February 20, 2020 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. RICHARD DOYLE
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. RICHARD DOYLE 1/28/1927 - 02/16/2020
We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. PO Richard Doyle, on February 16th, at the age of 93 years. Richard was appointed to the Transit Police on April 4, 1955 and retired December 14, 1979.
We received the following sad news from his daughter, Eileen Kavanagh. There was no viewing or funeral Mass. Burial took place on February 21st.
Some sad news, my Dad passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb 16. He was in the Hebrew Home in Riverdale and had decided to have his feeding tube removed. He could no longer eat or drink or walk. He’d turned 93 on January 28. Dad was done and ready to go to Heaven!
Thanks for all your kindness over the years. He got a kick out of being in the Beyond the Line.
God Bless, Eileen
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Doyle & Kavanagh families. May Richard Rest in Peace.
February 5, 2020 MOTHER OF ASSOCIATE MEMBER DENISE TULLY
MOTHER OF ASSOCIATE MEMBER DENISE TULLY AND MOTHER-IN-LAW OF MEMBER RET. P.O. JOHN TULLY
Services for my mother in law, Janette Gadell, took place on February 6th and 7th. with burial in Rose Hills Memorial Park Cemetery Putnam Valley NY
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Denise & John and the Gadell family. May Janette rest in peace.
January 31, 2020 RET. P.O. HAROLD LYE (late notice)
We regret to inform our members ad fellow officers of the passing of Ret. P.O. Harold Lye, on January 2nd, 2020, at the age of 66 years. Harold was appointed to the Transit Police on October 20, 1981 and retired on November 30, 1998. He has been assigned to Transit HQ. No informatoin given as to any services. His next of kin is his wife, Susan
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Lye family. May Harold rest in peace.
January 29, 2020 RET. DET. THEODORE CAPOZZIELLO (late obituary) and MOTHER OF RET. LT. FLORENTINO FRANCO
We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Ret Det. Theodore Capozziello, who passed away on December 24th, 2019, at the age of 60 years. Ted was appointed tot eh Transit Police on December 6, 1980 and retired from NYPD on December 31, 2000. He was formerly assigned to CITU.
From Lou as received from Ret. Lt. Florentino “Frank” Franco.
It’s with deep sorrow that I report the passing of my mother, Serafina Rivera (Franco) on Friday, January 24th
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Capozziello and the Rivera / Franco families. May their deceased loved ones rest in peace.
January 25, 2020 RET. P.O. MICHAEL SCARPITTA and RET. P.O. PAUL CARNEY (late notifications)
We received this sad information from Michael's son, Michael John Scarpitta, after our mail to Mike was returned.
Ret. P.O. Michael Scarpitta 12/23/58 – 1/20/2019
We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Ret. PO Michael Scarpitta on January 20, 2019. Michael was appointed to the Transit Police on February 5, 1982 and retired (on 3/4) on June 20, 1988.
We only recently found out of Paul's passing when Ret. P.O. Neil Carboy sent in a donation in memory of his brother-in-law Paul Carney. There was no further information available other than he passed away in Florida in November, 2018. We do not have his DOB. Paul was appointed to the Transit Police in December, 1965; retirement date unknown, worked in District 11.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Scarpitta and Carney families. May Paul & Mike rest in peace.
Theodore Orphanos peacefully passed away in the early hours of Thursday, January 2, 2020. Ted, as he was known, was 77 years of age. Although suffering several physical ailments, Ted died of a broken heart, never really recovered from the loss of his childhood sweetheart, Dorothy “Terry” Orphanos. The couple met in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen, where they were born and raised. Settling in The Villages for the past 17 years. Ted loved The Villages lifestyle, playing golf and softball. Appreciating the amenities The Villages has to offer. Ted was a proud father and extra proud grandfather or Papou, as he is so belovedly called. Ted is survived by his son John Orphanos, his wife Courtney, and his daughter Dana Lynn Gallo and her husband Jeff. Ted’s adoring grandchildren are Nicholas, Olivia and Theo, all of which will miss their Papou.
