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OBITUARIES

June 12, 2024                                   LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOHN F. BROWN and
                                                      FATHER OF RET. P.O. JOHN E. BROWN


We were notified of John's passing by Charles McCray cemccray@aol.com
Funeral details from John's daughter, Marlene
mrbla960@gmail.com

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOHN F. BROWN and
FATHER OF RET. P.O. JOHN E. BROWN
11/13/1938 - 06/08/2024

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. John F. Brown, on June 8th, at the age of 85 years. We were informed that John had been suffering from cancer. John is also the father of member Ret. P.O. John E. Brown.

John F. Brown was appointed to the Transit Police on May 3, 1965 and retired December 31, 1992.

Viewing on Thursday, June 20th from 4-6:00 PM with services following from 6-8:00 PM

Carib Funeral Home, 1922 Utica Ave., Brooklyn NY  (718) 444-1818

Condolences may be sent to John E. Brown at jeb60@aol.com and his sister Marlene at mrbla960@gmail.com

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Brown family. May John Rest in Peace.

June 9, 2024                                                         RET. P.O. ANTHONY GULOTTA

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net


RET. P.O. ANTHONY GULOTTA
8/2/1955 – 5/28/2024

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. P.O. Anthony Gulotta, on May 28th, at the age of 68 years.

Lou was told of Tony’s passing by his wife Kathy. He had health issues for quite a few years. Kathy said there will be a Memorial Mass later. Tony was appointed NYCTPD on 1/9/1986 and retired from the NYPD, date unknown.

Condolences can be sent to Kathy at GKathy56@aol.com

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Kathy and the Gulotta family. May Anthony Rest in Peace.

June 3, 2024                           LIFETIME MEMBER RET. DET. WILLIAM CAVANAGH (late notice)

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net Obituary information received from Kevin Costigan chiefdiggerny@gmail.com




LIFETIME MEMBER RET. DET. WILLIAM “BILL” CAVANAGH (late notice)
1/20/1942 – 5/28/2024

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. Det. William Cavanagh on May 28th at the age of 84 years. Bill was appointed NYCTPD 12/1/1965 and retired 4/4/1987.

Bill’s obituary and funeral arrangements can be viewed on the Funeral Home webpage. Obituary information for William C Cavanagh can be viewed at the funeral home website: https://www.towersfuneralhomeny.com/obituaries/William-C-Cavanagh?obId=31665920

Services took place on May 31st and June 1st.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Diane and the Cavanagh family. May William Rest in Peace.

May 31, 2024                                        LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. WILLIAM TROUPE



LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. WILLIAM TROUPE
9/5/1937 - 5/17/2024

We regret to inform our members of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. William Troupe on May 17th, at the age of 86 years.
William was appointed to the Transit Police on May 3, 1965 and retired July 13, 1987.

We received a response to our meeting notice email today as "unknown" email address. When we called and spoke to his wife, Lois, she sadly informed us that William had passed away. His remains were cremated, and a service will be held.

There will be a Gathering on Wednesday, June 5th at 10:00AM followed by a service at 11:00 AM at

The Greater Allen AME Methodist Church
110-31 Merrick Blvd, Queens, NY 11433  (718) 206-4600

Condolences may be sent to his wife Lois, at 17020 130th Ave, Apt. 11C, Jamaica NY 11434

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Lois and the Troupe family. May William Rest in Peace.

May 27, 2024                                                                RET. P.O. WESTLEY MARCUS

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

RET. P.O. WESTLEY MARCUS
5/15/51 – 5/21/24

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. P.O. Westley Marcus on May 21st, at the age of 73 years.
Westley was appointed to NYCTPD 1/29/82 and retired from NYPD in 2002.

Lou was informed of Westly’s passing by his wife Kathy Bohner. She inform me that he had been ill for a long time. He was living in Maine at the time of his death. There will not be a service as he will be cremated. 

His wife, Ret. P.O. Kathryn Bohner, is a member of the Retirees Assocation. Condolences can be sent to Kathy at KB2152@aol.com

Our deepest condolences and sympathies toKathryn and the Bohner-Marcus family. May Westly “Rest in Peace.”

May 8, 2024                                                                        RET. P.O. DANIEL BOLGER              

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net and Joe Calardo slambang10@hotmail.com

RET. P.O. DANIEL BOLGER
11/18/1939 - 05/06/2024

We regret to inform our memebrs and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. P.O. Daniel Bolger, on May 6th, at the age of 84 years.
Danny was appointed to NYCTPD 12/1/1965. Joe Calardo thinks he retired on a disability in the late '80s.

(From Lou) I worked in the same command, Dist. 1 from ’70 to ’74. I believe Danny worked his entire career in District 1.

You can view his Obituary and funeral arrangements on the Funeral Home Web Page:
Daniel P. Bolger Obituary (1939-2024) | Holbrook, NY (echovita.com)

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Bolger family. May Dan Rest in Peace.

May 5, 2024                                                                WIFE OF RET. P.O. CHARLES PAPIO
Charles texted us this morning to tell us the sad news that his wife, Linda, had passed away.


Linda & Charles Papio

We regret to inform our fellow members and friends that Linda Papio, wife of Ret. P.O. Charles Papio, had passed away on May 1st. She had recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in late 2023 and was undergoing chemo but the treatments were not effective in stopping the cancer. Carol and Charles had been married 52 years.

Services were held on May 6th and 7th..

Condolences may be left at the funeral home website:  Linda Papio Obituary in Brooklyn at Aievoli Funeral Home – Aievoli Funeral Home
or to Charles at charles.papio1946@gmail.com

Our deepest condolences to Charles and the Papio family. May Linda Rest in Peace.

May 3, 2024                                                         RET. DET. ANTHONY SCALIA (late posting)

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net Information received from Joe Wolff wolff.joseph@gmail.com



RET. DET. ANTHONY SCALIA
12/5/1957 – 4/26/2024

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. Det. Anthony Scalia on April 26th at the age of 66 years.

From Lou:
Tony was appointed to NYCTPD 7/15/1986 and retired as a Det. at some time after the merger. This is all the information I have about him. Tony was living in The Villages, FL.

The latest information we received from Joe Wolf was that Tony's remains were cremated and the family has made no funeral arrangements or services.

Update received from Vic Zapata zap7505@aol.com

Louie,

Condolences can be sent to Maria Scalia phone 516-582-2806

Address:   2992 Hicks Place   The Villages, Florida 32163

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Scalia family. May Anthony Rest in Peace.

April 20, 2024                                       LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JAMES GRAZIANO



LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JAMES GRAZIANO
10/18/1941 - 4/18/2024

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. James Graziano, on April 18th at the age of 82 years from cancer. James was appointed to the Transit Police on December 1, 1965 and retired December 8, 1985.

Services took place on April 22-24

INTERMENT WITH MILITARY HONORS
St. Charles Cemetery
2015 Wellwood Ave
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Condolences may be sent to his wife, Karin Graziano, at 76 Tiffany Ct S, Nesconset NY 11767-1080
or at the funeral home website www.stjamesfuneralhome.com/obituary/James-Graziano

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Karin and the Graziano family. May James Rest in Peace.

April 17, 2024                             LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. ANTHONY 'TONY' VONA (late information)


LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. ANTHONY 'TONY' VONA
6/29/1936 - 4/7/2024

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Anthony 'Tony' Vona, on April 7th 2024 at the age of 87 years after being diagnosed with cancer 10 months ago. His daughter, Regina, had contacted us at the time of his passing but arrangements were only recently finalized.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 4, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM with a Memorial Service beginning at 12:30 PM at
Tillman Funeral Home & Crematory, 2170 South Military Trail, West Palm Beach, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to ​The American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be sent to Tony's daughter, Regina Rice, at 388 Seacliff Street, Islip Terrace NY 11752

or at the funeral home website: https://www.tillmanfuneralhome.com/obituaries/anthony-vona

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Vona family. May Tony Rest in Peace.

April 2, 2024      LIFETIME MEMBERS RET. SGT. GEORGE BENJAMIN, P.O.s PAUL MOLNOSKI and P.O. JOSEPH PIZZO
                         
RET. LT. ANGELO GIOIA, RET. P.O. JOHN SALVESON, RET DET.  ALFRED LESLIE (late postings)

These are late postings as I was out of town last week seeing my brother Dominick who was in the VA Hospital in Madison WI.   Sadly, he passed away on March 30th, the day after Viet Nam Veteran's Day. He was a veteran from that period.    

To all those who responded to me by emails or texts with their condolences and thoughtful prayers on the passing of my brother last week, I send my deepest appreciation to all and so very proud to be part of the "Transit Family" where such happenings may occur and the response is outstanding. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. - Tony




 From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net Obituary information received from Joseph Richardson RAY1041@msn.com

 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. SGT. GEORGE NESBITT BENJAMIN
6/13/1932 - 03/22/2024

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. Sgt. George Nesbitt Benjamin on the evening of Friday, March 22. 2024. He was 91 years old. George was appointed to the Transit Police on May 1, 1959 and retired July 1, 1986.

Funeral services took place on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 with burial at Calverton Veterans Cemetery, Wading River, NY 11792

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Jean and the Benjamin family. May George Rest in Peace. 


From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net


LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. PAUL MOLNOSKI
11/6/1941 – 1/15/2024

Lou received an email from Paul’s wife Ann to opt out of receiving his emails and that Paul passed on 1/15/24 . No other details were given.

Paul was appointed to NYCTPD August 1, 1966 and retired August 28, 1986.

