July 29, 2015




July 29, 2015                 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. D.I. EDWARD CHALLIS and
                                                    RET. SGT. THOMAS DEMPSEY III

We received the following sad news from Lou Hollander:


7/19/1927 – 7/25/2015



Information received from Ret. Insp. Tommy Strong tp56s@hotmail.com
Thursday, July 30, 20015
Visitation :  Franklin Funeral Home
                 42 New Hyde Park Rd
                 Franklin Square, NY 11010
Funeral:       St. Catherine of Sienna Church
                   33 New Hyde Park Rd 

                   Franklin Square, NY 11010
                   11:30 AM after viewing

Ed was appointed to NYCTP Dept. May 16, 1958 and retired July 15, 1990.  Guest book can be signed at http://www.franklinfuneralhome.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=3259748&fh_id=10845

3/23/1960 – 7/24/2015

Obituary information was received from Ret. Sgt. Rick Rottkamp rh1040@aol.com via the Transit Police Yahoo Group. 

Ret. Sgt.Thomas Dempsey III was appointed to the NYCTPD January 5, 1983 and retired from NYPD sometime after the merge.  He was assigned to Districts 3, 20, 23 and Revenue Protection.

Please see obituary and funeral information on the Funeral Home web page  http://www.fullertonfhny.com/obituaries/thomas-dempsey-iii/   Mat he Rest in Peace.


Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Challis and Dempsey families. May Ed and Tom rest in peace.

July 27, 2015                        RET. CAPT. FREDDIE GUINYARD (updated)

We received this sad news from Ret. Lt. Charlie McCray cemccray@aol.com

With great sadness I inform you of the passing of our good friend Ret. Capt. Freddie Guinyard Sr.
I am informed that his services will be in his hometown of Orangeburg, SC on Thursday, July 30th.

Funeral as follows:
Viewing- Tues. July 28th from 12-8 at Glover's funeral, 2562 Charleston H'way, Orangeburg. SC 29115

Funeral- Wed. July 29th, 11AM, Andrew Chapel Baptist Church, 3670 Five Chop Road, Orangeburg, SC 29115

Burial- Crestlawn Cemetary, 4830 Columbia Rd. Orangeburg, SC 29118

Repass- 1225 Orangeburg Mall, Orangburg, SC 29115

Details received from Stan Caldwell caldwellsb0130@gmail.com

Be well
Charles McCray

Lou Hollander sent information that Freddie was appointed to NYCTPD 2/29/68 and retired from NYPD at some time after the merge.  May he rest in peace.

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

July 21, 2015                          RET. LT. WILLIAM NIERODA

Hi Ed: 

I would like to notify the organization of the death of my brother, Ret. Lt. William F. Nieroda
who passed away at home from complications of COPD and a prior stroke on Monday, July 20, 2015. 

The funeral arrangements are as follows:

The viewing shall take place on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 1:00pm to 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm at
Chapey & Sons Funeral Home located at 1225 Montauk Highway, West Islip, NY 11795. 

Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 10:30pm at
Our Lady of Lourdes, Roman Catholic Church, located at 455 Hunter Avenue, West Islip, NY 11795.    

Bill was appointed to the N.Y.C Transit Police Department on May 3, 1965 and retired in May, 1993. 
He worked in District 30, 34, 20, CSPS and Citywide Anti-crime Unit (The Flop Squad). 

He was one of the founders and President of the New York City Transit Police Pulaski Association under the direction and guidance of the late Inspector Stephan Opara. 

Bill is survived by his four children and ten grandchildren.  Bill and I studied together and came up through the ranks together, being appointed to Sergeant in July, 1973 and Lieutenant in December, 1981. 

Condolences may be sent to the Nieroda family at nierodalaw@Hotmail.com.

Thank you,
Lt. Daniel W. Nieroda (Ret).

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Nieroda family. May Bill rest in peace.

