January 23, 2019 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. DET. PRENTISS C. JOHNSON (late notice) and RET. P.O. DERRICK DAVIS
Our thanks to Ret. Sgt. Billy McMillen for finding this information:
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. DET. PRENTISS C. JOHNSON 3-29-1941 to 11/10/2017
We regret to inform our members and friends of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. Det. Prentiss C. Johnson, on November 10, 2017. We sadly found this out when his mail was returned and we asked Ret. Sgt. Billy McMillen to do a search. He unfortunately came up with this result. Prentiss was appointed to the Transit Police on July 29, 1968 and retired November 4, 1988. Funeral services were private.
From Lou Hollander as received from NYPD:
RET. P.O. DERRICK DAVIS
Ret. P.O. Derrick Davis passed away on January 12th, 2019. He was last assigned to District 30. Derrick was appointed to the Transit Police on July 15, 1986 and retired July 17, 2006.
Services were held on January 19th.
Our deepest cpondolences to the Johnson and Davis families. May their deceased loved ones rest in peace.
January 19, 2019 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. LT. DANIEL D'ALESSANDRO, SR.
From Bob Valentino and Frank Crisa
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. LT. DANIEL "DANNY" D'ALESSANDRO, SR. and FATHER OF RET. DET. DANIEL D'ALESSANDRO, JR.. 10-23-1937 TO 01-18-2019
We regret to inform our members and friends of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. Lt. Daniel D'Alessandro, Sr. on Friday, January 18th at the age of 81 years after a long illness. Danny was appointed to the Transit Police on November 4, 1966 and retired September 1, 1993.
Funeral services will be held at the Scalia Funeral Home located at 29 Eltingville Blvd, Eltingville Staten Island NY 718-356-6363 Monday, January 21st from 2-5 PM and 7-9 PM and Tuesday, January 22nd from 2-5 PM and 7-9 PM
Funeral Mass on Wednesday, January 23rd at 9:45 AM at St. Clare RC Church, 110 Nelson Ave., Great Kills Staten Island NY
Condolences may be sent to his wife, Gloria, at 172 BROOKFIELD AVE., STATEN ISLAND NY 10308-1440
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to his wife Gloria and the D'Alessandro family. May he rest in peace.
Many officers, myself included, worked with Danny when he was in City Wide and I can honestly say he was a man of great character...never a bad word about him. - Tony
January 8, 2019 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. AUGUSTUS "AUGGIE" NUZZELA
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. AUGUSTUS “AUGGIE” NUZZELA 9/1/1941 – 1/7/2019
VISITATION AT FUNERAL HOME 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM and 7:00PM to 9:00PM Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Matthew Funeral Home And Cremation Services, Inc. 2508 Victory Blvd. Staten Island, New York, United States 10314
MASS 11:30 am Thursday, January 10, 2019 Holy Family RC Church 366 Watchogue Road Staten Island, New York, United States 10314
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to his wife, Anne, and the Nuzzela family. Auggie and Anne, along with the late Dave Powell and his wife, spent annual vacations in Aruba with Mike and Doris Lanning. Rest in Peace.
RET. DET. RONALD JACKSON AUGUST 2, 1949 ~ JANUARY 1, 2019
PUBLIC VIEWING Thursday January 10, 2019 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Bridge Street AME Church 277 Stuyvesant Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221
CELEBRATION OF LIFE Thursday January 10, 2019 7:00 PM Bridge Street AME Church 277 Stuyvesant Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221
INTERMENT Friday January 11, 2019 10:00 AM Calverton National Cemetery 210 Princeton Boulevard Calverton, New York 11933
May Ronald “Rest in Peace”
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Jackson family. May Ronald rest in peace.
January 4, 2019 RET. SGT. JOHN McCABE (late posting) and UPDATE FOR RET. P.O. WALTER JORGENSEN
From Lou Hollander as received from NYPD
RET. SGT. JOHN McCABE 5/25/1950 - 12/30/2018
We regret to inform our fellow officers of the passing of Retired Sgt. John McCabe who passed away on December 30th, 2018. John was appointed to the Transit Police on May 20, 1974 and retired July 22, 1999.
Viewing took place on 1/2 & 1/3/19 with a Funeral Mass on Friday, 1/4/19.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to his wife, Kathleen and the McCabe family. May John rest in peace.
From Bill Sorrentino
From Bill Sorrentino:
My wife and I spoke with Ann Jorgensen yesterday. She said if anyone wants to attend the services in uniform, she is encouraging it, so I will be going in uniform.