A viewing and services were held Saturday, January 11, 2020 in Lady Lakes, FL
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Brandley Hospice House, 17395 SE 109th Terrace Road, Summerfield, FL 34491.
We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Ret. P.O. James Rigney on January 3rd, 2020, at the age of 75 years. James was appointed to the Transit Police on March 2, 1967 and retired May 5, 1981.
Funeral services took place January 6th in Staten Island NY
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to his daughter, Deborah, and the Rigney family. May James rest in peace.
We sadly inform you of the passing of Lidia Amanda Bell, wife to Ret. PO William Bell Jr.. Lidia passed Dec. 15th. quietly on a plane while returning from a two week vacation in Australia. She placed her head on William's shoulder and passed.
The funeral services took place on December 23rd in Raleigh NC
Please visit Montlawn.com and enter Lidia Amanda Bell to read her obituary or write a message.
William can be reached at 919 848-1697
Our deepest condolences to William and the Bell family. May she rest in peace.
December 18, 2019 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. LT. JOHN ENGLERT and RET. P.O. JOSEPH WAGNER
We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Ret. Deputy Chief Vincent DeMarino on December 6th, at the age of 61 years from 9/11 related cancer. Chief DeMarino was appointed to the Transit Police on October 20, 1981 and retired from NYPD on September 21, 2008.
Funeral services took place on December 9th, 10th & 11th.
Our deepest condolences to the DeMarino and Toomer families. May the departed loved ones Rest in Peace.
December 4, 2019 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. LT. SALVATORE CIRASOLA and RET. P.O. ROBERT REIDY
We received a call this morning from John McGann, Lt. Cirasola's son-in-law, with this sad news.
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. LT. SALVATORE CIRASOLA 12/12/1927 - 11/28/2019
We regret to inform our members of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. Lt. Salvatore Cirasola, on November 28th at the age of 91 years. Sal was appointed to the Transit Police on May 19, 1959 and retired November 1, 1979. He had been assigned to the Operations Unit where I had the honor of working with him in the late '60s. Sal was always a true gentleman in all respects.
Funeral Mass took place on December 6th
There was no viewing
The family asks that any donations be made to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, 901 E ST NW Ste 100, Washington DC 20004-2025
Condolences may be sent to Sal's daughter, Antoinette McGann, 3551 Preserve Lane, Miramar Beach FL 32550
We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Ret. P.O. Robert Reidy on Saturday, November 30th, at the age of 55 years. Robert was appointed to the Transit Police on July 5, 1989 and retired from NYPD on August 1, 2011. He was assigned to TB District 3.
Funeral services took place on December 5th & 6th.:
I received a phone call from my friend Joe Montanaro telling me that his wife, Karin, 73 years old, passed away this morning (11/23/19). He explained that on Thursday night she passed out on the couch and was unresponsive. He called 911 and she was brought to the hospital. They were doing tests and it seemed that her organs were shutting down. The doctor called Joe this morning and told Joe to come to the hospital. She had a DNR and the doctor wanted Joe to come to the hospital before they took her off life support. Joe arrived at the hospital with Karin’s brother and was with her when she passed. Joe was a Detective and was partners with Roger Rodriguez. I did not know Joe on the job and first met him at the first Florida Reunion in 1997. My wife and I became friends with him and Karin ever since then. We always stayed an extra day at the reunion and went to dinner together the last day. My wife, Barbara, and daughter, Christine, will miss seeing Karin at the next reunion. May Karin “Rest in Peace” and may the Lord comfort Joe during this time. Karin’s wishes were to be cremated and not to have any services. Condolences can be sent to Joe at 319 Brown Bottom Rd. Central, SC 29630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org You can also call Joe at 864-506-0027.
