June 25, 2015




June 25, 2015             FATHER OF RET. P.O. LOUIS SHANLEY and
                                              RET. P.O. HARRIS KENNER

From Lou Hollander:

While at the Florida Reunion on 6/20, Louie Shanley informed me that his father passed away in PA. 
Louie left the reunion immediately to go home and make plans to fly to PA. 
Unfortunately I do not have any information on his Dad. 

You can send condolences to Louie at LOU1076P@aol.com  or you can mail a card to him at
2401 Village Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33409

It is with extreme sadness that I inform you of the passing of Retired Police Officer Harris Kenner on
Saturday, June 20, 2015 following a long illness.  Harris joined the Transit Police Department in
December 1965, retired 9/6/1980 and was residing in McDonough, Georgia at the time of his passing.
Harris was the father of Retired Lieutenant Marvin Kenner.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Shiloh Baptist Church,
262 Macon Street, McDonough, Georgia 30253 Tel: 770-957-2344

Expressions of sympathy and condolence can be sent to Harris' wife, Joyce Kenner at
1501 Rolling Meadows Drive, McDonough, GA
30253 Information received from Retired Lt.  Marvin Kenner

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Shanley and Kenner families. May their loved ones rest in peace.


We received the sad news from Maria Linzey, Oswald's wife.

We regret to inform our members of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Oswald Linzey on May 8th at the age of 81 years. Oswald was appointed to the Transit Police on July 6, 1964 and retired July 7, 1988.

Condolences may be sent to Maria Linzey at 3422 Farragut Road, Brooklyn NY 11210-3419

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Linzey family. May Oswald rest in peace.

May 18, 2015                 MOTHER OF RET. SGT. JOHN MOAKLEY

We received the following sad news from Ret. Sgt. John Moakley:

It is with regret and relief that I report the passing of my mother, Bernice Moakley, 82, of Elmont, New York. At her request, there will be no viewing. Funeral information is as follows:

Funeral Mass

Saint Boniface Roman Catholic Church
631 Elmont Road
(N/W C/O Elmont Road and Dutch Broadway)
Elmont, New York 11003

Friday, May 22, 2015, 10:30 AM

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Moakley family. May Bernice rest in peace.

May 10, 2015                       WIFE OF RET. P.O. DAVID CREAN

We received the sad news from our Sgt-at-Arms P.O. Ed Wilko:

Mary Ann Crean, wife of our past Sgt-at-Arms, Ret. P.O. Dave Crean, passed away on Saturday, May 9th after a long illness.

Services took place on May 11 and 12th.

Condolences may be sent to Dave at 3619 Tonopah Street, Seaford NY 11783-3007

Our deepest condolences to Dave and the Crean family on their loss. May she rest in peace.

May 7, 2015                      FATHER OF RET. SGT. RICHARD ROTTKAMP and

William Rottkamp, father of Ret. Sgt. Richard Rottkamp , passed away on Tuesday, May 5th, at the age of 85 years.


Services were held on May 7th & 8th with burial on the 9th.

Condolences may be sent to the Richard at  rh1040@aol.com

From Lou Hollander:



2/26/1961 - 5/5/2015


My condolences go out to the Carter family.  Phil’s father, Tyrone ( T.C), was in my class (3/10/69 ) and worked in District 3 and Revenue.  Both Tyrone and Phil were going to attend this year’s Florida Reunion.  Condolences can be sent be sent to Mr. & Mrs. Tyrone Carter 511 Krystal Lane Lynn Haven FL 32444 or email TCTOY2@aol.com May Phil rest in peace.


Services took place on May 11th and 12th    

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Rottkamp and Carter families. May William and Philipe rest in peace.