Condolences may be left at the funeral home website Obituary of Paul Molnoski | Clark Associates Funeral Home

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Ann and the Molnoski family. May Paul Rest in Peace.


We received an email from Joe's wife, Barbara, that he had passed away.

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOSEPH PIZZO
12/3/1942 - 3/29/2024

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Joseph Pizzo on March 29th at the age of 81 years. Joseph was appointed to the Transit Police on May 3, 1965 and retired October 30, 1979.

There was a private family service at the gravesite on Friday, April 5th.

Condolences may be sent to his wife, Barbara, at bpizzo@ptd.net or to PO Box 387, Paupack PA 18451

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Barbara and the Pizzo family. May Joseph Rest in Peace.


From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net Obituary information received from Luca Scarangello Scarangelloluca22@gmail.com



RET. LT. ANGELO GIOIA
12/28/1970 -3/26/2024


I am saddened to report the passing of Ret. Lt. Angelo Gioia. Angelo passed on Tuesday night 3/26. We pray the love for the lost is forever carried in our memory. Angelo was appointed to to NYCTPD December 1, 1980 and retired from NYPD, date unknown.

Services took place on April 1st & 2nd.

View obituary on the FH web page Obituary of Angelo Gioia | Marine Park Funeral Home Inc serving Bro... (marineparkfh.com)

Our deepest condolences and sympathies go out to his wife Audrey and the rest of Angelo’s family. May he Rest in Peace.


From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net Obituary information was received from Mike Fanning hntsgt@gmail.com



RET. P.O. JOHN SALVESEN
2/22/59 – 3/26/2024


 I am saddened to pass along information that Ret. P.O. John Salvesen died following a battle with cancer. I worked with John in the Task Force and the Bus Squad. He was a good guy & sorry to hear that he left us too soon. John was appointed to NYCTPD January 6, 1984 and retired from NYPD, date unknown

Services took place on March 29th. 
 
Tribute wall can be viewed on the Funeral Home web page below
https://osheafuneral.com/tribute/details/6764/John-Salvesen/obituary.html#tribute-start

 Our deepest condolences and sympathies go out to the Salveson family. May John Rest in Peace.  


Obituary information received from Bill Wood woody-s@tampabay.rr.com


RET. DET. ALFRED “AL” LESLIE
2/22/1944 – 3/29/24


 We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. Det. Alfred 'Al' Leskie on March 19th at the age of 80 years.
Al was appointed to the Transit Police on July 13, 1990 and retired from NYPD - date unknown.

There will be no services and Al will be cremated.

Condolences can be sent to Al’s wife Deborah Leslie. 3721 Arcade Trail Apt 413 Lutz, FL 33548. 
      
Our deepest condolences and sympathies go out to the Leslie family. May Alfred Rest in Peace.                 

March 13, 2024                                         RET. SGT. THEODORE C. "TEDDY" FISHER, JR.

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net obituary information was received from Mike Schablin mws652@gmail.com


RET. SGT. THEODORE C. “TEDDY” FISHER JR.
5/17/1961 – 3/11/2024

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of our association member, Ret. Sgt. Theodore "Teddy" Fisher Jr. on March 11th at the age of 62 years. Teddy was appointed to NYCTPD 10/20/81 and retired from NYPD on 11/01/2001.

(Lou-) I never worked with him but got to know him from the NY reunions at Antun’s in Queens every November. He was a gentleman and a real nice guy. Was always pleasant to be in his company. Teddy predeceased his father “Teddy” who was also a Transit P.O. who retired in 1986. I am told that he was assigned to the NYPD Range. May Teddy “Rest in Peace.”

Services were held on March 14th & 15th.

Condolences may be left at the funeral home website: www.nhpfh.com/post/theodore-c-fisher

Our deepest condolences to his wife, Laura, his father, Ted Sr., and the Fisher family. May Teddy Rest in Peace.

March 11, 2024                                                         RET. P.O. FREDERICK WALKER

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net Information received from George Butler via Marilyn Scahill-Nieves houseonwaterms@gmail.com

RET. P.O. FREDERICK WALKER
10-2-1945 – 3/1/2024

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. P.O. Frederick Walker on March 1st, at the age of 78 years. Frederick was appointed to NYCTPD 2/16/1970 and retired 7/16/1992. He worked in District 3, City Wide Anti-Crime and AIU.

Services & funeral took place on March 20th
 
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Walker family. May Freddie “Rest in Peace.”

February 25, 2024                           LIFETIME MEMBER RET. SGT. CLARENCE B. WILLIAMS

From Charles McCray cemccray@aol.com as received from Ben Patton ben2736@aol.com


LIFETIME MEMBER RET. SGT. CLARENCE B. WILLIAMS
01/13/1931 - 02/20/2024

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. Sgt. Clarence B. Williams on February 20th at the age of 93 years. He had fallen two times. Clarence was appointed to the Transit Police on March 15, 1959, and retired July 4, 1980. He was last assigned to District 12.

Funeral services took place on March 8th & 9th.

Condolences may be sent to his wife, Mildred, at 243 Marius Ct. St. Augustine FL 32086-7036 or contacted at (904) 797-5457

Our deepest condolences to Mildred and the Williams family. May Clarence Rest in Peace.

February 22, 2024                         LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. THOMAS BOGAN and
                                                                  RET. P.O. KEVIN MILLER



LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. THOMAS BOGAN
07/29/1936 - 02/20/2024

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Thomas Bogan, on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at the age of 87 years. Tom was appointed to the Transit Police on December 1, 1965 and retired March 25, 1986. He had worked in District 34 for many years with Frank Crisa and Tony Lomanto.

Funeral services took place on February 23rd & 24th.

Condolences may be sent to his wife, Joan, at 73 MURRAY HILL TER, Marlboro NJ 07746-1750 or
the funeral home website https://www.oldbridgefh.com/obituaries/Thomas-Bogan/#!/TributeWall



From Charles McCray cemccray@aol.com

RET. P.O. KEVIN MILLER
02/28/1956 - 02/17/2024


We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. P.O. Kevin Miller on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at the age of 67 years. Kevin was appointed to the Transit Police on October 20, 1981 and retired from NYPD after the merge. He had worked in District 30 and RPP.

Funeral services took place on February 24th.

Our deepest condolences to the Bogan and Miller families. May their departed loved ones Rest in Peace.

February 18, 2024               LIFETIME MEMBER RET. SGT. VINCENT A. "VINNY" RAPACCIUOLO and
                                                                             SON OF RET. P.O. JAMES RIFINO                      


Vinny Rapacciulo passed away Friday night, not too long after Bobby Valentino, Fred Ametrano, Tony Magliano, and Tony Lomanto went to visit him earlier in the day at the nursing home where he was in hospice. Bobby received the sad news later that evening.



LIFETIME MEMBER RET. SGT. VINCENT  A. "VINNY" RAPACCIUOLO
01/29/1933 - 02/16/2024

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. Sgt. Vincent A. "Vinny" Rapacciuolo, on February 16th, at the age of 91 years after a long illness.

Vinnny was appointed to the Transit Police on July 6, 1964 and retired December 31, 1994. He had been working in Headquarters for many years. He had been the former President of the Transit Police Columbia Association and was on the board of the Long Island Shields. Vinny was also on the Executive Board of the Transit Police SBA.

Funeral services: took place on February 21st & 22nd.

Condolences may be sent to is daughter, Elizabeth Dara, at 4 REDWOOD CT, SELDEN NY 11784-3909
or at the funeral home website when it gets posted:  https://wantaghfuneralhome.com/

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Rapacciuolo family. May Vinny Rest in Peace.


Jim Rifino called us this morning with this very sad notice

SON OF RET. P.O. JAMES RIFINO

Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. James Rifino, called us this morning to sadly inform us that his son, Joseph, had passed away on Thursday, February 14th. He was 47 years old and suffered from brain cancer.

Services took place on February 18th and 19th.

The obituary can be viewed at the funeral home website https://www.cargainfuneralhomes.com/obituary/joseph-rifino

Condolences may be sent to Jim and his wife, Roseanne, at james.rifino@icloud.com or
19 Lees Way, Hopewell Junction NY 12533

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Rifino family. May their son, Joseph, Rest in Peace.

February 15, 2024                       LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. ALFIO 'AL' ABATE (late notice)

From President Valentino

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. ALFIO 'AL' ABATE (late notice)
April 27, 1928 — December 2, 2023

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of another "legend of the Transit Police",
Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Alfio Abate, on December 2nd, at the age of 95 years.

Al was appointed to the Transit Police on June 1, 1965 and retired January 31, 1987. His last assignment was in the Print Shop at 370 Jay Street HQ printing up all the orders and transfers of the Department.

Burial took place on Thursday December 7th, 2023 at Brigadier William C. Doyle Veteran’s Cemetery in Arneytown.

The funeral details can be viewed at https://www.maxwellfuneralhome.com/obituaries/alfio-abate

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to thre Abate family. May Al Rest in Peace.

February 6, 2024                                       LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. GEORGE GUNN


LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. GEORGE GUNN
 5/23/42 – 2/3/2024


From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. George Gunn, on February 3rd, at the age of 81 years. George was appointed to NYCTPD 12/1/1965 retired 12/2/1986.

Services took place on February 6th & 7th.

View his obituary on the funeral home webpage:
George Gunn Obituary - Perry Funeral Home, Inc. - 2024 (legacy.com)

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Gunn family. May George Rest in Peace.

