UPDATED 
December 10, 2018

      


                  

OBITUARIES

December 10, 2018                                                RET. P.O. JOHN MC MULLAN

From Lou Hollander as received from NYPD:

Ret. P.O. John McMullan, passed away on December 6th, 2018. He was appointed to the Transit Police on November 4, 1966 and retired June 8, 1983.

Funeral services took place on december 9th with a Funeral Mass and burial on the 10th in Calverton National Cemetery.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to his wife, Rosemary, and the McMullan family. May John rest in peace.

December 6, 2018      LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. LEONARD "LENNY" DE ROSA (late notice)

We heard yesterday about Lenny passing away but we didn't have any information until today.

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. LEONARD "LENNY" DE ROSA
6/14/1925 TO 11/23/2018

We regret to inform our members of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. P.O. Leonard "Lenny" DeRosa on November 23, 2018 at the age of 93 years. I remember working with Lenny in the O/U back in the late '60s and believe he retired from there. He was a US Marine veteran from WWll.
Lenny was appointed to the Transit Police on April 5, 1955 and retired January 15, 1988.

Funeral services took place in Maspeth NY on November 26 and 27th.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the DeRosa family. May Lenny rest in peace.

November 28, 2019    WIFE OF RET. DET. FREDDY MACK and RET. SGT. KENNETH BUCALO (late posting)

From Lou Hollander


FRED & SUSAN MACK

It is with a heavy heart I inform you of the passing of Susan Mack, wife of Ret. Det. Freddy Mack.  Susan lost a 5-month battle to lung cancer last night (11/24). Susan was moved from Trinity Memorial Hospital in New Port Richey FL to Hospice care at about 5 PM and passed shortly after 8 PM.  We will miss Susan as she was a good friend, and a kind and loving person. Freddy & Susan, Joe & Fran Mastromarino, and my wife Barbara and I were like a six pack...we were always together.  We played cards once a week (sometimes more) went out to dinner a couple of times a week and attended many social functions together.  Susan’s wishes were to be cremated and not have a viewing. Condolences can be sent to Freddy at Det1013@verizon.net home address 8236 Setters Point Dr. New Port Richey, FL 34653.  Cell 727-247-2526 home 727- 835-7588.  “May Susan Rest in Peace”



RET. SGT. KENNETH BUCALO
12/11/1928 – 11/24/2018

The viewing took place on Tuesday, November 27th with a Funeral service on the 28th

Kenny was appointed to NYCTPD on 5/11/60 and retired 11/30/81.  He was my boss in CWAC in District 3 in the mid 70’s. Prior to becoming Sgt. He was assigned to the Det. Div. for many years.  Kenny was a good boss who would never look to hurt anyone. The photo above was taken at the 2004 Florida reunion.  May Kenny “Rest in Peace”

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Mack and Bucalo families. May their deceased loved ones Rest in Peace.

November 12, 2019                       LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOHN LILLEY

We received the following from Fran Lilley:

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOHN LILLEY
10/3/1942 to 11/12/2018

We regret to inform our members and friends of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. P.O. John Lilley, on November 12th, 2018 at the age of 76 years. John had been in ill health the past few years, suffering from dementia.
John was appointed to the Transit Police on June 21, 1965 and retired July 3, 1986. He spent most of his career in District 34 where Frank Crisa and I had the pleasure of working with him. May he rest in peace.

Funeral services took place on Wednesday & Thursday, November 13-14th.

John is survived by his wife, Fran, and we offer our sincere condolences and deepest sympathies.

November 6, 2019                                                       RET. P.O. JOHN FEELEY

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

RET. P.O. JOHN FEELEY
7/29/1940 – 11/3/2018

Ret. P.O. John Feeley, passed away on November 3rd, 2019. John was appointed to the Transit Police on December 1, 1965 and retired October 25, 1985. He worked in District 3.

