UPDATED 
April 13, 2014

      


 

      

                

                                          OBITUARIES

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 will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 12:30 PM at:

Rosewood Chapel,
Kellum Funeral Home
601 North Witchdock Road
Virgina Beach, VA 23462

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 as follows:
Viewing will be on Tuesday, April 8th from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM
Virginia Funeral Home
1707 Hyland Blvd, Staten Island NY 718-987-2828

A Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, April 9th at 11:30 AM at
Our Lady Star of the Sea Church
5411 Amboy Road, Staten Island NY (off Huguenot Ave)

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 Service:
Friday, 14 March 2014
Time:  7:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
Location: Aievoli & Son Funeral Home, 1275 65 Street, Brooklyn, NY 11219 (off 12th Avenue)

Memorial Mass:
Saturday, 15 March 2014
Time: 08:30 AM
Location: St. Dominick's Roman Catholic Church, 2001 Bay Ridge Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11204
(This is the church Phyllis used to sing at)

Interment Immediately following the mass:
Time: 11-11:30
Location: Pinelawn Memorial Park Cemetery, 2030 Wellwood Av, Farmingdale, NY 11735



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 will be at Ruland Funeral Home, 500 North Ocean Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772 on TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014, from 2 PM to 4 PM and 7 PM to 9 PM.  A service will be held at the funeral home the following morning, Wednesday, March 12, 2014.  No further information is available.
 

Please see the funeral home information for travel directions: http://www.therulandfuneralhome.com/fh/facilities/facilities_directions.cfm?page=1&fh_id=13169
 
Moderators of other organization internet boards are requested to retransmit this message to their respective email groups, and post to their boards.
 
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. 

The Wake will be this afternoon from 2 P.M. -----4 P.M. And this evening from 7 P.M---9 P.M. at
Kearns Funeral Home  443 East Meadow Ave in East Meadow---Opposite The East Meadow Post Office--Just south of Prospect Ave. 

The Burial Mass will be from St Brigid's R. C. Church located at 50 Post Ave in Westbury, one (1) block North of old Country Road. 

May Marion Rest in the peace and arms of our God.

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. 

Arrangements are as follows:

Viewing at Matthew Funeral Home, 2508 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10314. phone (718) 761-5544.:

Saturday and Sunday, March 8th & 9th
2 PM – 4 PM & 7 PM – 9 PM

Funeral Mass Monday, March 10 at 9:25 AM at
Holy Family Church 366 Watchogue Road, Staten Island NY 10314

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.

                                                      
Sunday, December 29, 2013                    RET. LT. JOHN BENINTENDO
                                         RET. P.O. RAMON RODRIGUEZ (late notification) and
                                                  WIFE OF RET. DET. RAY KOPP

Our thanks to Lou Hollander for forwarding this:

                                                                             

                                           RET. LT. JOHN BENINTENDO
                                                10/25/1951 – 12/25/2013

I have known John since he came on the JOB. He was the nicest guy you would want to be around, always a smile on his
face and joking around. I admire his courage. He battled pancreatic cancer for many years and was very determined to beat it,
and sometimes by the reports via email he would send me, which I always forwarded, I actually thought he would beat it.
There were times when the reports were not so good; John would always joke about it. His positive attitude and spirit was so unbelievable.
I believe his attitude was what kept him going for so long. I had the pleasure of being in John's company at the 2010/2011 and 2012 NY Reunion
and he looked and felt great.

The above photo was taken at the 2012 NY Reunion.

The viewing and funeral took place on December 29-30, 2013, with internment in
Lutheran All-Faiths Cemetery
67-20 Metropolitan Ave
Middle Village NY, 11379

John was appointed to the Transit Police on March 20, 1974. He worked in District 4, & K-9 Unit as a PO and Sgt. He retired as a LT after the merge.

