UPDATED 
February 20, 2020

      


                  

OBITUARIES

February 20, 2020                                     LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. RICHARD DOYLE


LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. RICHARD DOYLE
1/28/1927 - 02/16/2020

We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. PO Richard Doyle, on February 16th, at the age of 93 years. Richard was appointed to the Transit Police on April 4, 1955 and retired December 14, 1979.

We received the following sad news from his daughter, Eileen Kavanagh. There was no viewing or funeral Mass. Burial took place on February 21st.

Some sad news, my Dad  passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb 16. He was in the Hebrew Home in Riverdale and had decided to have his feeding tube removed. He could no longer eat or drink or walk. He’d turned 93 on January 28. Dad was done and ready to go to Heaven!

Thanks for all your kindness over the years. He got a kick out of being in the Beyond the Line.

God Bless,
Eileen
 
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Doyle & Kavanagh families. May Richard Rest in Peace.

February 5, 2020                          MOTHER OF ASSOCIATE MEMBER DENISE TULLY

 

MOTHER OF ASSOCIATE MEMBER DENISE TULLY AND MOTHER-IN-LAW OF MEMBER RET. P.O. JOHN TULLY

Services for my mother in law, Janette Gadell, took place on February 6th and 7th. with  burial in Rose Hills Memorial Park Cemetery Putnam Valley NY

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Denise & John and the Gadell family. May Janette rest in peace.

January 31, 2020                                                    RET. P.O. HAROLD LYE (late notice) 

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net as received from NYPD

RET. P.O. HAROLD LYE
5/13/1953 - 1/2/2020

We regret to inform our members ad fellow officers of the passing of Ret. P.O. Harold Lye, on January 2nd, 2020, at the age of 66 years. Harold was appointed to the Transit Police on October 20, 1981 and retired on November 30, 1998. He has been assigned to Transit HQ. No informatoin given as to any services. His next of kin is his wife, Susan

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Lye family. May Harold rest in peace.

January 29, 2020                                  RET. DET. THEODORE CAPOZZIELLO (late obituary) and
                                                            MOTHER OF RET. LT. FLORENTINO FRANCO  

From Lou Hollander  keystonecop1@verizon.net  as received from NYPD

RET. DET. THEODORE CAPOZZIELLO
4/26/1959 - 12/24/2019

We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Ret Det. Theodore Capozziello, who passed away on December 24th, 2019, at the age of 60 years. Ted was appointed tot eh Transit Police on December 6, 1980 and retired from NYPD on December 31, 2000. He was formerly assigned to CITU.


From Lou as received from Ret. Lt. Florentino “Frank” Franco.

It’s with deep sorrow that I report the passing of my mother, Serafina Rivera (Franco) on Friday, January 24th

Services took place on January 30th & 31st   The funeral home website is here:  https://www.danieljschaeferfuneralhome.com/

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Capozziello and the Rivera / Franco families. May their deceased loved ones rest in peace.

January 25, 2020                                    RET. P.O. MICHAEL SCARPITTA and
                                                RET. P.O. PAUL CARNEY (late notifications)

We received this sad information from Michael's son, Michael John Scarpitta, after our mail to Mike was returned.

Ret. P.O. Michael Scarpitta
12/23/58 – 1/20/2019

We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Ret. PO Michael Scarpitta on January 20, 2019. Michael was appointed to the Transit Police on February 5, 1982 and retired (on 3/4) on June 20, 1988.

Funeral services took place in Brooklyn NY

This is the link to the funeral home website:  https://marineparkfh.com/tribute/details/2679/Michael-Scarpitta/obituary.html


RET. P.O. PAUL CARNEY
 11/1/1942- 11/2018

We only recently found out of Paul's passing when Ret. P.O. Neil Carboy sent in a donation in memory of his brother-in-law Paul Carney.
There was no further information available other than he passed away in Florida in November, 2018. We do not have his DOB. Paul was appointed to the Transit Police in December, 1965; retirement date unknown, worked in District 11.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Scarpitta and Carney families. May Paul & Mike rest in peace.