July 19, 2015                  LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. PETER TULIPAN
                                                  RET. P.O.
                                                P.O. MAXIMILIAN VELAZQUEZ
                                      RET. SGT. CHARLES GUNZELMAN    (LATE POSTINGS)

The following were sent by Lou Hollander:

6/1/1943 – 4/14/2015

I received this late obituary information from Pete’s daughter, Dawn Campo dmcampo@bellsouth.net  I knew Pete from working with him in District 4 way back.  If I am not mistaken we worked midnights together.  He was a real nice guy and a pleasure to be around.  I might add he was a good cop too. Peter was appointed to the Transit Police on February 29, 1968 and retired July 1, 1988.

Condolences can be emailed to his daughter Dawn at the above email address. 

May Pete Rest in peace.

8/19/1966 – 6/14/2015

I just was made aware of the passing of P.O. Jesus Manny Velazquez at the wake of Ret PO Joe Pagnani last night.  He was killed in a motorcycle accident on Long Island.  Maximilian was a Transit Cop up until the NYPD merge.  May he rest in Peace!

View Honor Guard at funeral https://www.facebook.com/jesus.velazquez.1675/videos/1122212354459355/?pnref=story

Maximilian’s last ride  https://www.facebook.com/jesus.velazquez.1675/videos/1122272507786673/?pnref=story 

1/30/1957 – 7/12/2015

Michael was appointed to the NYCTP Dept. 1/6/84 and retired from NYPD after the merge.  Obituary and Guest book http://www.cecerefamilyfunerals.com/michael-j-torini/  May he RIP.

Viewing and Funeral Services took place on Thursday & Friday, July 16-17th

Lou received this notice from the NYPD


Ret. Sgt. Charles Gunzelman passed away on May 31st. He was appointed as a Transit Police Officer on January 29, 1982 and retired on April 30, 2002. He was assigned to DIstrict #23.


Our thanks to Lou Hollander for forwarding this Obituary information received from George Butler POSSEPRIM@AOL.COM

9/16-1938 – 7/10/2015

Bentas Funeral Home
650 St. Nicholas Ave   (141st St.)
NY, NY 10030
212 281-8850

Viewing: Friday, July 17, 2015    1000 hrs-1100 hrs Funeral immediately after viewing.
Repast and Burial details not available at this time

Walter was appointed to NYCTPD 2/15/66 and retired 8/21/89.  He worked in District 3 for many years.  “May he rest in peace”

3/10/1959 – 7/11/2015

I was informed by Bobby Henderson rph4169@aol.com  yesterday that “Somkin Joe” passed away on 7/11.  He had been hospitalized since he had a massive heart attack in early April. Joe was a regular attendee of the Florida Reunions.  He will be missed.  “May he rest in peace”.  Joe was appointed to the NYCTP Dept. 1/9/86 and retired sometime after the merge from NYPD.  You can view Joe’s obituary and sign guestbook on the Funeral Home web page http://dobiesfuneralhome.com/obit.php


Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home
8825 Old County Road 54
New Port Richey, Florida

Tuesday 7/14
5:00 – 7:00 PM

Funeral Service

Wednesday 7/15 at 9:00 AM
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
8320 Old County Road 54
New Port Richey, Florida

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Urqhart and Pagnani familes. May Walter and Joseph rest in peace.

July 9, 2015                  BROTHER OF RET. SGT. MARK ELBAUM and
                                        FATHER OF RET. P.O. TOM MARRINAN

From Lou Hollander:

Chayim Elbaum, 64, brother of Ret. Sgt. Mark Elbaum passed at home due to complications from diabetes. Viewing will be at Sherman Funeral Home 1283 Coney Island Ave Bklyn N.Y. 11230 718 377-7300 

7/9/15 0900am.
Shiva will be July 12, 13,14 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
414 Ave N Apt 3a Brooklyn, NY 11230 to reach Mark 718 288-1667

From Alan Berkowitz, Lou Hollander and JJ Sullivan.

We are saddened to inform you of the passing of Thomas “Jim” Marrinan, father of Ret. P.O. Tom Marrinan - Ret. TD30. Tom started his career as a Transit Police Officer.

