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January 30, 2023                                   LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. HELMUT RUPPE



LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. HELMUT RUPPE

01/01/1944 - 01/30/2023

We received this sad news today from Mike Lavelle mplavelle51@hotmail.com

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. P.O. Helmut Ruppe, on January 30th, at the age of 79 years. Helmut was appointed to the Transit Police on July 20m 1968 and retired August 26, 1989.

He leaves behind his wife, Ingrid, and a sister, Trudy Wood.

Funeral services took place on Friday, February 3rd. His remains were cremated.

Condolences may be sent to Ingrid at  39 Caroline Ave, Elmont NY 11003-5017

Helmut was a long time member of the Retirees Association, FOP Lodge 317 and The LI Shields. 

Condolences may also be left on the funeral home website  https://kraussfuneralhome.com/ .

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Ingrid and the Ruppe family. May Helmut Rest in Peace.

January 28, 2023                                                RET. P.O. TIMOTHY FANNING

We received this information from Ret. PO Frank Burns faburns0713@icloud.com


RET. P.O. TIMOTHY FANNING
02/10/1956 - 01/26/2023

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. P.O. Timothy Fanning on January 26th, at the age of 66 years.
Tim was appointed to the Transit Police on July 28, 1983 and retired from NYPD (date unknown) He had been assigned to TD-30.

The Celebration of Life Service for Tim was held on February 1, 2023 at The Chapel of Burgess Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Tim’s favorite charity, Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306

Condolences may be left at the funeral home website:
https://www.burgessfunerals.com/obituary/tim-fanning?lud=5DC1E4A56FAFA567750033863AEE362F

January 24, 2023                    LIFETIME MEMBER RET. SGT. JAMES J. McCARTHY (late notice)



LIFETIME MEMBER RET. SGT. JAMES MCCARTHY (late notice)

10/09/1920 - 01/17/2021

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. Sgt. James J. McCarthy, on January 17, 2021 at the grand age of 100 years. James was appointed to the Transit Police on May 1, 1956, and retired July 10, 1976.

The photo above was taken at Jim's 100th birthday celebration.

We received the following email from Michael McCarthy, son of our Lifetime Member, Ret. Sgt. James McCarthy.

I received the association’s newsletter and annual membership cards in todays mail. Thank you. However, I must inform you that my father, Sargeant James J. McCarthy (shield #673) ret. passed away on January 17th, 2021.

Dad was blessed with one hundred years of life and is greatly missed by his children (Michael, James & Diana) and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He survived our mother, Rita McCarthy, who passed away in 2015 at age nighty-one. They were blessed with over seventy years of marriage.

Dad had a great send off and is buried in the military cemetery in Bushnell, Fl. along with my mom. I was able to arrange an honor guard with a local veterans group and a flag ceremony from MacDill AFB in Tampa. As a D-day survivor, he deserved nothing less. I miss them both every day, but I’m confident that they are both in our Lord’s loving embrace and that I will see them again soon. 

With kind regards,
Michael McCarthy

Condolences may be sent to Michael and the McCarthy family at 4787 Ridgemoor Circle, Palm Harbor FL 34685-3150

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the McCarthy family. May James Rest in Peace.

January 20, 2023                             LIFETIME MEMBERS RET. LT. HOWARD HAAG and
                                                      RET. P.O. ROBERT CREWS (late notice)

Received from President Bob Valentino:


LIFETIME MEMBER RET. LT. HOWARD HAAG

03/11/1944 -01/19/2023

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. Lt. Howard Haag, on January 19th, at the age of 78 years. Howard was appointed to the Transit Police on June 21, 1965 and retired July 13, 1995.

Funeral services took place on January 24th & 25th.:

Burial in Queen Of Peace Cemetery in Old Westbury NY

Condolences may be sent to his wife, Barbara, at 35 Dome Lane Wantagh NY 11793 and at the
funeral home website: https://osheafuneral.com/tribute/details/6194/Howard-Haag/obituary.html#tribute-start


As a result of mail being returned, we found out that another fellow retiree had passed away.

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. ROBERT CREWS (late notice)
01/29/1939 - 04/14/2020

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret.P.O. Robert Crews, on April 14, 2020, at the age of 81 years from COVID. Robert was appointed to the Transit Police on May 3, 1965, and retired December 1, 1980.

Condolences may be sent to his daughter, Tammy Semeran, 1029 Franklin Avenue, Lebanon PA 17042-7112

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Haag and Crews families. May their departed loved ones Rest in Peace.

January 15, 2023                 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. DET. LT. EDMUND DETTMANN (late notice)
                                                            SON OF RET. P.O. STANLEY RIFKIN and
                                             MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR RET. LT. GEORGE GOREN

As a result of a request to have an email removed from our listing, we made a phone call and received this sad information.


LIFETIME MEMBER RET. DET. LT. EDMUND DETTMANN (late notice)

7/26/1939 - 05/08/2022

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of our Lifetime Member, Ret. Det. Lt. Edmiund Dettmann, on May 8th, 2022, at the age of 82 years. Ed was appointed to the Transit Police on July 6, 1964 and retired March 2, 1992 as a Detective Lieutenant.

Condolences may be sent to his wife, Maryann, at the Funeral Home https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/rockledge-fl/edmund-dettmann-10745794



From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net as received from Arnie Fisher

SON OF RET. P.O. STANLEY RIFKIN

Hi Lou, I would like to inform you that the son of retired PO Stanley Rifkin, Christopher Rifkin, has passed away, He was residing in Maryland and drove an 18-wheeler. Chris passed away due to Pancreatic Cancer. Stan retired in the late '80s, I believe, and currently lives in Myrtle Beach. Stan is having Chris' body cremated and there will be a service in the spring and the ashes will be interred alongside his mother in Calvary cemetery.

Condolences can be sent to Stanley at srifkin@sc.rr.com

Our sincere condolences to the Dettmann and Rifkin families. May their departed loved ones Rest in Peace.


MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR GEORGE GORING

A Memorial service took place on January 21st in Yardley PA.

January 10, 2023                                            RET. SGT. GENNARO "JERRY" CRETA (late notice) and
                                                                                RET. P.O. MARTIN CHARLES TRACEY

Information received from Tony Magliano magliano853@msn.com


RET. SGT. GENNARO "JERRY" CRETA

12/23/1937 - 12/28/2022

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. Sgt. Gennaro "Jerry" Creta, on December 28th, at the age of 85 years. Jerry was appointed to the Transit Police in 1967 and retired July 8, 1988. His last assignment was in D-20 and he was also a US Navy veteran. His son, Scott, was also a member of the Transit Police Department.

Services took place on January 3rd and 4th.