May 4, 2015                         LIFETIME MEMBER RET. SGT. JOSEPH CINO (late notice)

Sent by Lou Hollander who received this obituary information from Larry Latimer sgt562@yahoo.com

1/18/1921 – 11/2/2014

I don't remember seeing anything about Joe Cino's passing in November. I happened to see it while I was reading the NYPD SBA magazine. I attached a link to his obituary. Joe was my Father's partner when they were in the mid-town squad out of the old District 1 in the 50's. Their steady post was Times Square and when Joe retired he was our Brooklyn Court Sgt. Joe was a good man and former Marine, going to his house for dinner was better than any Italian restaurant that I have ever been too. May he rest in peace.
Larry Latimer

 Click below  to view obituary


Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Cino family. May he rest in peace.

April 21, 2015                     LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. EDWARD DEPTUCH

We regret to inform our members of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. P.O. Edward Deptuch, on March 8th, 2015, at the age of 91 years. Edward was appointed to the Transit Police on April 5, 1955 and retired February 22, 1974. His last assignment was on the Revenue Train.

The following letter was sent by his wife, Mildred, and condolences may be sent to her at 9418 Camino Venado, Helotes TX, 78023-4140.

Dear Tony,

I am sorry to tell you that Ed passed away on March 8th, 2015. He had prostate cancer 24 years ago and was in remission for 20 years before it returned. We were fortunate to have been able to enjoy 20 reasonably good years together. We just celebrated our 68th wedding anniversary on February 12th, 2015.

We lost a loving and wonderful husband and father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He thought the world of you, Tony, for all the good work you do. Many thanks for all you've done.

Mildred Deptuch

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Deptuch family. May Ed rest in peace,

April 16, 2015                   MOTHER OF RET. CAPT. REV. JOHN ROCCO CARLO and
                                               SON OF RET. P.O. RICHARD NAPOLI

Our Editor, Frank Crisa, saw this obituary notice in the Staten Island Advance.

Caroline Carlo (nee Massa) of Sunnyside on April 10, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Frank. Loving Mother of Rev. John, Frank A., Gerald, Carol Ann Strobel and the late Frank Carlo Jr. Cherished Grandmother of ten and Great grandmother of ten and one late great granddaughter. Dear sister of the late Rev. Joseph and James DeMola, Gerald Massa Antoinette Biasucci and Margaret Di Sarro. Funeral Services were held at the Christian Pentecostal Church on Wednesday, April 15th, with interment at Silver Mount Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to CPC Benevolence Fund or VNS Hospice of NY would be greatly appreciated . Arrangements entrusted to Casey Funeral Home. www.SILive.com/obits - See more at: http://obits.silive.com/obituaries/siadvance/obituary.aspx?n=caroline-carlo&pid=174617759&fhid=9320#sthash.QDYYMi9c.dpuf

We received the following sad news from Ret. P.O. Richard Napoli RICHNAP2716@aol.com

Richard's son, Robert Napoli, passed away on April 14th at the age of 40 years.

Funeral services were held on April 18th in Howell, NJ

Condolences may be sent to Richard at his email above or to his home:
10 Elizabeth Court, Howell NJ 07731-2854

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Carlo and Napoli families. May their deceased loved ones rest in peace.

April 7, 2015                LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. TOMMY COOK and
                                             RET. P.O. EDWARD HORRIGAN

From Lou Hollander:

4/19/1939 – 4/5/2015

I received this email from Tommy’s wife, Catherine: 

Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Tommy Cook passed away (Easter Sunday) April 5, 2015 at the age of 78 years. He was buried on Wednesday, April 8th in Concord, North Carolina. 

Tommy was appointed to the NYCTP Department May 3, 1965 and retired May 3, 1985.  The above photo of Tommy was taken at the 2010 Florida reunion. Condolences can be sent to his wife Cathy Cook,
4370 Appaloosa LN, Charlotte NC 28215  May he rest in peace.

12/17/1955 – 4/3/2015

This obituary information was received from Vic Zapata zap7505@aol.com

Funeral services took place on April 9th with burial on the 10th.