Condolences can be sent to John’s wife, Jacqueline, 61-76 79th St. Middle Village, NY 11379

View obituary and sign guest book http://papaverotributelink.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2361332&fh_id=12205


                                             LATE OBITUARY
                                      P.O. RAMON RODRIGUEZ
                                        6/14/1943 - 11/17/2013

Lou received this information from Ret. Lt. Mark O’Keefe after he received the obituary for John Benintendo & Ray Kopp's wife

Ramon was appointed to the Transit Police on November 28, 1967 and retired December 17, 1987.   

Louie, well said. I worked with John while in K9 and he was always a pleasure to be around. He will be missed. I am sorry to hear
about Ray Kopp's wife, but I know Ray as one of the good guys. I never had the pleasure of meeting his wife but I am sure she was a
wonderful woman. 

I opened up a belated Christmas card from Ramon Rodriguez  (Dist 12 and original Philly K9 graduate ) today. It was sent by his son, Ricky,informing me Ray had passed on Nov. 17, 2013. He further stated Ray went in for knee surgery and had several existing heart ailments and suffered a stroke. He was in the ICU for 10 days and expired.

When Ray retired, he moved from the Bronx to PR and took a job with the government. We exchanged Christmas card every year and I never knew of Ray's declining health. He was a great cop and an honorable man and will be missed.

His son, Ricky, thanked me for keeping in touch with his father every Christmas. When I read the card, my knees buckled. It is so sad to hear of so many dying so soon.

Mark O'Keefe, retired 7/19/86

Here is the information on Ramon's ( Ray Rodriguez ) address.  Carmen is his wife, Ricky is his son.

The address is PO Box 1722,  Abonito, PR 10705.


DIF sent by Lou Hollander from Freddy Mack

Janet Kopp, wife of Ret. Det. Raymond F. Kopp for 50-years, expired last Sunday, surrounded by her devoted & loving
immediate family. Ray hung in there, ably assisted by ever-present children, Adam& Lorraine, and grandchildren...
every parent's dream children.
 
Janet was a great Wife, Mom, Grandmother, daughter-in-law, and a great friend to all lucky to have known her.
It's an understatement to say "Janet was a NICE Person...."  
 
Even in tough times, Janet Kopp inspired everyone with her caring, courage, faith and positive outlook. She had retired as an Exec.
Assistant for HIP health system some years ago. Rest in Peace, Jan.
 
Viewing took place on December 26-27 with a Funeral Mass and burial on December 28th

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Benintendo, Rodriguez and Kopp families.  May their loved ones rest in peace.

                                         

Monday, December 23, 2013         MOTHER OF RET. P.O. RICHARD FALKE and
                                                         SON OF RET. LT. RICH FERGERSON

                                                              
                                                     MOTHER OF RICHIE FALKE (late posting)


From Lou Hollander: My apologies to Rich and family; this should have been sent out with my last email.

Louie,
Just to let you know that my mother, Florence Arabia Bondi, passed away today. She was 92 yrs. old
and thank God she did not suffer long. The arrangements had to be made fast due to the Holiday Week. 

Condolences can be sent to Rich at rfalke001@sc.rr.com


                                                        SON OF LT. RICH FERGERSON


It is with extreme sadness that we inform you of the sudden passing of Dr. Gerard Fergerson, son of Retired Lt. Rich Fergerson.
Gerard was 49 years old and died of a heart attack in Washington, DC. Please keep Rich and his family in your prayers.
Funeral Services were held on December 26 and 27th

Sorrowfully,
Gene Robinson

Condolences can be sent to Rich at fergersonr@bellsouth.net

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

                                         
Sunday, December 15, 2013        SON OF RET. P.O. CARLO ALBANESE (late notice)

We received the following sad news from Ret. P.O. Carlo Albanese

Hello  Tony, 

Just to let you know that my son, Vito Albanese, passed away on Thanksgiving Day Nov. 28th of a heart attack in his sleep. 
He was a survivor of 9/11 and now a victim.  He was in the building doing electrical work on the 56 th floor, saw the plane coming
towards him and was prepared to die.  The plane hit above him and he ran down the service staircase 56 flights.  When he got
down to the street he saw the bodies hitting the pavement who jumped.  He developed PTSD after that, couldn't work anymore
because of the anxiety of going to the city.  He was under psychiatric care and heavy doses of medication, which gave him an
enlarged heart and high blood pressure.  Thanksgiving Day eve he had the heart attack in bed; we were waiting for him for
Thanksgiving dinner.  Anyway, you know the loss of a loved one, especially siblings.  He was 50 yrs old with two children. 

