LIFETIME MEMBER RET. SGT. THOMAS “TOM” MORIARTY 10/25/1941 – 10/13/2019
We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. Sgt. Thomas "Tom" Moriarty on October 13th at the age of 77 years. Tom was appointed to NYCTPD 6/21/1965 and Retired 9/10/1979. Unfortunately, I never worked with Tom, but heard from many he was a good boss. I did have the privilege to be in his company many times at Florida Golf outing’s and many NY reunions where I found him to be a real nice pleasant man. My condolences to his family. “May he Rest in Peace”
We regret to inform our fellow officers of the passing of Ret. Sgt. Richard Pinto on July 28, 2019, at the age of 76 years. Richard was appointed to the Transit Police on October 24, 1973 and retired February 28, 2003. He was assigned to District 3.
There was no information issued on services.
September 16, 2019 LATE OBITUARY POSTINGS LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. BRIAN FLAHERTY LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. WILLIAM McGONIGLE RET. P.O. CLEAVON DIGGS
I just learned of Brian’s passing this past weekend during a phone call with my ex-partner Gary Brown. Gary ran into Brian’s brother who lives around the corner from him and was told Brian past away a few weeks ago. I reached out to find out further information. His family never notified the Department but did notify the PBA and all the info they had was the date of his passing and that he was living in PA. Brian was a real standup guy. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with him back in the 70’s when I was in CSPS and he was the Roll Call Man. Brian was appointed to the Transit Police on December 1, 1965 and retired November 7, 1988.
I had the pleasure of working with Brian as we were both TPBA delegates. - Tony
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. WILLIAM McGONIGLE
5/10/1937 - 9/9/2019
We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. William McGonigle on September 9th at the age of 82 years. Bill was appointd to the Transit Police on December 1, 1965 and retired July 6, 1985.
Funeral Mass services were held on Saturday, September 14th. There was no viewing.
I worked with Bill in the O/U in the late '60s and he always had a pleasant sense of humor. - Tony
Lifetime Member Ret. Det. Frank Cayea, passed away on September 7th at the age of 83 years. Frank was appointed to the Transit Police on November 4, 1966 and retired December 2, 1986. The photo abpve was taken at the 2018 NY Reunion.
Funeral services were held on September 10th to the 12th. followed by burial at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale NY
I regret to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Virginia Dana, the wife of Ret. Sgt. Harry Dana, on or about Sunday, September 1, 2019. The funeral arrangement has been forwarded to me by Ms. Lynn Dana, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Dana
Funeral Arrangements took place on September 7th If you have any questions, please let me know. Please forward this information to anyone you think would be interested. Thank you, Linda email@example.com
Our sincere condolences and sympathies go out to the Rosa and Dana families. May their deceased loved ones “Rest in Peace”
August 28, 2019 MOTHER OF ASSOCIATION CHAPLAIN MSGR. ROBERT. J. ROMANO
RET. P.O. GENERAL JACKSON JR. 10/19/1938 – 8/18/2019
We regret to inform our fellow officers of the passing of Ret. P.O. General Jackson Jr. on August 18th at the age of 80 years. General was appointed to the Transit Police on June 1, 1966 and retired July 19, 1986.
Funeral services took place on August 26th.
RET. P.O. CHARLES JAMERSON
10/31/1955 – 7/27/2019
Ret. P.O. Charles Jamerson passed away on July 27th. There was no funeral service information available at the time. Charles was appointed to the Transit Police on December 10, 1978 and retired April 30, 2003
MEMORIAL/CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE FOR RET. P.O. CHARLES JAMERSON
Regarding the Finest Message sent on 7/30/19, Charles and I attended the same church here in Broward County. Ironically, Charles and I were contemporaries in Transit and I really only got to know him here in Florida. Charles was a quiet, unassuming, gentle giant. He loved God, people, and was a true servant at heart. I will truly miss my Brother in Christ, Brother in Transit, and dear friend.
A memorial / celebration of life service for Charles took place on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The service will be held at;
Condolences can also be sent to his wife Marlene Jamerson via email; firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (954) 895-8496
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Jackson and Jamerson families. May their loved ones rest in peace.
August 15, 2019 LIFETIME MEMBERS RET. INSP. ANTHONY FARALDO and RET. P.O. JOSEPH SCELZA
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. INSP ANTHONY FARALDO 11/20/1944 – 8/14/2019
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. Inspector Tony Faraldo. He passed away last night after a brief illness. Insp Faraldo was appointed to NYCTPD December 1,1965, and retired April 2, 1996.
Funeral services took place on August 17th to the 19th
Tony was such a nice man who loved to play softball and loved to bowl. In his later years he was restricted by a unfortunate illness but was always upbeat and loved to travel. He started the Transit Police Bowling League back in 1996 and was a formidable bowler.