January 29, 2023                                LIFETIME MEMBERS RET. P.O. FLOYD HOLLOWAY and
                                                               RETIRED DET. VINCENT CANNIZZARO

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net


LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. FLOYD HOLLOWAY

FORMER 1ST VP OF THE TRANSIT POLICE PBA
ADVISOR TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE RETIREES ASSOCIATION
4/18/1940 – 1/28/2024

We deeply regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of a true legend in the Transit Police Department,
Lifetime Member Retired P.O. Floyd Holloway, our Advisor to the President and former 1st Vice-President of the Transit Police PBA, on January 28th, at the age of 83 years after a long illness.


From Lou Hollander:

It saddens me to report the passing of Floyd. He was a gentleman amongst gentlemen the nicest man you could every meet. I had known Floyd since I came on the job in 1969 and had the privilege of working with him briefly as a PBA Delegate under the Maye administration and then as a delegate under the McKechnie administration up until the time I retired. I learned a lot from Floyd. And he was
a legend within the TPD and other Police agencies. Many of our benefits were established because of his efforts. Floyd was appointed to the NYCTPD 11/6/1964 and retired 1/22/1991. My condolences to his wife Marge and the Floyd family. May Floyd “Rest in Peace”

Condolences can be sent to Marge and family at 251 Hendrickson Ln. West Grove PA 19390.

You can visit the Funeral Home web page to view Floyds obituary and leave condolences
https://www.raynordandrea.com/obituary/Floyd-Holloway

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:  NYC PBA Widows and Children's Fund, Feeding America, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Services took place on Thursday and Friday, February 1st & 2nd. The link for the live stream will be at the bottom of the page of the obituary.

TESTIMONIALS

BILL McKECHNIE

It is with an extremely heavy heart and great remorse that I write to the report of the death of my dear friend and colleague, former Transit PBA 1st Vice President Floyd Holloway, who passed away at 5:23 AM Sunday January 28th. Floyd leaves behind his wife Marge, his son Floyd Jr. and his two daughters Sheryl and Nicole and grandchildren.

Floyds death was not unexpected as he had been in the hospital for several weeks and a few days ago he was transferred to hospice care.
Before being transferred to hospice, Floyd and I would speak for a short time three to four times a week. Floyd, while gravely ill, never lost his sense of humor. I was advised by his daughter, Sheryl, that they were concerned that he was not eating. When I spoke to him, I said "What’s this I hear you’re not eating?" I went on to say when we worked together, and I took you out to lunch or dinner and picked up the tab you ate everything and then some! Floyd responded with a little laugh and said, “Well, I never wanted to pass up on a free meal.” That laugh coming from him made my day!

Floyd, before joining the Transit Police, was honorably discharged from the US Army. He joined the Transit Police Dept. on Nov.6, 1964. It wasn’t too long after that he was elected to a position on the TPBA board and went on to become the longest serving executive board member in the history of the TPBA. For those who knew Floyd, you know that his length of service was no accident. His was dedicated to serving the men and women he represented. Floyd's fame, if you will, came as our legislative Chairman. First, I believe he had the longest tenure of any other legislative representative in police service.

Floyd was responsible for so many law enforcement bills becoming law that it would be foolish to try and list them all. I would ,however, like to point out one of his most difficult and greatest achievements, that being the Transit Police Variable Supplement Bill. I was fortunate to work with Floyd on this bill and I would be remiss if I didn’t add that at the time of its passing, it was the most consistently vetoed bill, other than the Death Penalty in the history of the New York State Legislature. I say without fear of contradiction, that without Floyd at the helm of our legislative efforts, that bill would never have been signed into law. Because of those bills passing, many members of the Transit Police enjoy significantly enhanced retirement benefits.

Floyds legislative skills were recognized in New York City and beyond. He voluntarily served as a representative with the State Police Conference as well as a rep to the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO), who, I am told, will be opening their meeting today with a dedication to Floyd.

I could go and on with deserved accolades, but most know of Floyd’s service and reputation. They are indeed unparalleled. Men like him do not come along often. Floyd’s work caused him to be away from his family for extended periods of time during the legislative session. His wife and children mentioned above deserve our appreciation for sharing Floyd with us.

In closing, Rest in Peace my dear friend. May you be in Heaven in God’s loving arms an hour before the Devil even knows you passed!

DEO FASOLINO

Floyd's passing away leaves a large void in me. Losing Joe Carney and Floyd in such a short time is devastating. The following is an item I wrote about Floyd a while ago. I first met Floyd in1968. I was a TPBA delegate from Dist. 20 and Floyd was a Trustee from Dist.1. Sometime that year, Floyd asked me if I wanted to attend a meeting regarding the next TPBA election. I went and there were many familiar Delegate faces. They were putting together a ticket to run against the current PBA board.

I was asked to run for Recording Secretary, and I accepted. The ticket was handed to me by John Maye consisting of Julie Aschendorf, Floyd Holloway, Joe Cirrincione, Joe Carney, and Ed Burke. There were also Trustees from each Borough and HQ. We won.

I was soon to learn this was not a walk in the park. We had the 8P program. The excusal quote was very low. The cops were unhappy. Classes were graduating and cops were leaving to City, Fire, and anything else but Transit. I was young and full of piss and vinegar many times. I needed to be talked down. Thank God Floyd was there. He was always my calming factor. Julie was older than all of us and hated the bosses. He left and Floyd became 1st. VP. We went through a lot of changes in those years, bringing on Tom Grasso, Jim Groark, Dennis Ahern, John Mcloughin and Ken Chiulli.

Through all these changes, there was always Floyd with his calm voice and demeanor. Many times, when things were not going good and the shit hit the fan, I would reach out to Floyd. He always found a way to help me get over it. For me to go into all the times Floyd was the right person for me, at the right time, I could write forever. He always had the right words to get us all on the right path. I was honored to accept his award at the recent Black Patch affair. I do not know if Floyd ever realized the large impact he had on helping me grow in those 10 years we worked together. One of the best decisions I ever made in my life was saying yes at that meeting so many years ago. Now Floyd joins the rest of the John Maye team that has passed. Rest easy my Friend.

TONY LOMANTO

What words can accurately describe the person of Floyd Holloway, a great Transit Police legend.
I first met Floyd when I went in for a midnight tour in District 1, the same day I graduated from the Academy in April 1966. Floyd immediately knew that I, and a few others, were the “new kids on the block” and he went out of his way to explain how the job operates and what and where everything was located. He was always there to help anyone who needed it, and there were many.

Floyd carried that knowledge to the Executive Board of the Transit PBA where, for many years, he was the 1st VP and Legislative Director. Many pieces of legislation were produced with Floyd’s initiative and perseverance that affected many in the law enforcement field.

In later years, his knowledge of Albany led him to the Police Conference of New York as their Legislative Director and accomplishing more benefits. Floyd still helped his fellow Transit retirees when he became the Association’s Special Advisor to the President and was on the Legislation Committee.

He is now in the company of another legend, Joseph Carney. They should be having some interesting conversations.
My deepest condolences to Marge and their family. May Floyd “Rest in Peace.”

KEN CHIULLI

Floyd Holloway, my friend and TPBA legend, was the First Vice President of the TPBA and led the legislative agenda in Albany and NYC. Floyd’s expertise in this area successfully kept police officers benefits intact. Floyd’s demeanor and knowledge of how Albany worked was second to none. After retirement, Floyd stayed in Albany assisting police and corrections officers with their benefit agenda. Floyd will sorely be missed.

DENNIS AHERN

Floyd was a strong and successful voice for the Transit Police Officers in Albany. He was one of the most trustworthy and respected men I have ever encountered. He was also a great friend and a great mentor and will be greatly missed.

TONY PIAZZA

A friend and a hero has passed. Yes, Floyd Holloway was a unique person with many qualities we can all admire and respect. One in particular exemplifies a distinguishing quality in Floyd's ability to have argued in a calm and collective manner. That was our legislative bargained benefits he brought to fruition with our state representatives. To this point, the Variable Supplements Fund was such that and more. In his retirement, Floyd became Legislative Director / Chairman for the Association of PBA's for many years, presently The Police Conference of New York. Further into retirement, he became Legislative Director / Chairman Emeritus. Later, Floyd joined our Retiree Association's Legislative Committee to assist us with documentation and true facts to advance our Albany legislation to correct the injustices of our VSF. It was in 7/24/92 when the City of New York, under then Mayor Guiliani, introduced and succeeded in passing, legislation to diminish our parity in the VSF with respect to that of the NYCPD.
Floyd has always said to me: “It took us 17 years to achieve the VSF. Don't give up the fight to correct the injustice.”
Now Floyd has been called to a greater task in the house of our Lord. My tears are my own, my prayers go to him, my friend, my mentor, our hero. Rest in peace.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Marge, their children and families on Floyd's passing. May Floyd Rest in Peace.



Information received from Ret. Lt. Peter Cardalena



LIFETIME MEMBER RET. DET. VINCENT CANNIZZARO
9/24/1941 - 01/27/2024

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. Det.. Vincent Cannizzaro, on January 27th at the age of 82 years. Vincent was appointed to the Transit Police on June 21, 1965 and retired April 12, 1986.

From the local newspaper in Middle Village, NY:

Vincent Cannizzaro, who spent 19 seasons as head coach of the women’s basketball team at Christ The King High School in Middle Village, died Saturday at the age of 82 following a battle with cancer.