Hoping all well with you and yours. Sad news - Notifying you of the passing of Barbara Conciatori, age 75, wife of Retired Lieutenant CDS Dominick Conciatori. She developed complications after heart surgery which was performed Oct. 21st. She was kept on life support and passed this morning, November 21st. Funeral arrangements will be private for family only.
RET. DEP. INSP. JOHN CULLEN 7/17/1944 – 11/10/2019
We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. DI John Cullen on November 10th at the age of 75 years. John was appointed to the Transit Police on November 7, 1966 and retired October 22, 1995. His last assignment was District 32.
There was no information given as to services. Joh is survived by his brothers, Michael Cullen and Eric Eagleton. From Lou:
I learned of John’s passing on 11/19 at the NY Reunion when someone approached me and asked if John had drowned. I had no knowledge that John had even passed as he did not live too far from me. When I returned home, I checked the local newspapers to see if there was anything printed about him. My wife then Goggled him and found his obituary. I called the Funeral Home and was told he was cremated; there were no services and his remains were taken to the National Cemetery. I asked if they could tell me his cause of death, which I was told they could not do that without the family’s permission. After I identified myself and gave my phone number, they said they would try and contact his brother. Within about 1 hour,John’s brother, Michael, contacted me. He told me John had a heart attack while he was sky diving. John was an avid “Sky Diver.” His goal was to have completed 5000 jumps and I forget the number he needed to accomplish that, but I don’t think it was much more. John had the heart attack after he jumped. He was dead when he landed. John died doing what he loved to do. May he “Rest in Peace”
Condolences can be sent to his brother Michael. His email address is email@example.com . I am told that there will be a jump in his honor this Sunday, November 24th in Zephyrhills FL. If there is any news coverage of it, I will post it.
RET. DET. EUGENE HEALY 4/9/1940 – 11/20/2019
We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Ret. Det. Eugene Healy on Wednesday, November 20th at the age of 79 years. Eugene was apointed to the Transit Police on July 6, 1964 and retired October 21, 1977.
Church services were held on November 23rd. There was no viewing. He is survived by his daughter Ellen Harrigan.
RET. P.O. WILLIAM ROMAN 5/18/1951 - 11/1/2019
We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Ret. P.O. William Roman on November 1, 2019 at the age of 68. Lou received this Obituary from Rich Dixon firstname.lastname@example.org and sorry he didn’t get it at the time he passed. He was told that William worked in worked Dist. 11,12, BXTF, and the Range. May William “Rest in Peace.”
RET. P.O. EDDIE PINCKNEY JR. 12/31/1941 – 11/10/2019
We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Ret. P.O. Eddie Pinckney, Jr. on November 10th at the age of 77 years. Eddie was appointed to the Transit Police on March 10, 1969 and retired March 14, 1989.
Services took place on November 17th followed by burial in Virginia. He is survived by his son, Rashid Pinckney.
Eddie was in my class 3/10/1969. May he Rest in Peace. - Lou
RET. P.O. TIMOTHY BROOKS 9/10/1949 - 11/19/2019
We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Ret. P.O. Tomothy Brooks on November 19th at the age of 70 years. Timoothy was appointed to the Transit Police on July 21, 1983 and retired Augusy 21, 2001. He was assigned to the Transit Bureau HQ.
No information was given as to any services.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of the deceased above. May their loved ones Rest in Peace.
November 17, 2019 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. RAYMOND BURKE and RET. P.O. JOSE RODRIGUEZ (late postings)
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. RAYMOND BURKE 6/29/1937 – 11/8/2019
We regret to inform our members and friends of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Raymond Burke at the age of 82 years. Ray was appointed to the Transit Police on December 1, 1965 and retired January 29, 1986.
