JOBIT: Mullane, Ronald Patrick [MC???? RIP] 2019-Oct-17


Ronald Patrick Mullane

Essex Fells – Ronald Patrick Mullane, 84, of Essex Fells, NJ, and formerly of Middletown, NJ, passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2019

Ron was born and raised in The Bronx, NY, and graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School. He earned his BA degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, and his MBA degree from City University of New York.

Ron was a devoted husband and father. In 1961, he married Eleanor Kelly, and they found great joy for nearly forty years raising their five children in Middletown, NJ. He was preceded by Eleanor’s death in 1996. Ron is survived by his beloved children Susan (David) O’Keefe of San Francisco, CA, John Mullane of Rutherford, NJ, Karin (Gregory) Timpone of Potomac, MD, Mark (Shannon) Mullane of Denver, CO, and Kevin Mullane of Middletown, NJ; and his treasured grandchildren, Janie and Jacob.

In 2002 Ron married Maureen Purcell Ranonis and resided with her in Essex Fells, NJ until the time of his death. He inherited two lovely step-daughters, Regina Tucker (Paul) of Cincinnati, OH, and Eileen Dimitry (Auston), of Middletown, NJ; and his step-grandchildren Mia, Patrick, and Charlotte.

Ron was an avid fan of soccer, Dixieland jazz, and classic film. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all.

Relatives and friends are invited for visitation on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 2 pm through 6 pm in the Shook-Farmer Funeral Home, 45 Roseland Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068.

A Funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 9:45 am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, Roseland, NJ with interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, NY.

Condolences and memories may be shared at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Cardinal Hayes High School,
Published in Asbury Park Press from Oct. 19 to Oct. 20, 2019


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JOBIT: Halberstadt, Albert “Al” G. [MC1955 RIP] 2019-Oct-16


Albert G. Halberstadt
1933 – 2019

Albert “Al” G. Halberstadt, age 86, of Windsor Locks/Windsor and The Villages, FL, entered into eternal rest surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

Al enjoyed making People Laugh. He was known to put a smile on people’s faces and will be dearly missed. Betty and Al loved their many travels and their time at the Villages in Florida. Al was an avid reader, loved following his NY Sports teams and golfing. But most of all loved his family and friends.

Al was born on September 7, 1933 in the Bronx, N.Y. to Albert G. and Katharine Spelman Halberstadt. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1955 and worked for the Travelers Insurance Company for 31 years in the Group Department. On May 28, 1960 Al married Betty Gaconnier and together they raised two children, Albert and Betty Jo.

Al was preceded in death by his father, Albert and his mother, Katharine. He is survived and will be missed by his wife Betty of 59 years, his son Albert IV, his daughter Betty Jo and her husband Bill Davis, his sister Janice Sheridan and many nieces and nephews.

Thank you to staff at Windsor Health and Rehab and the Villages at Buckland for taking good care of Al.

His family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 22 from 4 PM to 7 PM at the Carmon Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave Windsor. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, October 23 at Mary, Gate of Heaven Parish, St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 52 South Elm St. Windsor Locks. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of Flowers donations may be made to your favorite charity. For online condolences please visit

Published in The Hartford Courant on Oct. 20, 2019


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JOBIT: Gorges, Peter Francis [MC???? RIP] 2019-Oct-09


Peter Francis Gorges (1935 – 2019)

Reverend Peter Francis Gorges, 84, died suddenly on October 9, 2019, at Providence
Transitional Care Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

Fr. Peter was born on August 27, 1935 in the Bronx, New York, NY. Son of Michael and
Genevieve, he was the second oldest of four sons. He graduated with a Business degree from
Manhattan College in the Bronx and went to work as an auditor for a bank in New York City
until he was drafted into the army. In basic training he became a chaplain’s assistant and was
assigned to Fort Richardson, Alaska. There he recognized the need for priests in Alaska and
decided to enter St. John’s Seminary in Boston, Massachusetts, committing to returning to

Newly ordained, Fr. Peter moved to Alaska in the summer of 1968. His first assignment was to
the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Juneau (1968-1969). From there he
served as Pastor at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Wrangell and St. Catherine of Sienna Parish in
Petersburg (1969-1972); St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Juneau (1972-1981); St. Catherine’s and
St. Rose (1981-1986); Holy Name Parish in Ketchikan (1986-1988); the Cathedral (1988-1999);
and finally St. Gregory Nazianzen Parish in Sitka (1999-2001) where he retired. Fr. Peter
celebrated his 50th anniversary as a priest in 2018. He also served when available the mission
communities of Hoonah, Metlakatla, Kake, Tenakee, Gustavus and Pelican. He was the longest
serving priest in the history of the Diocese of Juneau.

Fr. Peter was active in the Charismatic movement, serving as the liaison for the Diocese to the
National Catholic Charismatic Renewal from 1975 until his retirement. He was also an
enthusiastic participant in ecumenical pastor associations in the parishes where he was

He is survived by his younger brothers, Gregory (Mary Jane) of West Palm Beach, Florida, and
Mark (Barbara) of Cheyenne, Wyoming; 9 nieces and nephews, 8 great nieces and nephews,
one great-great niece and numerous cousins spread throughout the lower 48 with one niece in
England. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Genevieve, his older brother
Michael (Agnes) and sister-in-law Anne Marie.

In Anchorage, a viewing of Fr. Peter will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral from
10:00am to 11:00am, on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, followed by a Funeral Mass at
11:00am. A reception will follow.