During his time as head coach from 1981-1999, Cannizzaro earned 456 wins. Under his leadership, the team won 12 New York State Catholic High School championships, as well as 10 consecutive New York State Federation titles. There was a stretch where the team won 120 straight league games. USA Today crowned Christ The King national champions three times under his leadership.

He also coached and developed future WNBA Hall of Famer Chamique Holdsclaw and future WNBA Hall of Famer Sue Bird.

Services took place on Feb. 1st, with a funeral mass on Feb. 2nd.

Condolences may be sent to Carol at 7503 69th Road, Middle Village NY 11379 or left at the funeral home website:
https://cassesefuneralhome.com/tribute/details/969/Vincent-Cannizzaro/obituary.html#tribute-start

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to his wife, Carol, and the Cannizzaro family. May Vincent Rest in Peace.

January 25, 2023                                LIFETIME MEMBERS RET. P.O. JOSEPH CARNEY
                                                                     RET. P.O. DAVID GINSBERG and
                                                              RET. P.O. JOSEPH NUSZER (late notice)





LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOSEPH CARNEY
2/14/1939 - 01/23/2024

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of another "legend" in the NYC Transit Police Department,
Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Joseph Carney, on January 23rd at the age of 83 years. Joe was appointed to the Transit Police on May 3, 1965, and vested on May 1, 1981. He was the Financial Secretary of the Transit PBA board under Presidents John Maye and Bill McKechnie.

He was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Black Patch Group affair in May 2023.

The photo was taken at the NY Reunion in November 2018.

Condolences may be sent to Joe's wife, Margaret at maggiecarney@msn.com or 12 BASKET LN, HICKSVILLE NY 11801-4531 or on the funeral home website: Tribute for Joseph M Carney | Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Homes (thomasfdaltonfuneralhomes.com)

Funeral services took place on January 26th & 27th

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Margaret and the Carney family. May Joseph Rest in Peace.



From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net as received from Marty Blaustein martman462@gmail.com who was a very close friend to Dave.



LIFETIME MEMBER RET.P.O. DAVID GINSBERG
12/27/1937 – 1/21/2024

I was told by Marty that Dave passed after a brief illness. I knew Dave when he worked in the Print shop with Marty. I was his PBA Delegate. He was a nice great guy and would help you out anytime. If I am not mistaken, Dave designed The Department Medal of Honor and Combat Medal. I am not sure about the other Dept. Medals. I enjoyed seeing him at many of the Transit Police Florida Reunion’s.

David was appointed to the Transit Police on May 12, 1969 and retired from NYPD on October 1, 2001.

There will not be any services for Dave. May he “Rest in Peace”

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Ginsberg family. May David Rest in Peace.



LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOSEPH NUSZER (late notice)
9/13/1926 - 9/12/2012

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Joseph Nuszer on September 12, 2012 at the age of 85 years.

Our mail to Joseph Nuszer was returned as "Unable to Forward." When we contacted his son, Joseph, we were informed that his father died in 2012. We were never informed of his passing, and it was strange that in those following years, we never had any mail returned.

Joseph was appointed to the Transit Police on May 18, 1955 and retired May 1, 1977.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Nuszer family. May Joseph Rest in Peace.

January 15, 2023                            LIFETIME MEMBER RET. DET. TERRENCE BENSON  and
                                                                         RET. DET. ARTHUR DARRYL PETTUS

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net


LIFETIME MEMBER RET. DET. TERRENCE “TERRY” BENSON
8/19/1936 – 1/9/2024

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. Det. Terrence "Terry" Benson on January 9th, at the age of 87 years. Terry was appointed to NYCTPD 12/1/1965 and retired 3/19/1993.

Services took place on January 18th. Burial with military honors at Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 4069 Howlett Hill Rd, Syracuse, NY 13215.

 You can view his obituary and sign tribute book on funeral home web page:
https://edwardjryanandson.com/tribute/details/2313/Terrence-Benson/obituary.html


From President Bob Valentino as received from Ret. PO Edwin Jusino ejusino1957@gmail.com


RET. DET.  ARTHUR DARRYL PETTUS
1/28/1959 - 1/12/2024

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. Det. Arthur Darryl Pettus on January 12th, at the age of 64 years. Arthur was appointed to the Transit Police on January 29, 1982 and retired from NYPD. He worked District 11, Vandals Squad and the last command, Bronx Robbery Squad.

Funeral services took place on January 19th

Condolences may be left at the funeral home website: https://funeralhomeorlando.net/category/memorials/

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Benson and Pettus families. May the departed loved ones Rest in Peace.

January 12, 2023                                              RET. P.O. LUIS GONZALEZ (late notice)


RET. P.O. LUIS GONZALEZ (late notice)
7-2-1957 - 12/17/2023

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. PO Luis Gonzalez, on December 17, 2023, at the age of 66 years. We received this information as a reply to our recent email that was sent out.

From Lou Hollander's database, we found that Luis was appointed to the Transit Police on January 26, 1988 and retired March 20, 1994.

We have no further information available.

Condolences may be sent to the family at Ginousa2018@hotmail.com

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Gaonzalez family. May Luis rest in peace.

January 8, 2024                               LIFETIME MEMBER RET. LT. DANIEL J. RIVITUSO


From Frank Crisa fcrisa2886@gmail.com as received from Steve Plescia splescia38@hotmail.com

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. LT. DANIEL J. RIVITUSO
01-04-1938 - 01-06-2024

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. Lt. Daniel J. Rivituso, on January 6th at the age of 86 years. Dan was appointed to the Transit Police on December 1, 1965 and retired February 15, 1986.

Funeral services took place on January 14 and 15th.

Condolences may be left at the funeral home website https://moloneyfh.com/obituary/daniel-j-rivituso/

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Grace and the Rivituso family. May Dan Rest in Peace.

December 28, 2023                 ELEANOR WALSH, WIFE OF THE LATE RET. P.O. MATTHEW WALSH

Received from Mike Lavelle mplavelle51@icloud.com

ELEANOR "ELLIE" WALSH
WIFE OF THE LATE RET. P.O. MATTHEW WALSH

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Eleanor Walsh, wife of the late Ret. PO Matthew Walsh, on Wednesday, December 27th.

Funeral services took place on January 2nd & 3rd.

In Lieu of flowers donations to John Theissen Children's Foundation, 1492 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY  11793, In Eleanor's name would be appreciated. Condolences may be left on the funeral home website:
Tribute for Eleanor Walsh | Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Homes (thomasfdaltonfuneralhomes.com)

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Walsh family. May Ellie Rest in Peace.

December 21, 2023                                          SON OF RET. P.O. DONALD HARRING

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

SON OF RET. P.O. DONALD HARRING

I have been informed by Donald that his son, Karl John Harring, passed away in his home.

Condolences can be sent to Donald at DharringNYCTPD@msn.com May Karl “Rest in Peace”

Funeral Arrangements were held on Saturday, December 30th at Faith Lutheran Church at 4150 Goodlette Road N, Naples, FL 34103. 

If you would like to make a donation in lieu of flowers:
Lambs of Faith Preschool, 4150 Goodlette Road North, Naples, FL 34102 Phone Number: 239-434-5811  www.flcnaples.com

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Harring family. May their son, Karl, Rest in Peace.

December 18, 2023                                              RET. P.O. DOMINICK DePETRILLO

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net  Obituary information was received from Dominick’s wife Judy DePetrillo.



RET. P.O. DOMINICK DePETRILLO
10-6-1943 – 11/21/2023

Dominick retired 4/28/1977 from the Operations Unit on a disability. Dom’s obituary can be viewed by clicking on this link. https://obituaries.nationalcremation.com/obituaries/hudson-fl/dominick-depetrillo-11549602

Condolences can be sent to Judy at 6044 Country Ridge Ln. New Port Richey FL 34655 or email Judydepetrillo@yahoo.com

May Dominick “Rest in Peace”

I worked with Dominick in the O/U in the late '60s. I believe he was appointed to the Transit Police in 1965. He worked the old teletype and taught me how to operate it. He was a good person who never stopped to help another officer. - Our deepest condolences to Judy and the DePetrillo family. May Dominick Rest in Peace. - Tony

December 15, 2023                                              RET. P.O. CLINTON 'BRUCE' LIST and
                                                                 MOTHER OF RET. P.O. EDDIE CASSAR

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net Obituary Information received from Bruce’s daughter Jennifer Sheshene jsheshene33@gmail.com


RET. P.O. CLINTON 'BRUCE' LIST
12/17/1941 – 11/15/2023

Bruce was appointed to NYCTPD 12/1/1965 and retired 10/13/1987.

His obituary can be viewed at https://ajcunninghamfh.com/tribute/details/2983/C-Bruce-List/obituary.html

Condolences can be sent to Jennifer at the above email address. May Bruce “Rest in Peace”


MOTHER OF MEMBER RET. P.O. EDDIE CASSAR


Louis, My mom, Josephine Cassar, passed away on November 29th, she was 102 years of age and just 10 days short of her 103rd birthday. Two days prior to her passing, her 6 children were with her and she was in good spirits. She passed peacefully. My Mom was born in Detroit, Michigan and at an early age she returned with my grandparents to their native country of Malta. They raised several children during WW2 and in 1952 emigrated to the United States of America in December of that year with five children. We were very fortunate to have her in our lives for such a period of time. condolences can be sent to Eddie at po2812@aol.com May she “Rest in Peace”

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the List and Cassar families. May they Rest in Peace.