Wake on Friday, July 10th
Joseph G. Duffy
255 Ninth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
On 9th St near C/O 4th Ave

2 pm to 5 pm
7 pm to 9 pm

Funeral Mass
Saturday, July 11th at 10:00 AM
St. Thomas Aquinas Church
249 - 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
C/O 9th St & 4th Ave

Cremation at Greenwood Cemetery

Our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the Elbaum and Marrinan families. May their loved ones rest in peace

July 6, 2015          LIFETIME MEMBER RET. CAPT. RODNEY WARD and
                              MOTHER-IN-LAW OF RET. DET. ALAN BERKOWITZ

From Lou Hollander:

10/20/1939 –  7/4/2015

Obituary information was received from Frank Crisa


Bartholomew-Schisler Funeral Home
211 E Center St, Nazareth, PA 18064
(610) 759-1220
Tuesday, July 7th 1900-2030 Hours


Wed. July 8th
Nazareth Moravian Church
4 South Main Street.
Nazareth PA 18064

Rodney was appointed to the NYCTP Dept. 6/21/1965 and retired 1/7/1987.  The above photo was taken at the 2008 NY Reunion.  May Rodney “Rest in Peace.” You can view the obituary and sign guest book on the Funeral Home page http://www.schislerfuneralhomes.com/obituaries.htm


I had the pleasure of working with Rod both as a Patrolman in the O/U and later when he was a Lt. in District 34. He was a good person to work with and socialize when off duty. - Tony

Lou received this tragic DIF notice from Alan Berkowitz on 7/2.  Alan’s email is berky4@aol.com

I regret to inform you that my Mother in Law, Marcia Feldman, died in a tragic car accident today in Palm Beach Florida. My Mother in Law will be buried in Long Island. 

Funeral arrangements:
Date: Friday, July 10th at 11:00 AM
Location: Wellwood Cemetery
 1400 Wellwood Ave West Babylon, NY 11704 phone number 631-249-2300
Southern State Parkway to Exit 35

Location in cemetery: Brooklyn Jewish Postal Workers
Section J

Alan and Robin Berkowitz
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Ward, Feldman and Berkowitz families. May they rest in peace.

June 25, 2015             FATHER OF RET. P.O. LOUIS SHANLEY and
                                              RET. P.O. HARRIS KENNER

From Lou Hollander:

While at the Florida Reunion on 6/20, Louie Shanley informed me that his father passed away in PA. 
Louie left the reunion immediately to go home and make plans to fly to PA. 
Unfortunately I do not have any information on his Dad. 

You can send condolences to Louie at LOU1076P@aol.com  or you can mail a card to him at
2401 Village Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33409

It is with extreme sadness that I inform you of the passing of Retired Police Officer Harris Kenner on
Saturday, June 20, 2015 following a long illness.  Harris joined the Transit Police Department in
December 1965, retired 9/6/1980 and was residing in McDonough, Georgia at the time of his passing.
Harris was the father of Retired Lieutenant Marvin Kenner.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, June 27, 2015 in McDonough, Georgia 30253

Expressions of sympathy and condolence can be sent to Harris' wife, Joyce Kenner at
1501 Rolling Meadows Drive, McDonough, GA
30253 Information received from Retired Lt.  Marvin Kenner

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


We received the sad news from Maria Linzey, Oswald's wife.

We regret to inform our members of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Oswald Linzey on May 8th at the age of 81 years. Oswald was appointed to the Transit Police on July 6, 1964 and retired July 7, 1988.

Condolences may be sent to Maria Linzey at 3422 Farragut Road, Brooklyn NY 11210-3419

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Linzey family. May Oswald rest in peace.

May 18, 2015                 MOTHER OF RET. SGT. JOHN MOAKLEY

We received the following sad news from Ret. Sgt. John Moakley:

It is with regret and relief that I report the passing of my mother, Bernice Moakley, 82, of Elmont, New York. At her request, there will be no viewing. Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Moakley family. May Bernice rest in peace.

