UPDATED 
September 30, 2014

      


 

      

              

OBITUARIES

September 30, 2014              UPDATE ON JANICE WOOD'S SON

From Lou Hollander:

On Saturday, October 11th at 6:30 P.M. the Woods are having a gathering to honor Ryan’s life and give their friends an opportunity to show their support in an environment they feel very comfortable in.  Please join the Woods at Island Rock, 60 Skyline Dr, Plainview, NY 11803.  This is a simple gathering and not services or a fund raiser.  Just an opportunity for old friends to show support for one another.
In order for the Woods to prepare for this event they have asked that interested individuals contact me directly so I can keep a head count for them.
 
Thanks in advance,
Glenn Greubel
gjgreubel@optonline.net

September 28, 2014           SON OF RET. SGT. JANICE WOODS (late posting)

We received the following from Lou Hollander:

I am informed by Vic Mole that Ryan Wood, son of Janis & Arthur (Woody) Wood passed away on Sunday, September 21st.
Ryan was 30 years of age, and proudly served his country as a Marine.  He leaves behind a wife and a 5 yr. old child. 
There was a private cremation held yesterday in New Jersey. 

I am told by Vic that there will be a Memorial Service and a Celebration of Life at a later date.  
When that date is available I will send it out.  My condolences to Jan, Woody and family. May Ryan rest in peace.

Condolences can be sent to Janis at 144 Myers Ave, Hicksville NY 1180, email jbwood327@yahoo.com

September 22, 2014        FATHER OF RET. LT. JOHN CORNICELLO

We received the following information from Charlie Papio papio.1946@gmail.com

Ret. NYPD Det. Sgt. Fred Cornicello, father of Ret. Det. Lt. John Cornicello, passed away on September 20th.

The wake is on Tuesday, September 23rd, at Flinch & Bruns Funeral Home, 34 Hempstead Ave at Peninsula Blvd, Lynbrook NY, 

Hours of viewing will be 2-5 PM & 7-9 PM.

The  Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, September 24th at 9:45 AM at
Our Lady of Peace Church,  Merrick Rd, Lynbrook NY. 

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Cornicello families. May Fred rest in peace.

September 20, 2014        DAUGHTER OF RET. SGT. EMIL STUCCHIO

We received the following sad news from Recording Secretary Bob Valentino:

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Natalie Milbank, daughter of Retired Sgt. Emil Stucchio on Friday, September19, 2014. She was surrounded by her loving family and passed away peacefully but left us much too early in life. 


 

The wake will be held at Donza Funeral Home, 333 Atlantic Ave., East Rockaway NY (516) 593-2521
on Saturday September 20, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 and on Sunday September 21,2014 from 2pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm.

 

Funeral services on Monday September 22, 2014 at Bethlehem Assembly Church 12 East Fairview Ave. Valley Stream New York at 10:00 AM

 

Condolences may be sent to the Stucchio family at 1 Hewlett Point Ave. East Rockaway, New York 11518-2307 or Classicstillthen@aol.com.

 

Sincere condolences to Emil, Jeannie, Anthony, Nadine and the entire Stucchio family.  May Natalie rest in peace.

 

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Stucchio family. May she rest in peace.

September 2, 2014           FORMER P.O. JAMES RAPP (late posting) and
                                             RET. SGT. RAYMOND TOMCZAK

We received the following from Lou Hollander:

On August 14, 2014, former Transit Police Officer James A. Rapp died at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York. Jim died from injuries sustained in a auto accident and a lengthy battle with lung cancer. Jim was the son of Det./Sgt. James Rapp and the nephew of Chief Robert H. Rapp. Jim was 66 years of age.

On Tuesday, August 26th a Memorial Mass was held at St. Anne's Catholic Church in West Palm Beach, Florida, attended by family and friends. Jim is survived by his wife Amelia Marfleet Rapp.