Edward was appointed to the NYC Transit PD 12/1/85.  He was assigned to the Vandals Sq.  He retired at some date after the merge.  You can read his obituary and sing the quest book at the Funeral Home web page http://www.flynnfh.com/tribute/details/460/Edward_Joseph_Horrigan_Jr/obituary.html#tribute-start .  May Eddie rest in peace.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Cook and Horrigan families. May Tommy and Edward rest in peace.

April 2, 2015                               RET. SGT. RICHARD McCREADY and
                                               RET. P.O. PAUL TROIANO (late postings)

From Lou Hollander:

September 4, 1948 – March 26, 2015

I worked with Richie is District 4 when he was a cop.  He was one of the RMP Divers. I believe he went to Dist. 2 when he got promoted. He was a real nice guy. May he rest in peace.

Richard was appointed to the Transit Police on October 1, 1973 and retired January 1, 1994.

Funeral services took place on March 28th.

August 31, 1948 – March 27, 2015

It is with a heavy heart I inform you of the passing of my long time friend, Ret. P.O. Paul Troiano.  Paul lost a long battle (14 yrs) to cancer (lung cancer due to Agent Orange). 
Paul was appointed to the NYCTP Dept 9/8/69 and retired on May 18,1989.  Paul was one of the nicest people you would ever want to meet.  He was a perfect gentleman who always had a smile on his face and always a kind word to say.  I first met Paul after he came out of the academy and was assigned to District One.  I had the honor of attending the wedding of Paul and his lovely wife Annette. Paul and I served as PBA delegates together during the last years of his career.  After working in District 1, Paul worked in District 34 and then Revenue Protection.

Paul and Annette were regular attendees of the Florida Reunions up untill 2011.  The above photo was taken at the 2011 reunion. 

A wake took place at Gateway-Forestlawn Funeral Home in Lake City, Florida on April 1st with services on April 2nd.

Paul’s Obituary can be viewed on the Funeral Home Web Page http://www.gatewayforestlawn.com/home/index.cfm?fh_id=11873

Condolences can be sent to Mrs. Annette Troiano 287 SW Briarbrook PL, Lake City FL 32024.  May Paul rest in peace.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the McCready and Troiano families. May Richard and Paul rest in peace.

March 26, 2015                  FATHER-IN-LAW OF RET. P.O. TOM GILLESPIE and
                                              FATHER-IN-LAW OF RET. P.O. TOM GORMAN

Received from Lou Hollander:


Hi Louie
Just to let you know that my father-in-law, Vern Wood, passed away last night, March 24th. He had a long struggle with MS. There will be no viewing. He will be cremated.
The service was held at the
Frankfort Congressional Church UCC
1 Main St.
Frankfort, Maine 04438

Condolences can be sent to Tommy at tomg2217@verizon.net


I have been informed by Bobby Caruso, that Edward Haddican, father-in-law of Tom Gorman, passed away on 3/19.  Edward was a Ret. Lt. NYPD ESU.  I was unable to copy the whole obituary as it was sent to me but you can go to the Funeral Home web page to view the obituary and sign guest book. 

Condolences can be sent to Tom at thomaswgorman@verizon.net

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of the deceased. May their loved ones rest in peace.

March 19, 2015             LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. LAWRENCE DEERR 
                                   and RET. P.O. ERNEST RAPACCIUOLO
(late posting)

From Lou Hollander:

7/7/1932 – 3/10/2015

We are sad to announce the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. P.O. Lawrence Deerr on March 10th at the age of 82 years. Lawrence was appointed to the NYCTP Dept 12/1/65 and retired 6/30/84.  

Funeral services were held on March 12 and 13 in Staten Island with a Funeral Mass and burial on the 14th. May he rest in peace.  The above is a 1972 photo.


10/15/1940 - 2/24/2015

President Russo-
My name is Anthony Rapacciuolo and I am the son of Retired Transit Officer Ernest Rapacciuolo (Class of 1965). My dad passed away on February 24, 2015 and I was curious to know if there was a way for me to obtain any photographs of him in uniform when he was on the job. I am not sure if he received any awards or commendations but if so any photos or information would be helpful.