We regret to inform our members and friends of the passing of fellow officer, Ret. P.O. Jose "Joe" Rodriguez on November 3rd, 2019, at the age of 71 years. We don't have his appointment or retirement dates. Joe worked in Districts: 1, 3, 5, 32, and retired out of District 20. Condolences can be left at: www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/babylon-ny/jose-rodriguez-8912436
Our deepest condolences to the Burke and Rodriguez families. May their deceased loved ones Rest in Peace.
I am very saddened to inform you that early this morning, October 31st, (Lifetime Member) Ret. P.O. Claude-Andre (Harry) Pierre passed while in hospice in Florida. Arrangements are not available and will be posted when they are received.
Be well Charles
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. CLAUDE-ANDRE PIERRE 11/29/1944 - 10/30/2019
Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Claude-Andre ("Harry") Pierre was appointed to the Transit Police on March 10, 1969 and retired October 31, 1996. His last assignment was in the Operations Unit and was affectionately known as "Dirty Harry."
There was a Viewing/Reflection in Brandon, FL on November 6th and services took place on November 14th in Brooklyn, NY
From Lou Hollander:
I am also saddened to learn of Claude’s passing. I also was a classmate of “Dirty Harry’s, the class of 3/10/1969 at the Flushing Armory. For many years he worked in the Communications Unit in Jay St where he was one of the radio operators. In my opinion he was one of the most professional radio operators the Transit Police Department had. I have known him for over 50 years, although we didn’t get together that often, but when we did get together it was a pleasure to be in his company. He was always pleasant, funny and a perfect gentleman. I will miss seeing him at reunions. My condolences to his wife Deloris and family. May “Dirty Harry Rest In Peace” Condolences can be left on the Funeral Home web page https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/brandon-fl/claude-pierre-8910583
Our sincere condolences and sympathies to the Pierre family. May Harry Rest in Peace.
October 29, 2019 SERVICES FOR DAUGHTER OF FLOYD HOLLOWAY
It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the passing of my beautiful beloved and oldest daughter Marilyn yesterday morning in Norfolk, Va. she suffered a severe stroke and could not be revived.
His daughter passed on 10/18. Condolences can be sent to Floyd and his wife Marge at 251 Hendrickson Lane , West Grove, PA 19390 or email email@example.com . My condolences to the Holloway family and may Marilyn “Rest in Peace” Funeral arrangements will be sent at a later date
RET. P.O. RICHARD “ROCKY” MINIUTTI 11/13/1944 – 10/21/2019
Hi Lou, This is Nora, Richie’s wife, sending you a message from his computer. It is with great sadness that I tell you Richie passed away Monday, October 21st, 3 weeks short of his 75th birthday. He is the bravest man I know and will always be the love of my life. Condolences can be sent to Nora at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sincerely, Nora Miniutti
Ret. P.O. Richard Miniutti was appointed to the Transit Police on November 4, 1967 and went out on disability on November 27, 1979
Richard Miniutti, age 74, of Bayside, New York passed away on Monday October 21, 2019. Richard was born on November 13, 1944. He is survived by his loving wife Nora, daughter Angela and her fiancé Terry, two sons Michael and Brian, Brian's wife Ann and his grandchildren, Alexander and Sophia. Richard was a dedicated husband and father, he never failed to support his family and endeavored whatever was required to do so with dignity. He took great pride in everything he did. He was a New York City Transit Police Officer and earned many letters of commendation for his heroism in the anti-crime unit. The last job from which he retired was driving the shuttle bus for the Crowne Plaza Hotel at LaGuardia airport. He really enjoyed meeting new people, telling stories and jokes and giving tourists his "unofficial" guide to Queens. Richard's sense of hospitality did not end with tourists. At home he was happiest when in the company of friends and family and gladly hosted many gatherings. Whether for holidays, special life events or "just because", the guests were happy, the food was plentiful and the evenings long. As welcome as the good times were, Richard was there for anyone that needed help. No matter what the situation entailed, his motto was "Remember, there are no problems, only solutions." Beyond professions, hearth and home, Richard had great interest in fitness and enjoyed training in his home gym. With his innate drive to "push forward" and win in the face of adversity, Richard's family saw many similarities to the title character in the movie "Rocky", a nickname that he gladly accepted. He fought a good fight and will be dearly missed. To know him is to love him.