Jim found his passion through his own recovery from drug and alcohol addiction in helping others heal from this disease. He worked in many treatment facilities in New York and Florida. In 2007, he founded an intensive Outpatient Program, Recovery Associates of the Palm Beaches, a corporation that today employs over eighty people and has affected countless lives in their journey to recovery. 

Jim never forgot his roots. He was very proud to have been a member of the Transit Police Department. May he rest in peace.

Tim Griffin timg73@comcast.net
Retired
Class of June 21, 1965

View obituary http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/palmbeachpost/obituary.aspx?n=james-alfred-rapp&pid=172206187


Lou received this obituary information from Chris Robinson christopherrobinson4345@gmail.com

According to my database, Ray was appointed to the NYCTPD 2/11/74 and retired sometime after the merge in 1995.  Ray was a Sgt. at the time of the merge. Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to meet Ray nor did I recognize the name, but from the feedback online he was a very liked person and a good boss. I spoke with his son, Ray Jr., this AM, who provided me with the above photo. As soon as I saw Ray’s photo, I remembered him.  From Ray’s tone, I could feel they were a close knit family.  My condolences to Ray’s entire family.  May he rest in peace.

It is with deep sadness and regret that I report the Passing of Retired Sgt. Raymond Tomczak - former D-03 member. He passed away peacefully this am during Hospice Care at Calvary.
Ray was a good man, a good cop, and a good friend - and he is no longer suffering from his battle with Cancer.  He is survived by his wife Barbara, and his three sons - Ray Jr, Jameson, and Jonathan Tomczak, and four grandchildren.
Condolences can be sent to his wife Barbara Tomczak, 132 Wesley Ave
Port Chester?, NY, 10573.

The following information is provided by his son, Ray Jr. 
 
Services were held on September 3rd with a funeral mass and burial on September 4th.


Additional contact information for his children: Ray Jr - njplanner71@aol.com 201-952-4052  
Jameson - JTOMCZAK4142@gmail.com  (845) 641-4142
Jonathan - Jontomczak@yahoo.com

August 9, 2014           LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. THOMAS BIRMINGHAM

We are sad to report the passing of our Lifetime Member, Ret. P.O. Tom Birmingham, on Friday, August 8th at the age of 79 years. He was surrounded by his wife and family at the time. Tom had been fighting very hard against the cancer that had been diagnosed several months ago and was a patient at St. Francis Hospital where he worked for more than 20 years with his fellow Transit officers in the Security Department.

Tom was appointed to the Transit Police on November 9, 1964 and retired on October 1, 1985. He worked in District 23 most of his career and retired from the Revenue Protection Unit.

Tom is also the father of Ret. P.O. Thomas Birmingham and the brother of Ret. P.O. Dennis Birmingham

Viewing and funeral services took place on August 11th and 12th.

Condolences may be sent to Tom's wife, Paula, at 726 Sprague Ave., Franklin Square NY 11010-3237

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Birmingham family.  May Tom rest in peace.

August 9, 2014                  MOTHER OF RET. DET. JOHN BURGOIS

Lou Hollander received this information from Joe Adamo joe2084@verizon.net

I am saddened to inform you of the passing of Elsie Rivera mother of Retired Det. John Burgois

Viewing and services took place on August 9th to the 11th 
 
Our condolences and sympathies to the Burgois family. May she rest in peace.

August 7, 2014                     SON OF RET. LT. ARTHUR HEANEY

From Lou Hollander:

Michael Heaney, son of Ret. Lt. Artie Heaney & Regina Heaney passed away on Sunday August 3rd, 2014 after a long illness. He was 51 years of age. The viewing and funeral took place on August 10 and 11th.

Condolences can be sent to Artie email abheaney@optonline.net  Cards can be sent to the Heaney family at 151 Walnut St. Massapequa Park, NY 11762. May Michael Rest In Peace.

July 18, 2014                           RET. P.O. ROBERT ELSER

Information sent us by Lou Hollander:

We regret to inform our members of the passing of Ret. P.O. Robert Elser on July 10th at the age of 72 years at his residence in Prudence Island, RI. Robert was appointed to the Transit Police on May 3, 1965 and retired on an accidental disability on January 28, 1974.