December 12, 2023                                              RET. P.O. WILLIAM G. McNAUGHTON
From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net



We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. P.O. William G. McNaughton, on December 7th, at the age of 68 years. He was appointed to the Transit Police on July 7, 1985. His son, Active NYPD P.O. James D. McNaughton, was killed in action in Iraq in August, 2005.

Services took place on December 12th & 13th with burial in Calverton National Cemetery

View Obituary on Funeral Home Web https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/centereach-ny/william-mcnaughton-11573421

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the James McNaughton Foundation. www.jimmymcnaughton.com

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the McNaughtpon family. May William Rest in Peace.

December 3, 2023         LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. WILLIAM JUDGE, RET. P.O. EUGENE GOODISON and
                                                              RET. P.O. LOUIS VALENTE (late notice)

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. WILLIAM JUDGE

6/24/1940 - 11/30/2023

 

We received this sad news from Bill's wife, Frances.

 

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. William Judge on Thursday, November 30th, at the age of 83 years. Bill had been ill for several months and was in hospice with stage 4 cancer at the time of his death.

Bill was appointed to the Transit Police on May 3, 1965, and retired January 18,  1986. He had worked in District 34 for many years.

 

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, December 7th, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church,  5411 Amboy Rd, Staten Island,

 

Condolences may be sent to Frances at franjudge532@gmail.com  

 


 

We received this sad news from Ret. Lt. Charles McCray cemccray@aol.com   Information received from Ret. P.O. Teddy Shelto.

 

RET. P.O. EUGENE GOODISON

5/31/1937 - 11/28/2023

 

With sadness, we inform you of the passing of Ret. P.O. Eugene Goodison on 11/28/23. Eugene broke his hip following a fall and died of complications during his recovery.

 

Funeral services took place on Saturday 12/9/23 at the New Shiloh Christion Center, 3900 Sarno Rd. Melbourne, Fl. 32934

 

Condolences can be sent to his wife: Gloria Goodison 5034 Pinot St. Viera, Fl. 32955

 

Eugene was 86 years old at the time of his passing. Unfortunately, we do not have his appointment or retirement dates available for him.


From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net as received from Louis’ son-in-law Michael Teegarden



RET. P.O. LOUIS VALENTE (late notice)
11/17/1944 – 10/23/2023


We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. P.O. Louis Valente on October 23rd, at the age of 78 years.

Louis was appointed to NYCTPD 12/1/1965 and retired 3/3/1977. Louis’ obituary can be viewed on Funeral home web page:
Louis Valente Obituary (1944 - 2023-10-23) - Aleppo Township/sewickley, PA - Triblive Online Only (legacy.com)

May Louis “Rest in Peace”

 

Our deepest condolences to the Judge, Goodison and Valente families. May their deceased loved ones Rest in Peace.

November 27, 2023                            RET. POs RICHARD PENA, MICHAEL MORGESE and
                                                             ACTIVE LT. JOHN ROSADO (late notice)

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

RET. P.O RICHARD PENA
5/3/1966 - Date unknown

Richard was appointed NYCTPD 6/30/1992, worked in District 12 and retired from NYPD.



RET. P.O. MICHAEL MORGESE
1/3/1943 – 11/23/2023

I have been informed by Mike’s wife Carol, that Mike passed at 12:30 AM 11/23/23, Thanksgiving Day.

Condolences can be sent to Carol Morgese at Sovana of Stuart 1916 N.W. Federal Highway, Apt. 34113 Stuart, FL 34994 or email Mikecar2@comcast.net     Mike’s appointment date to NYCTPD is unknown but he retired 5/13/1979.

Services took place on November 28th at the Martin Funeral Home & Crematory - 961 South Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL 34994. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Andrew's Catholic Church - 2100 SE Cove Road Stuart, FL 34994.

Mike and Carol attended many of the NYC Transit Police Florida Reunions.
Online condolences and expressions of sympathy can be made by visiting http://www.martin-funeral.com


We were informed of this notice by Ret. Lt. John Cassillo dplijcc@aol.com

Active Lt. John Rosado (late notice)
6/13/1957 - 6/2003

John Cassillo made a donation to the Association in honor of the late Lt. John Rosado. When we inquired as to his passing, we received this sad news.

I worked with John in District 33 up until the merge in 1995. We stayed in touch and once a month or so, he would visit me at the Transit Bureau HQ at 370 Jay St. He was a full duty Lt. in June, 2003 when he had a fatal heart attack while doing lawn work at home in Brentwood NY. John was an exemplary officer and an exceptional man. He represented the very best of the Transit Police Department. It was my honor to give the eulogy at his funeral and I witnessed what he meant to all who worked with him in both police agencies.

John was appointed to the Transit Police on July 16, 1986.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Pena, Morgese and Rosado families. May the departed loved ones Rest in Peace.

November 15, 2023        LIFETIME MEMBER AND FORMER BOARD MEMBER RET. P.O. PATRICK DeLUCA

Information sent by Frank Crisa (fcrisa2886@gmail.com) as received from Ed Raineri (eer3958@aol.com)



LIFETIME MEMBER AND FORMER BOARD MEMBER RET. P.O. PATRICK DeLUCA
6/14/1941 - 11/14/2023

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member and former board member Ret. P.O. Patrick DeLuca, on November 14th, at the age of 82 years. Pat had been in ill health for quite a while and passed away in his sleep.
Pat was appointed to the Transit Police on December 1, 1965, and retired on November 28, 1978 on a disability. Pat was also a Past President of the Transit Police Columbia Association.

A funeral mass was celebrated on Friday, November 17th at OUR LADY STAR OF THE SEA Church

Our deepest condolences to his wife Gaetana and the DeLuca family. May Pat Rest in Peace.

I worked with Pat in the O/U in the late '60s and he was a good person I car-pooled with from Staten Island. May he Rest in Peace. - Tony

November 5, 2023                         WIFE OF LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. HERBERT BARGHAAN and
                                                                    WIFE OF THE LATE RET. P.O. RICHARD ANDRESEN

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

KATHLEEN BARGHAAN WIFE OF LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. BERT “BIG BIRD" BARGHAAN

From Bert
It is with deep sadness that I have to report the death of my wife Kathleen on Wednesday 11/1/23
Please have the members say a prayer for her. Condolences can be sent to Bert at bertscinder44@aol.com



From Lou Hollander as received from Eddie Torres eddiejtorres@yahoo.com

DARLEEN ANDRESEN WIFE OF THE LATE RET. P.O. RICHARD ANDRESEN

Hi Louie, I’m sorry I didn’t email you earlier, but I’ve been beside myself with the loss of Darleen, (Richie Andresen’s wife). She passed away this past Friday 10/28/2023 early morning. She is at peace now and with Our Lord Jesus. For the week before, her condition has gotten worse and hospice was called in. They were administering heavy drugs keeping her comfortable with no pain. Thank you for all the prayers she received from everyone in The Ministry. Prayers do work. God was merciful in taking her. Her daughter, grandkids, and other family members were with her when she passed. She’ll be cremated and her ashes will be spread with Richie. No other arrangements are being made. Please forgive me, but I know you understand. Cathy and I are doing find and grateful to have had her as a friend. Lots of Love to you Louie. May God bless you and keep you in His Grace for all you do.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Barghaan and Andresen families. May the departed loved ones Rest in Peace.

October 29, 2023                  LIFETIME MEMBER RET. D/SGT. THOMAS E. KMIOTEK (late notice) and
                                                                 RET. P.O. FRANK GONZALEZ



LIFETIME MEMBER RET. D/SGT. THOMAS E. KMIOTEK (late notice)
11/17/1928 - 5/18/2017

President Valentino found this obituary notice while retrying to connect with Tom.

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. D/Sgt.Thomas E. Kmiotek on May 18, 2017, at the age of 88 years. Tom was appointed to the Transit Police on May 19, 1959 and retired November 30, 1979.

The obituary can be viewed on the funeral home website:
Obituary of Thomas E. Kmiotek | Marine Park Funeral Home Inc servin... (marineparkfh.com)


Lou Hollander received obituary from Frank’s wife Aida aidaer.4440@gmail.com
 


RET. P.O. FRANK GONZALEZ 
(late notice)
4/4/1940 – 10-8-2023

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. P.O. Frank Gonzalez on October 8th, at the age of 83 years.
Aida stated Frank was very sick for a long time. He passed at home under Hospice care with his family with him.

From Lou:
Frank was appointed to NYCTPD 5/7/1968 and retired 7/3/1988. I had the pleasure of working with Frank in CSPS and CWAC. He was a nice friendly man and was like by everyone. Frank and Ada always attended the Transit Police Annual Florida Reunions. We will miss seeing the both at future reunions.

Condolences can be emailed to Aida at the above email address.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Kmiotek and Gonzalez familes. May the deceased loved ones Rest in Peace.

October 23, 2023                         LIFETIME MEMBER RET. LT. RAYMOND LINARES (late notice)
President Valentino received an email from Lt. Linares daughter informing us that her father had passed away in 2005 and she was still receiving the newsletters. She asked that we discontinue further mailings as her mother also passed away in 2022.

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. LT. RAYMOND LINARES (late notice)
8/30/1924 - 4/19/2005

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. Lt. Raymond Linares on April 19, 2005 at the age of 80 years. Raymond was appointed to the Transit Police on May 19, 1959 and retired April 14, 1974.

We never heard from his wife or any family member when he died and even after so many years receiving the newsletters and membership cards. I found his obituary on the website www.edwardsdowdle.com/obituaries/Raymond-Linares?obId=25500642 

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Linares family. May Raymond "Rest in Peace."