There will be no viewing. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, November 9th

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to his wife, Elizabeth, and the Feeley family. May John rest in peace.

October 19, 2018                            ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT EDWARD "EDDIE" RUSSO


ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT RET. P.O. EDWARD “EDDIE” RUSSO
8/5/1939 – 10/19/2018

The NYC Retired Transit Police Officers Association Executive Board is extremely saddened to inform our members and friends of the passing of our President Ed Russo at 3 AM this morning, October 19th, at the age of 79 years.

Ed had been in hospice for cancer the past several weeks, fully aware of the inevitable outcome. He had many visitors who came to wish him well and trying to boost his spirits. Ed was unique in his own way and loved the association dearly, spending numerous hours either on the phone or the computer. He will be dearly missed.

Ed was appointed to the Transit Police on 5/13/65 and retired 7/4/86 Rest in Peace our very good and dear friend. First VP Mike Lanning will now assume the office of President of the association.

Services took place on October 21st and 22nd.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Russo family. To our dear friend, Eddie, may you “Rest in Peace”

October 18, 2018                                               RET. P.O. ROSZELL “ROCKY” BIBB

From Lou Hollander received from George Butler posseprim@aol.com

RET. P.O. ROSZELL “ROCKY” BIBB
8/26/1943 – RECENT, UNAVAILABLE

A Home Coming Service took placeon October 20th at The Shilo Baptist Church.

Rocky was appointed to the Transit Police on 11/4/1966 and retired 11/7/1991. 

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Bibb family. May he “Rest In Peace”

October 15, 2018                                               WIFE OF RET. P.O. MARTY SYKENS

From Chip Hayes chip1440@lawyer.com

To All:
Ret. P.O. Marty Sykens wife Louise passed away on October 12th.
I spoke with Marty. He is currently surrounded by loved ones and everything is being taken care of at this time. His wife, Louise, requested a simple service. There will be no viewing or religious observance. Marty requests that members say prayers that his wife finds herself in a peaceful place. I extended the condolences on behalf of the Club.
Regards,
Jack Houston
President
NE 10-13 Club

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Syken family. May Louise rest in peace.

October 14, 2018                                             WIFE OF RET. DET. LOUIS ALLOGIAMENTO

From 2nd VP Robert Valentino rvalent558@aol.com & Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

It is with great sorrow that I inform you of the passing of Wilhelmina "Willie" Allogiamento, wife of Ret. Detective Louie Alligiamento, after a long illness. Willie & Louie were married for 65 years. May Willie rest in peace.

Services took place on October 15th & 16th with a service and burial on the 17th.

Condolences may be sent to Louie at Loulexis2@aol.com

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Allogiamento family. May Willie rest in peace.

October 11, 2018                             LIFETIME MEMBER RET. SGT. EDWARD PORCELLI

From Mike Swikata dunwoodymikey@aol.com  

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. SGT. EDWARD PORCELLI
9/9/1938 - 10/9/2018

With sadness I am reporting the passing of Retired Sgt. Edward Porcelli after a courageous cancer battle. Ed was appointed to the Transit Police on February 15, 1966 and retired November 2, 1991.

Funeral services took place on October 14th & 15th

His Transit Police District 12 assignment was in the mean streets of the East Bronx where drugs, violence and crime festered.  He excelled in police work thanks to his strong will as a member of the Third Ave EL 8P squad to the elite Vandal Unit.  These assignments garnered him many Department Commendations including the prestigious Combat Medal. The effects of his passing will be felt by those of us who had the honor and pleasure of working with him.  Rest in peace Sgt. Ed. Thank you for your honorable Transit Police service.
 In SORROW we mourn those we lost. In GRATITUDE, we embrace those around us. In SYMPATHY, we reach out to those who grieve.

Condolences to the Porcelli Family in their loss of Ed. Words are never adequate in moments like these. Our hearts go out to you, and we will always have the joyous memories that we are privileged to have in knowing and loving Ed. May peace come from memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead. " Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted". - Mathew 5:4

Mike Swikata

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Ed's wife, Miriam, and the Porcelli family. May Ed rest in peace.

