September 13, 2023

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September 13, 2023                                    SICK DESK UPDATES
Our Sgt-at-Arms, and former President, Mike Lanning, underwent his first chemo treatment last Wednesday and we're happy to report that Mike said he has not experienced any ill side effects. He is still undergoing another session this week to prevent any further spread.

Our Editor, Frank Crisa, was to undergo another cardiac procedure to correct his A-Fib last Friday, but through the keen observationof one of his doctors, further surgical procedure was avoided and a little adjustment of his pacemaker and meds seems to have done the trick. Frank said he is feelling better and is continuing the completion of our next issue.

We are not sure if it can be traced back to the membership meeting because if the timing, but both our Recording Secretary Bob Forrester and myself, Treasurer Tony Lomanto both came down with symptoms, and tested positive at a walk-in clinic, with COVID. We both started with a throat irritation, then a possible slight fever, and feeling the chills. My partner, Emily, also came down with COVID and most likely caught it from me.

We hope no one else has suffered with this and we continue to hope and pray, not only for the four of us above, but for all our fellow members, friends, and fellow retirees, that they all will continue in good health.

If you or anyone you know who was at the meeting started showing any COVID symptoms in the days past the meeting, please contact us.

September 7, 2023                  PRAYERS REQUEST FOR FRANK CRISA and MIKE LANNING
Our Editor, Frank Crisa, is scheduled to receive a cardiac procedure on Friday, September 8th to regulate his heartbeat. He currently has a pacemaker but a recent adjustment didn't work out as was expected.

Former President and current Sgt-at-Arms Mike Lanning has started chemo therapy as a precaution since his recent kidney removal due to cancer. Mike is disappointed that during his therapy, he is unable to attend meetings as a precaution for his health.

We ask our members to keep Frank and Mike in their prayers that they may successsfully overcome their health issues.


From Associate member Eric Wollman stnonradio@yahoo.com


Our Association Chaplain, Monsignor Robert Romano, is currently hospitalized while he awaits elective surgery that he is having on Monday, August 28th, to replace a leaky aortic valve.  He is expected to remain in the hospital for another five to seven days before being  released to continue recovering at home.
He asks that people please DO NOT call or text him until after he has fully recovered. Until then, just keep him in your prayers.

August 25, 2023                    PRAYERS REQUEST - JIM LYONS & WARREN DEYAK
From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

Jimmy Lyons jjplyons@gmail.com is requesting prayers for his sister Alice who went under hospice care today. She has stage 4 cancer. Pray for the family also.

From Warren Deyak, Las Vegas, goalagame@cox.net.

My 2 sisters are terminally ill and I would like to request to have them added to the sick list. My sister, Peggy Deyak of Cape Coral Florida, needs a heart, double lung and kidney transplant. She has been turned down by six different hospitals and was told 10 days ago she only has a month to live. My sister Christina Lucas of Staten Island has been battling leukemia for 5 years and her last 2 scans showed it has worsened. She has also been told she dosen't have much time left. Prayers are desparately needed. Thanks. 

Please keep Jim's sister, Alice, and Warren's sisters, Peggy and Christina, in you prayers that they may be saved from further pain through your prayers.

June 25, 2023                                           SICK LIST PRAYERS REQUESTED

Received from Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net


Ed Clair has been in rehab for about 3 weeks, and I am told he is progressing well. Prayers are requested. No phone calls.

Please keep them and all other fellow retirees in your prayers.


February 28, 2023                                 PRAYERS REQUEST - PATRICK AMATO

Hi Tony.

My name is Donna Amato. My husband Pat Amato, a retired Transit Police Officer, was diagnosed in December with tongue cancer caused by working at the 9/11 site.

If you could pass this on I would appreciate the prayers.
Thank you

February 19, 2023                            PRAYER REQUEST - RICHARD SAUNDERS
From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net


Hey Louie,
I just wanted to touch base with you regarding my health issue.I was diagnosed by my Urologist and MRI that I have a mass on my right kidney. My biopsy is scheduled for 21 February at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa to confirm if it is cancer.

I need all the prayers I can get if I do have cancer to get well. No calls please.

My email address is: cwousa@cfl.rr.com
Richard A Saunders

February 7, 2023                     SICK DESK BILL LAWRENCE, TOM GREER and JACK D'ARCY

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net
I have been informed by Bill Lawrence's wife, Vickie, that Bill was admitted to the hospital this past Saturday morning. He was experiencing abdominal pain. I am told they are doing tests and will have a biopsy. Vickie request our TP Prayer warriors pray for him.

Our Executive Secretary Tom Greer is home from the hospital after having a hip replacement. He's on rehab right now and we wish him a quick recovery. Tom reports that 1/2 the Mets-Yankees Game tickets have already beem sold.

Member Jack D'Arcy recently had back surgery and we also wish him a successful recovery.

Please keep these and all our fellow retirees in your thoughts and prayers.

February 4, 2023               PRAYERS REQUEST - RON MORALES & KATHY ABITABILE

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

Ret. P.O. Ronnie Morales District 11, informed me that his wife Rosa was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer which has spread to her bones, liver, and spine. The doctors ran tests on her to see which kind of treatment she will need.
Ronnie request prayers for Rosa.

Kathy Abitabile asks for prayers for her mother who has been hospitalized the past few months.

Please keep Kathy's mother and Ron's wife in your prayers. Both are in bad health and can use all the help possible.