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
Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Wake to be held on wednesday and Thursday, December 11th and 12 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Dalton Funeral Home 2786 Hempstead Turnpike Levittown, NY (516) 796-0400
Funeral to be held at: St. Markella Greek Orthodox Church 1960 Jones Avenue North Wantagh, NY (516) 783-5760
No time has been set for the funeral at this time.
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 will take place on Sunday, December 1st at Lloyd's Funeral Home located at 214-43 39th Avenue, Bayside NY tel # 718-229-2420 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
A Funeral Mass will be on Monday, December 2nd at St. Jacobus Lutheran Church 72-01 43rd Ave., Woodside NY 718-424-2307
Condolences may be sent to Ted Sr. at 718-224-5590 and Ted Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 will be on Thursday November 14th from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM and Friday from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM at Claude R. Boyd-Spencer Funeral Home, 448 West Main Street, Babylon, NY 11702 Phone:631-669-2400.
Funeral Mass, Saturday, November 16th at 9:45 AM Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, Carl Ave. Babylon Village.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 will be on Monday, October 21st, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at Michels & Lundquist 5228 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey, FL 34652 (727) 845-1957.
On October 22nd, at 11:30 AM A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 5340 High Street, New Port Richey, Florida 34652 (727) 849-75231.
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 will be held on Thursday, October 10th at the John Moore Funeral Home 50 Nassau Road Roosevelt, NY 516-378-0292.
The wake will be at 10:00 AM followed by a service at 12:00 Noon.
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
Wake: Sunday, September 29th from 2-4:00 PM and 7-9:00 PM Riverdale on Hudson Funeral Home 6110 Riverdale Ave. Bronx, N.Y. 10471 718- 884- 6100
Services: Funeral Mass at St. Margaret of Cortona Church, 31 Chamberlain Ave, Little Ferry, NJ 07643 Phone:(201) 641-2988 Monday, September 30th at 10:45
Burial of ashes will be in a few weeks at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn
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 will be at the Thomas Hughes Funeral Home, 1240 Saint Ann Street, Scranton PA tel. #570-346-3498. Friday September 27th from 5-8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday at 10am St Ann's Basilica.
Condolences may be sent to Jerry's sister (Tony Magliano's wife) Jean Magliano, at email@example.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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 will be held on Monday, August 12, 2013 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at
Church of God 836bRegency Drive Virginia Beach VA 23454
Services to follow immediately after.
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 will be held on Sunday, August 11th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM and from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Charles O'Shea Funeral Home, 603 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh NY
Funeral Mass will be on Monday, August 12th at 9:45 AM at St. Raphael Church, 600 Newbridge Rd, East Meadow NY.
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 will be at McCalls Bronxwood Funeral Home, 4035 Bronxwood Ave., Bronx NY 10466 on Sunday, July 21st from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Services will be at the funeral home on Monday, July 22nd at 10:00 AM followed by internment at Fern Cliff Cemetery
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. Further details will follow soon.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Jenkins and Gilchrist families. May she rest in peace.
June 30, 2013 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. RICHARD BRODERICK WIFE OF RET. P.O. MICHAEL DE NICOLA WIFE OF RET. DET. JAMES NORMILE
The following was sent us by our Historian, JJ Sullivan, as received from Richard's daughter, Eileen:
JJ, Hello, I'm writing for my dad, Richard Broderick. I just wanted to let you know of his passing yesterday. He passed after being diagnosed 9 short days ago of cancer throughout his bones. After numerous hospital stays since December, and finding nothing, they finally saw something 9 days ago. He passed at home with us taking care of him
We regret to inform our members of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. P.O. Richard Broderick on June 29th at the age of 80 years. Richard was in hospice at his home in Gettysburg PA.
The viewing will be at Monahan Funeral Home, 125 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA 17325 Tuesday afternoon and evening and burial at Evergreen Cemetery on Wednesday morning
We received the following from Lou Hollander as received from Joe MastromarinoJMastromar@aol.com
Mike De Nicola informed me that his wife Dotty De Nicola, 63yrs of age, passed away at 1 AM on June 28th after a bout with cancer.
