29, 1949 – October 4, 2014)

Francis J. “Frank” Dee of Reading died at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston on October 4, 2014 after a brief illness. He was 65 years of age.

Frank was born Winchester, Massachusetts on August 29, 1949, the son of the late William H. Dee, Jr. and Margaret M. (Dunn) Dee. Frank grew up in Reading and graduated from Austin Preparatory School class of 1967.He ran track for Austin Prep and was recently inducted into the Austin Preparatory Athletic Hall of Fame. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Villanova graduating in 1972. He did Graduate Studies in Theology at Washington Theological Union in Silver Spring, Maryland from 1972-1975. He received a Master of Science Degree in Special Education at Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York in 1981.

Frank began his teaching career in the South Bronx teaching special education. He then became a teacher for the Lynn School System in 1990 and retired in 2013. He then worked for the Winchester School System as a substitute teacher at the Lynch School.

Frank moved back to Reading in 1994 and became an active member of St. Agnes Church where he regularly played the drums for the Family Liturgy Mass on Sundays. He was passionate about music and loved jazz.

Frank was the beloved husband of Janet Davidson-Dee. Devoted father of Elizabeth X. Dee of Reading and the late Emily F. Dee. Cherished brother of Vicki Davidson and her husband George of Concord, William H. Dee III and his fiancé Joanne Sullivan of Lynnfield and Edward G. Dee and his wife Janet of Reading and the late Catherine J. Dee. Loving son in-law of Betty Davidson of Reading and loving uncle of 15 nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held from the Douglass, Edgerley and Bessom Funeral Home 25 Sanborn St. (corner of Woburn St.) Reading on Wednesday, October 8 at 9:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Agnes Church 186 Woburn St. Reading at 10:30 am. Burial to follow at Forest Glen Cemetery, Reading. Funeral home visiting hours will be Tuesday from 4-8 pm.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Frank’s memory to the St. Agnes Building Fund 186 Woburn St. Reading, MA 01867. 


Dee, Francis J. ‘Frank’ [MC1981 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/Batesville/guestbook.aspx?n=francis-dee&pid=172689735

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

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JOBIT: McCartney, Patrick A. [MC1981 RIP]



Patrick McCartney

Patrick A. McCartney, age 53, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, February 7, 2014 after a long and valiant battle with cancer.

Pat was born in New York City on September 14, 1960 to Dorothy and the late Patrick E. McCartney. He grew up in Hempstead, NY with his five younger brothers and sisters, Liz, Joe, Paul, Mary Ellen and Deirdre and a large close extended family. After graduating Chaminade High School (1978) and Manhattan College (1981), Pat attended Hofstra University School of Law (1984) where he met his wife Terri.

He joined the law firm of Emmet Marvin and Martin in 1986 and became a partner in 1992. Pat was a Solicitor of England and Wales. He served on the board of Domus in Stamford for 14 years and was the president of Trailblazers Academy for more than 10 years.

Pat was a charismatic guy. He had the rare gift of truly being able to listen to and care about all those around him – everyone who met him felt special. Family, faith and friends were most important to him. Pat loved to golf, was an avid skier, enjoyed traveling and sports. Music was a large part of Pat’s life. He listened to a broad range of musical styles and loved nothing more than hearing live bands.

In addition to his loving wife Terri of 28 years, Patrick is survived by his three children, Lauren, Patrick and Thomas, his mother Dorothy, five siblings, four brothers-in-law, five sisters in law, nineteen nieces and nephews, three uncles, thirty-seven first cousins and countless colleagues and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in his memory to: Domus, Attn: Development, 83 Lockwood Ave., Stamford CT, 06902. Family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, February 10, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm and from 6pm to 9pm at the Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 11am at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, 469 North Street, in Greenwich, CT. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, North Street (entrance), in Greenwich, CT. The McCartney family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT. If you would like to leave an expression of sympathy for the family online, you may sign the guestbook at http://www.bosakfuneralhome.com or visit the funeral home Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bosakfuneralhome to share memories of Patrick with his family.

Published in GreenwichTime on Feb. 9, 2014


McCartney, Patrick A. [MC1981 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/greenwichtime/patrick-mccartney-condolences/169569609?cid=full#sthash.d2I2zv2q.dpbs

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