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.
Visitation at Moloney's Funeral Home 840 Wheeler Road Hauppauge, New York (631) 361-7500 on Saturday August 17 from 5pm to 9pm & Sunday August 18th from 2pm to 5pm & 7pm to 9pm
Funeral Mass at Saint Patrick's RC Church 280 East Main Street Smithtown, New York on Monday August 19th at 10:30am
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 for Joe will be at St. Helen's on Thursday August 22nd at 10:30 am. 5510 W Cholla St Glendale AZ 85304 Luncheon afterward, location to be announced.
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.
Viewing was on August 13th.
Funeral Mass on Wednesday, August 14th at 10:00 AM Holy Name of Jesus R.C. Church 245 Prospect Park West Brooklyn, NY
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.
I have been informed that Steve suffered a serious stroke several days before his passing in The Villages, FL. I was told by Joe McGarry that Steve was cremated and that a future memorial service will be held in July.
Steve was appointed to the NYCTP 10/1/1973 and retired from NYPD. I believe he worked in District One as a PO, Sgt & Lt. After the merge, he retired from the NYPD on 4/20/1996. The above photo was sent to me by Charlie Rodriguez.
A funeral mass took place on April 20th with internment in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery,
Obituary information by Lou received from George Butler
RET. P.O. ALAN DEBNAM 1//6/1946 – 4/5/2019
I'm sad to report the passing of Ret. P.O. Alan C. Debnam. Alan worked in District 3 and RDU. Alan was appointed to the NYCTPD 7/8/71. His retirement date is unavaible
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOSEPH BENEVENTANO 1/23/1941 – 3/31/2019
I have been informed by Margaret Beneventano that her husband Joe had passed after a 5-year battle with cancer. He was cremated and a “Celebration of his life” took place on April 11th.
They would have been married 30 years in May. Margaret also told me that Joe did 10 years as a Deputy in Charlotte SC. Condolences can be sent to Joe’s wife Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org May Joe “Rest in Peace
RET. P.O. EDWARD HANUS 1/4/1947 – 4/6/2019
Ed Hanus and Bob Davan
Lou received this obituary information from Hugh Lennon email@example.com
Hi Louie, Sad news. Eddie Hanus, who worked in District 3, passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Services took place on April 9th and 10th
Eddie and Bob Daven’s picture was on the Retired Officer’s Membership Card several years ago. Eddie is in the foreground looking away.
Hi Louie, FYI, another retired MOS passes. Eddie Hanus, age 72, who worked almost his entire career in Dist. 3, died on Saturday, April 6.
He came on in 1970 and retired in the mid-90s. He later served as the Director of Security at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Rockland County. He is survived by his son and 3 daughters. He wife, Ann, died about 2 1/2 years ago. He lived in Stoney Point, NY for last 44 years and grew up in the south Bronx. Bobby Davan
Eddie was appointed to the NYCTPD 3/21/70 and retired 7/2/92. May Eddie “Rest in Peace” with his wife Ann.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Beneventano and Hanus families. May Joe and Ed rest in peace.
October 19, 2018 ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT EDWARD "EDDIE" RUSSO
ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT RET. P.O. EDWARD “EDDIE” RUSSO 8/5/1939 – 10/19/2018
The NYC Retired Transit Police Officers Association Executive Board is extremely saddened to inform our members and friends of the passing of our President Ed Russo at 3 AM this morning, October 19th, at the age of 79 years.
Ed had been in hospice for cancer the past several weeks, fully aware of the inevitable outcome. He had many visitors who came to wish him well and trying to boost his spirits. Ed was unique in his own way and loved the association dearly, spending numerous hours either on the phone or the computer. He will be dearly missed.
Ed was appointed to the Transit Police on 5/13/65 and retired 7/4/86 Rest in Peace our very good and dear friend. First VP Mike Lanning will now assume the office of President of the association.
Services took place on October 21st and 22nd.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Russo family. To our dear friend, Eddie, may you “Rest in Peace”