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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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, 2013RET. 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
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.
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
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
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 MemberRetired 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.
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 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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: email@example.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
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
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.
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
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..
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Jenkins and Gilchrist families. May she rest in peace.