Condolences and expressions of sympathy for the Creta family may be shared at
https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/port-jefferson-station-ny/gennaro-creta-11082031


President Bob Valentino was given this information from Paul DiGiacomo, NYPD DEA President


RET. P.O. MARTIN CHARLES TRACEY

4/21/1941 - 1/6/2023

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. P.O. Martin CharlesTracey, on January 6th, at the age of 81 years, after a long illness with bladder cancer. Martin was appointed to the Transit Police on May 3, 1965 and retired July 5, 1985. He was also a US Air Force veteran.

Funeral services took place on Tuesday morning, January 10th, followed by burial in Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton NY

Condolences and rememberances may be left on the funeral home website: https://www.senecachapelsltd.com/obituary/MartinCharles-Tracey#tributewall

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Creta and Tracey families. May Jerry and Martin Rest in Peace.

January 8, 2023                         UPDATE FOR INTERMENT OF RET. CAPT. MICHAEL McHALE

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net Information received from Robin McHale.

INTERMENT FOR RET. CAPT. MICHAEL MC HALE
JULY 27, 1951 – DECEMBER 2,2002

Interment took place on January 25th at South Florida National Cemetery 6501 State Rd 7, Lake Worth FL 33449.

January 8, 2023                                    LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. BERRIS TURNBULL

From Charles McCray cemccray@aol.com

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. BERRIS TURNBULL
01/04/1936 - 01/04/2023

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Berris Turnbull, on January 4th, at the age of 87 years. Berris was appointed to the Transit Police on June 21, 1965 and retired April 24, 1987.

From Charles:
We sorrowfully inform you of the passing of Ret. P.O. Berris Turnbull.  We are informed by his daughter Tisha that Berris had a fall and injured his head. He was in rehabilitation when he had a series of heart attacks which he did not survive.

Services took place on January 13th

Condolences can be sent to:
   The Turnbull Family
    511 Beach 64th Street
    Arverne, NY 11642.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Turnbull family. May Berris Rest in Peace.

January 5, 2023                                                       RET. CHIEF EDWARD L. RISING

This information was brought to our attention by John Reeves sgtjpr@aol.com John saw the obituary in the Long Island Newsday and attended the wake. He had worked under Chief Rising at the Transit Police Academy on Gold Street.


RET. TRANSIT POLICE CHIEF EDWARD L. RISING

7/7/1926 - 12/31/2022

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. Chief Edward L. Rising, on December 31st, at the age of 96 years. He was appointed to the Transit Police on January 5, 1950 and retired November 1, 1976. Chief Rising's last assignment was Chief of Headquarters Division.

Funeral services took place on January 3rd & 4th. The obituary can be read here:

https://weigandbrothers.com/tribute/details/2520/Edward-Rising/obituary.html#tribute-start/

Our deepest condolences to the Rising family. May Edward Rest in Peace.

December 28, 2022            LIFETIME MEMBER RET. DET. JOSEPH A. MONTANARO (late notice)

From Lou Hollader keystonecop1@verizon.net information received from Bill Loperfido wpl873@msn.com



LIFETIME MEMBER RET. DET. JOSEPH MONTANARO (late notice)
7/28/1936 - sometime in December, 2022

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. Det. Joseph Montanaro, in late December, 2022. Joseph was appointed to the Transit Police on October 23, 1961, and retired September 1, 1980.

From Lou:
Bill Loperfido informed me that he got a call from Joe’s son that Joe passed. No other information. Joe was a friend of mine, but I did not know of any of his family except his wife Karin, who passed a few years ago. If you should know of any of his relatives, could you send me
their contact information, or have them call me at 727-207-4323. Joe and his wife were great people. They attended every Transit Police Florida Reunion. We became good friends through the reunion, as I did not know him on the Job. May Joe “Rest in Peace with the love of his life, Karin”

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Montanaro family. May Joseph Rest in Peace.

December 26, 2022            LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. RONALD ANELLO (late notice)

We received this sad news today from Ed Solomon e_solomon@msn.com

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. RONALD ANELLO (late notice)
1/9/1944 - 12/19/2022

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of our Lifetime Member, Ret. P.O. Ronald Anello, on December 19th, from illnesses made worse with COVID, at the age of 78 years. Ronald was appointed to the Transit Police on June 21, 1965 and retired August 20, 1985.

No funeral services took place and he was cremated. A Celebration of Life will take place at a future date to be announced.

Condolences may be sent to his wife, Kay, at 4470 Express Drive South, Ronkonkoma NY 11779

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Kay and the Anello family. May Ronald Rest in Peace.

December 21, 2022                                          SON OF RET. DET. JOHN CARUSO
                                                                 SISTER OF PO MONICA SCOTT

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

WAKE AND FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR JOHN CARUSO lll,SON OF RET. DET. JOHN CARUSO


John Caruso lll, age 42, son of Ret. Det. John Caruso Jr & Mary Caruso passed on Friday 12/15/22.

Services took place on december 22nd. 

Condolences can be sent to John & Mary at 13381 Whitmarsh St. Spring Hill FL 34609 or johncaruso46@gmail.com


From Lou and Charles McCray cemccray@aol.com

We are saddened to inform you of the passing of Tameka Wilson, sister to Monica Scott (worked in D-22 AC)
 
The homegoing services took place on Wednesday, Dec.21st at Roy L. Gilmore Funeral Home
191-02 Linden Blvd, St. Albans, NY 114

All other condolences can be sent to Monica at 142-23 253rd St. Rosedale, NY 11422
 
My Tameka rest in peace.
 
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Caruso and Wilson / Scott families. May the departed loved ones Rest in Peace.

December 7, 2022                      LIFETIME MEMBER RET. SGT. LAWRENCE MANISCALCO

We were informed of Larry's passing from Tony Piazza app899@outlook.com

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. SGT. LAWRENCE "LARRY" MANISCALCO
7/27/1944 - 12/5/2022

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of our Lifetime Member, Ret. Sgt. Lawrence "Larry" Maniscalco, on December 5th, after a long illness. Larry was 78 years old and living in Port St. Lucie, FL.

Larry was appointed to the Transit Police on December 1, 1965, and retired January 16, 1986. I believe his last assignments were in the Operations Unit.

Larry's wishes were to be cremated and because of the holidays, his family will hold a celebration of life in January to be announced.

Condolences may be sent to his wife, Susan, at 11520 SW Hawkins Terrace, Port St. Lucie FL 34987-5455 or email at smmaniscalco@gmail.com

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Maniscalco family. May Larry Rest in Peace.

December 7, 2022                 FUNERAL SERVICES UPDATE FOR RET. P.O. RICHARD TAYLOR

From Charles McCray cemccray@aol.com

The family honored Richard's request to be cremated. His memorial was held on Saturday, December 10th.

Condolences may be sent to Richard's daughter Allison at
8058 Donegal Lane, Springfield, VA 22153    757 580-4660 socamarie@gmail.com

May Richard Rest in Peace.

