April 21, 2015 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. EDWARD DEPTUCH
We regret to inform our members of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. P.O. Edward Deptuch, on March 8th, 2015, at the age of 91 years. Edward was appointed to the Transit Police on April 5, 1955 and retired February 22, 1974. His last assignment was on the Revenue Train.
The following letter was sent by his wife, Mildred, and condolences may be sent to her at 9418 Camino Venado, Helotes TX, 78023-4140.
I am sorry to tell you that Ed passed away on March 8th, 2015. He had prostate cancer 24 years ago and was in remission for 20 years before it returned. We were fortunate to have been able to enjoy 20 reasonably good years together. We just celebrated our 68th wedding anniversary on February 12th, 2015.
We lost a loving and wonderful husband and father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He thought the world of you, Tony, for all the good work you do. Many thanks for all you've done.
Sincerely, Mildred Deptuch
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Deptuch family. May Ed rest in peace,
April 16, 2015 MOTHER OF RET. CAPT. REV. JOHN ROCCO CARLO and SON OF RET. P.O. RICHARD NAPOLI
Our Editor, Frank Crisa, saw this obituary notice in the Staten Island Advance.
Caroline Carlo (nee Massa) of Sunnyside on April 10, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Frank. Loving Mother of Rev. John, Frank A., Gerald, Carol Ann Strobel and the late Frank Carlo Jr. Cherished Grandmother of ten and Great grandmother of ten and one late great granddaughter. Dear sister of the late Rev. Joseph and James DeMola, Gerald Massa Antoinette Biasucci and Margaret Di Sarro. Funeral Services were held at the Christian Pentecostal Church on Wednesday, April 15th, with interment at Silver Mount Cemetery.
Richard's son, Robert Napoli, passed away on April 14th at the age of 40 years.
Funeral services will be held on April 18th at 11:00 AM at Community Bible Fellowship Church 3071 Lakewood Allenwood Rd. Howell, New Jersey 07731
My boy went home to be with the Lord.
There will be no wake.
Condolences may be sent to Richard at his email above or to his home: 10 Elizabeth Court, Howell NJ 07731-2854
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Carlo and Napoli families. May their deceased loved ones rest in peace.
April 7, 2015 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. TOMMY COOK and RET. P.O. EDWARD HORRIGAN
From Lou Hollander:
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. TOMMY COOK 4/19/1939 – 4/5/2015
I received this email from Tommy’s wife, Catherine:
Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Tommy Cook passed away (Easter Sunday) April 5, 2015 at the age of 78 years. He will be buried on Wednesday, April 8th in Concord, North Carolina.
The funeral is at
Hartsell Funeral Home
460 Branchview Drive
Concord, NC 28026
Friends and family are welcome tonight, April 7th, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Hartsell. The funeral service will follow immediately at 12:30 PM in the Hartsell Chapel. The burial will be at 2:00 PM at the Salisbury National Cemetery, 501 Statesville Blvd, Salisbury.
Tommy was appointed to the NYCTP Department May 3, 1965 and retired May 3, 1985. The above photo of Tommy was taken at the 2010 Florida reunion. Condolences can be sent to his wife Cathy Cook, 4370 Appaloosa LN, Charlotte NC 28215 May he rest in peace.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Cook and Horrigan families. May Tommy and Edward rest in peace.
April 2, 2015 RET. SGT. RICHARD McCREADY and RET. P.O. PAUL TROIANO (late postings)
From Lou Hollander:
LATE OBITUARY RET. SGT. RICHARD McCREADY September 4, 1948 – March 26, 2015
I worked with Richie is District 4 when he was a cop. He was one of the RMP Divers. I believe he went to Dist. 2 when he got promoted. He was a real nice guy. May he rest in peace.
Richard was appointed to the Transit Police on October 1, 1973 and retired January 1, 1994.
Funeral services took place on March 28th.