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOSEPH SCELZA 7/12/1942 – 8/14/2019
Andy was informed by Joe's wife, Pat, that Joe had just passed away. They have been living in Arizona for many years after he retired. He passed away several days after heart surgery. Andy stated that Joe will be cremated.
The Celebration of Life service took pllace on August 22nd
Ret. Det. 1st. Gr. James Joseph McHugh, passed away Saturday Aug. 10, 2019. Jim joined the NYTP 2/15/1966, 5 days before his 21St birthday. He was a vibrant member of the department until the hostile take-over. After retiring from the job, he went to work as a boss for Mike O'Connor at the 1st. Pct. BID where he worked for many years.
When he left the BID he relocated to Kent, Ct. where he became a gentleman farmer.
He and Det, Bernie Jacobs conceived, developed and ran the NYTP Crime Prevention Unit for 25 years. It was the first such program in any mass transit policing department nationwide.
Jimmy’s son Shawn is a Lt. with the NYPD and works Auto Theft in The Bronx.
Lou received this obituary information from Bob Ballard HAWK726@aol.com who saw the obituary in the Staten Island Advance on August 7th
Ret. P.O. Victor Cracchiolo was appointed to NYCTPD June 1, 1967 and retired August 6, 1989.
Victor Cracchiolo, 80, of Concord, Staten Island, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019. He will dearly be missed and his memory will live on in the hearts of his family and friends. Victor is survived by his wife, Angie, sons, Stephen and wife, Teresa, Louis and wife, Evelyn, Paul, and his daughter, Susan. He had three grandchildren: Natalie, Olivia and Stephen. Surviving brothers are Frank and wife, Joanne, Michael and wife, Tess, and he was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Anthony. Victor was a retired New York City Transit Police Officer. He was a devoted Mets fan and enjoyed playing golf, reading and crossword puzzles.
A Memorial Mass was held on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019.
Hi Lou, My name is Ed Branch retired TD32. I’m informed by his brother Bennie Caldwell that Ret. P.O. Joseph Caldwell passed away August 01, 2019 after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 78 yrs. old. Joe retired from TD20 quite a while ago. I don’t know his appointment date, but I will try and get it.
Aa memorial service was held on Saturday August 10, 2019
Joe was appointed to NYCTPD 4/13/65 and retired 10/12/85. May Joe “Rest in Peace”
Ret. P.O. Emmanuel "Manny" Sorge passed away on Sunday, June 9th at the age of 82 years after battling cancer and Parkinson's disease. Manny, as he was known by his fellow officers, worked in District 34 for many years. Manny was appointed to the Transit Police on 3/2/67 and retired 11/24/89.
Funeral services were held on June 11th and 12th
He is survived by his wife, Angela, their 4 children and 7 grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to Angela at email@example.com
Our deepest condolences to Angela and the Sorge family. May Manny rest in peace.
May 31, 2019 RET. P.O. AARON KELLEY and RET. P.O. AARON GUDEMA
Retired Police Officer Aaron Gudema, formerly assigned to NYC Transit Police Dept, died on Tuesday 05-28-19. Aaron was appointed to the Transit Police on 06-21-65 and retired 01-24-86.
Funeral services took place on June 1st and 2nd
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Kelley and Gudema familes. May their deceased loved ones Rest in Peace.
May 22, 2019 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. CAPT. JOSEPH CANNON and SISTER OF LIFETIME MEMBER RET. DET. LEE WINTERS (late posting)
From Lou Hollander
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. CAPT. JOSEPH “JOE” CANNON 7/5/1943 – 5/19/2019
Lifetime Member, Ret. Capt. Joseph Cannon, passed away on May 19th. Cause of death is unknown at this time. Joe was appointed to the Transit Police on June 21, 1965 and retired from NYPD after the merge on November 1, 1997.
Funeral services were held on May 23rd and 24th.:
Lou worked in Dist. 1 with Joe when he first got out of the academy and felt Joe was a real nice guy. I also worked with Joe when I came out of the Academy in April, 1966.
I agree with Lou that Joe was always a great fellow officer who always would help out us "Probies." May he Rest in Peace.- Tony
Lorraine Winters, sister of Lifetime Member Ret. Det. Lee Winters passed away on April 9th. Lee sent his blog to Lou, with a very sad story of his sister's illness and her fight to regain her health.
Brothers and Sisters,
It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me. I haven’t been myself this long, long, winter night. I wrote a blog post about it. I experienced a family event that some of you may relate to. Others may learn a thing or two. In any event, I sincerely wish you well in dealing with this unpredictable life that gets even more unpredictable as we move into these more tenuous years.