Charles

December 5, 2022                           LIFETIME MEMBER RET. SGT. FRANCIS "FRANK" KELLY and
                                                             RET. CAPT. MICHAEL McHALE

Jerry O'Neill jonecgn9@frontier.com notified us of seeing mention of Frank's passing on Facebook



LIFETIME MEMBER RET. SGT. FRANCIS "FRANK" KELLY
10/17/1945 - 12/2/2022

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. Sgt. Francis "Frank" Kelly, on December 2nd, at the age of 77 years after a short illness. Frank was appointed to the Transit Police on May 1, 1966 and retired November 16, 1991.

Services took place on Monday, December 5th at Harmon Funeral Home, 571 Forrest Ave., Staten Island NY  18-442-5056.

There was no mention of any religious services.

Condolences may be left at the funeral home website: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/staten-island-ny/francis-kelly-11044089
or to his son, Sean, at 24 Evans Street, Staten Island NY 10314

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Kelly family. May Frank Rest in Peace.


From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net


RET. CAPT. MICHAEL MC HALE

JULY 27, 1951 – DECEMBER 2,2002

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. Capt. Michael McHale on December 2nd, at the age of 71 tears from cancer.

Lou- Mike was appointed to NYCTPD 2/11/1974 He worked in District 1 as a Police Officer. Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to work directly with Mike, but I know he was well liked and respected by all. He was a PBA Delegate and Trustee. He was a “rising star”. He rose to the rank of Captain. Although we never worked together, we hung out with the same group of friends for many years, and I always enjoyed being in his company. After retirement, it was always a pleasure to see him and his wife Robin at all the NYC Transit Police Florida Reunions. I will very much miss seeing them at future gatherings. “May Mike Rest in Peace”
Condolences can be sent to Mike’s wife Robin at robinsue77@aol.com

A Life Celebration took place on December 8th at the Monarch Funeral Home, 2950 N State Road 7, Margate FL

Obituary, service information and Guest Book can be viewed on the funeral home web page
Obituary | Michael Kevin McHale | Monarch Funeral Home & Cremation Services

It is requested if you have any photos you would like to share of Mike on or off the job you can go to this website and upload them https://www.tributeslides.com/up/14139115130721

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the McHale family. May Michael Rest in Peace.

December 3, 2022                           RET. P.O.s RICHARD TAYLOR AND ROY WILLIAMS

From Charles McCray cemccray@aol.com

RET. P.O. RICHARD TAYLOR
 4/15/1956 - 12/2/2022

We sorrowfully announce the passing of Ret. P.O. Richard Taylor.  Information was received from his daughter, Allison Taylor, that her father suffered a severe stroke this morning and that he did not survive.

Richard was appointed to the Transit Police on April 2, 1972, and retired April 8, 1992.

Arrangements will be forthcoming.



Sent by Alan Berkowitz berky4@aol.com as received from Joseph Richardson RAY1041@msn.com

RET P.O. ROY WILLIAMS
8/31/1952 - 11/28/2022 (?)

I just received information that Ret. P.O. Roy Williams, passed and was buried yesterday, Thursday, December 1, 2022.  I have no additional information at this time. 

Keep the Williams family in your thoughts and prayer.

Roy was appointed to the Transit Police on September 14, 1974, retirement date unknown

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Taylor and Williams families. May the departed loved ones Rest in Peace.

December 2, 2022                    LIFETIME MEMBERS RET. P.O. RICHARD "MAX" SINNOTT and
                                                           RET. P.O. CLIFFORD McKINNON


Lou Hollander received an email from Frank Wakely that Richard had passed away. We contacted Richard's wife, Jean, who informed us of his passing.


LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. RICHARD "MAX" SINNOTT
5/31/1936 - 11/30/2022

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. P.O. Richard "Max" Sinnott, on Tuesday, November 30th, at athe age of 86 years. Richard had been in bad health the past several months and he succumbed to his illnesses. Richard was appointed to the Transit Police on June 21, 1965 and retired April 4, 1983.

Richard was the 1st VP of the Retirees Association from 2002 through 2004 under then President Charles Farkouh, and continued as a consultant under Presidents Marty McKeon and Ed Russo. The photo above was taken during his term of office.

Funeral services took place on Monday & Tuesday, December 5th & 6th

Condolences may be sent to his wife, Jean, by e-mail at jmmsinn@gmail.com or mail to 48 Oak Street, Floral Park NY 11001-3410

I had the pleasure of working with Richard in District 1 in the late '60s. He was always with a smile and a helping hand to his fellow officers in the command. - Tony

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Jean and the Sinnott family. May Richard Rest in Peace.


From Charles McCray cemccray@aol.com

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. CLIFFORD McKINNON
5/19/1942 - 11/28/2022

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. P.O.Clifford McKinnon on November 28th, at the age of 80 years. Clifford was appointed to the Transit Police on April 1, 1967 and retired July 4, 1987.

Funeral services will take place on December 11th from 1-3 PM at O'Brien-Sheipe Funeral Home, 640 Elmont Road, Elmont NY

From Charles:
It is with profound sorrow that I inform you of the passing of Ret. P. O. Clifton McKinnon. Cliff lost his life in a fire at his home on November 28th. Cliff's request was that he be cremated. May Cliff Rest In Peace.

Condolences may be sent to his daughter, Dawn McKinnon, at dmckinnon731@gmail.com or mail to 172-14 133rd Ave. Apt. 13F
Jamaica, NY 11434  tele: 347 707-9467

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Dawn and the McKinnon family. May Clifford Rest in Peace.
 

November 30, 2022                                                       RET. LT. GEORGE GOREN

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net Obituary information received from Richie Saunders cwousa@cfl.rr.com


RET. LT. GEORGE GORING

4/17/1947 – 11/25/2022

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. Lt. George Goring on November 25th at the age of 75 years. George was appointed to the NYCTPD 3/23/1970 and retired from NYPD 6/18/1997.

UPDATE ON MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR RET. LT. GEORGE GORING

Unfortunately, the Memorial Service scheduled for Saturday 12/3 had to be cancelled due to the fact two members of the family tested positive for COVID. A new date will be planned and posted here when received.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Goring’s name may be made to The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research (https://lustgarten.org/donatenow/) or The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (https://phillypaws.org/donate/)

Condolences can be sent to George’s wife Brenda at Goring.Brenda@gmail.com

George’s obituary can be viewed on Funeral Home web page https://www.hooperfuneralchapel.com

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Goren family. May George “Rest in Peace”

November 28, 2022                                                 RET. P.O. AUDRICK WILTSHIRE

Information from Floyd Holloway floholl68@me.com


RET. P.O. AUDRICK WILTSHIRE

6/25/1943 - 11/22/2022


We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. P.O. Audrick Wiltshire on Tuesday, November 22nd, at the age of 79 years. Audrick was appointed to the Transit Police on November 6, 1964, and retired October 8, 1985.

Funeral services took place on Dcember 2nd  at J. Foster Phillips Funeral Home, 179-24 Linden Blvd, Jamaica NY

Condolences may be sent to his wife, Cynthia, at dutchessw@aol.com

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Cynthia and the Wiltshire family. May Audrick Rest in Peace.