October 20, 2023                          LIFETIME MEMBER RET. ASS'T. CHIEF RICHARD GOLLINGE
                                                    LIFETIME MEMBER RET. LT. CALVIN CLARK
 (late notice)
                                                                                RET. P.O.
WILLAM J. DALEY, JR. (late notice)

President Valentino received this sad news from Ret. DI Tom Strong

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. ASS'T CHIEF RICHARD GOLLINGE
3/16/1942 -10/19/2023

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. Assistant Chief Richard Gollinge on October 19th, at the age of 81 years. Richard had been in ill health the past few years.

Richard was appointed to the Transit Police on December 1, 1965 and retired February 19, 1995.

There will be no services to the public at the request of the family.

Condolences may be sent to Richard's wife, Patricia, at 3430 Wild Banyan Way, Vero Beach FL 32966-6311
or email at RGollinge@yahoo.com  

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Patricia and the Gollinge family. May Richard Rest in Peace.


President Valentino received this sad news from Leila Clark, Calvin's widow


LIFETIME MEMBER RET. LT. CALVIN CLARK (late notice)
5/14/1929 - 11/29/2022

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. Lt. Calvin Clark on November 29, 2022 at the age of 93 years. Calvin was appointed to the Transit Police on May 16, 1956 and retired April 30, 1986.

Obituary information on Lt. Clark can be viewed on the Funeral Home website
https://www.bairdcaseftlauderdale.com/tributes/Calvin-Clark

Condolences may be sent to Leila at 5160 NW 81ST TERR, LAUDERHILL FL 33351-5047

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Leila and the Clark family. May Calvin Rest in Peace.


RET. P.O. WILLAM J. DALEY, JR (late notice)
12/17/1941 - 9/16/2023

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. P.O. William J. Daley, Jr. on September 16th, at the age of 81 years. Bill was living in Milford, PA at the time of his passing.

We learned of his passing when his FOP Lodge 317 dues application was returned with a note from his wife, Kathryn, informing us of his passing. We don't have an appoinment date, but he retired on October 15, 1985. I believe he came on Transit in the mid '60s and I may have worked with him in the O/U back in the late '60s

This is from the Pike County Courier newspaper
https://www.pikecountycourier.com/milestones/obituaries/william-j-daley-jr-81-CH2768242

William J. Daley, Jr., 81, of Milford, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, September 16, 2023. Mr. Daley was a retired New York City Transit Police Officer, volunteer fireman with Elmont Fire Department (NY), and a member and Past Exalted Ruler of B.P.O.E. Lodge # 645, Port Jervis, NY.

William was an avid golfer, traveler, and a loyal fan of the NY Giants and NY Mets. He was the life of every party, and a character like no other.

The son of the late William J. and Loretta (Tobin) Daley Sr., he was born December 17, 1941, in New York, NY. He married Kathryn (Conron) Daley on October 9, 1970, in the Bronx, NY.

William is survived by his wife Kathryn, and two sons: William J. Daley III and his wife Kyra, and their boys Ethan, Daniel and Luke, and Tim Daley and his wife Barbara; and granddaughter Sofia. He is also survived by his aunt Jean Weinert and sisters Carol and Kathryn.

Services and cremation was private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Kathryn and the Daley family. May Bill Rest in Peace.

October 12, 2023                                             RET. P.O. ARTHUR "ARTIE" RUNNIONS

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net Received obituary information from Ron Conklin resqronnie@gmail.com


RET. P.O. ARTHUR “ARTIE" RUNNIONS
1/10/1951 – 9/27/2023

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. P.O. Arthur "Artie" Runnions on September 27th, at the age of 72 years.

From Ron Conklin:
Hi Lou
I received call from the wife of Arthur Runnions. Artie passed away on 9-27.
I worked with him in Rescue. He was appointed 10/1/1973 and retired 10/2/1993.

Condolences can be sent to his wife Helen at
584 Lost Shaker Way
Daytona Beach, FL 32124

The above photo was taken at the 2001 Florida Reunion.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Helen and the Runnions family. May Artie Rest in Peace.

October 11, 2023                         FORMER TPO HARVEY LESTER LEON (late notice) &
                                                      SISTER OF RET. P.O. WARREN DEYAK


We received this notice from Ret. NYPD Det and former TPO Ed Keevan


RET. FORMER TPO HARVEY LESTER LEON (late notice)
7/21/1955 - 9/29/2023

At this time, we do not have any information of Harvey's appointment or retirement dates. Ed Keevan worked with him in District 33 from 1986-92 after, we assume, Harvey went over to the NYPD as did Eddie.

Funeral details can be viewed at the funeral home website: 
Harvey Lester Leon Obituary 2023 - Mangano Family Funeral Homes, Inc. (manganofh.com)


SISTER OF RET. P.O. WARREN DEYAK
9/8/1965 - 10/6/2023

We received this sad news from our member, Ret. P.O. Warren Deyak goalagame@cox.net

Tony- it is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of my youngest sister, Peggy Deyak of Coral Springs Florida on Oct 6th, 2023. She was 58 years old. She leaves behind 4 children- Ashley, Emily, Faith and James, her sisters Christina and Kathleen, her brothers William and Warren as well as her fiancée Joel. Funeral Services are Thursday Oct 12th at the Kraeer Funeral Home, 1655 N. University Dr, Coral Springs Florida from 10:am to 2 PM and 4PM to 8 PM.. A mass will be held Friday, Oct 13th at 11:00 A.M. at St. Andrew Church, 9950 NW 29th ST. Coral Springs Florida. 

Warren Deyak, Las Vegas Nevada, goalagame@cox.net,  347-524-2058

Funeral details can be viewed here: Peggy Deyak Obituary - Coral Springs, FL (dignitymemorial.com)
 
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Leon and Deyak familes. May their deceased loved ones Rest in Peace.

October 8, 2023                                           RET. SGT. ANTONIO GONZALEZ (late notice)

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizom.net Obituary information received from Noel Negron


RET. SGT. ANTONIO “TONY” GONZALEZ (late notice)
6/9/1960 – 9/26/2023


Deacon Antonio J. Gonzalez was a Sergeant in the NYPD Transit District 4. He was appointed to the Transit Police 12/1/1980. He was ordained a Deacon of the Catholic Church in May of 2017. I had the pleasure of working with Tony when he was a Detective in Central Robbery / Warrants Squad.
I don't have Helen Gonzalez's address since Tony and Helen were living in Pennsylvania and working at his Church in Brooklyn. I can tell you that he died on Tuesday September 26th, 2023, visitation was Friday September 29th and Funeral Mass was Saturday September 30th at the church that Tony was assign too, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Interment: Pocono Lake Cemetery in Pocono Pines, PA; Th photo below was of this past Easter Sunday.

Lou - I had the pleasure of meeting Tony and his wife at a couple of Florida Reunions. “May Tony Rest in Peace”
The above photo is Deacon Tony Gonzalez with two NYPD Officers this lasat Easter Sunday.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Gonzalez family. May Tony Rest in Peace.

REMEMBERING TONY GONZALEZ


Received from Vito Buonsante vbuon895@aol.com
Hi Lou. I had the pleasure of working with Tony in Surface Crime from 1985 through 1988 when I got promoted to detective. We remained close; he and Helen were at my wedding. But the most important thing that I want to mention is that if it wasn’t for Tony I don’t think I would be here now. There was an incident back In December of 1987. We were assigned to school conditions in the 69 pct area. Multiple robberies were occurring on city buses. Anyway, we we’re able to apprehend subjects at the time when I was handcuffing a subject, a crowd gathered around us when another individual took a 13” inch from his jacket and was about to stab me when Tony was able to stop him by knocking him out. Tony mastered Tai Kwan Do. So, I was very devastated when I heard the news. Unfortunately, I could not make his wake or funeral. I am trying to find out any information to contact his wife Helen. May he rest in peace. God bless.

Sympathy Cards and Condolences can be sent to Tony’s wife Helen at address below. Mrs. Helen Gonzalez 292 Paxinos Drive Pocono Lake, PA 18347

September 22, 2023                           UPDATE FOR SERVICES - RET. P.O. KEENAN SCOTT
 Funeral services information received from Michelle Kemp mskemp2u@aol.com

RET. P.O. KEENAN SCOTT
9/28/1963 - 9/18/2023

from Barricinia Thompson  cinidee41@aol.com      

Ret. P.O. Keenan Scott, worked in D-30, PBA Delegate and Trustee, passed away yesterday, September 18th.

Keenan was appointed to the Transit Police on January 13, 1992 and retired from NYPD - date unknown.

Services took place on Friday, September 29th

Our deepest condolences to the Scott family. May Keenan rest in peace.

September 20, 2023                                      RET. P.O. KEVIN PETERSON (late notice)

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net Information received from Ted Dempsey retirednypd@verizon.net


RET. P.O. KEVIN PETERSON (late notice)
7/8/1959 – 9/3/2023

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. P.O. Kevin Peterson on September 3rd at the age of 64 years.

Kevin was appointed to NYCTPD 7/17/1984 and retired from NYPD after the merge.

CLICK HERE to view video and sign guest book on Funeral Home web page

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Peterson family. May Kevin Rest in Peace.

September 19, 2023                       LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. FRANCIS "FRANK" WAKELY

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net Information received from Frank's son, Frank Jr, who stated his father passed away peacefully in his sleep,


LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. FRANCIS "FRANK" WAKELY
5/12/1939 – 9/18/2023

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Francis "Frank" Wakely on September 18th at the age of 84 years. Frank was appointed to the Transit Police on June 21, 1965 and retired January 10, 1984.
Frank was also the former Chief of the Floral Park Volunteer Fire Dept.