RET. PO PAUL TROIANO August 31, 1948 – March 27, 2015
It is with a heavy heart I inform you of the passing of my long time friend, Ret. P.O. Paul Troiano. Paul lost a long battle (14 yrs) to cancer (lung cancer due to Agent Orange). Paul was appointed to the NYCTP Dept 9/8/69 and retired on May 18,1989. Paul was one of the nicest people you would ever want to meet. He was a perfect gentleman who always had a smile on his face and always a kind word to say. I first met Paul after he came out of the academy and was assigned to District One. I had the honor of attending the wedding of Paul and his lovely wife Annette. Paul and I served as PBA delegates together during the last years of his career. After working in District 1, Paul worked in District 34 and then Revenue Protection.
Paul and Annette were regular attendees of the Florida Reunions up untill 2011. The above photo was taken at the 2011 reunion.
A wake took place at Gateway-Forestlawn Funeral Home in Lake City, Florida on April 1st with services on April 2nd.
Condolences can be sent to Mrs. Annette Troiano 287 SW Briarbrook PL, Lake City FL 32024. May Paul rest in peace.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the McCready and Troiano families. May Richard and Paul rest in peace.
March 26, 2015 FATHER-IN-LAW OF RET. P.O. TOM GILLESPIE and FATHER-IN-LAW OF RET. P.O. TOM GORMAN
Received from Lou Hollander:
FATHER-IN-LAW OF TOM GILLESPIE
Hi Louie Just to let you know that my father-in-law, Vern Wood, passed away last night, March 24th. He had a long struggle with MS. There will be no viewing. He will be cremated. The service was held at the Frankfort Congressional Church UCC 1 Main St. Frankfort, Maine 04438
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of the deceased. May their loved ones rest in peace.
March 19, 2015 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. LAWRENCE DEERR and RET. P.O. ERNEST RAPACCIUOLO (late posting)
From Lou Hollander:
RET. PO LAWRENCE DEERR 7/7/1932 – 3/10/2015
We are sad to announce the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. P.O. Lawrence Deerr on March 10th at the age of 82 years. Lawrence was appointed to the NYCTP Dept 12/1/65 and retired 6/30/84.
Funeral services were held on March 12 and 13 in Staten Island with a Funeral Mass and burial on the 14th. May he rest in peace. The above is a 1972 photo.
RET. P.O. ERNEST RAPACCIUOLO
10/15/1940 - 2/24/2015
President Russo- My name is Anthony Rapacciuolo and I am the son of Retired Transit Officer Ernest Rapacciuolo (Class of 1965). My dad passed away on February 24, 2015 and I was curious to know if there was a way for me to obtain any photographs of him in uniform when he was on the job. I am not sure if he received any awards or commendations but if so any photos or information would be helpful.
Our condolences and sympathies to the Deerr and Rapacciuolo families. May their loved ones rest in peace.
If anyone has information that Ernie Rapacciuolo's son can use, please contact him at his e-mail address.
March 9, 2015 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. DANIEL CARMODY
We received the following sad news from Dan's wife, Alberta:
Dear Tony and Transit Family,
My heart is heavy to inform you Retired Transit P.O. Daniel Carmody, badge #1126 (originally #126) left us on December 29, 2014. He was a proud Lifetime Member.
Enclosed are two pictures from 1963 training and one from graduation day, April 18, 1963. I'm also enclosing a copy of the Graduates and Order of Exercises. Hope this brings back fond memories of fellow officers Dan worked and served with.
Dan and I attended many functions through the Emerald, Gonan and Steuben Societies. We were married fifty-six years. I miss him so. Pray for us both.
Sincerely, Alberta M. Carmody Phoenix, AZ
Dan was appointed to the Transit Police on January 14, 1963 and retired January 8, 1985. May he rest in peace.