October 10, 2018                                RET. P.O.s JAMES RODRIGUEZ and JOHN ASKE

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net


RET. P.O. JAMES RODRIGUEZ
6/24/1940 – 10/8/2018

I received this obituary information from Paul May TransitSgt1128@aol.com I worked with Jimmy in District 1 up until 1974.  The only time I worked with him was working Code 99 and was partnered up with him.  He was a nice guy, good cop. May he “rest In Peace”

Lou,
I'm saddened to report that my training officer and good friend, Jaime Rodriquez (Jimmy the Q) passed away this morning from complications of liver cancer. Jimmy had moved to Jefferson, Louisiana a few years ago. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara. I met Jimmy when I graduated the academy in 1982 and was assigned to District 11. We have remained friends ever since. When he retired, I asked for and was able to take over his shield number 1828. Jimmy was hired on 2/15/1966 and retired from the warrants squad on 4/23/1987. He spent most of career in District 11. Arrangements are pending, and I will update as I get further information.



RET. P.O. JOHN ASKE JR.
10-21-1947 – 10/10/2018

This obituary information was received from Tommy Schindler stomals@comcast.net

Our Friend and Brother, John Aske, passed away this morning from cancer with his wife and family at his bedside. They were living in Emerald Isle, NC.  John worked in D-1 in the 1970's. He will be missed. May He Rest in Peace with the Lord. Details of arrangements to follow. John retired 4/18/1979 on ordinary disability.  May he “Rest in Peace”

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Rodriguez and Aske families. May Jimmy and John rest in peace.

October 8, 2018                                                           RET. LT. JOHN SPALLIN

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

RET. LT. JOHN SPALLIN
9/25/1942 – 10/2/2018

I am sorry to inform you of the passing of Ret. Lt. John Spallin.  John was a good guy, always seemed to have a smile on his face. The above photo was taken at the 2014 Florida Reunion.  John was appointed to the Transit Police in 1967 and retired in 1988.

Funeral services took place on October 8th.  May John “Rest in peace”

You can read his obituary here: https://tjmcgowansonsfh.com/tribute/details/108909/John-Spallin/obituary.html#tribute-start

Our deepest condolences to his wife, Susan, and the Spallin family. May John rest in peace.

October 1, 2018                                                            RET. DET. ALAN GARCIA

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net May Alan ”Rest in peace”

RET. DET. ALAN GARCIA
8/28/1943 - 9/26/2018

We regret to inform our fellow officers of the passing of Ret. Det. Alan Garcia at the age of 75 years. Alan was appointed to NYCTPD 3/23/1979 and retired from NYPD in 1999.  Photo was taken at the 2013 Florida Reunion.  

Funeral services for Alan took place on October 4th & 5th.
 
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to his wife Francine and the Garcia family. May Alan rest in peace. 

September 18, 2018                           RET. DEPARTMENT CHIEF JOHN PRITCHARD III

From Lou Hollander as received from Tony Norcia ajnorcia@aol.com May John Rest in Peace


RET. DEPARTMENT CHIEF JOHN PRITCHARD III
4/24/1943 – 9/13/2018


https://www.lohud..com/story/news/local/westchester/2018/09/15/john-pritchard-obit/1317156002/?for-guid=25562c8c-097c-e611-b81c-90b11c341ce0

Anyone wishing to write on John’s condolences page, can do so at www.ForestHillsPalmCityFlorida.com

Services will be private, and a celebration of life memorial will be held later this year.