November 22, 2022                              LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. GERALD MCNAMEE and
                                                                    RET. P.O. JOHN SPERO
 
   

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. GERALD MCNAMEE
3/17/1937 – 11/8/2022

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of our Lifetime Member, Ret. P.O. Gerald McNamee, on November 8th, at the age of 85 years. Gerald was appointed to NYCTPD August 1,1966 and retired May 1, 1980.

Services took place on November 13th and 14th with burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne NY.

Obituary information can be viewed at the Funeral Home web page
Tribute for Gerard McNamee | Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Homes (thomasfdaltonfuneralhomes.com)


Lou received this obituary information from John’s wife, Kathleen Spero

RET. P.O. JOHN SPERO
3/29/1939 – 11/8/2022

Ret. P.O. John Spero passed away suddenly on November 8, 2022, at the age of 83 years. John was appointed to NYCTPD 12/1/65 and retired 1/30/1981.

Services took place on 11/30/2022 at 10:30 am at St Thomas More in Glendale AZ.

Condolences can be emailed to Kathleen at azspero39@cox.net

October 30, 2022                                          RET. P.O. EDWARD WESTWOOD (late notice)

Editor Frank Crisa received this from Tom Andreano


RET. P.O. EDWARD WESTWOOD (late notice)

01/02/1952 - 10/26/2022

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. P.O. Edward Westwood, on October 26th, 2022, at the age of 70 years. Edward was appointed to the Transit Police in 1980 and retired on July 2, 1991. He had been assigned to the K-9 Unit.

Funeral services took place on October 29th in Everett, PA.

The obituary information can be viewed at the funeral home website: https://www.donelsonfuneralhome.com/obituary/Edward-Westwood

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Westwood family. May Edward Rest in Peace.

October 26, 2022                              LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOSEPH 'JOE' CLARK

From Charles McCray cemccray@aol.com as received from Richard Saunders cwousa@cfl.rr.com


LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOSEPH "JOE" CLARK

10/17/1936 - 10/23/2022

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. P.O. Joseph 'Joe' Clark who passed away this past Sunday, October 23rd, at the age of 86 years. According to his daughter, Samantha, his cancer returned with a vengeance.  She has been using Joe's cell # for contact. 910.233.5384. Hopefully she answers it.

Joe was appointed to the Transit Police on August 1,1966 and retired on February 21, 1985. 
 
A Memorial Service took place on October 29th in Albany NY

https://www.slmclaughlinfuneralhome.com/obituary/Joseph-Clark

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Clark family. May Joseph Rest in Peace.

October 16, 2022                                             RET. P.O. JOHN SHERIDAN (late notice) and
                                                                       RET. P.O. JOHN WILLIAMS

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net who received it from John's wife, Myrna


RET. P.O. JOHN SHERIDAN

9/17/1943 – 9/28/22

I wanted to inform you of the death of my husband, Retired Police Officer John Sheridan, NYC Transit Police Department on September 28, 2022. He was battling cancer & suffering from fibrosis.

Lou:
I knew John from District 1 in the early 70’s. He was a really nice man and was like by others. John was appointed to NYCTPD 12/1/1965 and retired 7/16/1983.

Condolences can be sent to his wife Myrna at mbes96110@gmail.com May John “Rest in Peace”



Received from Mike Lavelle mplavelle51@hotmail.com


RET. P.O. JOHN WILLIAMS

11/3/1944 - 10/15/2022

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. P.O. John Williams on October15th, at the age of 77 years.
John had been assigned to CSPS and retired May 20, 1987. We do not have his appointment date.

Services took place on October 19th & 20th with Burial in Pinelawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale NY

Obituary and condolences may be left at the funeral home website: https://osheafuneral.com/tribute/details/6063/John-Williams/obituary.html#tribute-start

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Sheridan and Williams families. May the departed loved ones Rest in Peace.

October 15, 2022                                       RET. NYPD DET. THOMAS WHALEN (late posting) and
                                                             RET. P.O. ALAN LEGOFF (late notice)

Received from Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net


RET. NYPD DET. THOMAS WHALEN (late posting)

12/15/1953 – 10/1/2022

Thomas was appointed to the Transit Police and worked in Transit EMRU and was a member of the Transit Emerald Society Police Bagpipe Band. He retired from NYPD. Thomas was the son of the late Lifetime Member, Ret. Det. Patrick Whalen. (photo below) 



Services took place on October 10th and 11th.

Obituary and condolences can be viewed on the Funeral Home web page https://tinyurl.com/mr2h5aw4




RET. P.O. ALAN LEGOFF (late notice)
11/16/1940 – 04/20/2022

From Bill McKechnie

It is with much remorse and a heavy heart that I have to report a late obituary of my friend and former partner, (Ret. P.O.)Al Legoff. I received a call on Thursday from Al's son, Peter, telling me that Al had passed away on April 20th of this year. Al had been suffering for several years with dementia and while in a nursing home, he came down with Covid twice, was hospitalized, and sent back to the nursing home where he passed. Al was 82years of age when he passed, leaving behind his wife, Pat, who is also in a nursing home, and I am told, not doing well. his son Peter, his wife and three grandchildren.

Al was my partner at West 4th St. in the old Dist. 4. We worked together for about four years. He was the best partner a cop could have. He took no nonsense from anyone, and his name was synonymous with loyalty and dependability. When my wife was running for mayor, not withstanding that she had a detail provided by the NYPD, Al volunteered and served as one of her bodyguards and driver. Men like Al Logoff do not pass this way too often.

Condolences can be sent to Al's son Peter at13-28 135th St College Point, NY 11356. May Al “Rest in Peace."

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Whalen and Legoff families. May their departed loved ones Rest in Peace.

October 2, 2022                       LIFETIME MEMBER RET. DET. ISADORE "IZZY" STERLING

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. DET. ISADORE "IZZY" STERLING
12/23/1923 - 09/25/2022

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. Det. Isadore "Izzy" Sterling on September 26th, at the age of 98 years in Clearwater, FL. Isadore was appointed to the Transit Police on January 19, 1950 and retired January 1, 1976.

Funeral services took place on October 3rd in Clearwater FL.

Condolences may be left on the funeral home website: 
https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/clearwater-fl/isadore-sterling-10942731

Our deepest condolences to his daughter, Dr. Fran Sterling and the Sterling family. May Isadore Rest in Peace.

September 1, 2022                                 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. GEORGE POWELL

Received from Charles McCray cemccray@aol.com

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. GEORGE POWELL
12/04/1941 - 08/28/2022

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. George Powell.
George was appointed to the Transit Police on May 3, 1965 and retired July 5, 1986.