Funeral services took place on September 22nd and 23rd.

Condolences can be sent to Frank Jr. at Chiefwakelyjr@aol.com

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Frank Jr. and the Wakely family. May Frank Rest in Peace.

September 17, 2023                                        DAUGHTER OF RET. P.O. EMILIO MESA

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net


DAUGHTER OF EMILIO MESA
7/6/1999- 09/13/2023

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Rebekah Mesa, daughter of Marya and Ret. P.O. Emilio Mesa, on September 13th, at the age of 24 years. She graduated from St Petersburg College Early Childhood Development.

There was a Celebration of Life on September 20th.

Condolences can be sent to Emilo and Marya at emiliok9dad@gmail.com or sympathy cards can be sent to the Mesa family. 25727 Apple Blossom Lane, Wesley Chapel FL 33543

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Mesa family. May Rebekah “Rest in Peace” in the arms of Jesus.

September 8, 2023                                               RET. P.O. SHERMAYN PARKS

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net



RET. P.O. SHERMAYNE PARKS

10/21/1970 – UNKNOWN

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. P.O. Shermayne Parks.

Shermayne was appointed to the NYCTPD 1/13/1992 and retired from NYPD. No other information is available.

Funeral services took place on Saturday, September 9th

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Parks family. May Shermayne Rest in Peace.

September 1, 2023                                LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOHN WOODALL

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net as received from Ray & Anita Dall adall1@comcast.net

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOHN WOODALL
10/2/1938 – 8/28/2023

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. John Woodall on August 28th at the age of 84 years. John was appointed to the Transit Police on May 3, 1965 and retired July 18, 1986.

Services took place on September 1st & 2nd with his final resting place in Raymond Hill Cemetery in Carmel, NY.

You can view John’s obituary on the Funeral Home webpage Obituary
https://www.cargainfuneralhomes.com/obituary/john-woodall-sr

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Emily and the Woodall family. May John Rest in Peace.

I had the pleasure of working with John in District 1 back in the late '60s. He was a good cop and helpful to us "new kids on the job." - Tony

August 31, 2023                                           RET. P.O. MICHAEL "MUGGSY" WHALEN



RETIRED P.O. MICHAEL "MUGGSY" WHALEN
2/16/1953 – 8/25/23

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of our member, Ret. P.O. Michael "Muggsy" Whalen, on August 25th, at the age of 70 years.

Lou Hollander received this information from Jimmy O’Shaughnessy flinstone317@aol.com

I am sad to report the EOT for our friend, Michael “Muggsy” Whalen. Mike passed away while a patient in the Albany Medical Center. He had a pre-leukemic condition for the last 15 years. As you would expect, he put up a great fight, but succumbed early this morning.

One of my favorite Muggsy stories takes place on St. Patrick’s Day. He was working a day tour and switched to work Fifth Avenue. When the Transit contingent marched by, Muggsy joined in. He marched with us up to 86 street and attended the after party at Saint Monica ‘s. At Saint Monica‘s, he relieved the Indian head off Chief Meehan's cap device. I think he earned a positive observation for a job well done. Thanks for all the laughs my brother.

Mike joined the Transit Police on December 7,1971 as a Trainee down in Jay St. In 1974, he was assigned to District 12, and in 1975 he went to District 3. From 1976 until 1991 he worked in District 1 and retired out of Revenue Protection on January 2, 1993.

From Lou Hollander:

I never had the privilege of working with “Muggsy” but I had the privilege of being in his company many times. He was a gentleman, a nice guy and lots of fun to be with. Mike was also a member of the Transit Police Retiree’s Association. Jimmy O’Shaughnessy will be handling the funeral arrangements. Mike will be cremated, and a “Celebration of Life” will be held at a later date that I will send out. May “Muggsy” Rest in Peace.

August 25, 2023                       LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. GERALD "JERRY" KURZ (late notice)

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net Obituary information received from son Jerry Jr. 89sport@gmail.com



LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. GERALD “JERRY” KURZ (late notice)

2/8/1943 – 8/3/2023

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. PO Gerald "Jerry" Kurz on August 3rd, at the age of 80 years.

Jerry was appointed to NYCTPD 6/21/65 and vested 7/3/1983. After he retired, he joined the U.S. Airforce Reserves.

Condolences can be emailed to his son Jerry at 89sport@gmail.com .

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Kurz family. May Jerry Rest in Peace.

August 24, 2023                       HONORARY MEMBERS DOROTHY WEIS & LIESBETH SCHOEN


HONORARY MEMBER DOROTHY WEIS

Because of returned mail, we also received information from her daughter, Patricia Bogucki, that Honorary Member Dorothy Weis, wife of the late Ret. P.O. Francis Weis, who passed away in 2020, had passed away in May of 2022.


HONORAY MEMBER LIESBETH SCHOEN

We regret to inform our members of the passing of Honorary Member Liesbeth Schoen, on August 23rd. Liesbeth was the wife of the late Ret. P.O. Herb Schoen who passed away in 2021.

Services took place on August 27th

In lieu of flowers you can make a Donation in Liesbeth Schoen’s honor to the
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
307 Hawkins Avenue
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631-588-9509

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Schoen and Weis families. May their departed loved ones Rest in Peace.

July 25, 2023                                                           RET. P.O. JAY R. OHER

RET. P.O. JAY R. OHER
5/31/1960 - 3/28/2023

As a result of a returned email sent out from FOP Lodge 317, we have received information that Ret. P.O. Jay R. Oher passed away on March 28th, 2023, at the age of 62 years. We do not have his appointment or retirement dates, but he did work in District 30.

Services took place on April 2nd in Miller Place, Long Island NY.

The obituary can be seen here:  https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/name/jay-oher-obituary?id=51539323

Our condolences and sympathies to his wife, Susan, his two children, Michael and Christina, and the Oher family. May Jay Rest in Peace.

July 21, 2023                                      UPDATE INFORMATION ON RET. P.O. JOHNNY LAMB
From Barricinia Thompson cinidee41@aol.com 

Johnny passed away on July 5th after a lengthy illness. It was his wish that none of his brothers or sisters see him in his condition. A private funeral was held for family only.

Johnny served in the Marine Corps, and worked in D-30, D-32 and Hwy 2. This is all I know at this time.

Condolences can be sent to his wife Louise Lamb and his daughter Virginia Moore at :
125 Ashland Place #10A
Bklyn, NY 11201

She is also receiving calls at (917) 696-1757.

July 21, 2023                                     LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. RICHARD NAPOLI

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net as received form Bill McKechnie cablaws1255@bellsouth.net


LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. RICHARD NAPOLI

3/28/1944 - 7/15/2023


We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. P.O. Richard Napoli, on July 15th, at the age of 79 years. Richie had recently been diganosed with possible cancer and it progressed very rapidly.
Rich was appointed to the NYCTPD 5/3/1965 and retired on ordinary disability 5/1/1978.

The photo above was from a collection of old ID photos taken in 1967. Notice the TA collar pins.

A Memorial Service took place at Monmouth Memorial Park NJ. on Tuesday, July 25th for a scattering of ashes to remember, mourn, celebrate and honor Rich Napoli.

Only prayers are requested, however, if so inclined, donations can be sent to:
St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital-501 St. Jude Place-Memphis, TN 38105

The family of Rich Napoli is so very grateful to all for their expressions of sympathy.

Condolences may be sent to his daughter Denise Silletti at jsillet@aol.com
 
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Napoli and Sillett families. May Richie “Rest in Peace.”

July 18, 2023                            WIFE OF LIFETIME MEMBER RET. LT. KENNETH SNELL

From President Bob Valentino leftybowler0601@gmail.com

I am saddened to inform you of the passing of Carol Snell, wife of Lifetime Member Retired Lieutenant Kenneth Snell on Sunday July 16, 2023 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease at 74 years of age. 

Services took place on July 20th & 21st.

You can view her obituary on the funeral home website: https://bellmorefuneralhome.com/carol-a-snell/

Condolences may be sent to Ken at 1716 Saint John’s Avenue Merrick NY 11566 or
ks42@aol.com

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Snell family. May Carol Rest in Peace

July 14, 2023                          LIFETIME MEMBER RETIRED DET. GERARD "JERRY" MOLLOY

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net


LIFETIME MEMBER RET. DET. GERARD “JERRY” MOLLOY
 
12-16-36 – 7/11/2023

From Lou:
I am saddened to inform you of the passing of my friend, Jerry Molloy. Jerry passed at home peacefully in Florida while under hospice care, with his family with him. Jerry’s wishes were to be cremated. I believe there will be a memorial mass at a later date.

Jerry was appointed to the NYCTPD 5/2/1965 and retired as a 2nd Grade Detective 10/4/1986. He was a Lifetime Member of the Transit Police Retiree’s Association.

Condolences can be sent to Jerry’s wife Carol at 3583D Willa Way, Lake Worth FL 33467, or email carolm712@icloud.com

The Funeral Mass for Jerry Molly took place on Wednesday, August 2nd at St. Therese DeLisiuex Church in Wellington, FL

May Jerry “Rest in Peace” in the arms of Jesus.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Carol and the Molloy family. May Jerry Rest in Peace.