September 15, 2018                                               RET. DET. SGT. LOUIS COSENTINO

Received from 2nd VP Bob Valentino, Lou Hollander & Fred Ametrano

RET. DET. SGT. LOUIS COSENTINO
11/9/1938 - 9/15/2018

We sadly inform our fellow officers of the passing of Ret. Det. Sgt. Louis Cosentino on Friday, September 14th at the age of 79 years after a long illness. Lou was a former Executive Board member of the Transit Police PBA and a former President of the Transit Police SBA.
Lou was appointed to the Transit Police on July 6, 1964 and retired January 31, 1996.

From Fred Ametrano:

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I announce the passing of my dear friend and former SBA President, Lou Cosentino.  Lou passed away on September 15th, 2018.
Lou was the ultimate fighter. He was the longest tenured Transit Police SBA President. He was a loyal friend and fought tooth and nail for what was right. Lou never backed down from anyone. He was always there to listen and help you in your time of need.  He was loyal to his SBA members and their families.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and celebrated his birthday on November 9th and the Marine Corps on November 10th.
Lou organized and was the President of the Transit Police Dinosaur Club. He was a true Dinosaur and was most proud to represent all the old timers.  He fondly referred to those old timers as the “LAST OF A SPECIAL BREED”
Lou was a highly decorated and well-respected Transit Police Sergeant. He retired from the Major Case Squad as a Detective Sergeant.

Please keep Lou, his family and friends in your prayers.

Respectfully (and with sadness)
Freddie Ametrano

Funeral Services took place on September 19th & 20th

Condolences can be sent to Louie’s wife, Antoinette, at 2046 Coyle St Brooklyn NY, 11229.  May Louie “Rest in peace”

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Cosentino family. May Louis rest in peace.

September 13, 2018                           RET. P.O. CORLANDT ASHCROFT (late notice)

Received from Lou Hollander and Charles McCrae cemccray@aol.com 

RET. P.O. CORLANDT ASHCROFT
8/15/1923 – 9/5/2018


Corlandt was cremated on 9/7/2018.  I don’t have an appointment date for him, but he retired 12/31/1979.  “May he rest in peace”

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Ashcroft family. May Corlandt rest in peace.

September 11, 2018                                                    RET. P.O. JOHN PAGANO

From Lou Hollander and Vinnie Servedio

RET. P.O. JOHN PAGANO
9/18/1940 - 9/9/2018

We regret to inform you of the passsing of our fellow officer, Ret. P.O. John Pagano on September 9th, at the age of 77 years. John was appointed to the Transit Police on December 1, 1965 and retired January 22, 1986.

Funeral services took place on September 13th and 14th.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Pagano family. May John rest in peace.

September 7, 2018                                                 RET. P.O. ANTHONY FERRARI

Lou Hollander received this obituary from John Spallin, jspallin42@gmail.com

RET. P.O. ANTHONY “BIG TONY” FERRARI
12/19/1941 – 9/5/2018

Ret. P.O. Anthony Ferrari was appointed to the NYCTPD 5/3/65 and retired 5/3/83. He worked with John Spallin in Dist. 3, thenTony transferred to Dist.20 where he spent the rest of his career.  John was informed by Tony’s wife that Tony passed on 9/5. There will be no services and he will be cremated.  “May Tony Rest in peace”

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Ferrari family. May Tony rest in peace.

August 31, 2018                                 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. THOMAS DALTON

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net and Mike Bianco mibianco847@gmail.com


LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. THOMAS DALTON
9/20/28 - 8/30/2018

Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Thomas Dalton, passed away on August 30th, 2018 at the age of 89 years. He was appointed to the Transit Police on April 5, 1955, and retired July 4, 1986. Tom was the 4x12 homepost officer in District 23.

Services took place on September 3rd and 4th.Our deepest condolences and sympathies to his wife, Bridget, and the Dalton family. May Thomas rest in peace.