May 10, 2015                       WIFE OF RET. P.O. DAVID CREAN

We received the sad news from our Sgt-at-Arms P.O. Ed Wilko:

Mary Ann Crean, wife of our past Sgt-at-Arms, Ret. P.O. Dave Crean, passed away on Saturday, May 9th after a long illness.

Services took place on May 11 and 12th.

Condolences may be sent to Dave at 3619 Tonopah Street, Seaford NY 11783-3007

Our deepest condolences to Dave and the Crean family on their loss. May she rest in peace.

May 7, 2015                      FATHER OF RET. SGT. RICHARD ROTTKAMP and

William Rottkamp, father of Ret. Sgt. Richard Rottkamp , passed away on Tuesday, May 5th, at the age of 85 years.


Services were held on May 7th & 8th with burial on the 9th.

Condolences may be sent to the Richard at  rh1040@aol.com

From Lou Hollander:



2/26/1961 - 5/5/2015


My condolences go out to the Carter family.  Phil’s father, Tyrone ( T.C), was in my class (3/10/69 ) and worked in District 3 and Revenue.  Both Tyrone and Phil were going to attend this year’s Florida Reunion.  Condolences can be sent be sent to Mr. & Mrs. Tyrone Carter 511 Krystal Lane Lynn Haven FL 32444 or email TCTOY2@aol.com May Phil rest in peace.


Services took place on May 11th and 12th    

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Rottkamp and Carter families. May William and Philipe rest in peace.

May 4, 2015                         LIFETIME MEMBER RET. SGT. JOSEPH CINO (late notice)

Sent by Lou Hollander who received this obituary information from Larry Latimer sgt562@yahoo.com

1/18/1921 – 11/2/2014

I don't remember seeing anything about Joe Cino's passing in November. I happened to see it while I was reading the NYPD SBA magazine. I attached a link to his obituary. Joe was my Father's partner when they were in the mid-town squad out of the old District 1 in the 50's. Their steady post was Times Square and when Joe retired he was our Brooklyn Court Sgt. Joe was a good man and former Marine, going to his house for dinner was better than any Italian restaurant that I have ever been too. May he rest in peace.
Larry Latimer

 Click below  to view obituary


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

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.

Dear Tony,

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.

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.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to CPC Benevolence Fund or VNS Hospice of NY would be greatly appreciated . Arrangements entrusted to Casey Funeral Home. www.SILive.com/obits - See more at: http://obits.silive.com/obituaries/siadvance/obituary.aspx?n=caroline-carlo&pid=174617759&fhid=9320#sthash.QDYYMi9c.dpuf

We received the following sad news from Ret. P.O. Richard Napoli RICHNAP2716@aol.com

Richard's son, Robert Napoli, passed away on April 14th at the age of 40 years.

Funeral services were held on April 18th in Howell, NJ

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:

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 was buried on Wednesday, April 8th in Concord, North Carolina. 

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.

12/17/1955 – 4/3/2015

This obituary information was received from Vic Zapata zap7505@aol.com

Funeral services took place on April 9th with burial on the 10th.

Edward was appointed to the NYC Transit PD 12/1/85.  He was assigned to the Vandals Sq.  He retired at some date after the merge.  You can read his obituary and sing the quest book at the Funeral Home web page http://www.flynnfh.com/tribute/details/460/Edward_Joseph_Horrigan_Jr/obituary.html#tribute-start .  May Eddie 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:

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.

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.

Paul’s Obituary can be viewed on the Funeral Home Web Page http://www.gatewayforestlawn.com/home/index.cfm?fh_id=11873

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:


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

Condolences can be sent to Tommy at tomg2217@verizon.net


I have been informed by Bobby Caruso, that Edward Haddican, father-in-law of Tom Gorman, passed away on 3/19.  Edward was a Ret. Lt. NYPD ESU.  I was unable to copy the whole obituary as it was sent to me but you can go to the Funeral Home web page to view the obituary and sign guest book. 