Viewing took place on July 17th in Monroe NY with services and cremation on July 18th.

Condolences may be sent to his wife, Pauline, at 87 Warner Ave, Prudence Island RI 02872

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

July 13, 2014                      MOTHER OF RET. LT. ROBIN BECKER

Lou Hollander received this information from Jan Woods jbwood327@yahoo.com


I received a phone call from Robin Becker, (Retired Lt. TPD/ NYPD) on July 10th. She's been taking care of her mother who had been suffering with dementia. I just want to pass along some information on her passing & services to follow. Robin's mother's name is Sally Becker. There was a one day viewing followed by a weeklong Shiva to be held at Robin's brother's house:
Larry Becker, resides at 84-67 252nd Street Bellrose, NY 11428 Phone # 718-347-6219

Robin’s email is tigercat824@verizon.net

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Becker family.  May Sally rest in peace.

July 6, 2014                                 RET. P.O. JOSEPH CAPUTO and
                                            LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOHN CELIA

We received the following sad news from Lou Hollander:

Received this obituary information from Janis Wood.

You may have received this notification already. I got a call from Bill McNaughton (we worked together in K9) that
P.O. Joseph "Joe" Caputo, who also worked with us, passed away. He worked as a K9 handler & trainer; he started out in District 3 prior to that.

Services took place on June 29 and 30th with burial on July 1st.

Joe was appointed to the NYCTPD 3/1/64. May Joe rest in peace.


I am saddened to inform you of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret P.O. John Celia.  John was appointed to the NYCTPD on August 1, 1966 and retired November 17, 1981.  He worked in District 34 and 30.  Fred Mack and I met with John just a few days in his home while he was in Hospice care.  Although he was in a lot of pain, he asked about guys on the job that attended the last Florida Reunion. John was very much at peace and was ready to go home and be with ‘The Lord”.  The funeral arrangements are as follows;

Viewing and services took place on July 8th and 9th with burial at Bushnell National Cemetery.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, to please make a donation to the missions at First Baptist Church in the name of John Celia.  Condolences can be sent to John’s wife Betty Celia, 11459 Stoneybrook Path, Port Richey, FL 34668.  Betty's email is BLUKNT.NY@VERIZON.NET .  You can view John’s obituary and post condolences on the Funeral Home web page. http://www.prevattfuneralhome.com/obit.php Click on John's name to see obituary.

Our deepest condolences and sympahties to the Caputo and Celia families.  May Joe and John rest in peace.

June 25, 2014                 WIFE OF RET. P.O. JACK COTTONE (late notice)

This was sent from Lou Hollander as received from 2nd VP Harry Hassler:

Jane Cottone, wife of Ret. P.O. Jack Cottone, passed away on April 21, 2014. Jack’s email address is jcott45@aol.com

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Cottone family.  May Jane rest in peace.

June 21, 2014                   WIFE OF RET. P.O. GEORGE RAMIREZ

We received the following sad news from Ret. P.O. Anthony Ramirez, brother of Ret. P.O. George Ramirez.
Anthony received the sad news while at the Florida Reunion.

Nydia Ramirez, wife of Ret. P.O. George Ramirez, and sister-in-law of Ret. P.O. Anthony Ramirez, passed away on Friday morning, June 20th, after a long battle with a brain tumor.

Viewing and funeral services took place on June 23rd to 25th.

Condolences may be sent to George at 25 Rhoda Ave., Haverstraw NY 10927-1007 or gnram88@yahoo.com

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Ramirez family.  May Nydia rest in peace.

June 17, 2014                              RET. DET. NATHAN EDWARDS

Received from Lou Hollander and Obituary information was received from Gene Robinson stan3248@yahoo.com

NATHAN EDWARDS
4/27/1944 – 6/14/2014

Nate and I were in the same class, 3/10/69, and briefly worked together in District 1.  He was a very soft spoken guy and a gentleman.  May he rest in peace.