All I ask is for all to say a prayer for his repose. 

Thanks.  Carlo Albanese, class of April 1, 1965

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to you and the Albanese family.  May your son rest in peace.

                                          
Monday, December 9, 2013          RET. SGT. DANIEL DUFFY
                                                      RET. DET. SAL SCOTTO
                                                     RET. SGT. REX JOHNSON   
                                                    RET. P.O. SANDY PSOMAS (late postings)

We wish to thank Lou Hollander for forwarding these notices:

                                 Ret. Sgt. Daniel Duffy

This obituary information was sent to Lou by Richie Burns:

Lou was notified by Chris Duffy (Dan Duffy’s son) that his father, Lifetime Member Retired Sergeant Danny Duffy, passed
away on December 2nd at the age of 81 years. Dan was appointed to the Transit Police on September 9, 1963 and
retired July 19, 1984.

Funeral services took place on December 3rd and 4th.

Danny was a member of the Irish Warpipe Band for over forty years. He will be sorely missed and was a true gentleman.


                                            Ret. Det. Sal Scotto

Lou received this obituary information from Ed Solomon e_solomon@msn.com

Ed was informed by the son of Ret. Det. Sal Scotto, that Sal passed away on December 3rd, 2013, at the age of 89 years.
Sal was my ex-partner.  He was appointed to the Transit Police on May 15, 1956 and retired as a 2nd Grade Detective on April 30, 1976.

Funeral services took place on December 6th and 7th  


                                        Ret. Sgt. Rex Johnson

The following obituary information was received from George Butler POSSEPRIM@AOL.COM

Ret. Sgt. Rex Johnson passed away on November 27th. Funeral services took place on December 4th and 5th.

Rex was appointed to the Transit Police on May 3, 1965 and retired June 2, 1995.  I knew Rex when he worked in Dist 3 as a P.O.
May He Rest In Peace”


                                                   


Lou received this obituary from Mike Fanning via the FOP Yahoo Group. The above photo of Sandy was taken at the
2012 NY Reunion at Antun’s   “May Sandy Rest In Peace”

Mike was informed by Ret. Sgt. Nick Raptis that Retired Police Officer Sandy Psomas passed away on December 8th.
Sandy was appointed to the Transit Police on October 1, 1973 and retired (ordinary disability) on April 18, 1985
 
Viewing and funeral services took place on December 11th and 12th
 
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Duffy, Scotto, Johnson and Psomas families.  May their loved ones rest in peace.

                                         
Friday, November 29, 2013           WIFE OF RET. P.O. TED FISHER, SR. and
                                                  MOTHER OF RET. SGT. TED FISHER, JR.

Marjorie Fisher, wife of Ret. P.O. Ted Fisher, Sr., and the mother of Ret. Sgt. Ted Fisher, Jr.,
passed away on Tuesday, November 26th after a long illness.

Funeral arrangements are:

A viewing took place on Sunday, December 1st and a Funeral Mass and burial on December 2nd. 

Condolences may be sent to Ted Sr. at 718-224-5590 and Ted Jr. at sgt1065@aol.com or 516-488-8920

Our deepest condolences to the Fisher family.  May Marjorie rest in peace.

                                         
November 20, 2013                RET. P.O. ANDREW "PUNCHY" DE LORENZO

We received the following from Lou Hollander:

                                                                             

Ret. P.O. Andrew "Punchy" DeLorenzo passed away on November 17th at the age of 73 years.

Andy worked in District 2 and most of his career in District 4, where he was well liked and respected by all.  
Andy was a funny guy; I loved being around him and constantly breaking his shoes.  He loved that and he would always
have a comeback for me.  I haven’t seen Andy for quite some time.  Lenny Hershkowitz talked Andy in coming to the last Florida Reunion. 