August 25, 2018                                                   RET. P.O. JOSEPH BARTOLOTTA

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net 

RET. P.O JOSEPH BARTOLOTTA
3/9/1945 – 8/23/2018

We regret to inform our members of the passing of Association member, Ret. P.O.Joseph Bartolotta.  Joseph was appointed to the Transit Police on November 28, 1967 and retired December 1, 1987

Services took place on August 27th and 28th

Guestbook can be signed on the Funeral Home webpage https://www.scaliahome.com/obituaries/Joseph-Bartolotta-3/#!/TributeWall

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to his wife, Isabel and the Bartolotta family. May Joseph rest in peace.

August 14, 2018                                  LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. RAYMOND DYSON

From Charles McCray cemccray@aol.com

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. RAYMOND DYSON
      6/6/1937 - 8/7/2018

Lifetime Member Ret. PO Raymond Dyson passed on Monday, August 7th, following a swimming accident. Raymond was appointed to the Transit Police on June 25, 1965 and retired March 15, 1986

Services took place on August 19th and 20th.

Condolences may be sent to Annie Franklin via Granby's Funeral Services, Inc.  http://www.granbysfuneralservice.com

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Dyson family. May Raymond rest in peace.

August 13, 2018                                                    SON OF RET.  SGT. MIKE LAVELLE

 From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net 

Michael Henry Lavelle, age 43, son of Ret. Sgt. Mike Lavelle, passed on 8/13/2018 at 3:32 AM from cancer.  At the request of Mike’s son, the service will be private followed by cremation.  Condolences can be sent to Mike and family at mplavelle51@hotmail.com or to Mike Lavelle, 1844 Prospect Ave. East Meadow, NY 11787.  May Michael Henry “Rest In Peace”

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Lavelle family. May Michael Henry rest in peace.

August 11, 2018                                                    RET. P.O. ANTHONY SCLAFANI

From 2nd VP Bob Valentino as received from DEA Vice President Paul DiGiacomo

RET. P.O. ANTHONY SCLAFANI
1/13/1937 to 8/10/2018

Retired Transit Police Officer Anthony Sclafani passed away on August 10th at the age of 81 years. Anthony was appointed to the Transit Police Department on April 13, 1965 & retired on December 8, 1982. He was also a former Association board member for several years when Mike Spadafora was president.
 
Services took place on August 13th to the 15th.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Sclafani family. May Anthony rest in peace.

August 10, 2018                                LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. ROBERT PFEIFFER

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net and John Giangrasso jgianj@verizon.net

 

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. ROBERT PFEIFFER
2/26/1935 – 8/8/2018

From Newsday:
Pfeiffer- Robert E,. of West Islip, LI, on August 8, 2018. Beloved husband of Marlene Pfeiffer. Devoted father of Deborah (George Nolan) Pfeiffer, Maureen (Jim) Kelly, Kathleen Pfeiffer, Kevin (Cindy) Pfeiffer, Chris (Lea Darley) Pfeiffer, Colleen (Cliff) Gates and the late Baby Robert. Cherished grandfather of Aubrey, Evan, Gavin, Makali and Elena. Dear brother of William Pfeiffer. Robert was a proud U.S. Navy and Air National Guard Veteran, New York City Transit Police Officer and was also a Master Carpenter.

Robert was appointed to the NYC Transit Police on June 21, 1965 and retired August 1, 1985. 

Services took place on August 12th and 13th.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert's name may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 110 Bi-County Blvd., Suite 114, Farmingdale, NY 11735 

You can click on the link below or paste into your browser to leave condolences.  May Robert Rest in Peace.

https://chapeyfamily.com/tribute/details/1658/Robert-Pfeiffer/service-information.html#tribute-start

A very nice eulogy from Pat Dwyer:

Dear Tony,
I worked Bob in Dist. 23 in the late 60's. Made a couple of booth holdup collars by himself.  A great guy with an unbelievable sense of humor. Thought you may want to pass it along. 
Pat

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Pfeiffer family. May Robert rest in peace.