We are extremely saddened to inform you of the passing of Retired Detective 2nd Grade Nathan Edwards on Saturday, June 14, 2014, following a long illness. Nate was 70 years old at the time of his passing. He was appointed to the Transit Police Department on March 10, 1969 and retired on January 28, 1990.

Viewing and services took place on June 19th and 20th in Greenville, SC.


Cards and notes of condolence can be sent to Nate's wife Deborah at 1213 Frankie Corbin Road, Greenville, NC 27834
Information received from Claude Pierre and George Young


Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Edwards family.  May Nate rest in peace.

June 8, 2014                             RET. CHIEF HILLEL J. VALENTINE

We received the following sad news from Lou Hollander, Charlie McCray and Henry Manley.

RET. CHIEF HILLEL VALENTINE
8/22/1925 – 6/3/2014

Dear friends and colleagues,

I am deeply saddened to report the death of Chief Hillel J. Valentine, Retired.  Hillel passed in his sleep on Tuesday, June 2, 2014 at 1235 hours.

Services were held on June 12 and 13th.

Kindly keep the Valentine family in your thoughts and prayers,

Henry S. Manley

Chief Valentine was appointed to the NYCTPD 5/19/1959.  He retired 8/22/1988.  You can view obituary and sign guestbook on the Funeral Home Web Page http://www.granbysfuneralservice.com/  Condolences can be emailed to Chief Valentine’s daughter
Leslie Valentine Jernigan
Leslierj@aol.com

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Valentine family. May Hillel rest in peace.

June 1, 2014                               PAST EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER
                                                       RET. P.O. PATRICK COLLINS

The following information was given us by Lou Hollander, Pres. Ed Russo and Ret. P.O. Bobby Forrester:

4/17/1941 - 5/31/2014


The photo above was taken at the 2011 Florida Reunion.

We regret to inform our members and friends of the passing of Lifetime Member and Past Executive Board member,
Ret. P.O. Patrick Collins.
Paddy passed away on Saturday, May 31st with his wife, Dottie, family and friends at his side. He was 73 years old and had been very ill the past year.

Pat was appointed to the Transit Police on May 3, 1965 and retired April 1, 1986. He was also a Past President of the Transit Police Emerald Society.

From Lou:
It saddens me to inform you of the passing of my longtime friend “Paddy” Collins. Pat was a Legend within the Transit Police Department and the Transit Police Emerald Society. I believe he was one of the early pioneers of the Emerald Society.  He was also a PBA Delegate for many years and was a board officer in a number of positions within the Retiree’s Association.  He always kept his ties with the Transit Police attending many of the function that was held after the merge.  He and Frank Wakely started the first R.O.M.E.O Luncheon in South Florida, West Palm Beach.  I was blessed to have spent a few hours with Paddy this past March 11th at one of these luncheons, never even giving it a thought that this would be the last time I would see him.  I will miss seeing him at the NY Thanksgiving Celebration at Antun’s, The Florida Reunions which he attended almost every year for the past 18 years.  I will miss you, my friend. You are at rest now and will suffer no more.  My condolences to Paddy’s wife Dottie, sons Steve, Kevin and daughter Sharon and the Collins family.  Paddy lost a year long fight to pancreatic cancer. 
Funeral home web page http://www.manganofh.com/obituaries/  Guest book can be signed.   

Funeral services and Mass took place on June 2-3 and 4th

Condolences may be sent to his wife, Dottie, at 1144 Reilly Street, Bay Shore NY, 11706-2637

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Collins family. May Paddy rest in peace.