Ed informed me that Mike passed from cancer. He was appointed to the NYCTP Department 5/3/65 and retired 7/6/85. No service will be held, A Mass was celebrated at Calverton National Cemetery on Monday February 23rd. Condolences can be sent to his daughter Tricia Marsala at Trishmars@optonline.net
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. LT. CHARLES FIORINI 3/28/1934 - 3/6/2015
Louie - It is with a sad heart I report the passing of my good friend and mentor, Retired Lt. Charles Fiorini, who passed late this afternoon at Calvary Hospice. He was a true professional and all you could ask for in a boss. Retirement did not look favorably on him; however, all through his longsuffering he always remained positive in his outlook.
Tuesday 3/10/15 Sisto Funeral home 3489 East Tremont Ave Bronx, NY 10465 718-892-2102 2 PM to 5 PM & 7PM to 9PM
RET. LT. ANTHONY (TONY) DURSO 10/11/1945 – 1/23/2015
Tony was appointed to the NYCTP DEPT. 5/7/68 and retired as a LT. sometime after the merge. I worked 8 P’s in District 1 with him. May he rest in peace.
Anthony P. Durso, 69, of Bonita Springs, FL died Friday, January 23, 2015 at Joanne's House at Hope Hospice. Formerly of Huntington, Long Island, NY he had been a resident of Bonita Springs since 1996.
Anthony was born October 11, 1945 in Brooklyn, NY the son of the late Ringe and Helen (Giordano) Durso. Mr. Durso was a Vietnam Veteran, proudly serving in the United States Army.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Linda (Elardo) Durso; and sister, Josephine (Vincent) Piombino of Babylon, NY.
Services were held on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 and burial on the 29th.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of our deceased fellow officers. May they rest in peace.
February 17, 2015 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. DET. WILLIAM SCHABLIN and RET. DET. ALBERT SAVO (late notification)
Our thanks to Lou Hollander for forwarding this information
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. DET. WILLIAM SCHABLIN 2/16/1940 – 2/13/2015
Please inform everyone that my Dad, Retired Detective William Schablin, passed away today, Friday, February 13th. He was recovering nicely after battling lymphoma but ended up with acute leukemia, pneumonia and GI bleeding which came on him suddenly.
He will be cremated in South Carolina and a small Memorial Service will be held in New York at a future date.
Thanks, Mike Schablin
Bill was appointed the NYCTP Dept. 5/3/65 and retired 2/24/87. May he rest in peace. Condolences can be sent to his son Mike at email@example.com May he rest in peace
Al was appointed to NYCTP Dept. 4/5/55 and retired 11/10/76. May he rest in peace. Above photo taken at the 2002 Florida reunion
Please inform everyone of the passing of Al Savo class of 1955. Al Savo passed away on November 25, 2014 at his home.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Schablin and Savo families. May they rest in peace.
February 17, 2015 RET. INSP. OWEN PRESCOD
Received from Lou Hollander:
RET. INSP. OWEN (EL EXCIENTE) PRESCOD
2/14/1926 – 2/17/2015
I am very saddened to inform you of the passing of Ret. Insp. Owen Prescod, this evening about 7 PM. I was informed by Gene Robinson firstname.lastname@example.org that he was taken off life support. He went peacefully surrounded by his 3 daughters, friends John McBarnnett, Gene Robinson and Claude Pierre. As you know Owen was hit by a car about 2 weeks ago and has been in a semi conscious state ever since. Gene had informed me that arrangements will be made to bring him up to NY where funeral services will be arranges. El Exciente was one of the best bosses I had ever worked for. I will miss seeing him at the Florida reunions, even though he would just drop by for the day. Owen was appointed to the NYCTP Department 5/19/59 and retired 2/13/89. “Rest in Peace, my friend”
Funeral services took place in Manhattan on Monday, February 16th with services and burial on the 17th.
Our deepest condolences to the Prescod family. May he rest in peace.
February 8, 2015 MOST RECENT OBITUARIES - late postings
Received from Lou Hollander:
UNCLE OF RET. P.O. PETE AHERN
Ret. Lt. Colonel and Tuskegee Airman John Ira Mulzac, uncle of Ret. P.O. Pete Ahern email@example.com
It is with a deep sense of sadness that we announce the passing of the Mulzac family’s patriarch known through our generations as “Johnny”, “ Uncle Johnny”, “Daddy” and “Daddy John."