January 21, 2020                                                         RET. P.O. PHYLLIS JACKSON

Sent by Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net as received from PBA Delegate D/30 P.O. Ken Wengert kennethwengert@gmail.com

RET. P.O. PHYLLIS JACKSON
7/5/1959 - 1/10/2020


Retired Police Officer Phyllis Jackson, formerly assigned to TD-30, died on Friday, 01-10-20. Phyllis was appointed: 01-20-87 and retired: 06-06-05

Services took place on January 24th with burial in Rosehill Cemetery Linden NJ

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Jackson family. May Phyllis rest in peace.

January 9, 2020                                                       RET. P.O. THEODORE OLPHANOS                                  

We received this information from former TPO Jerry Frusci and Ted's son, John

RET. P.O. THEODORE OLPHANOS
1942 - 1/2/2020

We regret to inform our fellow officers of the passing of Ret. PO Theodore Orphanos. We do not have his appointment and retirement dates.

The following information is from the Beyer Funeral Home website
https://www.beyersfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/4069160/Orphanos-Theodore/index.php

Theodore Orphanos peacefully passed away in the early hours of Thursday, January 2, 2020. Ted, as he was known, was 77 years of age. Although suffering several physical ailments, Ted died of a broken heart, never really recovered from the loss of his childhood sweetheart, Dorothy “Terry” Orphanos. The couple met in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen, where they were born and raised. Settling in The Villages for the past 17 years. Ted loved The Villages lifestyle, playing golf and softball. Appreciating the amenities The Villages has to offer. Ted was a proud father and extra proud grandfather or Papou, as he is so belovedly called. Ted is survived by his son John Orphanos, his wife Courtney, and his daughter Dana Lynn Gallo and her husband Jeff. Ted’s adoring grandchildren are Nicholas, Olivia and Theo, all of which will miss their Papou.

A viewing and services were held Saturday, January 11, 2020 in Lady Lakes, FL 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Brandley Hospice House, 17395 SE 109th Terrace Road, Summerfield, FL 34491.

Condolences may be sent to Ted's son, John, at johnorphanos@me.com

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Orphanos family. May Ted rest in peace.

January 5, 2020                                                                  RET. P.O. JAMES RIGNEY

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

RET. P.O. JAMES RIGNEY
7/6/1944 – 1/3/2020

We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Ret. P.O. James Rigney on January 3rd, 2020, at the age of 75 years. James was appointed to the Transit Police on March 2, 1967 and retired May 5, 1981.

Funeral services took place January 6th in Staten Island NY

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to his daughter, Deborah, and the Rigney family. May James rest in peace.

December 23, 2019                                                       WIFE OF RET. P.O. WILLIAM BELL

Information from Charles McCray cemccray@aol.com  as received from Calvin Glass

We sadly inform you of the passing of Lidia Amanda Bell, wife to Ret. PO William Bell Jr..  Lidia passed Dec. 15th. quietly on a plane while returning from a two week vacation in Australia. She placed her head on William's shoulder and passed.

The funeral services took place on December 23rd in Raleigh NC

Please visit Montlawn.com and enter Lidia Amanda Bell to read her obituary or write a message.

William can be reached at 919 848-1697

Our deepest condolences to William and the Bell family. May she rest in peace.

December 18, 2019                                     LIFETIME MEMBER RET. LT.  JOHN ENGLERT and
                                                                             RET. P.O.  JOSEPH WAGNER

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net  Obituary information received from Bob Cornwell rcornwell@tampabay.rr.com 

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. LT. JOHN ENGLERT
3/26/1936 – 11/18/2018

Bob received a Christmas card from John's wife, Betty, and informed Bob that John passed on 11/18/2018.  May he “Rest in Peace”

John was appointed to the Transit Police on January 14, 1963 and retired April 1, 1985.