RET. LT. OTIS JAMES 4/5/1940 – 10/21/2019
Obituary was received from Charlie McCray
Funeral Services were held on October 23rd and October 24th in Laurinburg, NC
Cards may be sent to his wife Mrs. Karen Otis, 12900 Springbranch Dr., Laureinburg, NC 28353
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the James family. May Otis Rest in Peace.
October 16, 2019 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. SGT. THOMAS "TOM" MORIARTY
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. SGT. THOMAS “TOM” MORIARTY 10/25/1941 – 10/13/2019
We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. Sgt. Thomas "Tom" Moriarty on October 13th at the age of 77 years. Tom was appointed to NYCTPD 6/21/1965 and Retired 9/10/1979. Unfortunately, I never worked with Tom, but heard from many he was a good boss. I did have the privilege to be in his company many times at Florida Golf outing’s and many NY reunions where I found him to be a real nice pleasant man. My condolences to his family. “May he Rest in Peace”
We regret to inform our fellow officers of the passing of Ret. Sgt. Richard Pinto on July 28, 2019, at the age of 76 years. Richard was appointed to the Transit Police on October 24, 1973 and retired February 28, 2003. He was assigned to District 3.
There was no information issued on services.
September 16, 2019 LATE OBITUARY POSTINGS LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. BRIAN FLAHERTY LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. WILLIAM McGONIGLE RET. P.O. CLEAVON DIGGS
I just learned of Brian’s passing this past weekend during a phone call with my ex-partner Gary Brown. Gary ran into Brian’s brother who lives around the corner from him and was told Brian past away a few weeks ago. I reached out to find out further information. His family never notified the Department but did notify the PBA and all the info they had was the date of his passing and that he was living in PA. Brian was a real standup guy. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with him back in the 70’s when I was in CSPS and he was the Roll Call Man. Brian was appointed to the Transit Police on December 1, 1965 and retired November 7, 1988.
I had the pleasure of working with Brian as we were both TPBA delegates. - Tony
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. WILLIAM McGONIGLE
5/10/1937 - 9/9/2019
We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. William McGonigle on September 9th at the age of 82 years. Bill was appointd to the Transit Police on December 1, 1965 and retired July 6, 1985.
Funeral Mass services were held on Saturday, September 14th. There was no viewing.
I worked with Bill in the O/U in the late '60s and he always had a pleasant sense of humor. - Tony
Lifetime Member Ret. Det. Frank Cayea, passed away on September 7th at the age of 83 years. Frank was appointed to the Transit Police on November 4, 1966 and retired December 2, 1986. The photo abpve was taken at the 2018 NY Reunion.
Funeral services were held on September 10th to the 12th. followed by burial at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale NY
I regret to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Virginia Dana, the wife of Ret. Sgt. Harry Dana, on or about Sunday, September 1, 2019. The funeral arrangement has been forwarded to me by Ms. Lynn Dana, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Dana
Funeral Arrangements took place on September 7th If you have any questions, please let me know. Please forward this information to anyone you think would be interested. Thank you, Linda email@example.com
Our sincere condolences and sympathies go out to the Rosa and Dana families. May their deceased loved ones “Rest in Peace”
August 28, 2019 MOTHER OF ASSOCIATION CHAPLAIN MSGR. ROBERT. J. ROMANO
RET. P.O. GENERAL JACKSON JR. 10/19/1938 – 8/18/2019
We regret to inform our fellow officers of the passing of Ret. P.O. General Jackson Jr. on August 18th at the age of 80 years. General was appointed to the Transit Police on June 1, 1966 and retired July 19, 1986.
Funeral services took place on August 26th.