From Charles:
I am saddened to inform you of the following deceased member. Ret. P.O. George Powell Passed on August 28th.
He was 80 yrs. old and last worked in Dist. 20

Funeral services took place on Friday, Sept. 9th at Sanai Baptist Church, in Roosevelt, LI

May our dear departed Brother Rest In Peace.

Condolences may be sent to George's wife, Jane, at  72 Roberts Place, Roosevelt, NY 11575-1628
 
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to his wife, Jane, and the Powell family. May George Rest in Peace.

August 31, 2022             RET. LT.  WAYNE HEALEY & LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. EDWARD MERRILL               

As received from Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net


RET. LT. WAYNE HEALEY

10/2/1951– 8/30/2022

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. Lt. Wayne Healey on August 30th, at the age of 70 years. Wayne was appointed to the Transit Police on February 11, 1974 and retired from the NYPD after the merge.

Services took place on Friday, September 2nd and 3rd. He was buried with his daughter, Erin, in St. Charles Cemetery

Condolences and memories may be sent to his wife, Margaret at margarethealey@hotmail.com

Obituary information at the funeral home website: https://tinyurl.com/554jcexm



Obituary information received from Ed’s son David who was also a TPO, pictured below with his Dad, Ed.


LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. EDWARD MERRILL

8/28/1943 – 8/28/2022

It is with heavy heart I bring you news of the passing of my father, Edward Merrill

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the pasing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Edward Merrill on August 28th, at the age of 79 years. Ed was appointed to the Transit Police on November 28, 1967 and retired July 8, 1988. Ed worked in Districts 4, 4A & District 20.

Services took place on September 9th.

Condolences can be left on FH web Page https://tinyurl.com/57ubm7dj  and may be sent to Ed’ s wife June at juneandedmerrill@gmail.com

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Healey and Merrill families. May the departed loved ones Rest in Peace.

August 26, 2022         (Late postings)  RET. SGT. JOSEPH FRANCO, RET. P.O. EMIL TANCREDI,
                                                 RET. P.O. JOHN LIPINSKI, RET. P.O. GEORGE IAPEZZUTO

Sorry for the late postings as I was away on vaction last week and away from the computer - Tony

As received from Lou Hollander
keystonecop1@verizon.net


RET. SGT. JOSEPH FRANCO

12/2/1937 – 8/22/2022


Joe was appointed to NYCTPD 11/9/64 and retired 10/7/83. May Joe “Rest in Peace”.

Obituary, Visitation, Funeral Mass and Memory Wall can be viewed on Funeral Home web page https://tinyurl.com/mm976zsb





RET. P. O. EMIL TANCREDI
9/21/1943 – 8/22/2022

Emil was appointed to NYCTPD 4/13/65. His retirement date is unknown.. Emil’s obituary, funeral arrangements and Tribute wall can be found on Funeral home web https://tinyurl.com/2tdc2axm
May Emil “Rest in Peace”



RET. P.O. JOHN LIPINSKI
10/13/1942 - 8/11/2022

John was appointed to the Transit Police in 1965 and retired in 1985.

Funeral details can be read here: John F. Lipinski, Jr. Obituary - Visitation & Funeral Information (brewerfuneral.com)



Obituary information sent to Lou from Kevin Costigan chiefdiggerny@gmail.com



RET. P.O. GEORGE IAPEZZUTO
3/12/1941 - 8/15/2022

We do not information as to George's appointment or retirement dates.

A memorial service was celebrated on Saturday, August 27, 2022 in Boynton Beach FL.

Obituary | George Iapezzuto of Boynton Beach, Florida | Boynton Memorial Chapel

Our deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of our deceased fellow officers. May the departed loved ones Rest in Peace.

July 20, 2022                LIFETIME MEMBERS RET. LT. JOHN McBARNETTE AND P.O. RALPH ZAMPELLA
Frand Crisa and Bob Valentino received the sad news in the past 2 days of the passing of our Lifetime Members, Ret. Lt. John McBarnett and PO Ralph Zampella.

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. LT. JOHN McBARNETTE
7/26/1926 - 7/18/2022

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. Lt. John McBarnette on July 18th, just days short of his 96th birthday in Bradenton FL. John was appointed to the Transit Police on May 16, 1965 and retired on November 13, 1988. His last assignment was in District 34 where I worked with him for many years. John was a true gentleman in all respects. May he Rest in Peace.

The photo was taken when John was the Desk Officer on the 1st Platoon tour in District 34.

John was appointed to the N.Y.C. Transit Police on May 16, 1956 and retired on November 13, 1988.

An earlier notice indicated that John had passed and comments were made by many that John was a gentleman's gentleman, a gracious gentleman, a caring person, a considerate man etc.

I, along with Tony Lomanto and Frank Crisa, had the pleasure of working with John and will always have fond memories of those days. I am sure all who knew John have wonderful memories of their own. He was Class personified.

Condolences may be sent to John's sister, Eileen Bunyan 5260 97th Avenue East Bradenton , Florida 34211-3779
or via email at Eileensez@aol.com or to John's Daughter, via Joan's email at Joanmarieroberts@Hotmail.com

Services were held in Florida on July 30th with burial in Pinelawn Cemetery, Long Island on August 6th.
 
John's obituary can be read here: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/sarasota-fl/john-mcbarnette-10851783 
and on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100083784516566

Sincere condolences to the entire McBarnette family and may "Johnny Mac," as I called him, rest in peace.                          




LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. RALPH ZAMPELLA
9/29/1942 - 7/18/2022

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Ralph Zampella on July 18th, at the age of 79 years in Wilson, NC. Ralph and his wife, Judith had moved there from Staten Island.

Ralph was appointed to the Transit Police on December 1, 1965, and retired March 19, 1979 on a disability. He also worked in District 34 for several years.

Services were held on July 23rd in Staten Island with internment in Roscoe NY

Condolences may be sent to his wife, Judith, at 3000 Falling Maple Dr NW, Wilson NC 27896-9006 and remembrances may be left at the funeral home website Ralph Zampella Obituary - Visitation & Funeral Information (scaliahome.com) 

Frank Crisa and I both worked with Ralph in District 34. He was always funny and reliable.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the McBarnette and Zampella families. May their deceased loved ones Rest in Peace.

July 13, 2022                                        WIFE OF LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. KEVIN HICKEY and
                                                                   RET. P.O. JOHN P. McCARTHY
From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net



JUDITH ANN HICKEY
07/06/1943 -07/11/2022

July 20 UPDATE:  From Lou Hollander:

Lou:
It is with deep sorrow in my heart that I have to say that Judy, my beloved wife of almost 53 years (August 30th would have been that anniversary) passed away last evening at 8:30 pm in our home. She always enjoyed the Florida reunions and seeing old friends. She was truly my better half.

A Mass and Memorial Service was held on August 4th in Virginia Beach VA

Kevin and Judy always attended our Florida reunions even though the last few years she was in a lot of pain. As much pain as she was in, she was always very pleasant. I and many others will miss seeing her at the next Florida Reunion.
May Judy "Rest in Peace”

 

Cards can be sent to Kevin at 4725 Boxford Rd, Virginia Beach VA 23456.