RET. P.O. JOSEPH WAGNER
5-28-1968 -12/12/2019

We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Ret. P.O. Joseph Wagner on December 12th at the age of  51 years.

A Memorial Service took place on Thursday, December 19th in Queens Village, NY

Joseph was appointed to NYCTPD 4/25/90. He was assigned to Vandals in TP and retired from NYPD after the merge.  May Joe “Rest in Peace.” 

You may leave a memorial note on the FH website https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/queens-village-ny/joseph-wagner-8965978

December 10, 2019                              RET. DEPUTY CHIEF VINCENT DeMARINO and
                                                      RET. P.O. ALONZO TOOMER, JR.  (late notice)

From Lou Hollander  keystonecop1@verizon.net

DEP. CHIEF VINCENT DE MARINO
11/1/1958 -12/6/2019

We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Ret. Deputy Chief Vincent DeMarino on December 6th, at the age of 61 years from 9/11 related cancer. Chief DeMarino was appointed to the Transit Police on October 20, 1981 and retired from NYPD on September 21, 2008.

Funeral services took place on December 9th, 10th & 11th.

Next of kin: His wife, Charlene DeMarino

Condolences can be left on Funeral Home Web site https://glynnfh.com/tribute/details/844/Vincent-DeMarino/obituary.html#tribute-start


RET. P.O. ALONZO TOOMER JR.
8/30/1940 - 11/28/2019

Information from Charles McCray cemccray@aol.com  as received from De'nal Brown and Carol Grant.

Ret. PO Alonzo J. Toomer Jr. passed on November 28th in Charleston, SC.  Alonzo was appointed to NYCTPD 2/29/68 and retired 6/5/90

Services were held at Fielding Home for Funerals on Thursday, Dec. 5th.
122 Logan St. Charleston, SC 29402  (843) 722-3348

He is survived by his wife Cecile White Toomer and a host of family and friends.

The guestbook can be visited at www.legacy.com/obituaries/charleston.
No further information provided at this point.

Our deepest condolences to the DeMarino and Toomer families. May the departed loved ones Rest in Peace.

December 4, 2019                               LIFETIME MEMBER RET. LT. SALVATORE CIRASOLA  and
                                                                                         RET. P.O. ROBERT REIDY
  

We received a call this morning from John McGann, Lt. Cirasola's son-in-law, with this sad news.

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. LT. SALVATORE CIRASOLA
12/12/1927 - 11/28/2019

We regret to inform our members of the passing of Lifetime Member, Ret. Lt. Salvatore Cirasola, on November 28th at the age of 91 years. Sal was appointed to the Transit Police on May 19, 1959 and retired November 1, 1979. He had been assigned to the Operations Unit where I had the honor of working with him in the late '60s. Sal was always a true gentleman in all respects.

Funeral Mass took place on December 6th

There was no viewing

The family asks that any donations be made to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, 901 E ST NW Ste 100, Washington DC 20004-2025

Condolences may be sent to Sal's daughter, Antoinette McGann, 3551 Preserve Lane, Miramar Beach FL 32550

Funeral home obituary can be read here: https://kedzfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/930/Salvatore-Cirasola/obituary.html#tribute-start

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Cirasola family. May Sal Rest in Peace.



From Lou Hollander  keystonecop1@verizon.net

RET. P.O. ROBERT REIDY
4/15/1964 – 11/30/2019

We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Ret. P.O. Robert Reidy on Saturday, November 30th, at the age of 55 years. Robert was appointed to the Transit Police on July 5, 1989 and retired from NYPD on August 1, 2011. He was assigned to TB District 3.

Funeral services took place on December 5th & 6th.:

Condolences can be left on the Funeral Home Web Page https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/new-city-ny/robert-reidy-8945154 May Robert “Rest in Peace”

Our deepest condolences to his wife, Barbara and the Reidy family. May Robert Rest in Peace.