The viewing will be at Colonial Funeral Home 2819 Hylan Blvd New Dorp N.Y. 10306. 718 351-5858 Viewing will be Sunday, June 30th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Monday, July 1st from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
A Funeral will be at St Theresa Church at Victory Blvd and Slosson Ave S.I . N.Y. on Tuesday, July 2nd at 9:30 AM
It is with sadness that I announce the passing of Helena Normile. Helena was the wife of Retired Transit Detective Jimmy Normile, mother of daughters Debbie, Ginny and son, Det. Jimmy Normile, Bklyn South Homicide (active).
Wake to be held at Evergreen F.H., 131 Nassau Ave, Bklyn 11222. Times are Sunday, 2-5 and 7-9.
Mass to be held on Monday at St Anthony's Church, 864 Manhattan Ave, Bklyn 11222 at 1030
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Broderick, DeNicola and Normile families. May their loved ones rest in peace.
June 27, 2013 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. SAM MARCEANTE (late notice) RET. SGT. FRED FLASHBURG (late posting) RET. P.O. THOMAS O'LEARY
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. SAME MARCEANTE 5/20/1922 - 1/6/2010
A recent ballot mailing was returned with "No Known Addressee." Our thanks to Ret. Sgt. Bill McMillen for the research and the following information:
Lifetime Member, Ret. P.O. Sam Marceante, passed away on January 6, 2010, at the age of 87 years. Sam was appointed to the Transit Police on May 20, 1961 and retired on January 30, 1982. His last assignment was in District 34. All the information we have on file as to address and phone number is invalid. If anyone knows Sam's wife, Geraldine, and her address and/or phone number, please contact us.
We wish to thank Lou Hollander for sending us the following information:
RET. SGT FRED FLASHBURG
8/11/1943 – 6/19/2013
We regret to inform our members of the passing of Ret. Sgt. Fred Flashburg, on June 18th. Fred was appointed to the Transit Police on October 7, 1968 and retired December 11, 1988.
Services were held at Parkside Memorial Chapel in Brooklyn on June 20th. There was no viewing.
Condolences may be sent to Fred's wife, Marsha, at 2624 Gerritsen ave., Brooklyn NY 11229-5946
Thomas was appointed to the NYCTP Dept. January 5, 1985. He retired sometime in 2003. Above photo was provided by Bobby Berl Milton368@aol.com who worked with Tommy in District 2
It is with profound sadness to report that Retired Transit Police Officer Thomas O'Leary, 52 yrs. old, suddenly and unexpectedly died on Wednesday, June 25th, at his home in Staten Island. Tommy was appointed to the Transit Police Department in 1983 and retired in 2003. Tommy spent most of his career in District 2, primarily as an RMP Operator and in plainclothes anti-crime. He was beloved by everyone who knew him. . Tommy is survived by his wife of 27 years, Annmarie; his adult children, Megan and Thomas; his parents, Thomas and Theresa, and his siblings, Joanne and Michael.
Viewing will be at: John Vincent Scalia Funeral Home 28 Eltingville Blvd. Staten Island, NY 10312 (718) 356-6363 Saturday, June 29th, 7PM – 9PM and Sunday, June 30th, 2PM – 5PM; & 7PM – 9PM
The Funeral Mass will be on Monday, July 1st, 9:30AM at: St. Thomas the Apostle Church 6097 Amboy Road Staten Island, New York 10309
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Marceante, Flashburg and O'Leary families. May their loved ones rest in peace.
June 18, 2013 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. LT. WALTER SMITH
Our thanks to Lou Hollander and Floyd Holloway for forwarding this information
We regret to inform our members of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. Lt. Walter Smith on June 16th at the age of 76 years. Walter was appointed to the NYCTPD on May 3, 1965 and retired July 18, 1986.
Funeral services are at: Burtney Funeral Services 1510 Fayetteville St. Durham, NC 27707
Wake: Wednesday. June 19th, from 6-8 PM Funeral: Thursday, June 20th at 10 AM Burial: Beachwood, NC 3300 Fayetteville ST. Durham, NC 27707
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Smith family. May Walter rest in peace.