Walter was a good friend. We worked together in District 4 after the academy. He was in the class after me. Since he also lived in Sheepshead Bay, we did a lot of fishing from my boat. He was also an usher in my wedding, and stood in for my wife's brother at our son's baptism, when her brother could not come from Puerto Rico.
December 18, 2018 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOHN VILLANO and RET. P.O. JAMES JIMINEZ
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOHN VILLANO 5/16/1938 – 12/16/2018
Hi Louie, This is Don Davison from CWAC. I have some bad news. Retired P.O. John Villano passed away on December 16th. John retired on the Heart Bill in the 70’s. He worked in Dist. #31 & Dist. #30 and moved to Las Vegas after retiring. He is survived by his wife Martha, son’s John & Billy and grandchildren
John was appointed to the Transit Police on 12/1/1965 and retired October1, 1978. May he Rest in Peace.
Retired P.O. James Jiminez, passed away on December 14th. James was appointed to the Transit Police on January 9, 1986 and retired from NYPD on February 1, 2006.
Funeral services took place on December 18th and 19th
Our deepest condolences to the Villano and Jiminez familes. May John and James rest in peace.
December 14, 2018 FORMER ASSOCIATION TREASURER RET. P.O. JOHN REGAN and RET. P.O. WALTER JORGENSEN
President Mike Lanning received this sad news today from John's wife, Karin
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOHN REGAN 6/23/1940 TO 12/14/2018
We regret to inform our members of the passing of Former Treasurer and Lifetime Member, Ret. P.O. John Regan on Friday, December 14th at the age of 78 years after a long illness. John was appointed to the Transit Police on May 1, 1965 and retired September 1, 1985. John was active in the Association as a Vice President, Treasurer and Legislative Director, during which time he vigorously did his best to get the Variable Supplement Bill for those unjustly denied it. Health issues forced John to retire from the Assocation and his health steadily declined thereafter. John is survived by his wife Karin and their two children.
John's remains will be cremated. There was a memorial service on Sunday, December 23rd
RET. P.O. WALTER “WALLY” JORGENSEN 11/5/1945 – 12/10/2018
I just received sad news from Ann Jorgensen, Walter's wife; that Walter passed away on Monday 12-10-2018. Walter was a good man and a great cop. Walter worked in District One until his retirement he was also a PBA Delegate D-1 , he also worked in Dist.4 for a number of years and was a Vietnam Veteran. He had been sick with Parkinson's for several years. May He Rest in Peace with Our Lord.
Walter Jorgensen passed away peacefully on Sunday December 10, 2018. Born in Brooklyn, New York, and preceded in death by his father Walter and mother Florence Tanzey Jorgensen. He is survived by his devoted wife Ann, his daughters Florence Jane and Annie Lee, his son Walter (Wally) Joseph, granddaughter Maia Genevieve, his sisters Florence Anderson and Eileen Jorgensen, brother-in-law Richard Anderson, nephew Richard Anderson Jr. and his niece Veronica Donchez. Walter proudly served his country in the United States Army in Viet Nam, and his community as a member of the New York City Transit Police Department and later the Sarasota County Sheriff's Department. In 1971 he married the love of his life, Ann E. Donovan. An avid fan of the Florida State Seminoles, the New York Yankees and the New York Giants, Walter freely shared his love of sports with his children. He was a Little League t-ball, baseball, and softball coach for each of his children's teams as well as a poolside Dad as they swam for the Lane 4 Swim Team. His storytelling is legendary and his sense of humor and quick wit will continue to bring laughter to all who knew him. Walter's lifelong passion was fishing. Friends and family alike will remember the good times they shared on both the water and surf. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Port Charlotte. A future date will be announced. Published in Herald Tribune from Dec. 14 to Dec. 16, 2018
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Regan and Jorgensen families. May John and Walter rest in peace.
RET. SUFFOLK COUNTY P.O. BRIAN PATRICK DWYER 7/20/1968 - 12/12/2018
Today, December 12th, our son, Brian, a recently retired member of the Suffolk County Police Department, passed onto his heavenly reward after many months of severe suffering with the effects of an extremely aggressive cancer.
Brian began his police career with the Police Department, City of New York. Shortly thereafter he was appointed to the Suffolk County Police Department and there completed twenty-five years of loyal and outstanding service. He was known by all who he encountered as a compassionate, trusting, humble, and giving person. During his career he was assigned to various precinct commands, Highway Patrol, completing his service with the Marine Bureau. He loved “The Job” with its true joy of helping others.