RET. P.O. CHARLES JAMERSON
10/31/1955 – 7/27/2019
Ret. P.O. Charles Jamerson passed away on July 27th. There was no funeral service information available at the time. Charles was appointed to the Transit Police on December 10, 1978 and retired April 30, 2003
MEMORIAL/CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE FOR RET. P.O. CHARLES JAMERSON
Regarding the Finest Message sent on 7/30/19, Charles and I attended the same church here in Broward County. Ironically, Charles and I were contemporaries in Transit and I really only got to know him here in Florida. Charles was a quiet, unassuming, gentle giant. He loved God, people, and was a true servant at heart. I will truly miss my Brother in Christ, Brother in Transit, and dear friend.
A memorial / celebration of life service for Charles took place on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The service will be held at;
Condolences can also be sent to his wife Marlene Jamerson via email; firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (954) 895-8496
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Jackson and Jamerson families. May their loved ones rest in peace.
August 15, 2019 LIFETIME MEMBERS RET. INSP. ANTHONY FARALDO and RET. P.O. JOSEPH SCELZA
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. INSP ANTHONY FARALDO 11/20/1944 – 8/14/2019
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. Inspector Tony Faraldo. He passed away last night after a brief illness. Insp Faraldo was appointed to NYCTPD December 1,1965, and retired April 2, 1996.
Funeral services took place on August 17th to the 19th
Tony was such a nice man who loved to play softball and loved to bowl. In his later years he was restricted by a unfortunate illness but was always upbeat and loved to travel. He started the Transit Police Bowling League back in 1996 and was a formidable bowler.
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOSEPH SCELZA 7/12/1942 – 8/14/2019
Andy was informed by Joe's wife, Pat, that Joe had just passed away. They have been living in Arizona for many years after he retired. He passed away several days after heart surgery. Andy stated that Joe will be cremated.
The Celebration of Life service took pllace on August 22nd
Ret. Det. 1st. Gr. James Joseph McHugh, passed away Saturday Aug. 10, 2019. Jim joined the NYTP 2/15/1966, 5 days before his 21St birthday. He was a vibrant member of the department until the hostile take-over. After retiring from the job, he went to work as a boss for Mike O'Connor at the 1st. Pct. BID where he worked for many years.
When he left the BID he relocated to Kent, Ct. where he became a gentleman farmer.
He and Det, Bernie Jacobs conceived, developed and ran the NYTP Crime Prevention Unit for 25 years. It was the first such program in any mass transit policing department nationwide.
Jimmy’s son Shawn is a Lt. with the NYPD and works Auto Theft in The Bronx.
Lou received this obituary information from Bob Ballard HAWK726@aol.com who saw the obituary in the Staten Island Advance on August 7th
Ret. P.O. Victor Cracchiolo was appointed to NYCTPD June 1, 1967 and retired August 6, 1989.
Victor Cracchiolo, 80, of Concord, Staten Island, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019. He will dearly be missed and his memory will live on in the hearts of his family and friends. Victor is survived by his wife, Angie, sons, Stephen and wife, Teresa, Louis and wife, Evelyn, Paul, and his daughter, Susan. He had three grandchildren: Natalie, Olivia and Stephen. Surviving brothers are Frank and wife, Joanne, Michael and wife, Tess, and he was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Anthony. Victor was a retired New York City Transit Police Officer. He was a devoted Mets fan and enjoyed playing golf, reading and crossword puzzles.
A Memorial Mass was held on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019.
Hi Lou, My name is Ed Branch retired TD32. I’m informed by his brother Bennie Caldwell that Ret. P.O. Joseph Caldwell passed away August 01, 2019 after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 78 yrs. old. Joe retired from TD20 quite a while ago. I don’t know his appointment date, but I will try and get it.
Aa memorial service was held on Saturday August 10, 2019
Joe was appointed to NYCTPD 4/13/65 and retired 10/12/85. May Joe “Rest in Peace”