December 3, 2019                                                        RET. P.O. DEMETRIUS MILLER

From Lou Hollander  keystonecop1@verizon.net

RET. P.O.DEMETRIUS MILLER
8/23/1969 – 11/20/2019

Granby’s Funeral Service, Inc
4021 White Plains Rd.
Bronx, NY 10466

VISITATION

Saturday 12/21/19
1:30 – 3:00 PM

Demetrius was appointed to NYCTPD 1/9/86 and retired from NYPD after the merge.  I believed he worked in District 1 and was well respected and like by all who worked with him.  May “The D-Man”” Rest in Peace” Condolences can be left of the Funeral Home web site https://memorials.granbysfuneralservice.com/demetrius-miller/4044655/index.php

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Miller family. May Demetrius Rest in Peace.

November 26, 2019                             WIFE OF RET. DET. JOE MONTANARO and
                                                    WIFE OF RET. LT. DOMINICK CONCIATORI

From Lou Hollander  keystonecop1@verizon.net

WIFE OF JOE MONTANARO


Joe & Karin at the 2013 Florida Reunion

I received a phone call from my friend Joe Montanaro telling me that his wife, Karin, 73 years old, passed away this morning (11/23/19).  He explained that on Thursday night she passed out on the couch and was unresponsive.  He called 911 and she was brought to the hospital.  They were doing tests and it seemed that her organs were shutting down.  The doctor called Joe this morning and told Joe to come to the hospital.  She had a DNR and the doctor wanted Joe to come to the hospital before they took her off life support.  Joe arrived at the hospital with Karin’s brother and was with her when she passed.  Joe was a Detective and was partners with Roger Rodriguez.  I did not know Joe on the job and first met him at the first Florida Reunion in 1997.  My wife and I became friends with him and Karin ever since then.  We always stayed an extra day at the reunion and went to dinner together the last day.  My wife, Barbara, and daughter, Christine, will miss seeing Karin at the next reunion.  May Karin “Rest in Peace” and may the Lord comfort Joe during this time. Karin’s wishes were to be cremated and not to have any services. Condolences can be sent to Joe at 319 Brown Bottom Rd. Central, SC 29630 or email jokarmon@msn.com You can also call Joe at 864-506-0027.

 

WIFE OF DOMINICK CONCIATORI

Lou received this DIF information from Stu Friedman Stutattoo@yahoo.com

Hoping all well with you and yours. Sad news - Notifying you of the passing of Barbara Conciatori, age 75, wife of Retired Lieutenant CDS Dominick Conciatori. She developed complications after heart surgery which was performed Oct. 21st. She was kept on life support and passed this morning, November 21st. Funeral arrangements will be private for family only.

Sorry for delivering bad news.

Condolences can be sent to Dom at leubear@aol.com

November 23, 2019                                     LIFETIME MEMBER RET. D.I. JOHN CULLEN
                                                                        RET. DET. EUGENE HEALY
                                                                        RET. P.O. WILLIAM ROMAN 
                                                                        RET. P.O. EDDIE PINCKNEY
                                                                    
   RET. P.O. TIMOTHY BROOKS 

From Lou Hollander  keystonecop1@verizon.net

RET. DEP. INSP. JOHN CULLEN
7/17/1944 – 11/10/2019

We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. DI John Cullen on November 10th at the age of 75 years. John was appointed to the Transit Police on November 7, 1966 and retired October 22, 1995. His last assignment was District 32.

There was no information given as to services. Joh is survived by his brothers, Michael Cullen and Eric Eagleton.