 

Email khickey2918@yahoo.com

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Kevin and the Hickey family. May Judy Rest in Peace.


Sent to us from James Kirk lt64@aol.com as received from Bob Papa


RET. P.O. JOHN P. McCARTHY
3/5/1943 - 7/8/2022


We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. P.O. John P. McCarthy, on July 8th, at the age of 79 years.
John was appointed to the Transit Police on July 20, 1970 and retired in 1995.


Services took place on July 14th & 15th.

Condolences may be left at the funeral home website: https://www.thomasfdaltonfuneralhomes.com/tributes/John-McCarthy


Our deepest condolences and sympathies to his wife, Sarah, and the McCarthy family. May John Rest in Peace.


July 6, 2022                                                            RET. P.O. STEPHEN E. O'ROURKE

We received the sad news from Stephen's daughter Justine O'Rourke-Sarni



RET. P.O. STEPHEN E. O'ROURKE

9/15/1948 - 7/4/2022


We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. P.O. Stephen O'Rourke on July 4th, at the age of 73 years.
Steve was appointed to the Transit Police on September 22, 1969 and retired on March 22, 1982. He regularly attended our meetings and those of FOP Lodge 317.

Funeral services were held on July 9, 10, 11th:

Condolences may be left on the Funeral Home website:
https://osheafuneral.com/tribute/details/5911/Stephen-O-Rourke/obituary.html#tribute-start

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to his wife, Margaret, and the O'Rourke family. May Stephen Rest in Peace.

July 2, 2022                                                      RET. P.O. JACK COLAROSSI (late notice)

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net



RET. P.O. JACK COLAROSSI

12-22-1945 – 6/1/2022

We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Ret. P.O. Jack Colarossi on June 1, 2022, at the age of 76 years. Jack was appointed to NYCTPD 7/29/1968 and retired 7/21/1994.  His last command was RPU. The funeral services were private. 

Jack’s obituary and tribute wall can be located at https://tinyurl.com/39k97v86

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Colarossi family. May Jack “Rest in Peace”

June 25, 2022                            LIFETIME MEMBERS RET. LT. MARK S. O'KEEFE (late notice)
                                                                 RET. P.O. STANLEY CALDWELL

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

LATE OBITUARY
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. LT. MARK S. O’KEEFE

11-11-1942 – 6-3-2022

We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. Lt. Mark O'Keefe, on June 3rd, at the age of 79 years. Mark was appointed to the Transit Police on 7/6/64 and retired 7/19/86. No further information is available.

Condolences may be sent to Mark, Jr., at 14 Newell St., Hillsborough NJ 08844

Lou received the following email:
Hi, this is Mark O’Keefe Jr, using my dad’s email. My father, Mark S.O’Keefe, died at Bon Secour Medical Center in Petersburg Va on June 3, 2022 at 1500 hr. He suffered from cancer.

God Bless, Mark O’Keefe Jr.

I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Mark both as a neighbor when I lived in Staten Island, and when he was a Sergeant in Dist. 34. He got me started riding on motorcycles and we had some fun times riding together. He was good at some practical jokes when he worked in 34 and will always be remembered as being a good cop and a good person.- Tony


From Charles McCray cemccray@aol.com as received from Ben Patton & Carol Grant



LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. STANLEY CALDWELL
1/30/1943 - 6/24/2022


We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. PO Stanley Caldwell, who passed away on June 24th at the age of 79 years. Stan was appointed to the Transit Police on December 1, 1965 and retired April 27, 1987.

Stanley has been in and out of the hospital for some time. He passed yesterday evening in the hospital under hospice care.

The funeral arrangements were held on July 1st & 2nd in South Carolina.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the O'Keefe and Caldwell families. May Mark & Stanley Rest in Peace.

June 2, 2022                   RET. P.O. MICHAEL LEVESQUE and WIFE OF RET. P.O. LOUIS PAGAN

From Warren Deyak goalagame@cox.net

RET. P.O.  MICHAEL LEVESQUE
9/26/1957 - 05/28/2022

Tony- I am sad to relay that I received a call that Ret. P.O. Mike Levesque passed away on May 28th. Mike worked his entire career in District 30. He was 64 years old. I believe he came on the job in 1985 and retired in 2005. He was a great guy and I will always have fond memories of working with him. I believe funeral services have already been held.

In checking Lou Hollander's database, we do not have his appointment or retirement dates. Mike was not a member of the Retirees Association.



From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net who received this DIF from Louie

CECILIA PAGAN, WIFE OF RET. P.O. LOUIS PAGAN

Hi Lou, I come with a heavy heart to inform you that my wife Cecilia has gone to be with the Lord. Thank you.

This is all the information I have. I did not have Louie’s phone number to contact him. Louie & Cecilia were always at the Florida Reunion until they moved to TX,  Condolences can be emailed to Louie at LouPagan53@yahoo.com

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Levesque and Pagan families. May Michael and Cecilia Rest in Peace.

May 31, 2022                    LIFETIME MEMBER RET. LT. ARNOLD SALZBERG (late notice)

President Mike Lanning received this sad news from Arnold's daughter, Cheryl Bowers.

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. LT. ARNOLD SALZBERG (late notice)
01/16/1934 - 01/25/2022

We regret to inform our members of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. Lt. Arnold Salzberg, on January 25th, 2022, at the age of 88 years after a long illness. Arnold was appointed to the Transit Police on July 6, 1964 and retired June 10,1990. I believe his last command was District 20.

Services were held shortly after his passing and he leaves behind, his wife, Florence, and his daughters, Cheryl, and Jacalyn.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Salzberg family. May Arnold Rest in Peace.

 

May 26, 2022                                                                 RET. P.O. VICTOR ANNALORO

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net as received from John Novack

RET. P.O. VICTOR ANNALORO
6/27/1943 - 05/19/2022

It is with great sadness that I inform you that Victor Annaloro passed away on May 19,2022 of a heart attack. He had been fighting numerous health problems for many years. His wife and best friend, Gehette, passed away 2 ½ years ago unexpectedly from cancer and he missed her terribly. They were preparing to celebrate the marriage of their only child, Nina Annaloro, a Registered Nurse.

After her mother's sudden passing Nina postponed her wedding to her fiancé George, put her life on hold and took care of her father until his unexpected death.

Vic was a member of the class of Dec. 1, 1965. He was assigned to District 5, then on Jan. 1, 1970, moved to District 1 and ended
his career in the O.U. where he worked from 1979 until he retired in December 1985.

Vic started another career as the Supervisor of Security for the Limited, a chain of clothing stores, until his retirement from the chain. Vic had a breadth of knowledge of obscure facts and history. He had a large following on Facebook where he shared his knowledge and honest comments on life and politics. Vic also was an avid photographer and loved to share his photography. He was a noted historian of the Flushing area
having been born and raised in the area he continued to love, and live in, until his passing. He was known affectionately as "The Mayor of Flushing". He will be missed

John P. Novak

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Annaloro family. May Victor Rest in Peace.