A wake was held on February 5th and burial on February 6th
RET. P.O. FRANK VESPOLI
Ret. P.O. Frank Vespoli passed away on January 30th at the age of 70 years. He was appointed to the Transit Police on December 1, 1965 and retired April 15, 1982. Services took place on February 4th
RET. FORMER CHIEF OF THE TRANSIT POLICE DEPARTMENT JAMES B. MEEHAN
We regret to announce the passing of Retired Chief of Transit James B. Meehan (father of retired Capt. James Meehan), formerly assigned to Transit. Chief Meehan passed away February 1, 2015. Chief Meehan was appointed February 1, 1949 and retired March 1987. He was 88 years old at the time of his passing. Viewing took place on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, followed by services on Thursday, February 5, 2015,
RET. P.O. DAVE BURRELL
Lou received this obituary from George Butler POSSEPRIM@AOL.COM I do not have any other information other then he is a ret. MOS from Dist 12.
Regret to inform that Dave Burrell passed away on Sunday Feb 1st, 2015. Service is as follows from his sister in law.
Saturday Feb 14 2015 viewing 4-7 pm service 7pm at RG Ortiz Funeral Home Inc 2122 Westchester Ave Bronx New York 10462.
FATHER OF HARRY SCOTT
My father Harry passed yesterday in N. Ft. Myers FL He was 88 years old. Harry served in the Navy as a Seabee in WW2. Harry also grew up in Vinegar Hill section of Manhattan and worked for MABSTOA for 35 years. service will be held at St. Therese church N. ft. Myers on Friday at 1000 hrs. we will have a service next week in New York, details not yet finalized. I can be contacted at Harry.firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you Lou. Harry Scott class of 82- Black Patches. ret. Lt. DBBX.
GRANDSON OF RET. P.O. ARTIE SMITH
Hi this is Artie Smith, formerly of Dist.1. I regret informing you that my six year old Grandson died after a 4 year battle with Cancer
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of the above deceased. May they rest in peace,
I am saddened to inform you of the passing of Christine Morgillo, wife offormer PBA Trustee and Associationmember, Mike Morgillo. Chris lost her battle to cancer after a long fight. My condolences to Mike and his daughter Lisa. May she rest in peace.
Viewing took placeon January 28th and a Funeral Mass on January 29th in Monroe, NY:
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Christine’s name to the New York City P.B.A. Widow & Children’s Fund, 125 Broad Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10004
Robert was appointed to the NYCTP Department 1/9/86 and retired sometime in 2000 on a disability from the NYPD. “May he rest in Peace” You can check on the Funeral Home web page on Saturday or Sunday to view the obituary http://www.shorepointfh.com/obits.htm
A viewing took place on January 26th with a Funeral Mass on January 27th
Our deepest condolences and sympahties to the Morgillo and Newell families. May Christine and Robert rest in peace.
January 16, 2015 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. DET. FRANCIS MC NALLY, RET. CAPT. STEPHEN GARTNER (late notifications) with Eulogy MOTHER OF RET. P.O. FREDERICK SCHNEIDER
Following the mailing of the 2015 dues notices, we received the following sad news.
The mail sent to one of our Lifetime Members, Ret. Det. Francis McNally, was returned by the Post Office. Thanks to our member, Ret. Sgt. Billy McMillen, it was found that Frank passed away on April 11, 2013.
We also received the news that Ret. Capt. Stephen Gartner passed away on November 28th, 2014. That information was sent by his brother, Ira Gartner.
