July 22, 2017

Sick Desk


From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

From Bill McMillen via Facebook

"I am asking all my Transit Brothers & Sisters To Keep The McGarry Family in your thoughts and prayers as Joe's wife Kristine is battling cancer. I know how much Joe means to all but this is a very tough time for him & Kris and the family so please try and respect what they are going through right now and please refrain from calling and blowing up Joe's phone

Received this from Louie Pagan.  Well wishes can be sent to Louie at LouPagan53@yahoo.com

Hi Lou,

Just to let you know that after we got back from Florida we were dealt with bad news.  Ceci's cancer is back.  Again she will be going through chemo.  I pray that this time the chemo will kill those cancer cells.  Please let the group know so we can get those prayer warriors going.  Thank you for all you do.  Take care, Louis


Spoke with Mike Yesterday morning and informed me that he was back in the hospital again.  He apparently passed out in his home and was admitted to the hospital 6 days ago.  He had a pace maker inserted and will be leaving the hospital and going to a rehab facility.  Mikeís cell number is 727-510-9472

Our prayers and best wishes go out to the families of our fellow officers above for the well being of their loved ones.

July 17, 2017                                       RET. P. O. TOMMY CRIMMINS
From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

Tommy was just released form Trinity Hospital on Thursday, July 13th, after having knee surgery.  He was suffering for years with his knee and was afraid to go for the replacement.  I went to visit him in the hospital the day after the operation and he was up and walking with a walker with less pain he had in years.  He will have rehab for a few months and will be good as new. It is requested at this time to hold off on any phone calls.

Our best wishes and get well fast, Tommy

July 4, 2017                             SICK DESK UPDATE - MIKE PIZZORUSSO

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net
I spoke to Mike yesterday.  He is home and is doing well.  His spirits were high.  Give him a call 727-510-9472

June 21, 2017                               SICK LIST UPDATE - RET. P.O. RICHARD PRA

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

This information was received from Bob McGuire about 5 days ago

His daughter Cheryl visited him and Richie is still on a ventilator and not sure if he can acknowledge the present of people.  He will probably be in the hospital for many months and the hospital is hoping they can take him off the ventilator gradually, although they are not sure at this writing if there will be any damage to his organs or his brain.  It was reported from the time he was transported in an ambulance to the hospital and in the ER he may have "died" 9 times and revived.  According to the daughter, there is improvement, but it is unknown on a recovery or the length of time it will take.  Prayers are needed.

May 23, 2017                                         UPDATES TO THE SICK LIST

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net


I also received an email from Tom Gillespie tomg2217@verizon.net  requesting prayers for his wife Maryís daughter who will be undergoing back surgery which will be a long recovery.

Our prayers and best wishes go out to our fellow officers and their families that their loved ones may recover back to good health.

May 14, 2017                                        RET. SGT. GENE ROBINSON and
                                                     LIFETIME MEMBER RET P.O. RAY BURKE

 From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net


Hi Louie,  
I am Ray's wife, Joan, and just wanted to let you know he went in the hospital with severe pain in his left leg. Thinking it may be a blood clot,  they found it is an aneurism and are going to do surgery. It will take 2 to 3 hours I will let you know how it goes. Any prayers will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,

Get well wishes can be sent to Ray at brutus9jb@gmail.com

March 29, 2017             UPDATE ON JOHN KASPRZAK and  LARRY BLOCK

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

I received this message from Marie Block, wife of Larry Block.  Marieís email is  marieblock19@yahoo.com Please remember Larry in your prayers.

Hi Louie 
Larry is on hospice. He is failure to thrive after his last fall. He isn't eating or talking


I have been informed by Johnís son that John is in rehab and is making slow progress.  While john was in rehab, Valarie, Johns wife had to have by-pass surgery at Duke University Hospital.  Keep them both in your prayers

March 5, 2017                           JOHN KASPRZAK CALLING OUT SICK

I was contacted by Johnís son, John, that John and Val were visiting him and his family.  While there for some unknown reason, John passed out and fell down a flight of stairs.  John broke some ribs and had some other injuries.  It is still unclear what cause him to pass out.  John is in Duke University Medical center and will be going through series of test to see what is going on.  Val will keep me updated and will I pass on the information to you as I get it.  Please keep John in your prayers and please, no phone calls to the hospital!

January 29, 2017                UPDATE ON RET. LT. MARTY BLAUSTEIN

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

I received a text on January 20th from Martyís wife, Betz, that Martyís surgery began at 8:40 AM and that he was in good spirits.  His surgery was to last about 7 hours.  She said the hospital staff was amazing.  About 3:15 this afternoon I received another text Betzy stating that the surgery went well. She said Marty will enjoy a long life full of good health and fun times. They caught this low grade cancer very early.  They can all breathe easy. Marty and Betzy thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

I spoke to Marty the other day about his mail being returned from the Post Office and he told me that he had moved and was currently in a hospital in Pennsylvania that specializes in cancer treatments. He is feeling better and is hopeful that his condition will be treated favorably. - Tony