August 3, 2018                                                          RET. DET. GEORGE SAMUEL

From Lou Hollander as received from NYPD

RET. DET. GEORGE SAMUEL
4/16/1937 - 6/20/18

Ret. Det. George Samuel passed away on June 20, 2018. He was appointed to the Transit Police on May 3, 1965 and retired November 23, 1995.

Funeral servces took place shortly after his passing.

Our deepest condolences to the Samuel family. May George rest in peace.

July 27, 2018                                                             RET. SGT. WILFORD ENGLISH

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net  as received from NYPD 
I had the privilege of working with Wilford (We all knew him as Tokey)  He was a gentleman and a real nice guy.  He was a pleasure to work with. Condolences can be submitted on the funeral home web page https://www.moloneyfh.com/obituary/wilford-english-jr/ 

RET. SGT. WILFORD ENGLISH
9/17/1941 - 8/25/2018

Ret. Sgt. Wilford English was appointed to the Transit Police on November 6, 1966 and retired March 19, 1989.

Funeral services took place on August 1st with burial in Pinelawn Memorial Park.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the English family. May Wilford rest in peace.

July 24, 2018                                                                RET. P.O. WALTER HUNT

Sent by Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net  Obituary information received from George Butler via Pete Younger.


RET. P.O. WALTER HUNT

11/27/1937 – 7/19/2018

Walter Hunt was appointed to the NYCTPD 12/1/65 and retired 11/21/91.  I believed he worked in District 3.  May he “Rest in Peace”

Services took place on July 26th & 27th

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Hunt family. May Walter rest in peace.

July 7, 2018                                                               RET. P.O. TONY SOTOMAYER

Senby Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

RET. P.O. TONY SOTOMAYOR
11/22/1933 – 7/5/2018


I am very sadended to inform you of the passing of Ret. P.O. Tony Sotomayor.  Tony was appointed to the NYCTPD 2/29/68 and retired 8/5/89. I believe Tony worked in Dist 3 and Dist 1 where he retired from. 

Tony and I retired around the same time and we both moved to Florida and in the same area.  I was working a full time job as a Driver Examiner for the Florida Divison of Drivers License and Tony wasn’t working.  We both applied to be Deputies in the Pasco County Sheriffs Office when they had their 1st evening academy class and Tony and I were in it.  The class ended at 10PM and it was quite a drive home.  By the time we got home, I told Tony I couldn’t do this and work a full time job; I wasn’t going back.  Tony was glad I mentioned it because he felt the same way.  So we both quit after one night.

The photo above was from the 2007 Florida Reunion.  At Tony’s request there will not be a viewing.  Condolences can be sent to Mrs. Zlatka Sotomayor, 7100 Maidstone Ct., New Port Richey, FL 34653. Tony was a good guy may he rest in peace.

Our deepest condolences to the Sotomayer family. May Tony rest in peace.

July 3, 2018                                                         RET. P.O. RAINIER "RAY" MELUCCI

From Lou Hollander as received from NYPD

RET. P.O. RAINER “RAY” MELUCCI
10/23/1938 - 6/30/2018

We regret to inform our fellow officers of the passing of Ret. P.O. Rainier "Ray" Melucci, on June 30th at the age of 79 years. Ray was appointed to the Transit Police on February 15, 1966 and retired October 31, 1979.

Funeral arrangements took place on July 5th to the 7th.

June 28, 2018                                                       IN MEMORIAM - P.O. JOHN SKAGEN

Police Officer John Skagen New York City Transit Police Department. End of Watch: Wednesday, June 28, 1972

Age: 33
Tour of Duty: 2 Years
Badge Number: 3229
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)
Date of Incident: Wednesday, June 28, 1972
Weapon Used: Officer's handgun
Suspect Info: Apprehended
Officer John Skagen was accidentally shot and killed by two New York City police officers while chasing a shooting suspect. He was in plainclothes returning from a court appearance when he witnessed a disturbance and shooting in the subway. He began chasing the suspect with his gun drawn. As they exited the station the suspect yelled to two NYPD officers that a crazy man with a gun was chasing him. The officers opened fire on Officer Skagen, fatally wounding him.