June 17, 2013 BROTHER OF RET. INSP. RUDY ROGNAN
From Ret. Lt. Bobby Valentino as received from Ret. Chief Frank Cerar:
Thomas George Rognon, brother of Ret. Insp. Rudy Rognon, passed away on Saturday, June 16th at the age of 71 years.
Viewing will be on Tuesday, June 18th from 2 PM to 4 PM and from 7 PM to 9:30 PM at
Lindenhurst Funeral Home 424 S. Wellwood Ave. Lindenhurst NY 11757
May he rest in peace. Frank
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Rognan family. May Thomas rest in peace.
June 16, 2013 RET. DET. JOHN HRUSKA RET. SGT. MACEO CROMARTIE (late posting) RET. P.O. ROBERT MORAN (late posting) RET. P.O. MICHAEL CAMPBELL (late posting) WIFE OF RET. P.O. EDWARD CAPPOLA (late notification)
Our thanks to Lou Hollander for forwarding this information:
RET. DET. JOHN HRUSKA
10/23/1944 – 6/15/2013
I have been informed by Bill Loperfido of the passing of Ret Det. John Hruska. John was appointed on February 15, 1966 and retired on December 30, 1977 and was a long time member of this Association. I have been told John had been ill for a long time. He passed away at home while in hospice care. The above photo of John was taken at the 2003 Florida Reunion.
Condolences can be sent to John’s wife, Sharyn, at 979 Gardiner Dr, Bayshore NY 11706.
The funeral and viewing details are below.
Boyd/Spenser Funeral Home 255 Hibie Lane West Islip, NY 11795
FUNERAL Wednesday 10:00 AM St Patricks Church 9 N. Clinton Ave, Bayshore NY
John had recently been to St. Francis Hospital for treatment and we Transit guys always made it a point to visit him in his room.
This information was also sent to us by Ret. P.O. Alex Gilchrist
RET. SGT. MACEO CROMARTIE
Ret. Sgt. Maceo Cromartie passed away on June 9th in Palm Coast, FL, at the age of 70 years. Church services took place on Sunday, June 16th at The Palm Coast seventh Day Adventist Church
Burial will be in Wilmington, NC. No date has yet been given.
Condolences may be sent to Maceo's wife, Sonya, at PO Box 352113, Palm Coast FL 32135
RET. P.O. ROBERT MORAN
5/21/1944 - 6/12/2013
I saddened to inform you of the passing of Ret. P.O. Bobby Moran. I have had the honor and privledge of knowning Bobby since 1974. He came on the job on June 21, 1965 and worked in District 11, CSPS and Equipment and Supply in Gold Street. I was actually transferred into E & S to be Bobby’s replacement as he was getting ready to retire. Bobby broke me in learning his job in E &S . He was a very funny guy that would almost have you splitting you side laughing all day. We used to joke with him singing the song “Barbara Ann” changing the words of the song to “Bob, Bob, Bob,Bob,Bob Moran,….. Bob, Bob, Bob,Bob,Bob Moran, Oh Bob Moran, please take my hand.”
After many years (about 30) of not seeing each other, Bobby contacted me and informed me that he would be spending the month of February in Florida. My wife and I always made it a point to meet up with Bob and Mary at least once for dinner while they were in Florida. The last few years I always looked forward to seeing him at the NY reunions hosted by John Reeves and Tommy Strong. I missed seeing him at the last NY reunion on November 20th because he was admitted to the hospital for a heart problem. All sorts of complications set in and from what I have been told by many friends who visted him on a steady basis, his condition continued to worsen. Bobby never made it home. He went back and forth from the hospital to a nursing home. Bobby lay in the hospital bed for 7 months. After his very long ordeal, his suffering is now over. He will never suffer again. Rest in peace my friend; you will be missed by many.
Viewing took place on June 14th, and a funeral mass on June 15th.