Brian will always be missed and will continue to be loved by everyone who knew him. Patrick and Maureen Dwyer
Services took place on December 15th & 16th with a Funeral Mass and interment on December 17th,
The photo is of Brian and his two children. Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Dwyer family. May Brian rest in peace.
December 10, 2018 RET. P.O. JOHN MC MULLAN
From Lou Hollander as received from NYPD:
Ret. P.O. John McMullan, passed away on December 6th, 2018. He was appointed to the Transit Police on November 4, 1966 and retired June 8, 1983.
Funeral services took place on december 9th with a Funeral Mass and burial on the 10th in Calverton National Cemetery.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to his wife, Rosemary, and the McMullan family. May John rest in peace.
December 6, 2018 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. LEONARD "LENNY" DE ROSA (late notice)
We heard yesterday about Lenny passing away but we didn't have any information until today.
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. LEONARD "LENNY" DE ROSA
6/14/1925 TO 11/23/2018
We regret to inform our members of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. P.O. Leonard "Lenny" DeRosa on November 23, 2018 at the age of 93 years. I remember working with Lenny in the O/U back in the late '60s and believe he retired from there. He was a US Marine veteran from WWll. Lenny was appointed to the Transit Police on April 5, 1955 and retired January 15, 1988.
Funeral services took place in Maspeth NY on November 26 and 27th.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the DeRosa family. May Lenny rest in peace.
November 28, 2019 WIFE OF RET. DET. FREDDY MACK and RET. SGT. KENNETH BUCALO (late posting)
From Lou Hollander
FRED & SUSAN MACK
It is with a heavy heart I inform you of the passing of Susan Mack, wife of Ret. Det. Freddy Mack. Susan lost a 5-month battle to lung cancer last night (11/24). Susan was moved from Trinity Memorial Hospital in New Port Richey FL to Hospice care at about 5 PM and passed shortly after 8 PM. We will miss Susan as she was a good friend, and a kind and loving person. Freddy & Susan, Joe & Fran Mastromarino, and my wife Barbara and I were like a six pack...we were always together. We played cards once a week (sometimes more) went out to dinner a couple of times a week and attended many social functions together. Susan’s wishes were to be cremated and not have a viewing. Condolences can be sent to Freddy at Det1013@verizon.net home address 8236 Setters Point Dr. New Port Richey, FL 34653. Cell 727-247-2526 home 727- 835-7588. “May Susan Rest in Peace”
RET. SGT. KENNETH BUCALO
12/11/1928 – 11/24/2018
The viewing took place on Tuesday, November 27th with a Funeral service on the 28th
Kenny was appointed to NYCTPD on 5/11/60 and retired 11/30/81. He was my boss in CWAC in District 3 in the mid 70’s. Prior to becoming Sgt. He was assigned to the Det. Div. for many years. Kenny was a good boss who would never look to hurt anyone. The photo above was taken at the 2004 Florida reunion. May Kenny “Rest in Peace”
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Mack and Bucalo families. May their deceased loved ones Rest in Peace.
November 12, 2019 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOHN LILLEY
We received the following from Fran Lilley:
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOHN LILLEY 10/3/1942 to 11/12/2018
We regret to inform our members and friends of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. P.O. John Lilley, on November 12th, 2018 at the age of 76 years. John had been in ill health the past few years, suffering from dementia. John was appointed to the Transit Police on June 21, 1965 and retired July 3, 1986. He spent most of his career in District 34 where Frank Crisa and I had the pleasure of working with him. May he rest in peace.
Funeral services took place on Wednesday & Thursday, November 13-14th.
John is survived by his wife, Fran, and we offer our sincere condolences and deepest sympathies.
Ret. P.O. John Feeley, passed away on November 3rd, 2019. John was appointed to the Transit Police on December 1, 1965 and retired October 25, 1985. He worked in District 3.
There will be no viewing. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, November 9th
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to his wife, Elizabeth, and the Feeley family. May John rest in peace.
October 19, 2018 ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT EDWARD "EDDIE" RUSSO
ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT RET. P.O. EDWARD “EDDIE” RUSSO 8/5/1939 – 10/19/2018
The NYC Retired Transit Police Officers Association Executive Board is extremely saddened to inform our members and friends of the passing of our President Ed Russo at 3 AM this morning, October 19th, at the age of 79 years.