May 24, 2014                       RET. P.O. ALAN FELDMAN (late notice) and
                                    THE WIFE OF THE LATE RET. LT. ALVARO DALTON

We received the following from Lou Hollander:

RET. P.O. ALAN FELDMAN
12/19/1935 - 5/14/2014

Ret. P.O. Alan Feldman passed away on May 14th, 2014.  Alan was appointed to the Transit Police on December 1, 1965 and retired January 2, 1986.
Services were held in Boynton Beach,FL
Condolences may be sent to his widow, Barbara at 12100 LaVita Way, Boynton Beach FL, 33437


From Lou Hollander as received form Gene Robinson:

It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of Dorothy Dalton, widow of the late Ret. Lt. Alvaro Dalton.
Teh dalton family had a service in New York on May 21st and took her remains to Statesville, NC the next day.
Services wereheld on Saturday, May 24th.

The ashes of Lt. Dalton will be placed in her coffin.

The information was forwarded to Gene by Dorothy's son, Larnell, John McBarnette and Charles McCray.

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

May 14, 2014                               RET. P.O. JOSEPH TUFF and
                                                  A EULOGY FOR ARTIE WAGER

From Lou Hollander:

RET.P.0. JOSEPH (JOSTLING JOE) TUFF
4/22/1942 – 5/11/2014


I am saddened to inform you of this Obituary I received from Paul Casey pfc587@aol.com . Joe Tuff was appointed to the NYCTP Dept. February 15, 1966 and worked in District 4, I believe, his whole career until he retired on April 12, 1999. 
Joe was a “Legend” in the Transit PD.  He was a good guy.  “May he rest in peace”. 

The funeral service was held on Thursday, May 15th. Arrangements include cremation. 

You can view Joe’s obituary in the SI Advance.  Please click on link or paste into your browser.  Joseph Tuff, 72 | SILive.com



RESPONSE FROM TOM MORIARTY AFTER THE PASSING OF ARTIE WAGER  
“PO ARTIE WAGER, REST IN PEACE”

Let me tell you a story about Artie who passed away on May 9th.
 
On the night that the Rev. Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4th, 1968, I relieved Artie Wager  at the 135th Street Station on the "AA" Line in Harlem. Artie and I walked to the street as he was to take the S/B "AA" to make a meal relief down the line. On the street, Artie and I saw a gang of angry "yoots" throwing Molotov cocktails at a building at the corner of 135th Street and 7th Avenue. We saw the explosions. Without any chatter, Artie ran toward  the fire. I ran to the token booth phone and called 3333. I had to explain why I called 3333, which I did.
No. It is not on my post.
No. It is not on TA property.
No. There is no damage to TA Property, but please call the NYPD and the NYFD because they are throwing Molotov cocktails. I actually had to explain to the lad what a cocktail was. It took some time, but that was the way it was.  (No cell phones guys.)
His final words to me were: "Don't leave your post!" I raced down to Seventh Avenue. Artie was nowhere in sight.
There were some elderly people standing around while the "yoots" were still ranting and smashing windows. I asked them if they saw an officer.  One man told me there was an officer in the building "who woke me up." I ran to the building and Artie appeared with people in toe. He looked exhausted.  He had rapped on every door of the 5 or 6 floor walkup to alert the people of fire.

By dawn, the entire area was smoldering. There was a TPF cop on every corner and the Fire Department was doing what they do best, watering the smoldering.

Artie Wager almost got an "OP8" for failure to make a meal relief, and I almost got an "OP 8" for  using profane language and leaving my post.  Chief Opara, I believe, squashed them.

Artie Wager was a great Cop and a Great Man. Now that's the rest of the story.

May 11, 2014                LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. ARTHUR WAGER and
                                                  RET. P.O. EDWARD WYNNE

From Lou Hollander:

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. ARTHUR WAGER
1/22/1939 – 5/9/2014

I received this obituary information from Jerry Dowling lvnlg924@bellsouth.net

Artie was appointed to the NYCTPD June 1, 1966 and retired October 1, 1981.  Condolences can be sent to Arties brother Jim at jimwager@hotmail.com and his sons, Arthur and James at 34 Day Road, Campbell Hall NY 10916

Lou,
      I received a call from Artie's family that he passed away peacefully at hospice in Ft. Myers, Fla. this morning, May 9th.
He was assigned to District#3 his entire career. He was a member of the Orange County Shields, FOP and NYCRTPOA. He was a US Army veteran 1957-1960. He will be cremated and there will not be any service. His remains will be interned at Orange County Veterans Cemetery, Goshen, N.Y. Art is survived by his son's Arthur, James and companion Pat Cregan.