Condolences may be sent to Bob's wife Mary and family at 80 Grand Blvd. Scarsdale NY 10583
We received this information from Ed's granddaughter, Danielle D'Agosta
I am writing on behalf of my grandfather, (Ret. P.O.) Edward Cappola. He asked me to contact you and let you know my grandmother, Marie Cappola, passed away on May 15th.
Condolences may be sent to Ed and his family at 92 Cuba Ave, Staten Island NY 10306-4941
Ret. P.O. Michael Campbell was appointed to the NYCTP Department November 4, 1966 and retired November 8, 1986.
As always, I thank you for your tremendous work. God bless you.
Tonight I, along with Gene Sullivan, attended the wake of (Ret. P.O.) Mike Campbell, TPD, District 12. He passed away on June 10, 2013. Mike spent 20 years with the TPD and 20 more years in corporate security. He never went sick a day in his life. Born in County Sligo, Ireland, Mike came to America in 1956. He spent 4 years in the US Navy, (that's how we became citizens in the old days), before joining the Transit Police Department. Throughout the Bronx, Mike was known as "Bodega Mike" because of his love of Spanish grocery stores. The Spanish, in turn, loved Mike. He was a true Community Cop, always with a big smile and rarely an angry word.
Gene Sullivan and I attended the wake at Higgins Funeral Home in New City. There we met with old dinosaurs like Gene Burns, Bob Devlin, Jim Flahive, Ross Wilson, Jim Donahue, along with Mike's wife and children. It was a somber, but jovial affair as Irish wakes are.
A lot of wakes coming up Louis. I hope you stick around, my friend.
I now wake up in the morning and move my elbows slowly to the side. If I don't touch wood, then I'm good for at least another day. God Bless all of you. Tom. M.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of the loved ones passed away. May they rest in peace.
June 2, 2013 WIFE OF RET. P.O. DONALD SCHERMERHORN
From Lou Hollander and Alex Gilchrist on information received from Nat Spratts and George Young.
I just received the following information on the passing of Malinda Schermerhorn, the beloved wife of 40 years fo Ret. P.O. Donald Schermerhorn. Malinda passed away on May 16th after a long battle with cancer.
Condolences may be sent to Donald at 2252 SE Maslan Ave, Port St. Lucie FL 34952 or phone at 772-337-6368. Don would like to hear from all his friends, especially those from Disrict 32.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Donald and his family. May Malinda rest in peace.
May 22, 2013 RET. DET. AL MUNIZ
We received the following from Lou Hollander
I am saddened to inform you of the passing of Ret. Det. Al Muniz. Al was appointed to NYCTPD on March 23, 1970 and retired May 1, 1993. I had the pleasure of working with Al as P.O.s in District 1. He was a really nice guy and always had a smile on his face and a cigarette in his hand.
May he rest in peace!
A service was held at the Morse Funeral Home in Middleton, NY on May 21st. There was no viewing as he was cremated.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Muniz family. May Al rest in peace.
May 13, 2013 RET. P.O. JAMES P. GAFFNEY (late posting) RET. P.O. STEPHEN OKREPKA WIFE OF RET. P.O. WILLIAM GALLAGHER (late posting) FATHER OF RET. SGT. ANTHONY SCUMACI
We wish to thank Lou Hollander for forwarding this information.
Ret. P.O. James P. Gaffney, residing in Stoneybrook, NY, passed away on May 8th at the age of 78 years. He was appointed to the Transit Police on April 1, 1965 and retired February 1, 1986.
Services were held on May 10th.
Ret. P.O. Stephen Okrepka, passed away on May 13th at the age of 67 years. Stephen was appointed to the Transit Police on March 23, 1970 and retired on March 28, 1990.