In Juneau, a viewing of Fr. Peter will be held at the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary from
3:00pm to 6:00pm, on Thursday, October 17, 2019, followed by a Vigil service at 6:00pm. A
reception will follow. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Church on Friday,
October 18th at 11:00am. The interment will take place immediately after Mass at Alaskan
Memorial Park, followed by a reception back at St. Paul the Apostle Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Fr. Peter’s name to Catholic Community Service,
Inc., 1803 Glacier Highway, Juneau, Alaska, 99801.

Published in The Juneau Empire from Oct. 14 to Nov. 13, 2019


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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Mary Ellen


Joe and Maureen Gunn ask us to pray real hard for Mary Ellen L., a very close and dear Friend of theirs. Joe and Maureen ask that we please raise the volume for this Good Woman, a wonderful Mom, Grandmother and overall, a terrific Person. Mrs. L. has been in Hospital now for two weeks and is very ill. We pray that Mary Ellen’s health improves and we pray for complete recovery free of complication so that she may soon return home to her Family. Please keep her Family in your prayers as well. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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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

Arrangements by the B.L. Bush & Sons Funeral Home, Camillus, NY. Please sign his guestbook at

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


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JOBIT: de BRUIN, Anthony J. [MC1961 RIP] 2019-Oct-15


Anthony de Bruin
de BRUIN – Anthony J. of Garden City, NY on October 15, 2019 after a valiant battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Beloved son of the late William and Clarissa. Dear brother of William Jr., Richard and Peter.
Loving uncle of 6. Also survived by his loving family and friends.

Former Educator at Wagner College and Garden City Schools. Graduate of Manhattan College, Notre Dame and Columbia University in the field of History. Also, formerly employed at William E. de Bruin Engineering Co.

Funeral Mass, 10 AM Monday, October 21, 2019, St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, Garden City. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Fairchild Sons Funeral Home, 1201 Franklin Ave., Garden City, NY.
Published in Newsday on Oct. 20, 2019


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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.

I also believe that his brother Richard is a member of the Class of 1963.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

de BRUIN, Anthony J. [MC1961 RIP]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for FJohn


Good Evening All,

Your prayers are requested for a friend to many of us and Creator of Jasper Jottings. Thursday, October 10,2019, John went into Hospital for Heart Valve Repair. The Doctors have told John it is some routine work but when it is your heart that is being worked upon, you do not feel it is routine. We pray that all went well and that John is back home soon keeping an eye on Jasper Jottings. We pray that all was free of any complication. I will update you as soon as I hear from John. Please keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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[JR: Thanks, Phi.  It took more out of me than I anticipated.  I was “minor”. “Pig ’n’ chicken!” “In the matter of making of ham and eggs, the chicken is merely involved while the pig is completely committed.” Used to use this a lot with Ev’s doctors in a funny but deadly serious way.  Some very talented and dedicated folks made it possible for me to keep on going. Dona Nobis Pacem.]

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JHQ: Manhattan Monthly: October 2019


Manhattan Monthly: October 2019

Manhattan Celebrates Public Launch of Capital Campaign

Invest in the Vision is the most ambitious fundraising effort in Manhattan College’s 166-year history. It is a historic $165 million campaign to secure and strengthen the College’s educational mission at a time of unprecedented technological, social and economic change.

Open House Set for Sunday, October 27

Join us to speak with faculty members and current students, take a campus tour, and explore our academic programs and student activities. The event begins at noon, and the exhibition area and campus tours will be available until 3 p.m. Additionally, a Mass is held at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers.

Ribbon Cutting for Gaelic Park Athletic Center

Manhattan College Athletics welcomed donors, alumni, administrators, student-athletes and friends to the Gaelic Park Athletic Center Saturday, October 5 for the official opening reception and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new facility.

HGI Center to Open Lea and Herman Ziering Exhibit

Manhattan College’s Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith (HGI) Education Center is committed to reinforcing the lessons of the Holocaust. Many lessons can be learned after viewing the Center’s current exhibit, showcasing the legacy of Herman and Lea Ziering.

#300LaSalle: Paul Mariani ’62

Paul Mariani ’62 was the first in his family to attend college. In a recent essay in America Magazine, Mariani detailed his experience at Manhattan College and how de La Salle’s vision of education for all gave him the opportunity to attend college and succeed after graduation.

All Home Basketball Games to be Broadcast on ESPN Platforms

All 27 home basketball games at Draddy Gymnasium will appear on ESPN’s streaming services, beginning with the women’s basketball team’s game against Duquesne on Sunday, November 10. The men’s team tips off its home schedule on Tuesday, November 12, against Delaware State.

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JHQ: 2019 Veterans Day Parade


2019 Veterans Day Parade

Help us Honor, Recognize and Thank our Veterans!

Jasper alumni, family and friends
are invited to march with the
Manhattan College Student Veterans Organization and the Pipes and Drums Band
in the New York City Veterans Day Parade
on Monday, November 11, 2019.

Assembly will begin at 12:00 p.m. on 28th St. between 5th and Madison Avenues.

A pre-parade breakfast will be held from
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at
Mason Jar NYC located at

43 East 30th St.,
New York, NY 10016

A private coach for NYC departs
Manhattan College @ 8:30 a.m.

Advanced registration is required to
march with Manhattan College.

Click HERE to register.

For more information, contact the Alumni Relations Office:

(718) 862-7432 | |

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Out of hospital and getting back to “normal”


Appreciate everyone’s prayers and good wishes. 

Schedule will rocky for the next few weeks.

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