May 17, 2022                                                       RET. P.O. WAYNE BROCK  (late notice)

Thanks to Michele Stromer lidoky@aol.com (as per NYPD) for bringing this to our attention



RET. P.O. WAYNE BROCK (late notice)

06/18/1956 - 03/15/2022

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. P.O. Wayne Brock, on March 15, 2022 at the age of 65 years.
Wayne was appointed to the Transit Police on January 29, 1982 and retired March 29, 2002. His last assignment was in District 20.

Next of kin is his wife, Regina.

No further details issued.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Regina and the Brock family. May Wayne Rest in Peace.

May 15, 2022                                                                      RET. P.O. RONALD BECK

From Charles McCray cemccray@aol.com

RET. P.O. RONALD BECK
04/23/1943 - 05/14/2022

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. P.O. Ronald Beck on May 14th, at the age of 79 years.
We have no appointment date, but he retired on June 21, 1985.

From Charles:
I regretfully inform members and friends of the passing today of of Ret. P.O. Ronald Beck. Ronald is survived by two brothers, Ret. Lt. Richard Beck (former President of NYTP Guardians) and Ret. Lt. Gary Beck, who worked in The Bronx.

Ronald has asked to be cremated.
No other details at the present time.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Beck family. May Ronald Rest in Peace. I remember working with Ron in the O/U in the late '60s when I was there on R/D. - Tony

May 14, 2022                                                                         RET. P.O. ROBERT PUK
From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net 

RET. P.O. ROBERT PUK
9/23/1942 - 5/7/2022

Robert was appointed to NYCTPD 11/4/1966 and retired from NYPD (date unknown). I believe he worked in District 11.

Obituary Information and Memory Wall on Funeral Home Webpage www.currygiordanofh.com/memorials/robert-puk/4924499

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Puk family. May Robert Rest in Peace.

May 6, 2022                                                                            RET. P. O. DAVID SLOCUM

From Charles McCray cemccray@aol.com

RET. P.O. DAVID SLOCUM
8/20/1930 - 05/04/2022

Dear members and friends. 
We regret to inform you of the passing of our member Ret. P.O. David Slocum. David passed peacefully Wednesday morning during hospice care at home. David was 91 yrs. of age.

David was appointed to the Transit Police on May 18, 1955 and retired March 18, 1980.

Services were held on Friday, May 13, 2022 in Decatur GA.
Viewing 10 AM followed by Services at 11 AM

May David Rest in Peace . Condolences may be sent to Charity Baptist Church.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Slocum family. May David Rest in Peace.

April 26, 2022                               WIFE OF LIFETIME MEMBER RET. DET. JOHN CLINTON
From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net as received from Artie Giammarino artie911@aol.com 

A Funeral mass was held on Friday April 29, 2022, at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Road in Monroe, NY followed by burial at Maryrest Cemetery, 25 Seminary Road, Mahwah, NJ.

You can feel free to list 845-782-8708 if anyone would like to reach out to my dad and our home address of 31 Amy Todt Drive, Monroe, NY 10950. You can also list the following email for emails for Dad kmclint@gmail.com

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to John and the Clinton family. May Dolores Rest in Peace.

April 22, 2022                                          LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. PHILIP REILLY

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net as received from Phil's friend Miriam Conway mirden1953@gmail.com

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. PHILIP REILLY
8/11/1936 - 4/21/22

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. P.O. Philip Reilly, on April 21st, while at the Bronx VA Hospital. He was appointed December 1, 1965, and retired January 1,1986.

Phil was also on the Association's Legislative Committee for several years fighting for the VSF with Tony Piazza, John Rini, and John Giangrasso

From Miriam: He was just a wonderful person and the best friend I ever had. I will miss him deeply. Condolences can be sent to me at Phil’s email address above. I am extremely despondent as he was the best friend I ever had.

As far as funeral details, Philip will be buried at Long Island National Cemetery in East Farmingdale, NY. Still not sure of the date yet.

Condolences may also be sent to Phil's sister, Mary Kathleen Reilly 21723 Woodland Crest Drive., Woodland Hills CA 91364

Our deepest condolences to Miriam, Mary Kathleen, and the Reilly family. May Philip Rest in Peace.

April 19, 2022                                      A BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE TO BRENDAN 'JOE' McGARRY

From  the Retirees Association Chaplain Rabbi Harry Berkowitz

"What does the Lord require of you? But to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly" (Micha 6, 8).

My dear and beloved friend,

G-d instructed society to appoint judges in order to preserve justice in society. But for justice to truly be adjudicated, society is obligated to appoint police officers to insure that the laws are respected.

Joe, you represented what G-d had in mind. You truly were an appendage of G-d spiritually and morally. We all know that it takes a special person to deal with the day-to-day enforcement of the laws in preserving the quality of life in society. It is not only the education, but the gift of understanding on how to properly face the daily challenges of policing. You were G-d's training officer.

I, personally, will cherish the memory of the wonderful joy you and your bagpipers brought at all of my childrens' weddings. The "Luck of the Irish" enhancing our Jewish weddings!

May  G-d grant comfort to your beloved family and extended families as we all grieve your passing. But we take comfort in the privilege of the opportunity we had in sharing your life with us.

May your name be an eternal blessing for the kindness and happiness you brought to so many countless people in all walks of life.

May your soul be bound in the bond of eternal life!

With many tears shed, I, like so many, will miss you.

With my deepest sympathies,

Rabbi Harry Berkowitz
Ret. Chief Chaplain
New York City Transit Police Department
NY State MTAPD

Currently Chief Chaplain
NYS Fraternal Order of Police

April 18, 2022                                                           RET. SGT. STANLEY KAMUDA

From !st VP Bob Valentino leftybowler0601@gmail.com



RET SGT. STANLEY KAMUDA

05/07/1958 - 04/16/2022

We sorrowfully regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Retired Sergeant Stanley Kamuda on April 16th
at the age of 63 years. Stan was appointed to the New York City Transit Police 10-20-81 and retired in 2002

From Bob: Stan was a unique guy who loved his family and cared so much for his fellow officers. He was always a gracious gentleman, a very hard working cop who was loved by all members of the TPD and the NYPD. I only worked with him for 6 years in TPF but they were 6 of the best years that I had on the job. Stan always had my back along with so many others during those years. He was like a big teddy bear...so easy to love. I, and so many others, will miss you my dear friend. Until we meet again.

Condolences may be sent to his wife Lenore, his daughters Julia and Anna, at 71-04 60th Street Maspeth, NY 11378
or at the funeral home website https://arthursfuneralhome.com/condolences

Services took place on April 19th & 20th.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Kamuda family. May Stanley Rest in Peace.