Funeral services as follows: A viewing will be at The Scalia Funeral Home, 28 Eltingville Blvd., Staten Island, NY on Tuesday, May 14 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM and Wednesday, May 15th from 2:00PM to 5:00PM and 7:00PM to 9:00PM.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, May 16th at 10:00AM at Holy Child Church, 4747 Amboy Rd., Staten Island with interment at Resurrection Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the Okrepka family at 71 Stafford Ave., Staten Island NY 10312
Kathleen Gallagher, wife of retired P.O. Billy Gallagher, passed away suddenly on May 4th. My condolences to Bill and the Gallagher family. Condolences can be sent to Bill at email@example.com or mail to 1645 NW 69th Terrace, Margate FL 33063 You can view obituary and sign guestbook at www.kraeermargate.com
From Ret. Lt. Bob Valentino
I am saddened to inform you of the passing of Anthony Scumaci, father of Ret. Sgt.Tony Scumaci, who passed away this Sunday, May 12th. He was 101 years old and a life long resident of the Bronx. Our condolences to Tony & MarieRose & the entire Scumaci family.
Funeral arrangements are as follows:
The Wake will be at Dalton Funeral Home 2786 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown NY (516) 796-0400 on Tuesday May 14 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Funeral Services will be at Dalton Funeral Home on Wednesday May 15 at 10:00am.
May 8, 2013 RET. P.O. ROBERT PETERSON (late posting)
From Lou Hollander:
I am saddened to inform you of the passing of Ret. P.O. Robert Peterson. Robert was appointed to the Transit Police on November 4, 1966 and retired on January 2, 1989. This was a late notification. Rest in Peace.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Peterson family. May Robert rest in peace.
May 5, 2013 BROTHER-IN-LAW OF RET. P.O. GORDON CASAZZA
This was sent on April 28th from Lou Hollander: There were no further details as to date of passing or services.
Just returned from services for my brother-in-law, Det. Sgt. Robert (Cal) Hudson. Cal joined the Marines in 1943 and upon his discharge joined the NYPD and served for 38 years.
My thanks to the NYPD Honor Guard, Nassau PD and the Marine detail for their presence.
April 14, 2013 RET. DET. JULIO CASTRO (late posting)
The following was sent to us by Lou Hollander:
RET. DET. JULIO A. CASTRO
, formerly assigned to District 11 and Bronx Warrant Squad, died on April 9th. Julio was appointed January 13, 1993 and retired on August 1, 2005.
Funeral services took place on April 12th & 13th in Newburgh, NY.
Condolences may be sent to his wife, Shirley, at 14 Jacqueline St, New Windsor NY 12553
April 9, 2013 LIFETIME MEMBERS RET. P.O. LEON DEVERGEE (late notification) RET. P.O. JAMES HOWKINS and RET. P.O. WILLIAM FREY
Our thanks to Ret. Sgt. Billy McMillen for investigating another "lost member."
Ret. Lifetime Member, P.O. Leon Devergee, passed away on January 20, 2005 at the age of 79 years. Leon was appointed to the Transit Police on May 16, 1956 and retired May 16, 1981. We have no information as to his last assignment.
Our thanks to Lou Hollander for forwarding this information:
RET. P.O. JAMES HOWKINS 11/13/1937 - 4/4/2013
I am saddened to inform you of the passing of (Lifetime Member) Ret. P.O. Jim Howkins. Jim was appointed to the NYCTPD April 1, 1965 and retired April 1, 1985. I believe he worked in District 30. The above photo was taken of Jim at the 2012 Florida Reunion. Condolences can be sent to Jim’s wife Kat at 320 N. Dorset Dr. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931. Please click on the link for service details and to sign guest book. http://www.beckman-williamson.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=966207
RET P.O. WILLIAM FREY 8/10/37 – 4/6/2013
Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. William Frey passed away on April 6, 2013. Bill was appointed to the Transit Police on June 21, 1965 and retired July 3, 1985
Funeral services as follows: Viewing will be on Tuesday, April 9th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM atCommack Abbey Funeral Home, 96 Commack Road, Commack NY 631-499-4422
Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, April 10th at 9:45 AM at St. Anthony of Padua RC Church 1025 5th Ave., East Northport NY
Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre, Coram NY
From Lou Hollander: This is just my opinion. I was shocked when I received this obituary. Billy and I go back a long time and I would guess the last time I saw him was in 1985. He was a character. I always hoped to run into him at one of the NY reunions or maybe even at our Florida reunions or a R.O.M.E.O. luncheon. That will never happen now; it’s too late. We have all made close friends while we were on the JOB and I say close because we depended on them to watch our backs. We even socialized with them and their families. Why does it have to be after retirement some people don’t want to still stay connected? I personally have many friends I would love to see again and spend a couple of days with, just reminiscing, telling war stories and catching up on old times. As you can see by my emails, the obituaries are being sent out much too often. We were all part of the best Police Department in the country. I have been told by many of my friends I reach out to, to come to the Florida Reunion. I am told by most of them that they will definitely be at the next one and when that next one comes. My point is: get reconnected with your old friends. We all have heard the saying “Life is short” For many of us, it is really short. Make it a point to make a NY Reunion, a Florida Reunion, or a R.O.M.E.O luncheon. May Jim and Billy “rest in peace”
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Devergee, Howkins and Frey families. May our former fellow officers rest in peace.