Ed had been in hospice for cancer the past several weeks, fully aware of the inevitable outcome. He had many visitors who came to wish him well and trying to boost his spirits. Ed was unique in his own way and loved the association dearly, spending numerous hours either on the phone or the computer. He will be dearly missed.
Ed was appointed to the Transit Police on 5/13/65 and retired 7/4/86 Rest in Peace our very good and dear friend. First VP Mike Lanning will now assume the office of President of the association.
Services took place on October 21st and 22nd.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Russo family. To our dear friend, Eddie, may you “Rest in Peace”
To All: Ret. P.O. Marty Sykens wife Louise passed away on October 12th. I spoke with Marty. He is currently surrounded by loved ones and everything is being taken care of at this time. His wife, Louise, requested a simple service. There will be no viewing or religious observance. Marty requests that members say prayers that his wife finds herself in a peaceful place. I extended the condolences on behalf of the Club. Regards, Jack Houston President NE 10-13 Club
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Syken family. May Louise rest in peace.
October 14, 2018 WIFE OF RET. DET. LOUIS ALLOGIAMENTO
It is with great sorrow that I inform you of the passing of Wilhelmina "Willie" Allogiamento, wife of Ret. Detective Louie Alligiamento, after a long illness. Willie & Louie were married for 65 years. May Willie rest in peace.
Services took place on October 15th & 16th with a service and burial on the 17th.
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. SGT. EDWARD PORCELLI 9/9/1938 - 10/9/2018
With sadness I am reporting the passing of Retired Sgt. Edward Porcelli after a courageous cancer battle. Ed was appointed to the Transit Police on February 15, 1966 and retired November 2, 1991.
Funeral services took place on October 14th & 15th
His Transit Police District 12 assignment was in the mean streets of the East Bronx where drugs, violence and crime festered. He excelled in police work thanks to his strong will as a member of the Third Ave EL 8P squad to the elite Vandal Unit. These assignments garnered him many Department Commendations including the prestigious Combat Medal. The effects of his passing will be felt by those of us who had the honor and pleasure of working with him. Rest in peace Sgt. Ed. Thank you for your honorable Transit Police service. In SORROW we mourn those we lost. In GRATITUDE, we embrace those around us. In SYMPATHY, we reach out to those who grieve.
Condolences to the Porcelli Family in their loss of Ed. Words are never adequate in moments like these. Our hearts go out to you, and we will always have the joyous memories that we are privileged to have in knowing and loving Ed. May peace come from memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead. " Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted". - Mathew 5:4
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Ed's wife, Miriam, and the Porcelli family. May Ed rest in peace.
October 10, 2018 RET. P.O.s JAMES RODRIGUEZ and JOHN ASKE
I received this obituary information from Paul May TransitSgt1128@aol.comI worked with Jimmy in District 1 up until 1974. The only time I worked with him was working Code 99 and was partnered up with him. He was a nice guy, good cop. May he “rest In Peace”
Lou, I'm saddened to report that my training officer and good friend, Jaime Rodriquez (Jimmy the Q) passed away this morning from complications of liver cancer. Jimmy had moved to Jefferson, Louisiana a few years ago. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara. I met Jimmy when I graduated the academy in 1982 and was assigned to District 11. We have remained friends ever since. When he retired, I asked for and was able to take over his shield number 1828. Jimmy was hired on 2/15/1966 and retired from the warrants squad on 4/23/1987. He spent most of career in District 11. Arrangements are pending, and I will update as I get further information.
Our Friend and Brother, John Aske, passed away this morning from cancer with his wife and family at his bedside. They were living in Emerald Isle, NC. John worked in D-1 in the 1970's. He will be missed. May He Rest in Peace with the Lord. Details of arrangements to follow. John retired 4/18/1979 on ordinary disability. May he “Rest in Peace”
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Rodriguez and Aske families. May Jimmy and John rest in peace.
I am sorry to inform you of the passing of Ret. Lt. John Spallin. John was a good guy, always seemed to have a smile on his face. The above photo was taken at the 2014 Florida Reunion. John was appointed to the Transit Police in 1967 and retired in 1988.
Funeral services took place on October 8th. May John “Rest in peace”
We regret to inform our fellow officers of the passing of Ret. Det. Alan Garcia at the age of 75 years. Alan was appointed to NYCTPD 3/23/1979 and retired from NYPD in 1999. Photo was taken at the 2013 Florida Reunion.