Thank You


Anthony Rapacciuolo arapacciuolo@empiremerchants.com

Our condolences and sympathies to the Deerr and Rapacciuolo families. May their loved ones rest in peace.

If anyone has information that Ernie Rapacciuolo's son can use, please contact him at his e-mail address.

March 9, 2015             LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. DANIEL CARMODY

We received the following sad news from Dan's wife, Alberta:

Dear Tony and Transit Family,

My heart is heavy to inform you Retired Transit P.O. Daniel Carmody, badge #1126 (originally #126) left us on December 29, 2014. He was a proud Lifetime Member.

Enclosed are two pictures from 1963 training and one from graduation day, April 18, 1963. I'm also enclosing a copy of the Graduates and Order of Exercises. Hope this brings back fond memories of fellow officers Dan worked and served with.

Dan and I attended many functions through the Emerald, Gonan and Steuben Societies. We were married fifty-six years. I miss him so. Pray for us both.

Alberta M. Carmody
Phoenix, AZ

Dan was appointed to the Transit Police on January 14, 1963 and retired January 8, 1985. May he rest in peace. 

Photos are on the Keeping in Touch page

March 8, 2015                                       RET. P.O. NOEL LEDDY
                                                             RET. P.O. MIKE DEMME
                                    LIFETIME MEMBER RET. LT. CHARLES FIORINI
                                              RET. LT. ANTHONY DURSO    (LATE POSTINGS)

Received from Lou Hollander:

6/25/1965 – 2/25/2015

Obituary information received from Vic Zapata zap7505@aol.com 
I do not have an appointment date for Noel. He merged to NYPD and at that time he was assigned to the Vandals Sq.  May he rest in Peace
Funeral services took place on March 1st and 2nd.

6/6/1943 – 2/20/2015

The above obituary information was received from Ed Clair Jaialaied@aol.com 

Ed informed me that Mike passed from cancer.  He was appointed to the NYCTP Department 5/3/65 and retired 7/6/85. No  service will be held,  A Mass was celebrated at Calverton National Cemetery on Monday February 23rd.   Condolences can be sent to his daughter Tricia Marsala at Trishmars@optonline.net

3/28/1934 - 3/6/2015

Obituary information received from Tommy Strong tp56s@hotmail.com. I Have been informed by Tommy that Charlie came on the job sometime in 1955 and retired 5/17/1977.  May he rest in peace.  Condolences can be left oh Funeral Home web page.
Louie -
It is with a sad heart I report the passing of my good friend and mentor, Retired Lt. Charles Fiorini, who passed late this afternoon at Calvary Hospice. He was a true professional and all you could ask for in a boss. Retirement did not look favorably on him; however, all through his longsuffering he always remained positive in his outlook.
Tuesday 3/10/15
Sisto Funeral home
3489 East Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10465     718-892-2102
2 PM to 5 PM & 7PM to 9PM

10/11/1945 – 1/23/2015

The information was received from Chet Levey CHETLEVEY@msn.com

Tony was appointed to the NYCTP DEPT. 5/7/68 and retired as a LT. sometime after the merge.  I worked
8 P’s in District 1 with him.  May he rest in peace. 

Anthony P.  Durso, 69, of Bonita Springs, FL died Friday, January 23, 2015 at Joanne's House at Hope Hospice.  Formerly of Huntington, Long Island, NY he had been a resident of Bonita Springs since 1996.
Anthony was born October 11, 1945 in Brooklyn, NY the son of the late Ringe and Helen (Giordano) Durso.  Mr.  Durso was a Vietnam Veteran, proudly serving in the United States Army.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Linda (Elardo) Durso; and sister, Josephine (Vincent) Piombino of Babylon, NY.
Services were held on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 and burial on the 29th. 

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of our deceased fellow officers. May they rest in peace.