The suspect was apprehended and charged with the original homicide but was not charged in connection with Officer's Skagen's death.

Officer Skagen was assigned to Transit District 2. He was survived by his wife and son

June 16, 2018                                                          RET. P.O. GEORGE FAULDING

From Charles McCray cemccray@aol.com

With sadness we announce the passing of Ret. P.O. George Faulding. George had been at his home on Hospice since being discharged from the hospital around May 22nd. He transitioned on Wed. June 13th.

Arrangements took place on June 20th

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Faulding family. May George rest in peace. Unfortunately, we do not have any information available as to his appointment and retirement dates.

June 12, 2018                 2ND VICE PRESIDENT RET. CAPTAIN HENRY "HARRY" HASSLER and
                                                              SON OF RET. P.O. LEW DAVIS

RET. CAPTAIN HENRY "HARRY" HASSLER
1/12/1944 - 6/12/2018

We are deeply saddened to report that Association 2nd Vice President, Ret. Captain Henry "Harry" Hassler, passed away this evening after a long fight with pancreatic cancer. Harry was an inspiration to us all with his deep love of the Good Lord and his fellow man.

His articles in our newsletter, "Beyond the Line," were both inspirational and funny. He took a deep interest in the late Retired P.O. Billy Martin and was instrumental in getting Billy's name on the Wall of Honor in the NYPD. Harry interviewed quite a few "old timers" who were a namesake in the history of the Transit Police and his stories were posted in the magazine. We were blessed when Harry arrived at the last association meeting on June 6th with his lovely wife, Barbara.

As a chaplain both with the association and with the NYPD, along with Rabbi Berkowitz, he offered his help to those in need. He will be deeply missed. Rest in Peace, Harry, your suffering is over and you are now with the Lord. Harry did his last train patrol on the Heaven Bound Railroad.

Harry was appointed to the Transit Police on May 3, 1965 and retired July 2, 1992. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and his sons, Scott, John, William and daughter, Debra..

Funeral services took place on Thursday to Saturday, June 14 to 16.:

Memorial ceremony at the Funeral Home was followed by burial in Pinelawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to: Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc. 


Condolences can be mailed to Harry’s wife Barbara & family @ 29 Second Ave, Massapequa Park, NY 11762.

Visit the Funeral Home Web Page http://www.massapequafuneralhome.com/obituary/henry-c-hassler/ to sign guest book.


Sent by Lou Hollander as received from George Butler posseprim@aol.com

SON OF RET. P.O. LEW DAVIS

Funeral arrangements for Todd Davis, son of Ret. P.O. Lew Davis took place on June 18th

 

Lew was in my class 3/10/69.  May Todd “Rest in Peace”


Our deepest condolences to the Hassler and Davis families on the loss of their loved ones. May they Rest in Peace.

June 6, 2018                                             RET. D/SGT. ANTHONY "TONY" SCUMACI JR.
                                                                 RET. LT. JAMES JUDGE  and
                                                     DAUGHTER OF RET. P.O. DANIEL TORTORELLI

From Bob Valentino:

RET. DET. SGT. ANTHONY "TONY" SCUMACI JR.
7/15/1948 - 6/5/2018

Ret. D/Sgt. Anthony Scumaci Jr., passed away on June 5th at athe age of 69 years after a long illness. He was appointed to the Transit Police on July 15, 1969 and retired from NYPD on August 1, 1995

Funeral arrangements took place on June 9 to 11th with burial in st. Charles Cemetery:


Received from Ret. Det. Louis Cruz

RET. LT. JAMES JUDGE

 
Ret. Lt. James Judge passed away on June 5th. We don't have any information available at this time as to his appointment and retirement dates.