Condolences can be sent to Tom at thomaswgorman@verizon.net

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:

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.


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.


Thank You


Anthony Rapacciuolo arapacciuolo@empiremerchants.com

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.

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. 

Photos are on the Keeping in Touch page

March 8, 2015                                       RET. P.O. NOEL LEDDY
                                                             RET. P.O. MIKE DEMME
                                    LIFETIME MEMBER RET. LT. CHARLES FIORINI
                                              RET. LT. ANTHONY DURSO    (LATE POSTINGS)

Received from Lou Hollander:

6/25/1965 – 2/25/2015

Obituary information received from Vic Zapata zap7505@aol.com 
I do not have an appointment date for Noel. He merged to NYPD and at that time he was assigned to the Vandals Sq.  May he rest in Peace
Funeral services took place on March 1st and 2nd.

6/6/1943 – 2/20/2015

The above obituary information was received from Ed Clair Jaialaied@aol.com 

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

3/28/1934 - 3/6/2015

Obituary information received from Tommy Strong tp56s@hotmail.com. I Have been informed by Tommy that Charlie came on the job sometime in 1955 and retired 5/17/1977.  May he rest in peace.  Condolences can be left oh Funeral Home web page.
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

10/11/1945 – 1/23/2015

The information was received from Chet Levey CHETLEVEY@msn.com

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

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.

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 mws652@verizon.net   May he rest in peace

1/10/1930 - 11/25/2014

Late obituary received from Tony Morrissey aemorr@bellsouth.net 

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:


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 stan3248@yahoo.com 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:


Ret. Lt. Colonel and Tuskegee Airman John Ira Mulzac, uncle of Ret. P.O. Pete Ahern deerpark1@yahoo.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 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


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,  


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.


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.scott@basf.com. Thank you Lou.
Harry Scott class of 82- Black Patches.  ret. Lt. DBBX.


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,

January 31, 2015         MOTHER OF RET. P.O. TONY RAMIREZ

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net  

I am informed that Elisa Gueits, mother – in – law of  Ret. P.O. Tony Ramirez passed away on Monday.  She was 96 yrs of age. She will be waked at the Ortiz Funeral Home at 4425 Broadway, NYC, NY 10040

Viewing on Saturday, January 31st from 4 PM to 9 PM and Sunday, February 1st from 3 PM to 9 PM

Burial Monday morning, February 2nd at the Fairlawn Memorial Cemetery in Fairlawn NJ

Condolences can be sent to Tony at Tony684@hvc.rr.com

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Gueits and Ramirez families. May she rest in peace.

January 25, 2015         WIFE OF RET. P.O. MIKE MORGILLO and
                                            RET. P.O. ROBERT NEWELL

We received the following from Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net  

I am saddened to inform you of the passing of Christine Morgillo, wife of former PBA Trustee and Association member, 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

You can view Christine’s obituary on the Funeral Home web page http://ssqfuneralhome.com/online-obituary/2015-01-christine-chris-mcnerney-morgillo/10088541

Condolences can be sent to Mike at 322 Mountain View Ave. Monroe NY 10950 or email mikemorgillo1957@gmail.com

5/12/1964 – 1/22/2015

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:

Dear Louie;

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;

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 fs3859@aol.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 via Pollock-Best Funeral Home Website at www.pollockbest.com  You can also read Diane’s obituary and sign the guest book at http://www.pollockbest.com/tribute/details/10535/Diane_Aske/obituary.html#tribute-start 

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Aske family. May Diane rest in peace.

December 27, 2014        MOTHER OF RET. SGT. TONY FAZIO (late posting)

From Lou Hollander:

Luisa Fazio, mother of Ret, Sgt Tony Fazio passed away December 19, 2014. A viewing took place on Saturday and Sunday, December 20-21 and a Funeral Mass and burial on Monday, December 22

Obituary and guest book can be viewed at

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.

                                           and FORMER T.P.O. KENNETH CORSON  (late postings)

We received the following from Lou Hollander:


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.


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


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.