February 17, 2015         LIFETIME MEMBER RET. DET. WILLIAM SCHABLIN and
                                              RET. DET. ALBERT SAVO (late notification)

Our thanks to Lou Hollander for forwarding this information

2/16/1940 – 2/13/2015


Please inform everyone that my Dad, Retired Detective William Schablin, passed away today, Friday, February 13th. He was recovering nicely after battling lymphoma but ended up with acute leukemia, pneumonia and GI bleeding which came on him suddenly.

He will be cremated in South Carolina and a small Memorial Service will be held in New York at a future date.

Mike Schablin

Bill was appointed the NYCTP Dept. 5/3/65 and retired 2/24/87.  May he rest in peace.  Condolences can be sent to his son Mike at mws652@verizon.net   May he rest in peace

1/10/1930 - 11/25/2014

Late obituary received from Tony Morrissey aemorr@bellsouth.net 

Al was appointed to NYCTP Dept. 4/5/55 and retired 11/10/76.  May he rest in peace. Above photo taken at the 2002 Florida reunion

Please inform everyone of the passing of Al Savo class of 1955. Al Savo passed away on November 25, 2014 at his home.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Schablin and Savo families. May they rest in peace.

February 17, 2015                      RET. INSP. OWEN PRESCOD

Received from Lou Hollander:


2/14/1926 – 2/17/2015


I am very saddened to inform you of the passing of Ret. Insp. Owen Prescod, this evening about 7 PM.  I was informed by Gene Robinson stan3248@yahoo.com that he was taken off life support.  He went peacefully surrounded by his 3 daughters, friends John McBarnnett, Gene Robinson and Claude Pierre.  As you know Owen was hit by a car about 2 weeks ago and has been in a semi conscious state ever since.  Gene had informed me that arrangements will be made to bring him up to NY where funeral services will be arranges.  El Exciente was one of the best bosses I had ever worked for.  I will miss seeing him at the Florida reunions, even though he would just drop by for the day. Owen was appointed to the NYCTP Department 5/19/59 and retired 2/13/89.  “Rest in Peace, my friend”


Funeral services took place in Manhattan on Monday, February 16th with services and burial on the 17th.

Our deepest condolences to the Prescod family. May he rest in peace.

February 8, 2015               MOST RECENT OBITUARIES - late postings

Received from Lou Hollander:


Ret. Lt. Colonel and Tuskegee Airman John Ira Mulzac, uncle of Ret. P.O. Pete Ahern deerpark1@yahoo.com 

It is with a deep sense of sadness that we announce the passing of the Mulzac family’s patriarch known through our generations as  “Johnny”, “ Uncle Johnny”, “Daddy” and “Daddy John."

A wake was held on February 5th and burial on February 6th



Ret. P.O. Frank Vespoli passed away on January 30th at the age of 70 years. He was appointed to the Transit Police on December 1, 1965 and retired April 15, 1982. Services took place on February 4th


We regret to announce the passing of Retired Chief of Transit James B. Meehan (father of retired Capt. James Meehan), formerly assigned to Transit.  Chief Meehan passed away February 1, 2015.
Chief Meehan was appointed February 1, 1949 and retired March 1987.  He was 88 years old at the time of his passing.
Viewing took place on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, followed by services on Thursday, February 5, 2015,  


Lou received this obituary from George Butler POSSEPRIM@AOL.COM  I do not have any other information other then he is a ret. MOS from Dist 12. 

Regret to inform that Dave Burrell passed away on Sunday Feb 1st, 2015. Service is as follows from his sister in law.

Saturday Feb 14 2015 viewing 4-7 pm service 7pm  at RG Ortiz Funeral Home Inc 2122 Westchester Ave Bronx New York 10462.


My father Harry passed yesterday in N. Ft. Myers FL He was 88 years old. Harry served in the Navy as a Seabee in WW2. Harry also grew up in Vinegar Hill section of Manhattan and worked for MABSTOA for 35 years. service will be held at St. Therese church N. ft. Myers on Friday at 1000 hrs.  we will have a service next week in New York, details not yet finalized. I can be contacted at Harry.scott@basf.com. Thank you Lou.
Harry Scott class of 82- Black Patches.  ret. Lt. DBBX.