Funeral arrangements took place on June 7th & 8th


Received by Ed Russo

DAUGHTER OF RET. P.O. DANIEL TORTORELLII

I would like to inform you of the passing of my daughter Alice (Tortorelli) DePew living in Eden, NC on May 28, 2018.
She was 32 years old, leaving a husband Stanley, son Chadwick and daughter Elizabeth
Service was held on June 02, 2018 in Fair Funeral Home in Eden, NC

Retired PO Daniel Tortorelli (Dist-03) 1993 dandeetort@hotmail.com

 

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Scumaci, Judge and Tortorelli familes. May their deceased loved ones rest in peace.

June 5, 2018                                          LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. EDWARD CHERRY and
                                                                            RET. P.O. WILLIAM NEARY (late postings
)

Sent by Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net Information received from Bill McKechnie

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. EDWARD CHERRY
1/18/1943 – 5/25/2018



It is with much regret and deep sadness that I announce the passing of a friend and a colleague who most of knew simply as Ed or Eddie Cherry. Eddie was appointed to the NYC Transit Police on 3/2/67. He was a big but gentle man who was always laughing and seldom seen without a smile on his face. Ed served as a loyal hard-working PBA delegate in Dist.3 for many years and wanted nothing more than to serve his constituents. When the opportunity arose, I asked him to serve in my administration as the Recording Secretary, a position he held until he retired in 1992. To know Eddie was to love him.

Ed goes to join his lovely wife Elaine who predeceased him. He leaves behind a son Chris and a daughter Niki. I say without fear of contradiction that all who knew and served with Ed will miss him. RIP my Friend & Brother

Services for Ed took place on May 31st and June 1st with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the Cherry Family
                     100 Dekruiff Pl #14
                      Bronx, NY 10475

Please visit the Funeral home Web page http://www.mccalls.net/book-of-memories/3511458/Cherry-Edward/service-details.php  May Eddie Rest in Peace.


As received from NYPD

RET. P.O. WILLIAM “BILLY” NEARY
1/4/1943 – 5/31/2018

Ret. P.O. William "Billy" Neary passed away on May 31st. Billy was appointed to NYCTPD 5/3/1965 and retired 5/8/1985.  I believe he worked in Dist. 3 most of his career and for many years was Insp. Freddy Oliveri’s driver.  I knew Billy and he was a really guy and pleasant to be around.  “May he “rest in Peace”

Services took place in New City NY on June 3rd and 4th.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Cherry and Neary families. May their deceased loved ones rsst in peace.

May 22, 2018                                           HEARTFELT THANK YOU FROM REGINA HEANEY

Sent by Lou Hollander:

THANK YOU FROM REGINA HEANEY, WIFE OF ARTIE HEANEY

On behalf of the family of Arty Heaney, I wish to sincerely thank everyone that sent condolences, visited, sent mass cards and contributed to Camp Anchor. I don’t have everyone’s address, so I hope that this thank you reaches all for whom it is intended.

Arty was always proud to have been TRANSIT and your recent kindness reinforces, in my mind, why he felt that way.

With sincere thanks,
Regina Heaney

May 19, 2018                                             LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOSEPH CARECCIA


LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOSEPH CARECCIA
6/8/1941 - 5/18/2018

I sadly regret to inform our members of the passing of a very dear friend, Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Joseph Careccia, on May 18th, at the age of 76 years after a long illness. Joe and I, along with Mark Lipira, Walter Nunns, Vinnie Servedio, Ed Russo, Jim Costello and a few other retired Transit officers worked together at St. Francis Hospital for many years. Joe was the "matchmaker" in my meeting my fiance, Emily. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, and his daughter, Mary.

Joe was appointed to the Transit Police on July 20, 1970 and retired July 22, 1990. His last assignment was in the Operation Unit.

Funeral services took place on May 21st with burial in Pinelawn Condolences may be sent to Virginia Careccia at 6 Mellow Lane, Westbury NY 11590-6325

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Careccia family. May Joe rest in peace.