From Lou:

I learned of John’s passing on 11/19 at the NY Reunion when someone approached me and asked if John had drowned.  I had no knowledge that John had even passed as he did not live too far from me. When I returned home, I checked the local newspapers to see if there was anything printed about him.  My wife then Goggled him and found his obituary.  I called the Funeral Home and was told he was cremated; there were no services and his remains were taken to the National Cemetery. I asked if they could tell me his cause of death, which I was told they could not do that without the family’s permission.  After I identified myself and gave my phone number, they said they would try and contact his brother. Within about 1 hour,John’s brother, Michael, contacted me.  He told me John had a heart attack while he was sky diving. John was an avid “Sky Diver.”  His goal was to have completed 5000 jumps and I forget the number he needed to accomplish that, but I don’t think it was much more. John had the heart attack after he jumped. He was dead when he landed.  John died doing what he loved to do.  May he “Rest in Peace” 

Condolences can be sent to his brother Michael. His email address is mcull52@yahoo.com .  I am told that there will be a jump in his honor this Sunday, November 24th in Zephyrhills FL. If there is any news coverage of it, I will post it.


RET. DET. EUGENE HEALY
4/9/1940 – 11/20/2019

We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Ret. Det. Eugene Healy on Wednesday, November 20th at the age of 79 years. Eugene was apointed to the Transit Police on July 6, 1964 and retired October 21, 1977.

Church services were held on November 23rd. There was no viewing. He is survived by his daughter Ellen Harrigan.


RET. P.O. WILLIAM ROMAN
5/18/1951 - 11/1/2019

We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Ret. P.O. William Roman on November 1, 2019 at the age of 68.
Lou received this Obituary from Rich Dixon traincar0513@yahoo.com  and sorry he didn’t get it at the time he passed.  He was told that William worked in worked Dist. 11,12, BXTF, and the Range.
May William “Rest in Peace.”



RET. P.O. EDDIE PINCKNEY JR.
12/31/1941 – 11/10/2019

We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Ret. P.O. Eddie Pinckney, Jr. on November 10th at the age of 77 years. Eddie was appointed to the Transit Police on March 10, 1969 and retired March 14, 1989.

Services took place on November 17th followed by burial in Virginia. He is survived by his son, Rashid Pinckney.

Eddie was in my class 3/10/1969.  May he Rest in Peace. - Lou


RET. P.O. TIMOTHY BROOKS
9/10/1949 - 11/19/2019

We regret to inform our members and fellow officers of the passing of Ret. P.O. Tomothy Brooks on November 19th at the age of 70 years. Timoothy was appointed to the Transit Police on July 21, 1983 and retired Augusy 21, 2001. He was assigned to the Transit Bureau HQ.

No information was given as to any services.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of the deceased above. May their loved ones Rest in Peace.

November 17, 2019               LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. RAYMOND BURKE and
                                                       RET. P.O. JOSE RODRIGUEZ  (late postings)

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net 

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. RAYMOND BURKE
6/29/1937 – 11/8/2019

We regret to inform our members and friends of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Raymond Burke at the age of 82 years. Ray was appointed to the Transit Police on December 1, 1965 and retired January 29, 1986.

To view Ray's obituary and send condolences go to the funeral home web page
https://ssqfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/2412/Raymond-Burke/obituary.html#tribute-start

Condolences can be emailed to Ray’s wife Joan at brutus9jb@gmail.com May Ray “Rest in Peace”

Services took place on November 14th in Monroe NY




P.O. JOSE “JOE” RODRIGUEZ
12/7/1947 – 11/3/2019


Obituary notification received from Rita McGovern ritamcgreene@aol.com

We regret to inform our members and friends of the passing of fellow officer, Ret. P.O. Jose "Joe" Rodriguez on November 3rd, 2019, at the age of 71 years.  We don't have his appointment or retirement dates. Joe worked in Districts: 1, 3, 5, 32,  and retired out of District 20.
Condolences can be left at:    www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/babylon-ny/jose-rodriguez-8912436

Our deepest condolences to the Burke and Rodriguez families. May their deceased loved ones Rest in Peace.