April 15, 2022                                      LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. BRENDAN "JOE" McGARRY
We are very sad to report the passing of a good friend and a Lifetime Member of this Association. I had the honor of serving as the Lodge State Trustee with Joe who was the President of FOP Lodge 317 for many years. May he Rest in Peace.



LIFETIME MEMBER RET. POLICE OFFICER BRENDAN “JOE” McGARRY
06/30/1947 – 04/14/2022

We sorrowfully regret to inform all our members, our friends, and their families of the passing of one of the "legends" of the Transit Police Department, Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Brendan 'Joe' McGarry, on Thursday, April 14th, 2022. Joe had been suffering a very long time with a cancer that started on his only kidney, led to surgery, and further treatments for the cancer that had spread through his body.

 

Joe was a fighter all the way, keeping to his Marine Spirit, and never giving up. Ultimately, his treatments started causing serious side effects that ultimately caused Joe to reluctantly stop his treatment and decided to remain home with his wonderful family who had been giving their father loving care. Thankfully, his family members were at his side when he passed away.

 

Joe was a unique person who cared very much for his family and all fellow officers. He was well liked by all ranks in the Department and had the reputation of standing up for his men and women as a Delegate in District 1 to the Transit then NYPD PBAs. He would go out of his way to help whenever and wherever possible and was a mentor to many officers. He started a relationship with Sloan-Kettering Hospital in NYC and, when needed, all it took was a phone call to get that person in for examination and treatment. Joe was appointed to the Transit Police on December 26,1972 and retired under the Heart Bill September 30, 2005.

Services took place on April 21st to 23rd.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to The Tunnel to Towers Foundation in memory of Brendan McGarry (do not use Joe, please) The form can be downloaded here:  In Memory of Online Form (t2t.org)

Condolences may be sent to Joe's daughter, Colleen Kobayashi,  90 Merritt St., Lindenhurst NY 11757 and she will pass it on to her brothers and sisters.

You may also post at the funeral home website when his name is posted Bellmore Funeral Home: Since 1940 - Bellmore Funeral Home 

 

 Joe was a very good friend, not only to myself, but to many others in the Transit Police Department. Your suffering is over, Joe, may you Rest in Peace.

March 24, 2022           UPDATE OF SERVICES FOR RET. LT. FREDERICK BODIE & RET. DET. DWAYNE SIMMONS
From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net & Charles McCray cemccray@aol.com

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. LT. FREDERICK BODIE

Services for Lifetime Member Ret. Lt. Frederick "Fred" Bodie, took place on Friday, April 8th

Condolences may be sent to The Frederick Bodie Family, 626 Elton Street, Brooklyn NY 11208


RET. DET. DWAYNE SIMMONS

A Celebration of Lifetook place on Friday, April 8th at 11:00 AM at the Grissom Funeral Home located at 803 West Emmett Street, Kissimmee, FL

 

March 13, 2022                                                           RET. SGT. ROBERT LICORISH

From Charles McCray cemccray@aol.com as sent by NYPD

RET. SGT. ROBERT LICORISH
09/27/1964 - 03/09/2022

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. Sgt. Robert Licorish on March 9th, at the age of 57 years.
Robert was appointed to the Transit Police on January 21, 1985 and retired from NYPD on January 24, 2005. He was assigned to District 33.

Services took place on March 19th at Roy GIlmore Funeral Home, 191-02 Linden Blvd., St. Albans NY followed by burial at Plain View Cemetery in Hicksville NY

Next of kin: His wife, Michelle

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Michelle and the Licorish family. May Robert Rest in Peace.

March 11, 2022      LIFETIME MEMBERS RET. SGT. EUGENE BURNS & RET. DET. RICHARD COTE (late notice)

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net as received from Richie Stumph rjstumpf@optonline.net

RET. SGT. EUGENE “GENE” BURNS
11/9/1942 – 3/6/2022

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. Sgt. Eugene "Gene" Burns, on March 6th,
at the age of 79 years. Gene was appointed to the NYCTPD on 12/1/1965 and retired 4/26/1986. I believe his last
command was District 12.

Services took place on March 10th.

Donations may be made in Gene’s memory to The Joe Raso Hospice Residence, 415 Buena Vista Rd, New City, NY 10956.

Condolences may be sent to his daughter Debbie Reilly at 22 Walter Drive, Stony Point NY 10980-2446



From Lou Hollander as received from Dan Nieroda nierodalaw@hotmail.com

RET. DET. RICHARD COTE
1/5/1941 3/3/2022

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. Det. Richard Cote, on March 3rd, at the age of 81 years from complications from lung cancer. Richard was appointed to NYCTPD 6/21/1965 and retired 7/12/1984. He was a 3rd grade Det.

His remains will be cremated, and a service will follow sometime in the Summer.

Condolences may be sent to his daughter, Dawn Sawitsky, at dawn.sawitsky@gmail.com.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Burns and Cote families. May the deceased loved ones Rest in Peace.

March 10, 2022                                                 RET. P.O. RICHARD ORNSTEIN (late notice)

Another incidence of returned mail revealing a member's passing.

RET. P. O. RICHARD ORNSTEIN (late notice)
1948 -8/20/2021

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. P.O. Richard Ornstein, on August 20, 2021, at the age of 73 years.
I called his brother, Jack Armstrong, when mail addressed to Richard, was returned by the Post Office and marked "Deceased." Jack informed us that Richard had cancer and other complications that led to his passing last year.

Richard was appointed to the Transit Police in January 1968 and retired on a disability in 1975.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Jack and the Ornstein family. May Richard Rest in Peace.

March 6, 2022                          LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOSEPH FRATINARDO (late notice)

When his email bounced back as unknown, we called his home. His wife, Maureen, informed us that Joe had a heart attack and passed away on December 21, 2019.

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOSEPH FRATINARDO
4/26/1942 – 12/21/2019

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Joseph Fratinardo on December 21, 2019, at the age of 77 years from a heart attack. Joe was appointed to the Transit Police on February 15, 1966, and retired on a disability, September 8, 1977.

Condolences may be sent to Maureen at 1310 Views Way, Pomona NY 10970-3582

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Maureen and the Fratinardo family. May Joseph Rest in Peace.

March 4, 2022                          LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. WILLIAM MILLIGAN (late notice)

As a result of our recent emailing to the members, we were notified that his email address was not valid and subsequently deleted. I called the phone number on record and his wife, Eileen, informed us that Bill had passed away in November, 2020.

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. WILLIAM MILLIGAN (late notice)
7/31/1938 - 11/8/2020

We regret to inform our members of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. William Milligan on November 8, 2020 at the age of 82 years because of mesothelioma from his previous work before his appointment to the Transit Police Department. Bill was appointed on December 1, 1965 and retired on a disability on December 1, 1970.

Our deepest condolences to his wife, Eileen, and the Milligan family. May Bill Rest in Peace.