Hi this is Artie Smith, formerly of Dist.1. I regret informing you that my six year old Grandson died after a 4 year battle with Cancer

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of the above deceased. May they rest in peace,

January 31, 2015         MOTHER OF RET. P.O. TONY RAMIREZ

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net  

I am informed that Elisa Gueits, mother – in – law of  Ret. P.O. Tony Ramirez passed away on Monday.  She was 96 yrs of age. She will be waked at the Ortiz Funeral Home at 4425 Broadway, NYC, NY 10040

Viewing on Saturday, January 31st from 4 PM to 9 PM and Sunday, February 1st from 3 PM to 9 PM

Burial Monday morning, February 2nd at the Fairlawn Memorial Cemetery in Fairlawn NJ

Condolences can be sent to Tony at Tony684@hvc.rr.com

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Gueits and Ramirez families. May she rest in peace.

January 25, 2015         WIFE OF RET. P.O. MIKE MORGILLO and
                                            RET. P.O. ROBERT NEWELL

We received the following from Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net  

I am saddened to inform you of the passing of Christine Morgillo, wife of former PBA Trustee and Association member, Mike Morgillo.  Chris lost her battle to cancer after a long fight.  My condolences to Mike and his daughter Lisa.  May she rest in peace.

Viewing took placeon January 28th and a Funeral Mass on January 29th in Monroe, NY:

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Christine’s name to the New York City P.B.A. Widow & Children’s Fund, 125 Broad Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10004

You can view Christine’s obituary on the Funeral Home web page http://ssqfuneralhome.com/online-obituary/2015-01-christine-chris-mcnerney-morgillo/10088541

Condolences can be sent to Mike at 322 Mountain View Ave. Monroe NY 10950 or email mikemorgillo1957@gmail.com

5/12/1964 – 1/22/2015

Robert was appointed to the NYCTP Department 1/9/86 and retired sometime in 2000 on a disability from the NYPD. “May he rest in Peace” You can check on the Funeral Home web page on Saturday or Sunday to view the obituary http://www.shorepointfh.com/obits.htm

A viewing took place on January 26th with a Funeral Mass on January 27th

Our deepest condolences and sympahties to the Morgillo and Newell families. May Christine and Robert rest in peace.

January 16, 2015         LIFETIME MEMBER RET. DET. FRANCIS MC NALLY,                                    
                                  RET. CAPT. STEPHEN GARTNER (late notifications) with Eulogy
                                    MOTHER OF RET. P.O. FREDERICK SCHNEIDER

Following the mailing of the 2015 dues notices, we received the following sad news.

The mail sent to one of our Lifetime Members, Ret. Det. Francis McNally, was returned by the Post Office. Thanks to our member, Ret. Sgt. Billy McMillen, it was found that Frank passed away on April 11, 2013.

We also received the news that Ret. Capt. Stephen Gartner passed away on November 28th, 2014. That information was sent by his brother, Ira Gartner.

Condolences may be sent to:

Ira Gartner
1530 E 19th St Apt 6A
Brooklyn NY 11230-7235

Shortly after reading of the passing of Capt. Gartner, Ret. Det. Bernie Jacobs sent in the following euology to Lou Hollander:

Dear Louie;