Condolences may be sent to:
Ira Gartner 1530 E 19th St Apt 6A Brooklyn NY 11230-7235
Shortly after reading of the passing of Capt. Gartner, Ret. Det. Bernie Jacobs sent in the following euology to Lou Hollander:
I am surprised and saddened at learning of Steve's death, We were in the academy in Jamaica together where he not only qualified to win the off-duty gun for academics but the one for physical fitness. With typical Steve grace, he requested the second gun be given to the runner-up in physical. During one period. he was C.O. of Districts 23 & 35.On many occasions he would sign on in 23, handle what had to be done there, put on a bathing suit, run from the dist. to the waters edge, dive in and swim to W15 St. in Coney Island, jog up past Nathan's to the district 35 were he would finish his tour. One day when Steve was "checking" the troops and he was sitting on a platform bench out in Rockaway waiting for the iron horse, 3 "Mutts" decided to mug the "little white guy" sitting alone. Ambulances were needed to take the three perps to Peninsula hospital for bedside arraignment. Always quiet and being without an agenda, Steve was never selected to be given any appointed promotion. It never bothered him. He was a "good solder" and did as he was bid. I knew Steve for over 50 years and he will always have a place in my memories of the "job". If there is a moral in the letter, it is that we all should crowd as much enjoyment into each day as we can and try to make someone else's day a little better as we shall all cross the Rainbow Bridge much too soon.
Best Regards; Bernie
We received the following from Lou Hollander:
Amelia Schneider, mother of retired PO Freddy Schneider, passed away on January 15th. She was 95 years old.
Condolences can be sent to Freddy at email@example.com or his home 22-40 120th St Collage Point NY 11356
A viewing took place on January 16th with a Funeral Mass and burial on January 17th.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the McNally, Gartner and Schneider families. May they rest in peace.
January 11, 2015 WIFE OF RET. P.O. JOHN ASKE
We received the following from Lou Hollander:
Diane Aske, wife of Retired Transit Police Officer John Aske, (District One) passed away suddenly on January 7, 2015. A memorial mass will be held at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, New Bern, North Carolina on January 12, 2015 at 11:00.
Condolences can be sent to Tony at SargeTPD582@aol.com or 133-46 114TH PL OZONE PARK NY. 11420. May she rest in peace
Our condolences and sympathies to the Fazio family. May Luisa rest in peace.
December 17, 2014 FORMER T.P.O. RICHARD PFIRRMANN, RET. P.O. ROBERT KAMINSKI and FORMER T.P.O. KENNETH CORSON (late postings)
We received the following from Lou Hollander:
FORMER PO RICHARD PFIRRMANN
I'm sorry to report that a former TPD District 3 member has died. Richard Pfirrmann (pronounced Furman) from Washington Heights came on the job in 1968. He and I hung out together as teenagers and I talked him into coming on the Job. He left after a few years and became a NY State Court Officer. I saw him many times in MCC. He contracted an untreatable form of cancer and committed suicide on November 29, 2014. He was 70 years of age. He leaves behind two daughters from his first marriage and a son from his second marriage and his second wife.
RET. P.O. ROBERT KAMINSKI
Robert was appointed to the Transit Police on July 8, 1985. He worked in Districts 33 and 1.
Robert was a retired Police Officer who proudly served with the New York City Transit Police Department, Transit District #1 and after the merger, with the New York City Police Department, Fleet Services Division. Robert suffered a lengthy illness as the result of his assignment to the World Trade Center Security Detail subsequent to the 9/11 Terrorist Attack. Robert was the brother of NYSP Captain Jamie J. Kaminski, SP Liberty. . A Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 with burial at Breslau Cemetery, Lindenhurst, NY
FORMER P.O. KENNETH CORSON
Lou received the obituary below from Bob Ballard. He saw the Obit in the Staten Island Advance. Lou has no information on him in his database.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Kenneth Corson, 89, a former Transit Police officer who enjoyed sports, died Saturday, December 6th, in Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation Center and Home where he had resided for a year and a half.
A World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy and saw combat in the Pacific theater. He was wounded in battle when an explosion occurred on the deck of the ship he was aboard, and he suffered permanent hearing loss.
Mr. Corson worked as a bartender at the Riviera Chateau in Oakwood for many years. Prior to that, he was a Transit Police officer for a time.