Lou Hollander received this obituary from Donny Mosher, former MOS.
RET. LT. DON MOSHER 2/22/1947 – 4/15/2018
Good morning, I am writing to inform you that my father Retired Lt. Don Mosher has passed away this morning after a long battle with cancer. He came on the job in 71' and retired in 96' out of Dist. 12.
Wake and funeral arrangements are to follow. Thank you for all you do in keeping us informed. I myself am originally TPD hence why I'm on your email list. All the best, Don Mosher Jr.
This obituary information was received from Alan Devaney email@example.com Michael was appointed to NYCTPD January 29, 1981 and retired from NYPD in 2002. May Mike “Rest in Peace”
This is for the passing of Michael Mahaney, formally of Districts 34 and 12 and unknown what other Districts he worked for. He retired in 2002.
The best that ever happened to my life, Mike Mahaney, passed on April 4, 2018. Mike had surgery in February, and had a rough post-operative course. He loved being a police officer. Served the NY City Transit and NYPD through 2002. In 2003, Mike became a Police Officer with the New College of Florida Police Department in Sarasota, FL where he was still serving at the time of his death. Please pass this information along to those who may have known him in NY. His funeral Mass took place on April 10th. There was no viewing at Mike's request. In lieu of flowers, anyone who would like to can make a donation to Mike's favorite charity, his deceased niece Erin's Scholarship fund that is awarded through the Sayville School System on Long Island. Erin was our niece who passed away in 2008 after a battle against Cystic Fibrosis. She was a beloved school teacher in the Sayville, Long Island school system, and a scholarship fund is in place. The mailing address is below:
The Erin Halliday Duffy Scholarship Fund Transparency
Mail to: The Erin Halliday Duffy Scholarship c/o Maureen Mahaney- Halliday 55 Grandview Drive Blue Point, NY 11715
The Sayville, New York School administers this scholarship.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Mahaney family. May Michael rest in peace.
I received this obituary from Greg Quinn, John’s son. Condolences can be sent to Greg at firstname.lastname@example.org May John “Rest in Peace” As per his wish, my father will be cremated and then laid to rest at the National Cemetery in Mims, Florida sometime next week once final arrangements have been made. He was a WW2 Veteran and served with the U.S. Army 11th Airborne in the Pacific and the occupation of Japan. He served with the Transit Police from November,1955 to November, 1975. His last District was the old D-35. He was 90 years old at the time of his passing.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Quinn family. May John rest in peace.
March 27, 2018 RET. LT. WILLIAM WANSER and RET. DET. PEDRO "PETE" ESPONDA
Below was sent by Lou Hollander as received from Gail Imhauser email@example.comShe informed me that both passings were 9/11 related.
RET. LT. WILLIAM “BILLY" WANSER III 7/18/1957 – 3/25/2018
With great sadness I announce the passing of NYPD Lt. William "Billy" Wanser, after a yearlong battle with cancer from his work at Ground Zero during 9-11. Billy is a true hero, survived by his wife Susyn and his two daughters, Alyssa and Kristen. Appointment date to NYCTPD is not available
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Galvani families. May Robert rest in peace.
March 14, 2018 RET. DET. HAROLD "HARRY" DEEGAN
Received from Deo Fasolino, John Moakley and Lou Hollander:
Mike Mulhall has called me and informed that retired Detective Harold “Harry” Deegan passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018, after a long battle with cancer. Harry was appointed to the Transit Police on November 4, 1966 and retired August 30, 1988.
In consideration of the necessity for his extended family to travel, some from abroad (Ireland), his Memorial Mass has been scheduled as follows:
Saturday, April 7, 2018 11:00 AM
Our Lady of Mercy Church 500 South Oyster Bay Road Hicksville, NY 11801 (516) 931-4351 ourladyofmercy.org
Family and friends will gather thereafter to celebrate Harry’s life at:
We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Ret. Captain Jeremiah "Jerry" Ryall, on March 5th, at the age of 67 years after a long illness. Jerry was appointed to the Transit Police on October 1, 1973 and retired on January 15, 1995
Ret. Former 1st Grade Det. Robert Harris has passed away. Det. Harris was appointed to NYCTPD 12/1/1965 and retired 6/1/1976.