The above photo was taken at the reunion.  Andy probably wasn’t well at the reunion because he stayed in his room and slept most of the time.  I feel very fortunate that on Sunday, which happens to be wind down day for me, I got to spend a couple of hours with Andy and Lenny.  Andy finally came out of the room and I spent time with him and Lenny in the pool, talking old times and joking around. 
I enjoyed that little bit of time I spent with him that weekend, and the very sad thing is, I won’t have that opportunity again. 

Rest in Peace my friend.
Lou

The wake was on November 19th with a funeral mass and burial on the 20th.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the DeLorenzo family.  May Andy rest in piece.

                                          
November 10, 2013             SON OF RET. P.O. JAMES LOWNEY

We received the following sad news from Ret. P.O. Jim Lowney. Condolences may be sent to Jim at jimlnytpd@msn.com

Tony,
Could you please post this:

Our son, Brian, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 7th from a heart attack.
He was a retired NYPD officer and was 42 years old.

The services took place on November 14th and 15th with a Funeral Mass and burial on November He will be missed dearly. Thank you for your help.   
                                         
Jim Lowney and family

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Lowney families.  May Brian rest in peace.

                                           
November 9, 2013                RET. D.I. NADIR (NATE) MEHDI

We received the following from Lou Hollander Keystonecop@tampabay.rr.com

I received this information from Nate’s wife, Kathie.
Condolences can be sent to Kathleen Mehdi, 7779 Nile River Rd. West Palm Beach FL  33411 email
katenate01@yahoo.com

Ret. D.I. Nadir (Nate) Mehdi passed away on November 6th at the age of 72 years after a 17 month struggle with Leukemia.  

I was told by Kathy that Nate wanted a private service which was held on November 6th. 
Nate will be cremated and his remains will be brought up to NY.  May he rest in peace.

Nate was appointed to the New York City Transit Police Department as a Probationary Patrolman on December 1, 1965. 
He retired as a Deputy Inspector with the New York City Police Department on January 1, 1996. 
Nate was also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in September 1980 (122nd Session). 
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Kathleen, his two children, two grandchildren and younger brother.

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

                                            
October 16, 2013                MOTHER of RET. DET. FREDDY MACK

We received the following information from Lou Hollander:

Ruth Mack, mother of Retired Detective Freddy Mack, passed away on Monday, October 14th.

Freddy’s mother was under hospice care and after a long fight, she went home to the Lord to be with her husband Fred
and her son, Jimmy.

The viewing was on October 21st, and a Funeral Mass and burial on October 22nd.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Memory of Ruth Mack, to
The Angelus, 12413 Hudson Ave., Hudson, FL 34669. 
http://www.theangelus.com/

Freddy’s e-mail is det1013@verizon.net .

Condolences can be sent to Freddy’s home 8236 Setters Point Drive, New Port Richey FL 34653 

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Mack family.  May Ruth rest in peace.

                                             
October 7, 2013                   MOTHER OF RET. P.O. CARL DYER and
                                  RET. DET. JAMES (JIMMY) BOONE - late posting

We received this information from Carl Dyer:

Thelma Dyer, mother of Ret. P.O. Carl Dyer, passed away on Thursday, October 2nd. 

Funeral services were held on Thursday, October 10th at the
John Moore Funeral Home
50 Nassau Road
Roosevelt, NY 516-378-0292.

Condolences may be sent to Carl at 84 Manhattan Avenue, Roosevelt NY 11575-2418


We received this information from Lou Hollander:

                                                         

Ret. Det. James "Jimmy" Boone passed away on October 2nd, at the age of 64 years. Jimmy was appointed to NYCTPD on April 13, 1965
and retired January 2, 1991 as a 2nd Grade Detective. Jimmy was truly a “gentle giant.”
 
He always had a smile on his face.  Up until 2005, he and his wife Kay, were always at the Florida Reunions and always had his side kick
Gamon Stewart at his side.  I always enjoyed seeing him at the reunions. He was a “gentleman” and will be missed. 

The above photo was taken at the 2005 Florida Reunion.  Rest in peace, my friend.