RET. P.0. EDWARD WYNNE
3/3/1947-5/8/2014

I am saddened to inform you of the passing of Eddie Wynne.  I had the honor and pleasure of working with Eddie in the early days of CWAC  and briefly in the Court Unit.  Ed was a great guy, always had a smile on his face or laughing. He was a member of the Transit Police Bag Pipe band and most recently the NY Shields Pipe band. The information below was received from Steve Goldenberg.

I'm very sad to report the passing of Ed Wynne on 5/8/2014 died after a battle with lung cancer. The wake was on Monday, May 12, with a Funeral Mass on May 13. 

We lost a good guy, Louie.
Steve Goldenberg

Our condolences and sympathies to the Wager and Wynne families.  May Arthur and Edward rest in peace.

May 2, 2014            LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. RAYMOND PECORARO and
                                       WIFE OF RET. SGT. GAETANO "GUY" GLIAMAS

From Lou Hollander:

We regret to inform our members of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Ray Pecoraro on April 29, 2014, at the age of 75 years. Ray was appointed to the Transit Police on June 1, 1967 and retired July 15, 1987.

Funeral services were held on April 30 and May 1st with a Funeral Mass and burial on Staten Island on May 2nd.

Condolences may be sent to Ray's wife, Loretta, at 62 Reid Ave., Staten Island NY 10305-3621


We received the following sad news when Guy sent in his dues:

Ret. Sgt. Gaetano "Guy" Gliamas sadly informed us of the passing of his wife, Loretta, on February 22, 2014. They had been married 45 years.

Condolences may be sent to Guy at 32 Broadway, Niantic CT 06357

Our condolences and sympathies to the Pecoraro and Gliamas families on the passing of their loved ones.  May they rest in peace.

April 13, 2014                    WIFE OF RET. P.O. JAMES TAYLOR

From Gen Robinson and Lou Hollander:

It is with extreme sadness that I inform you of the passing of Barbara Taylor, wife of Retired Transit Police Officer James Taylor, on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 following a long illness.

A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 Rosewood Chapel,
The Taylor Family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the cancer association of your choice.

Cards and expressions of condolences can be sent to Jim at 3509 Criollo Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23453
or emailed to
James4693@cox.net

Please keep Jim and the Taylor family in your thoughts and prayers.

Information received on April 9, 2014

Sincerely,
Gene Robinson

Our condolences and sympathies to the Taylor family.  May Barbara rest in peace.

April 6, 2014                      RET. P.O. ISMAELE (JOHN) ZERBINI

 

I regret to report that my old partner in D34 Roll Call unit, Ret. P.O. John Zerbini, passed away this morning after a long illness at the age of 77 years.  I am thankful that I got to see John the day before in the nursing home he had been in the past 3-4 years.

John was appointed to the Transit Police on June 21,1965 and retired October 1,1985. He mostly worked in District 34. I met John when I worked 8Ps in 34A in 1969 and have been friends since. He always had a big smile on his face and a good joke to tell.  May he rest in peace.

Funeral services took place on April 8th and 9th.

Condolences may be sent to John's wife, Sheila, at 718-605-0028 or
249 Ramona Ave, Staten Island NY 10312-2718


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

March 10, 2014                 SISTER OF RET. P.O. WILLIAM SORRENTINO 
                                   STEP-MOTHER OF RET. SGT. WILLIAM McMILLEN
                                          SISTER OF RET. P.O. PETER PALAMARO 

From Lou Hollander:

Phyllis Marie "Melody" Sorrentino, sister of Ret. P.O. William Sorrentino

Memorial Services and Funeral Mass took place on March 14-15.:



Carol McMillen - Step-Mother of Ret. Sgt. William McMillen
 

On behalf of President Joe McGarry and the Board of FOP Lodge 317, I regret to announce the passing of Carol McMillen, step-mother of Sergeant William "Bill" McMillen (NYCTPD Class of October 1981, NYPD Retired), Executive Board Member (Vice-President) of FOP Lodge 317.
 