Services took place on March 10th
condolences and sympathies ot the Harris family. May he Rest In Peace
March 1, 2018 RET. SGT. FRANK BARRESI
From Lou Hollander as received from NYPD
RET.SGT. FRANK BARRESI 11/27/1949 – 2/28/2018
Ret. Sgt. Frank Barresi passed away on February 28th while resIding in Kingston, NY. He was appoointed to the Transit Police on April 3, 1972 and retired April 8, 1992. There were no details regarding funeral services.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Barresi family. May Frank rest in peace.
We regret to inform you of the death of Barbara Klein, wife of Ret. P.O. Robert Klein. Funeral and memorial service took place on February 15th in Boynton Beach FL
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Klein family. May Barbara rest in peace.
February 10, 2018 RET. SGT. NEWELL LAIRD, JR.
Sent by Lou Hollander with information from NYPD Originally received this from John Cornicello, (See below) Jacornicello@gmail.com May Newell Rest In Peace
RET. SGT. NEWELL LAIRD JR. 8/23/1965 – 2/6/2018
Louis- I just saw this on social media and not sure if you had heard of this. This is Newell Laird Jr- his father Newell Laird Sr was my Sgt. in D33. Father and son were two real gentlemen. I worked with Newell Jr when he came to Detective Boro Bklyn as a Sgt. He started his career in Transit. Two good men- father and son- who have both passed away. I thought you should see this for the fabulous email updates you send out to keep ally’s old-Transit updated. Thanks John Cornicello Ret Lt-Det. Bklyn North Homicide Original TP Class of 1981- District 33
Ret. NYPD Sgt. Newell Laird Jr, son of the late TP Sgt. Newell Laird Sr., passed away from cancer on February 6th, 2018. He was appointed to the Transit Police on August 30, 1993 and retrired from NYPD on December 1, 2017.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Laird family. May Newell rest in peace.
February 5, 2018 RET. P.O. JONATHAN C. MILLER
Sent by Lou Hollander with information from NYPD
RET. P.O JONATHAN C. MILLER 12/13/1942 - 2/3/2018
Ret. P.O. Jonathan C. Miller passed away on February 3rd at the age of 75 years. He was appointed to the Transit Police on November 28, 1967 and retired December 11, 1982.
Services took place on February 6th
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to his wife, Bernadette, and the Miller family.
February 4, 2018 RET. P.O. EDWARD MASLOWSKI (late notice)
From Lou Hollander as received from NYPD
RET. P.O. EDWARD MASLOWSKI UNKNOWN DOB - 1/29/2018
Ret. P.O. Edward Maslowski passed away on January 29th. He was appointed to the Transit Police on May 5, 1969 and retired September 2, 1989. Funeral services took place on February 3rd.
January 30, 2018 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. CAPT. BERNARD "BARNEY" WALDMAN LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. RICHARD CALABRESE (late posting) RET. SGT. DAVID CIORCIARI (late posting)
We received the following from Lou Hollander as received from Alan Berkowitz and NYPD
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. CAPT. BERNARD “BARNEY” WALDMAN 9/29/1925 – 1/30/2018
I had the privilege of working briefly for Capt. Waldman in Dist.1 in the early 70’s and found him to be a good and fair boss. The last time I saw Barney was at the 2009 NY Reunion at Antun’s. The photo above was taken at the 2008 NY Reunion.- Lou
Lifetime Member Ret. Capt. Bernard "Barney" Waldman was appointed January 5, 1950 and retired October 8, 1978. May he “Rest In Peace”. Condolences can be sent to Barneys son Harry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Memorial will take place at 12:00 noon sharp, tomorrow, January 31st, followed by internment at I.J. Morris Chapel 21 E. Deer Park Rd. Dix Hills NY, if you wish to attend.
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. RICHARD CALABRESE 12/28/1931 - 1/26/2018
We regret to inform our members of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. P.O. Richard Calabrese on January 26th at the age of 87 years. Richard was appointed to the Trabnsit Police on September 9, 1963 and retired July 31, 1985. Most of his career was in District 35/34 services took place on Monday and Tuesday, January 30-31st.