July 11, 2023                          RETIRED P.O.s CHARLES H. HORN, JOHNNY LAMB & LARRY DUGGER

We received this from Larry Lombardo larry451@optonline.net


RET. P.O. CHARLES H. HORN

10/24/1940 - 07/09/2023

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. P.O. Charles H. Horn, on July 9th, at the age of 82 years.
Charles was appointed to the Transit Police on November 4, 1966, but we do not have a retirement date. He had been assigned to District 23.

Services took place on Wednesday July 12th

Condolences may be left on the funeral home website: https://perryfh.com/tribute/details/2202/Charles-Horn/obituary.html#content-start

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Horn family. May Charles Rest in Peace.


From Barricinia Thompson cinidee41@aol.com 

RET. P.O. JOHNNY LAMB
11/21/1940 - 07/05/2023

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. P.O. Johnny Lamb on July 5th, at the age of 82 years. Johnny was appointed to the Transit Police on November 4, 1966, retirement date from NYPD unknown.





RET. P.O. LARRY DUGGER

7/18/1957 - 07/09/2023

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Ret. P.O. Larry Dugger, on July 9th, at the age of 65 years. Larry was appointed to the Transit Police on July 8, 1985, retired from NYPD date unknown.

Services took place on Saturday, July 15th

Condolences may be left at the funeral home website:  Home | Joseph A. Slinger-Hasgill Funeral Services, Inc. (slingerhasgill.com)
or by mail to his daughter Tanya Dugger at 2608 Old Berwick Rd., Bloomburg PA 17815 or
his other daughter, Courtney Dugger at 9961 Dowden Rd, Unit 21126, Orlando FL 32832-5066

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Lamb & Dugger families. May their departed loved ones Rest in Peace.

June 30, 2023                     LIFETIME MEMBER RET. CHIEF OF THE TRANSIT BUREAU MICHAEL A. ANSBRO

President Valentino received this sad news from Paul DiGiacomo, President of the NYPD DEA

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. CHIEF OF THE TRANSIT BUREAU MICHAEL A. ANSBRO
5/28/1941 - 6/29/2023

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. Chief of the Transit Bureau, Michael A. Ansbro, on June 29th, at the age of 82 years. Chief Ansbro was appointed to the Transit Police on May 3, 1965, eventually becoming the Chief of the Transit Bureau after the merge and retired in December, 2001.

Chief Ansbro is the father of Andrew Ansbro, President of the Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA)

Funeral services took place on July 5th to the 7th.:

Condolences may be offered at the funeral home website:
https://www.colonialfuneralhomesi.com/memorials/michael-ansbro/5223116/index.php    
The full obituary has not yet been posted on their website.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to his wife, Mary, and the Ansbro family. May Michael Rest in Peace.

June 28, 2023                                        LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. GEORGE H. BETHEL

We received this sad news today from George Bethel, Jr., son of Ret. PO George Bethel.

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. GEORGE H. BETHEL
3/14/1943 - 6/24/2023

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. P.O. George Bethel, on Saturday, June 24th, at the age of 80 years. George was appointed to the Transit Police on June 21, 1965, and retired February 3, 1986. He was assigned to District 34 for many years until his retirement.

George passed way in his sleep and will join his wife, Barbara, who passed away in May. They would have been married 58 years.

There was no viewing and a Funeral Mass was celebrated for George on Monday, July 3rd at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland, Maine.

Condolences may be sent to George Bethel, Jr. at gsbethel@gmail.com

Frank Crisa and I worked with George for many years in District 34 and always found him to be unique in many ways. May he Rest in Peace with his beloved wife, Barbara. - Tony

June 27, 2023                                    LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. PHILLIP N. LONCAR

We received this sad information from Chip Hayes chip1440@lawyer.com


LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. PHILLIP N. LONCAR

4/11/43 - 6/26/2023

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. P.O. Phillip Loncar, on June 26th, at the age of 80 years. Phillip was appointed to the Transit Police on June 21, 1965 and retired March 10, 1983. He was assigned to CSPS, District 1, 10 and 3.

Funeral services toook place on June 29th & 30th with a Celebration of Life. 

Condolences may be left at the funeral home website: https://www.sorcefuneralhome.com/obituaries/Phillip-N-Loncar?obId=28292013

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The ALS Association www.als.org in his name.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to his wife, Lenore, and the Loncar family. May Phillip Rest in Peace.

June 17, 2023                                    LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. S/A GARY BROWN

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net


LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. S/A GARY BROWN

7/14/1939 - 6/17/2023

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. PO S/A Gary Brown on Saturday, June 17th, at the age of 83 years. Gary was appointed to the Transit Police on December 1, 1965, and retired October 2, 1993.

Condolences can be sent to Gary’s wife, Lillian at 1882 Brookdale St Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, or email at gdbn@optonline.net 

Services took place on Saturday, June 24, 2023 with a Celebration of Life. 

Gary’s Obituary can be viewed on Funeral Home Webpage https://tinyurl.com/3ewh8w7v

From Lou:
It is with a very heavy heart I inform you of the passing of my former partner and one of my “best friends” Gary Brown. He was appointed to NYCTPD 12/1/65, retired 10/2/93. I loved working with Gary for many years in City-Wide A/C. He was a good cop, a good man that was liked by everybody. He was very funny always had the guys laughing. The guys many times joked with us saying “we were a pair that could beat a full house” After A/C Gary transferred to the Legal Department then Equipment & Supply where we worked together again. After E&S he went to Revenue. Gary’s final assignment was on the 13th Floor Office of the President of the TA. While he was assigned there, while on his way home he stopped at the Bodega on Myrtle Ave & Jay St. where a group of males attempted to rob him, and he wound up getting shot in the stomach. Thank God he survived. And returned to work on Restricted Duty. He was awarded the Departments “Medal of Honor.”

Gary will be missed by many especially me. I will miss the phone calls and especially seeing him once a year.
“Rest in Peace, my good friend” I will truly miss you.

Gary and I always spoke a few times a month always rehashing our collars and laughing about some of the stuff we got involved in. I always looked forward to the NY Reunion at Antun’s. Gary would always come to it when he knew I would come up from Florida to attend. Gary was a Dapper dresser. He always looked like he stepped out of GQ Magazine. Below is the last NY Reunion we were together, November 15, 2022.

I remember seeing Gary at the NY Reunions in past years and occasionally received a phone call from him, either asking for information or telling us he was planning to send a donation, or even asking for extra copies of one of our newsletters. I never had the occasion to work with Gary, but I know our Editor, Frank Crisa, did work with Gary, as did Lou, in City Wide A/C. He will be missed by many fellow officers in Transit and we extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to Lillian, and the entire Brown family. May Gary Rest in Peace. - Tony

June 6, 2023                                        LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. ROBERT P. GEARY                   

John Giangrasso notified us of this last week but I was enroute to the airport for a family wedding in LA at the time. Thanks to Lou Hollander for posting it.


LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. ROBERT GEARY

11/28/1941 - 05/20/2023

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Robert Geary, on May 20th, at the age of 81 years. Bob was appointed to the Transit Police on May 5, 1965 and retired September 1, 1980. He worked most of his time in District 20. Burial was in Calverton National Cemetery.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Roseann and the Geary family.

The photo above was taken in 2013 when Bob and Roseann were married. In the photo are (L-R) Tony Piazza, John Giangrasso, Deo Fasolino, and two others - names unknown.

I first met Bob when I was in the Academy and doing a Field Training day in District 20. Bob showed me how to issue a smoking summons at the Ditmars Blvd. station on the 'RR.' Rest in Peace, Bob. - Tony

May 24, 2023                  LIFETIME MEMBERS RET. P.O.s GEORGE OSTROWSKI & RUSSELL GIAMBRONE

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net



LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. GEORGE OSTROWSKI
6/16/1945 - 5/17/2023

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. George Ostrowski on May 17th, at the age of 77 years. George was appointed to NYCTPD 11/4/1966 and retired 11/10/1981.

Services took place on May 25th & 26th with burial at the Walton Cemetery, 55 Fancher Avenue, Walton with Full Military Honors.

Condolences may be sent to his wife, Penelope, at 16 North Street, Walton NY 13856-1326

Click on the Funeral Home webpage link to view obituary and details. https://tinyurl.com/5n8ckvea May George “Rest in Peace”

We never actually worked together but George and I were Transit PBA delegates for many years and he never hesitated to express his thoughts on any actions taken by the board. - Tony



LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. RUSSELL GIAMBRONE

9/9/1944 - 5/20/2023

We regret to inform our members and fellow retirees of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Russel Giambrone, on May 20th, at the age of 78 years. Russell was appointed to the Transit Police on March 10, 1969 and retired July 17, 1989.

From Lou:
It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that my long-time friend passed. We entered the Police Academy together March 10th, 1969 and have been friends ever since. Russ and I and our wives did a lot together. We had children around the same time. We haven’t seen each other in over 10 years when he and his family visited Florida. I called him a few months ago and we caught up on the times. Russ was one of the nicest guys you would ever want to meet. He was liked by all who worked with him. I worked with him in District 1 until April 1974. Russ worked his entire career in District 1. He retired 7/17/1989, and was a Lifetime member of the Transit Police Retiree’s Assoc.
My most sincere condolences to his wife Judene.

Services took place on May 24th & 25th with graveside service on the 27th.

Condolences can be sent to Judene at RD #2 Sandfordville Rd. Warwick NY 10990.

May Russel “Rest in Peace”. You can view Russ’s obituary and funeral details here https://www.recordonline.com/obituaries/pnys0493657

Our deepest condolences to the Ostrowski and Giambrone familes. May George and Russell Rest in Peace.