Viewing and funeral services took place on March 11th and 12th. 
Respectfully,
John Moakley, VP Lodge 317


Received from Frank Gandini lgnd41@optonline.net

Marion Simone, sister of Ret. P.O. Peter Palamaro

To all our NYC Police Retirees and extended families.  It is with much sorrow that I report the death of Marion Simone, sister of our brother, Ret. P.O. Pete Palamaro.  Marion had been sick for quite some time.  Our deepest sorrow is extended to Pete, Amelia and the entire family. 

Our deepest condolences to the Sorrentino, McMillen, Simone and Palamaro families.  May their loved ones rest in peace.

March 8, 2014                                 RET. CAPT. COLIN BOLGER

From Lou Hollander:

I received this obituary from Joe Ginnetto giannetto@lordenassociates.com

It is with profound sadness that I inform you that our friend and colleague, Ret. Capt. Colin P. Bolger, passed away on Tuesday, March 4th, at Staten Island University Hospital after battling congestive heart failure. Colin was 72 years of age. 

Colin was appointed to the New York City Transit Police Department on November 28th, 1967 and retired in the rank of Captain on January 18th, 1996.  He was widely well respected, one of the smartest members of the department, and one of the most selfless gentlemen that I have ever met. Colin was an adviser, trainer and mentor to so many young officers who relied on his guidance to help them succeed in the Department. He was a trusted and effective supervisor.  He was personally responsible for the advancement of so many careers, mine included, by giving of himself to help us study for promotional exams.  There are so many of us that are forever grateful to Colin for his instruction, guidance, and overall benevolence. 

Services were held on March 8 and 9th with a Funeral Mass on March 10th

The Bolger family request in lieu of flowers to please send a donation to The American Cancer Society in Colin’s name.

A guest book can be signed on the funeral home web page http://matthewfuneralhome.com/obituaries/colin-p-bolger/ 
Obituary and visitation hours can also be viewed.


Condolences may be sent to:
Margaret Bolger Maggiebee@verizon.net and
Ret. P.O. Dan Bolger  airb59@aol.com

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Bolger families.  May Colin rest in peace.

March 3, 2014                                   RET. P.O. JOHN SPURRELL

From Lou Hollander, Richie Weaver and Frank Crisa

RET. PO. JOHN SPURRELLL
12/21/1941 - 3/1/2014

We regret to inform our members of the passing of Ret. P.O. John Spurell, on Saturday, March 1st, at the age of 72 years. He was appointed June 1, 1966 and retired July 1, 1986.  He was assigned to District 34.

Visiting will be at John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals,
28 Eltingville Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10312  (718) 356-6363

Viewing took place on March 4th and 5th with a Funeral Mass and burial on March

Though the obituary printed in The Staten Island Advance states John was retired from the NYPD, John was always a Transit Cop.

Condolences may be sent to John's wife, Donna, at 452 Ridgewood Ave., Staten Island NY 10312-2120

Our deepest condolences to the Spurrell family.  May John rest in peace.

Frank Crisa, Richie Weaver and I had the pleasure of working with John in District 34, "The Well," and always found him to be a gentleman in all respects.  - Tony
 

February 20, 2014                WIFE OF RET. SGT. DAVID KOLMAN

Hi Tony,

On Tuesday, Feb 10, 2014, my wife, MARIANN, aged 78, passed away at Mercy Hospital in Rockville Centre from cancer.
We were married just over 58 years.

Services were held on Sunday, Feb 23, 2014

Retired Sgt. Dave Kolman

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Dave and his family.  May Mariann rest in peace.