March 28, 2013 OUR OLDEST LIFETIME MEMBER, RET. P.O. LOUIS PAVLU and RET. SGT. GEORGE BASSO (late postings)
The following news was sent to 2nd VP Harry Hassler on the passing of our oldest Association Lifetime Member, Ret. PO Louis Pavlu, by Lou's daughter, Mary-Lou Pakenas. We had posted the celebration of Lou's 100th birthday 2 years ago.
Lou was born January 20, 1911. He was appointed to the Transit Police on February 24, 1939 and retired July 1, 1965. What a career!
Hi Harry, Just wanted to let you know that Dad passed on Saturday, March 23rd. He made it to 102 years young. After his birthday in January, he started to fail but continued to be very alert and comfortable. He really enjoyed the visit several years ago (by Harry Hassler, John Ferrante and Lou Pisano) and all that was done for his 100th. Dad sure did have a full life and his last years had been enjoyable because his mind was still sharp and clear.
Funeral services: There are no calling hours. The funeral is 10:00 AM on April 1st at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church on Cottage Street in Danbury, CT. The burial will be in St. Johns Cemetery in Queens, NY at approximately 12:30 PM.
We received the following sad news from Lou Hollander:
Ret. Sgt. George Basso passed away on March 24th at the age of 96 years. George was appointed to the Transit Police on February 14, 1950 and retired on May 19, 1971. Funeral services took place on March 27th with burial in Pinelawn Memorial Park, Pinelawn, NY
George had worked for many years at the Sick Desk in the Operations Unit before being promoted to Sergeant.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Pavlu and Basso families. May Lou and George rest in peace.
It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Retired Transit Police Officer ED SHEEHY. He passed away this Sunday morning, March 17th. Ed was not only a Transit Police Officer, he was also a proud Marine and a gracious gentleman. He will be missed by so many. Rest in peace, Ed.
Funeral arrangements for Ed Sheehy were held on March 20th with a funeral mass and burial on March 21st.
As many of you have told me, Ed was an absolute gentleman and will be remembered by many.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Sheehy family. May Ed rest in peace.
March 14, 2013 RET. SGT. DAVID ORSHOWITZ (late posting)
I regret to inform you of the passing of Ret. Sgt Dave Orshowitz. Dave was appointed to the Transit Police on June 21, 1965 and retired November 2, 1990. Dave worked as a PO in District 1 and Sgt in District 4. Rest in Peace, Dave.
David Orshowitz, 72, of Palm City, Florida, died Monday, March 11, 2013 at Martin Medical Center in Stuart. He was born in New York, New York and was a resident of Palm City since 1991, coming from New York City. He was a United States Navy Veteran, also a Sergeant in the New York City Transit Police Dept. for 25 years. He is survived by Two Daughters, Anna Orshowitz of Port Saint Lucie, FL, Lisa Orshowitz of Palm City, Fl., Two Sons, David Orshowitz of Palm City, FL, Michael Orshowitz of Franklin, TN, and three grandchildren. Visitation took place on Thursday, 3/14/2013 at All County Funeral Home & Crematory, Stuart Chapel.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Orshowitz family. May David rest in peace.