Services took place on Sunday and Monday, October 6th and 7th. 

Condolences can be sent to Jimmy’s wife, Kay Boone, at 610 S Sellars Mill Rd, Burlington NC 27217

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Dyer and Boone families. May Thelma and Jimmy rest in peace.
                                              
September 29, 2013         SON OF HONORARY MEMBER ELIZABETH MORRIS

We received a recent call from Honorary Member Elizabeth Morris, widow of the late Ret. Deputy Chief
of the Transit Police Department, Bernard Morris.  Mrs. Morris regretfully informed us of the passing away
of her son, John Morris, on July 30th, at the age of 56 years.

Condolences may be sent to Elizabeth at 4743 Jasper Drive Apt. 107, New Port Richey FL 34652-3641

                                               
September 28, 20123       LIFETIME MEMBER, RET. SGT. JOHN CLIFFORD


From Ret. DI. Tommy Strong and Lou Hollander:

One of the five greatest TPD characters of all time, Association Lifetime Member, Ret. Sgt. John Clifford
passed away on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Jack was appointed to the NYCTPD October 23, 1961
and retired November 5, 1982.  I believe he worked in the Stakeout Unit and was a Sgt. In Dist 1. 
He was a great guy, loved by all.  May he rest in Peace
 
The viewing took place on September 29th with a Funeral Mass and burial on September
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Clifford family.  May John rest in peace.

                                               
September 25, 2013               RET. P.O. JEROME "JERRY" MAY (updated)

Ret. Sgt. Tony Magliano informed us of the following sad news:

Tony's brother-in-law, Ret. P.O. Jerome "Jerry" May, passed away on Thursday, September 19th, at the age of 74 years
while residing in Hawley, PA. Jerry was appointed to the Transit Police on November 4, 1966 and retired on January 4, 1989.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Deborah.

Viewing took place on September 27th with a Funeral Mass and burial on September 28th Condolences may be sent to Jerry's sister (Tony Magliano's wife) Jean Magliano, at jeanmags@gmail.com or
120 Park Avenue, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the May and Magliano families.  May Jerry rest in peace.

                                                
September 8, 2013                             LATE POSTINGS
                                        LIFETIME MEMBER RET. SGT. HAROLD SEIDEL
                                                  RET. P/O/ THOMAS DUFFY and
                                         MOTHER-IN-LAW OF RET. DET. ARTHUR (TONY) TATE 

We received the following from Lou Hollander and Lou Cruz:

Lifetime Member, Ret. Sgt. Harold Seidel, passed away on September 5th, 2013. Harold was appointed to the Transit Police
on May 19, 1959 and retired March 29, 1980.

Services were held on September 8th in Queens with burial in Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Flushing, NY

Condolences may be sent to his wife, Connie, at 153-26 88th Street, Howard Beach NY 11414


We received this information from Lou Hollander:

RET P.0.THOMAS DUFFY
9/25/1942 - 8/23/2013

Ret. P.O. Thomas Duffy passed away on August 23rd, 2013. Tom was appointed to the Transit Police on March 22, 1967 and retired
January 28, 1984.

The wake took place on August 25th.

Condolences may be sent to his wife, Patricia O'Neil, at 92-10 243rd St., Bellerose NY 11426 Tel. # 718-347-8759


We received the following information from Alex Gilchrist vze4shng@gmail.com

Bessie Seel, mother of Sandy Tate and mother-in-law of Retired Detective Arthur (Tony) Tate passed away on Saturday August 29, 2013.

Services took place on September 3rd

Condolences can be sent to Tony & Sandy at
17 Rutland Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11225
email address:
teight2@aol.com      Phone # 718-2874458

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Seidel, Duffy, Tate and Seel families.  May their loved ones rest in peace.

                                                
August 10, 2013                RET. SGT. JOSEPH TINSLEY

We received this information form Lou Hollander:

                                                              RET SGT. JOSEPH TINSLEY
                                                         8/3/1914 – 7/30/2013

Ret. Sgt. Joseph Tinsley passed away on July 30th just 4 days shy of his 99th birthday. Joseph was appointed to the Transit Police
on October 14, 1952 and retired on July 14, 1976. Funeral services were held in his residence in Douglasville, GA.