February 9, 2014                 RET. P.O. ROBERT BOWLES (late notice)

We recently received a dues mailing envelope return from the Post Office marked "No forwarding address" and turned it over to our helpful assistant, Ret. Sgt. Billy McMillen. Unfortunately, Bill's findings were not good.

We regret to inform our members of the passing of Ret. P.O. Robert Bowles, on August 24, 2012, at the age of 67 years.  Robert's last known address was in Conyers, GA. with his wife, Ruth.
Robert was appointed to the Transit Police on May 3, 1965 and retired on December 16, 1986. We have no other informatoin.

If anyone has any information as to the current address or phone number of Ruth Bowles, please contact us.

February 5, 2014                      RET. P.O. WILLIAM WALKER

Our thanks to Lou Hollander for forwarding this information:

We regret to inform our members of the passing of Ret. P.O. William Walker on January 27th, at the age of 65 years. William was appointed to the Transit Police on November 23, 1970 and retired on August 15, 1986.  He resided in Springfield Gardens, NY.

There were no funeral arrangement details given by the family.

January 23, 2014        LIFETIME MEMBER RET. SGT. JAMES McGEE
                                           RET. P.O. ALEX GILCHRIST (updated) and
                                     SISTER OF RET. P.O. GEORGE YOUNG

From Lou Hollander: keystonecop@tampabay.rr.com

RET. SGT JAMES MCGEE
3/10/1919 – 1/16/2014

We regret to inform our members of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. Sgt. James McGee on January 16, 2014
at the age of 95 years. James was appointed to the Transit Police on January 1, 1950 and retired January 1, 1982.

Funeral services were held on January 20th with a Funeral Mass and burial on the 21st.
 
May James rest in peace.


Edna L. Young, sister of member, Ret. Sgt. George Young, passed away on January 14th at the age of 90 years.

Funeral services took place on Wednesday, January 22nd
Bethel AME Church
819 Woodrow Street
Columbia SC 29205  (803) 779-0135
 
 
Condolences may be sent to:
GEORGE YOUNG
4232 SHANNAMARA DRIVE
MATHEWS, NC 28104
 
HOME PHONE :                             (704)882-6505
CELL PHONE:                               (704) 770-8581

May she rest in peace


From Ret. Sgt. Gene Robinson stan3248@yahoo.com 

It is with extreme and profound sadness that I advise you of the passing of my friend, (Ret. P.O.) Alex Gilchrist.
Alex passed away on Saturday, January 18th at the age of 69 years after a month long illness. I was able to spend some time with Alex today and his condition had deteriorated drastically in the past week.

Alex was appointed to the Transit Police on February 16, 1966 and retired on February 21, 1986

Funeral Services were held on Sunday, January 26th.

The Gilchrist family would like to thank all for the calls and notes of sympathy and asks that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Alex's name to the Guardian Foundation, 626 Elton Street, Brooklyn, New York 11208 or to the American Heart Association.

On an equally sad note, Alex's brother, Leroy Gilchrist, is in Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and has been declared
'brain dead' by the attending physicians. Roy, who now resides in Dallas, Georgia, came to New York to help care for and support Alex. Roy, a recent kidney transplant recipient, fell ill shortly after arriving in N.Y. and was taken to the hospital where he suffered a heart attack and stroke. He is now totally unresponsive.

I will give more information on Roy as it becomes available.

Please keep the Gilchrist family in your prayers.

Sorrowfully Submitted,
Gene Robinson

Our deepest condolences to the McGee, Young, and Gilchrist families.  May their loved ones rest in peace.

January 16, 2014               SON OF RET. SGT. JAMES ALLEN

We received the following from Lou Hollander and Gene Robinson as received from Cliff Rice

It is with extreme sadness that we inform you of the passing of Anthony H. Allen, son of Retired Sergeant James Allen, on Saturday, January 11, 2014

Viewing took place on Friday January 17, 2014.
Please keep Jimmy and Patricia & Family in your prayers.

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