November 4, 2019                                                     RET. P.O. ARMANDO CALDERON

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net Obituary information received from Bill Eller weller922@optimum.net

 

RET. P.O. ARMANDO CALDERON
6/29/1943 – 11/1/2019

Services took place on November 6th at

Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home
2853 Sunset Point Rd.
Clearwater FL 33759
727-796-1992

Armando was appointed NYCTPD 2/1/74 and retired 10/30/89 his last command was Vandal Squad.  May Armando “Rest in Peace” Condolences can be left at Funeral Home web page https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/clearwater-fl/armando-calderon-8910864
 
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Calderon family. May Armando Rest in Peace.

November 3, 2019              LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. CLAUDE-ANDRE PIERRE  (update)

From Ret. Lt. Charles McCray cemccray@aol.com as received from Richard Saunders cwousa@cfl.rr.com

I am very saddened to inform you that early this morning, October 31st, (Lifetime Member) Ret. P.O. Claude-Andre (Harry) Pierre passed
while in hospice in Florida. Arrangements are not available and will be posted when they are received.

Be well
Charles

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. CLAUDE-ANDRE PIERRE
11/29/1944 - 10/30/2019

Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Claude-Andre ("Harry") Pierre was appointed to the Transit Police on March 10, 1969 and retired October 31, 1996. His last assignment was in the Operations Unit and was affectionately known as "Dirty Harry."

There was a Viewing/Reflection in Brandon, FL on November 6th and services took place on November 14th in Brooklyn, NY

From Lou Hollander:

I am also saddened to learn of Claude’s passing.  I also was a classmate of “Dirty Harry’s, the class of 3/10/1969 at the Flushing Armory.  For many years he worked in the Communications Unit in Jay St where he was one of the radio operators.  In my opinion he was one of the most professional radio operators the Transit Police Department had.  I have known him for over 50 years, although we didn’t get together that often, but when we did get together it was a pleasure to be in his company. He was always pleasant, funny and a perfect gentleman.  I will miss seeing him at reunions. My condolences to his wife Deloris and family.  May “Dirty Harry Rest In Peace”  Condolences can be left on the Funeral Home web page https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/brandon-fl/claude-pierre-8910583 

Our sincere condolences and sympathies to the Pierre family. May Harry Rest in Peace.

October 29, 2019                                   SERVICES FOR DAUGHTER OF FLOYD HOLLOWAY

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net 

A memorial mass for Marilyn Holloway took place on November 3rd, followed by burial at Calverton National Cemetery -

October 24, 2019                                                    DAUGHTER OF FLOYD HOLLOWAY

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net  received this email from Floyd on Sunday, October 20. 

It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the passing of my beautiful beloved and oldest daughter Marilyn yesterday morning in Norfolk, Va. she suffered a severe stroke and could not be revived.

His daughter passed on 10/18. Condolences can be sent to Floyd and his wife Marge at 251 Hendrickson Lane , West Grove, PA 19390 or email floholl68@me.com .  My condolences to the Holloway family and may Marilyn “Rest in Peace” Funeral arrangements will be sent at a later date

https://www.facebook.com/1609844779/posts/10214275604236571?sfns=mo

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Holloway family. May Marilyn Rest in Peace.

October 24, 2019                            LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. RICHARD MINIUTTI and
                                                           RET. LT. OTIS JAMES (late post)

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net


RET. P.O. RICHARD “ROCKY” MINIUTTI
11/13/1944 – 10/21/2019

Hi Lou,
This is Nora, Richie’s wife, sending you a message from his computer. It is with great sadness that I tell you Richie passed away Monday, October 21st, 3 weeks short of his 75th birthday. He is the bravest man I know and will always be the love of my life. Condolences can be sent to Nora at rrocky1944@gmail.com

Sincerely,
Nora Miniutti

Ret. P.O. Richard Miniutti was appointed to the Transit Police on November 4, 1967 and went out on disability on November 27, 1979

Services took place on October 24th & 25th     Here is a link to his memorial:    www.dignitymemorial.com