Condolences may be sent to his wife, Dorothy, at 5515 Shanon View, Douglasville GA 30135

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Tinsley family.  May Joseph rest in peace.

                                                 
August 9, 2013         GRANDSON OF TRANSIT PBA VP FLOYD HOLLOWAY and        
                                        LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. GEORGE TURTURRO

From Lou Hollander:

Floyd and his family have asked that they wish to grieve in private. Therefore, we ask everyone to respect Floyd's request and refrain
from contacting him until further notice. My Condolences to Floyd, Marge and the Holloway family. May he rest in peace

I know I speak for all of us when I say Floyd and his family are in our prayers at this most difficult time. Thank you for your cooperation.

Michael J. Euell, grandson of former Transit PBA VP Floyd Holloway, recently passed away.

Services were held on Monday, August 12th, 2013 
                  
Condolences can be sent to

Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Holloway
10961 Brandy Wood Terr
Chesterfield VA 23832

Email floholl68@me.com


We regret to inform our members of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. George Turturro, on Thursday, August 8th, at the age of 75 years while a patient at St. Francis Hospital.  George was appointed to the Transit Police on May 4, 1965 and retired on 3/4 disability on April 5, 1979. He had been assigned for a time in District 34.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, August 11th and a Funeral Mass on Monday, August 12th 

Condolences may be sent to his wife, Joyce, at 2121 Elise Ave., North Bellmore NY or happyharleydays2@verizon.net 

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Holloway, Euell and Turturro families. May Michael and George rest in peace.

                                                
August 3, 2013                                RET. P.O. SHERESE SANDS
                                             RET. P.O. FRANCESCO "FRANKIE" DESIO and
                               WIFE OF RET. P.O. VICTOR LOMBARDO  (ALL LATE POSTINGS)

The following obituaries were sent us by Lou Hollander:

Ret. P.O. Sherese Sands, formerly assigned to District 32, passed away on July 30th, at the age of 58 years. She also worked in District 4.
Sherese was apointed to the Transit Police on December 4, 1980 and retired from NYPD on December 3, 2000.

There were no funeral details provided.


This obituary information was sent to Lou by Frank Crisa fcrisa@verizon.net

Ret. P.O. Francesco "Frankie" Desio passed away on July 20th, at the age of 62 years.  Frankie was appointed to the Transit Police
on May 20, 1974 and retired July 21, 1985, and was assigned to District 4. He was a Viet Nam vet and his death was caused by Agent Orange.  

Funeral services were held on July 23rd to 25th in Staten Island.

We recently received a renewal of his membership from Ret. P.O. Vic Lombardo who had been out of touch with us for a number of years. 
In his letter, Vic asked that we mention the passing of his beloved wife, Janet, in November of 2011

Our deepest condolences to the Sands, Desio, and Lombardo families on the loss of their loved ones.  May their souls rest in peace.

                                                
July 19, 2013       LIFETIME MEMBER, RET. P.O. STEVEN H. BEAZER

The following was sent us by Louie Hollander keystonecop@tampabay.rr.com


Lifetime Member, Ret. P.O. Steven Herbert Beazer, formerly assigned to District 11, passed away on
July 17th at the age of 80 years. Steven was appointed to the Transit Police on December 5, 1961 and
retired February 10, 1982.

Viewing took place on Sunday, July 21st with services and burial on the 22nd.

Condolences may be sent to his son, Craig Beazer, at 46 Mt. Hope Blvd., Hastings NY 10706

Our deepest condolences to the Beazer family.  May Steven rest in peace.

                                                 
July 13, 2013                 SISTER OF RET. P.O. ALEX GILCHRIST

This is to inform you of the death of my sister, Willa Mae Jenkins, on July 12, 2013, while in Hospice at
Franklin General Hospital in Valley Stream, NY. Mae had been suffering with pancreatic cancer..

Gil

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Jenkins and Gilchrist families. May she rest in peace.