March 5, 2013 RET. LT. ALVARO DALTON and RET. P.O. RALPH MARTINEZ (late postings)
The following notice was sent to us by Lou Hollander as received from John McBarnette and Gene Robinson:
It is with extreme and profound sadness that we inform you of the passing of Retired Lt. Alavaro Dalton. Al passed away on February 25, 2013, following a long illness. He was 83 yrs old. Al spent 36 years on the Transit Police Department, being appointed on April, 1955, and retiring in 1991. He served as president of the Cerberean Society in 1965 and was a lifetime member of the Retired Guardians. Al's funeral services were held on March 2nd in New York City.
Sent to us by Lou Hollander as received from Mike Fanning:
It is unfortunate that I am telling this but PO Ralph Martinez of TD-33 passed away over the weekend. The viewing was held on Monday, March 4th with burial at Calverton Cemetery.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of our departed brother officers. May Alvaro and Ralph rest in peace
February 11, 2013 BROTHER OF RET. P.O. JOHN CELIA
From Lou Hollander:
Hi Lou, Just to inform you that my brother, James, who is three years younger than me, died. He lived by himself in Brooklyn. His son did not hear form him in several days, so he went to his aprtment and found him dead on the floor. My wife and I will be flying up to NY on Monday, Februart 11th.
Our deepest condolences and sympahties to the Celia family. May James rest in peace.
February 10, 2013 RET. LT. THOMAS DOCU
We received the following obituary notice from Lou Hollander:
The above photo of Tommy was taken at the NY Reunion 11/20/12 at Antun’s in Queens, NY. “Rest in Peace.”
We regret to inform our fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. Lt. Thomas Docu on February 8th, at the age of 65 years. Tom was appointed to the Transit Police on October 1, 1973 and retired from NYPD, later working in TSA - Homeland Security.
As Lou explains it: I worked with him in District 4 when everyone went back into uniform in the late '70s. He was a pretty active cop in the district and eventually went into D/4 AC. I think he was promoted to Sgt. around the time I retired in ’89. At the time of
the merge, he was working in D/3 as a Lt. I don’t know where he went within NYPD. I got a call from a retired cop, Ben Berg, Friday morning
and he told me that Tommy had a heart attack that morning while getting out of his car at his job (he was with Homeland Security - TSA).
I got another email from Ben this morning stating the ME report showed he was full of cancer. Regards, Lou
Funeral arrangements as follows:
The wake will be onTuesday and Wednesday February 12th & 13th at Riverdale on the Hudson Funeral Home 6110 Riverdale Ave Bronx, NY 10471 Phone: 718-884-6100
FUNERAL Thursday February 14, 2013 AT 9:30 am St Margret’s of Crotona Church 6000 Riverdale Ave Bronx New York 10471 Phone: 718-549-8053
Thomas Duco was a great decoy as a rabbi. G-d rest his soul. Chaplain Rabbi Harry Berkowitz
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Docu family. May Tom rest in peace.
January 31, 2013 RET. P.O. HARRY MACALUSO (late notice)
The Post Office recently returned a membership card mailing indicating a forwarded address. After a letter was sent to the member, we received a phone call from the officer's wife informing us that her husband had passed away.
We regret to inform our members that Ret. P.O. Harry Macaluso passed away in November of 2010, at the age of 88 years. Harry was appointed to the Transit Police on February 1, 1953 and retired on December 1, 1979.
Condolences may be sent to Harry's widow, Eleanor, at 31 Van Vlack Road, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Macaluso family. May Harry rest in peace.
January 27, 2013 RET. LT. ALBERT JOHNSON
We received this sad news from Ret. P.O. Alex Gilchrist as received from Ret. Lt. Charles McCray
I regret that I have to report the passing of Ret. Lt. Albert Johnson.
Lt. Johnson was appointed to the Transit Police on January 2, 1950 and retired on October 10, 1976. He was 89 years old at the time of his passing.
Lt. Johnson was a Lifetime Member of the Retirees Association and we offer our deepest condolences and sympathies to his family.
UPDATE JAN. 27th- as received from Alex Gilchrist:
Information received from Ret. Lt. Fred Bodie.
Services will be at the Lawrence H. Woodward Funeral Home