Richard Miniutti, age 74, of Bayside, New York passed away on Monday October 21, 2019. Richard was born on November 13, 1944. He is survived by his loving wife Nora, daughter Angela and her fiancé Terry, two sons Michael and Brian, Brian's wife Ann and his grandchildren, Alexander and Sophia.
Richard was a dedicated husband and father, he never failed to support his family and endeavored whatever was required to do so with dignity. He took great pride in everything he did. He was a New York City Transit Police Officer and earned many letters of commendation for his heroism in the anti-crime unit. The last job from which he retired was driving the shuttle bus for the Crowne Plaza Hotel at LaGuardia airport. He really enjoyed meeting new people, telling stories and jokes and giving tourists his "unofficial" guide to Queens.
Richard's sense of hospitality did not end with tourists. At home he was happiest when in the company of friends and family and gladly hosted many gatherings. Whether for holidays, special life events or "just because", the guests were happy, the food was plentiful and the evenings long. As welcome as the good times were, Richard was there for anyone that needed help. No matter what the situation entailed, his motto was "Remember, there are no problems, only solutions."
Beyond professions, hearth and home, Richard had great interest in fitness and enjoyed training in his home gym. With his innate drive to "push forward" and win in the face of adversity, Richard's family saw many similarities to the title character in the movie "Rocky", a nickname that he gladly accepted. He fought a good fight and will be dearly missed.
To know him is to love him.



RET. LT. OTIS JAMES
4/5/1940 – 10/21/2019

Obituary was received from Charlie McCray

Funeral Services were held on October 23rd and October 24th in Laurinburg, NC 

Cards may be sent to his wife Mrs. Karen Otis, 12900 Springbranch Dr., Laureinburg, NC 28353

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

October 16, 2019                     LIFETIME MEMBER RET. SGT. THOMAS "TOM" MORIARTY

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

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” 

Condolences can be left on Funeral Home web page https://memorial.scarrfh.com/thomas-moriarty/3990499/index.php 
The above photo was taken at the 2009 NY Reunion

Services took place on October 18th & 19th

Tom was also very generous with his donations to the Association of which he enjoyed very much being a member of.  Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Moriarty family. May Tom Rest in Peace.

October 14, 2019                            LIFETIME MEMBER RET. D.I. RIGOBERTO (BOB) LOPEZ and
                                                                    RET. SGT. ANTONIO HERNANDEZ

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net  as received from Ret. DI Tommy Strong  tp56s@hotmail.com

LATE OBITUARY
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. D.I. RIGOBERTO (BOB) LOPEZ
12/3/1937 – 10/7/2019

Tommy Strong reported that Ret. DI Rigoberto (BOB) Lopez passed away from cancer on Octover 7th. He was cremated and there is no scheduled services at this time.

Bob was appointed to the Transit Police on January 14, 1963 and retired June 30, 1990. May he Rest in Peace.

 

RET. SGT. ANTONIO HERNANDEZ
9/14/1947 – 10/10/2019

Ret. Sgt. Antonio Hernandez passed away on October 10th, 2019. Antonio was appointed to the Transit Police on July 20,1970 and retired October 20, 1994.

Funeral services took place on October 16th & 17th

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

September 22, 2019                                            RET. SGT. RICHARD PINTO (late notice)

From Lou Hollander  keystonecop1@verizon.net as received from NYPD

RET. SGT. RICHARD PINTO
12/12/1942 - 7/28/2019

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

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net


LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. BRIAN FLAHERTY
9/13/1939 – 8/9/2019

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


RET. P.O. CLEAVON DIGGS
7/5/1943 - 8/28/2019


Obituary information received from Alan Berkowitz berky4@aol.com
 
Retired P.O. Cleavon Diggs. passed away on August 28, 2019 in Wilson N.C.

A memorial service was held on September 28, 2019 in Wilson, N.C.
Further information can be obtained from his wife Doris Diggs, at Tel. #252, 206-6122.
 