RET. SGT. DAVID CIORCIARI 6/13/1956 - 1/23/2018
I am very saddened to inform you of the passing of Ret. Sgt. David Ciorciari. David was the husband of Ret. Det. Eileen Beattie – Ciorciari. You can email condolences to Eileen at Two2go8286@aol.com
David passed away on January 23rd. He was appointed December 8, 1980 and retired December 31, 2000. His last assignment was Missing Persons Unit. Services took place January 27th to 29th.
Friends & Family, David was diagnosed in August 2016 w a very rare cancer, Cholangiocarcinoma, which attacked his bile duct. Initial diagnosis was stage IV. There is no known cure for this cancer nor are their many trials. Please consider making a donation no matter how small to The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation (CCF) in David’s memory so research efforts for this cancer ONLY may help others who fall victim to this dreadful disease. Thank you ??
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of our deceased fellow officers. May the departed rest in peace.
January 15, 2018 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. RICHARD KOSC
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. RICHARD KOSC 8/12/1941 - 12/1/2017
We received the sad word today from Richard's wife, Josephine, that Richard passed away on December 1st, 2017, at the age of 76 years. Services were held shortly after his passing.
Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Richard Kosc was appointed to the Transit Police on December 1, 1965 and retired August 1, 1974 on Ordinary Disability. .
It is ironic that Richie passed away on the 52nd anniversary of his appointment to the Transit Police. He and I were in the same Company 5 at the Academy - Tony
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Josephine and the Kosc family. May he Rest in Peace.
January 15, 2018 SIX LIFETIME MEMBERS REPORTED DECEASED
Many thanks to member Ret. Sgt. Billy McMillen for his assistance in researching these "lost" Lifetime members who have passed away.
Ret. Capt. Arthur Mercurio on February 14, 2017 at the age of 94 years. Appointed January 5, 1950 and retired October 30, 1971
Ret. Lt. James Galvin on June 8, 2001 at the age of 89 years. Appointed June 10, 1939 and retired January 6, 1974
Ret. Sgt. James Kanavaros on August 5, 2014 at the age of 92 years. Appointed October 23, 1961 and retired November 12, 1982
Ret. P.O. Victor France on April 8, 2015 at the age of 93 years. Appointed April 4, 1955 and retired May 29, 1981
Ret. P.O. Harold Lee on December 17, 2003 at the age of 80 years. Appointed November 9, 1964 and retired January 16, 1975
Ret. P.O. Charles Romano on June 15, 2003 at the age of 79 years. Appointed January 3, 1950 and retired May 1, 1977
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of our deceased members.
January 11, 2018 RET. P.O. JOHN MC CLAFFERTY RET. P.O. VINCENT GIATTINO RET. P.O. MICHAEL RYNN and RET. P.O. GERALD SWEENEY (late notifications and postings)
From Lou Hollander as received from NYPD
RET. P.O JOHN MCCLAFFERTY 5/22/1940 - 1/9/2018
John was appointed to the Transit Police on December 1, 1965 and retired January 3, 1986.
Viewing took place on January 10th and
A Funeral Mass is scheduled for Friday, January 12th, at 945 AM at St. Theresa Church, 2855 St. Theresa Ave., Bronx NY
Information sent to Ed Russo by Vincent's son, John.
RET. P.O. VINCENT GIATTINO 1/19/1943 - 12/29/2017
We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of our member, Ret. P.O. Vincent Giattino, on December 29th, at the age of 74 years. Vincent was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in September, 2017. He was appointed to the Transit Police on December 1, 1965 and retired January 1, 1986
From Lou Hollander as received from NYPD
RET. P.O. MICHAEL RYNN 8/18/1937 - 1/3/2018
We regret to inform you of the passing of Ret. P.O. Michael Rynn at the age of 80 years while living in Long Beach NY. Michael was appointed to the Transit Police on November 4, 1966 and retired October 24, 1984.
Services took place on January 8th.
RET. P.O. GERALD SWEENEY 6/27/1944 – 12/12/2017
Information received from Ret. P.O. Chip Hayes
Ret, P.O. Gerry Sweeney was with the NYC Transit Police for 15 years-working in District 2 or 4 during the1970's and vested to become the beloved Greenwood Lake, NY US Postal Carrier. We do not have his appointment or retirement dates.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the McClafferty, Giattino, Rynn and Sweeney families. May the deceased rest in peace.