Funeral services for Alan took place on October 4th & 5th.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to his wife Francine and the Garcia family. May Alan rest in peace.
September 18, 2018 RET. DEPARTMENT CHIEF JOHN PRITCHARD III
From Lou Hollander as received from Tony Norcia firstname.lastname@example.org May John Rest in Peace
RET. DEPARTMENT CHIEF JOHN PRITCHARD III 4/24/1943 – 9/13/2018
Services will be private, and a celebration of life memorial will be held later this year.
September 15, 2018 RET. DET. SGT. LOUIS COSENTINO
Received from 2nd VP Bob Valentino, Lou Hollander & Fred Ametrano
RET. DET. SGT. LOUIS COSENTINO
11/9/1938 - 9/15/2018
We sadly inform our fellow officers of the passing of Ret. Det. Sgt. Louis Cosentino on Friday, September 14th at the age of 79 years after a long illness. Lou was a former Executive Board member of the Transit Police PBA and a former President of the Transit Police SBA. Lou was appointed to the Transit Police on July 6, 1964 and retired January 31, 1996.
From Fred Ametrano:
It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I announce the passing of my dear friend and former SBA President, Lou Cosentino. Lou passed away on September 15th, 2018. Lou was the ultimate fighter. He was the longest tenured Transit Police SBA President. He was a loyal friend and fought tooth and nail for what was right. Lou never backed down from anyone. He was always there to listen and help you in your time of need. He was loyal to his SBA members and their families. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and celebrated his birthday on November 9th and the Marine Corps on November 10th. Lou organized and was the President of the Transit Police Dinosaur Club. He was a true Dinosaur and was most proud to represent all the old timers. He fondly referred to those old timers as the “LAST OF A SPECIAL BREED” Lou was a highly decorated and well-respected Transit Police Sergeant. He retired from the Major Case Squad as a Detective Sergeant.
Please keep Lou, his family and friends in your prayers.
Respectfully (and with sadness) Freddie Ametrano
Funeral Services took place on September 19th & 20th
Condolences can be sent to Louie’s wife, Antoinette, at 2046 Coyle St Brooklyn NY, 11229. May Louie “Rest in peace”
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Cosentino family. May Louis rest in peace.
September 13, 2018 RET. P.O. CORLANDT ASHCROFT (late notice)
Corlandt was cremated on 9/7/2018. I don’t have an appointment date for him, but he retired 12/31/1979. “May he rest in peace”
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Ashcroft family. May Corlandt rest in peace.
September 11, 2018 RET. P.O. JOHN PAGANO
From Lou Hollander and Vinnie Servedio
RET. P.O. JOHN PAGANO
9/18/1940 - 9/9/2018
We regret to inform you of the passsing of our fellow officer, Ret. P.O. John Pagano on September 9th, at the age of 77 years. John was appointed to the Transit Police on December 1, 1965 and retired January 22, 1986.
Funeral services took place on September 13th and 14th.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Pagano family. May John rest in peace.
RET. P.O. ANTHONY “BIG TONY” FERRARI 12/19/1941 – 9/5/2018
Ret. P.O. Anthony Ferrari was appointed to the NYCTPD 5/3/65 and retired 5/3/83. He worked with John Spallin in Dist. 3, thenTony transferred to Dist.20 where he spent the rest of his career. John was informed by Tony’s wife that Tony passed on 9/5. There will be no services and he will be cremated. “May Tony Rest in peace”
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Ferrari family. May Tony rest in peace.
August 31, 2018 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. THOMAS DALTON
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. THOMAS DALTON 9/20/28 - 8/30/2018
Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Thomas Dalton, passed away on August 30th, 2018 at the age of 89 years. He was appointed to the Transit Police on April 5, 1955, and retired July 4, 1986. Tom was the 4x12 homepost officer in District 23.
Services took place on September 3rd and 4th.Our deepest condolences and sympathies to his wife, Bridget, and the Dalton family. May Thomas rest in peace.
Michael Henry Lavelle, age 43, son of Ret. Sgt. Mike Lavelle, passed on 8/13/2018 at 3:32 AM from cancer. At the request of Mike’s son, the service will be private followed by cremation. Condolences can be sent to Mike and family at email@example.com or to Mike Lavelle, 1844 Prospect Ave. East Meadow, NY 11787. May Michael Henry “Rest In Peace”
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Lavelle family. May Michael Henry rest in peace.