I am surprised and saddened at learning of Steve's death, We were in the academy in Jamaica together where he not only qualified to win the off-duty gun for academics but the one for physical fitness. With typical Steve grace, he requested the second gun be given to the runner-up in physical.
During one period. he was C.O. of Districts 23 & 35.On many occasions he would sign on in 23, handle what had to be done there, put on a bathing suit, run from the dist. to the waters edge, dive in and swim to W15 St. in Coney Island, jog up past Nathan's to the district 35 were he would finish his tour.
One day when Steve was "checking" the troops and he was sitting on a platform bench out in Rockaway waiting for the iron horse, 3 "Mutts" decided to mug the "little white guy" sitting alone. Ambulances were needed to take the three perps to Peninsula hospital for bedside arraignment.
Always quiet and being without an agenda, Steve was never selected to be given any appointed promotion. It never bothered him. He was a "good solder" and did as he was bid.
I knew Steve for over 50 years and he will always have a place in my memories of the "job".
If there is a moral in the letter, it is that we all should crowd as much enjoyment into each day as we can and try to make someone else's day a little better as we shall all cross the Rainbow Bridge much too soon.

Best Regards;

We received the following from Lou Hollander:

Amelia Schneider, mother of retired PO Freddy Schneider, passed away on January 15th. She was 95 years old.

Condolences can be sent to Freddy at fs3859@aol.com or his home 22-40 120th St Collage Point NY 11356
A viewing took place on January 16th with a Funeral Mass and burial on January 17th.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the McNally, Gartner and Schneider families. May they rest in peace.

January 11, 2015                  WIFE OF RET. P.O. JOHN ASKE

We received the following from Lou Hollander:

Diane Aske, wife of Retired Transit Police Officer John Aske, (District One) passed away suddenly on January 7, 2015.  
A memorial mass will be held at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, New Bern, North Carolina on January 12, 2015 at 11:00.

Condolences can be sent via Pollock-Best Funeral Home Website at www.pollockbest.com  You can also read Diane’s obituary and sign the guest book at http://www.pollockbest.com/tribute/details/10535/Diane_Aske/obituary.html#tribute-start 

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Aske family. May Diane rest in peace.

December 27, 2014        MOTHER OF RET. SGT. TONY FAZIO (late posting)

From Lou Hollander:

Luisa Fazio, mother of Ret, Sgt Tony Fazio passed away December 19, 2014. A viewing took place on Saturday and Sunday, December 20-21 and a Funeral Mass and burial on Monday, December 22

Obituary and guest book can be viewed at

Condolences can be sent to Tony at SargeTPD582@aol.com  or 133-46 114TH PL OZONE PARK NY. 11420.   May she rest in peace

Our condolences and sympathies to the Fazio family. May Luisa rest in peace.

                                           and FORMER T.P.O. KENNETH CORSON  (late postings)

We received the following from Lou Hollander:


I'm sorry to report that a former TPD District 3 member has died. Richard Pfirrmann (pronounced Furman) from Washington Heights came on the job in 1968. He and I hung out together as teenagers and I talked him into coming on the Job. He left after a few years and became a NY State Court Officer.
I saw him many times in MCC. He contracted an untreatable form of cancer and committed suicide on November 29, 2014. He was 70 years of age.
He leaves behind two daughters from his first marriage and a son from his second marriage and his second wife.


Robert was appointed to the Transit Police on July 8, 1985. He worked in Districts 33 and 1.

Robert was a retired Police Officer who proudly served with the New York City Transit Police Department, Transit District #1 and after the merger, with the New York City Police Department, Fleet Services Division.
Robert suffered a lengthy illness as the result of his assignment to the World Trade Center Security Detail subsequent to the 9/11 Terrorist Attack. Robert was the brother of NYSP Captain Jamie J. Kaminski, SP Liberty.
A Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 with burial at Breslau Cemetery, Lindenhurst, NY


Lou received the obituary below from Bob Ballard.  He saw the Obit in the Staten Island Advance. Lou has no information on him in his database.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Kenneth Corson, 89, a  former Transit Police officer who enjoyed sports, died Saturday, December 6th, in Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation Center and Home where he had resided for a year and a half.
A World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy and saw combat in the Pacific theater. He was wounded in battle when an explosion occurred on the deck of the ship he was aboard, and he suffered permanent hearing loss.
Mr. Corson worked as a bartender at the Riviera Chateau in Oakwood for many years. Prior to that, he was a Transit Police officer for a time.