Cleavon was appointed to NYCTPD 2/29/68. Retirement date not available 
 
Our deepest condolences to the Flaherty, McGonigle and Diggs families. May the departed loved ones Rest in Peace.

September 10, 2019                                   LIFETIME MEMBER RET. DET. FRANK CAYEA

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net as received from NYPD

RET. DET. FRANK CAYEA
2/15/1936 - 9/7/2019

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

Condolences can be left on the Funeral Home Web Page https://www.michaeljgrantfuneralhomes.com/memorials/frank-cayea/3963994/obituary.php

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Cayea family. May Frank “Rest in Peace”

September 5, 2019                                                     RET. P.O. EDWARD ROSA and
                                                                   WIFE OF RET. SGT.  HARRY DANA

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net as received from P.O. Ken Wengert, PBA Delegate Dist. 30 kennethwengert@gmail.com

RET. P.O. EDWARD ROSA
11/3/1970 – 9/3/2019

This obituary information was We are saddened to inform you of the passing of Ret. PO Edward Rosa (TD30). Edward was appointed to NYPD 1/13/92 and retired sometime in 2012
  
Funeral Wake/Viewing Arrangements were held on September 10th & 11th in Staten Island. 
  
Also to assist the Rosa Family with funeral and internment at this heartbreaking time click link below
https://www.gofundme.com/f/funeral-arrangements-for-the-famiy-of-edward-rosa?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet 
 



DIF Information  received from Calvin Glass NIVL225VGM@AOL.COM

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 lfd226@sbcglobal.net

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

The following was sent to us by Associate member Eric Wollman stnonradio@yahoo.com

We regret to inform the membership of the passing of Mrs. Ann Romano, mother of Association Chaplain, Msgr. Robert J. Romano
on Monday, August 26th.

Services took place on August 29th & 30th with a Funeral Mass on the 31st.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Msgr. Romano and the Romano family. May Ann rest in peace.

August 27, 2019                                                          RET. DET. THOMAS CONNOLLY

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net received from NYPD


RET. DET. THOMAS CONNOLLY
8/28/1930 - 8/26/2019

Ret. Det. Thomas Connolly passed away on August 26th at the age of 89 years. Tom was appointed to the Transit Police on May 6, 1956 and retired September 6, 1976.

Funeral services took place on August 28th & 29th:

Next of kin: His wife, Patricia Connolly
 
Condolences can be left on the Funeral home web page https://glynnfh.com/tribute/details/817/Thomas-Connolly/add-condolence.html#content-start   May Tom “Rest in Peace

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Connolly family. May Tom rest in peace.

August 26, 2019                                                LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOSEPH FINA

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOSEPH FINA
3/28/1939 – 8/23/2019

Lifetime Member, Ret. P.O. Joseph Fina, passed away on August 23rd at the age of 80 years. Joseph was appointed to the Transit Police on May 5, 1965 and retired May 5, 1985.

Funeral services took place on August 27th & 28th with burial in Calverton National Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to his wife, Eileen, at 56 Pembrook Drive, Mineola NY 11501

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Fina family. May Joseph rest in peace.

August 23. 2019                                                     RET. P.O. GENERAL JACKSON, JR. and
                                                  UPDATE ON RET. P.O. CHARLES JAMERSON (late posting)

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net as received from NYPD


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

Information received from Tony Fernandez tfern42k@gmail.com

 Louie,

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; marjamerson@gmail.com 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

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net and Bob Valentino RValent558@aol.com

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

Information received from Andy Moschetto palmhawk@comcast.net 

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

In Lieu of flowers the family has set up a fundraiser in his name on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/donate/478260256291820/?fundraiser_source=external_url to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

If you do not have a Facebook account, you can use this shortened link to the website:
https://bit.ly/2P4WZ4q

At the bottom there is an option to make it a donation to a memorial and include the person to notify

Person to notify
Pat Scelza
8992 W Ruth St
Peoria, Az 85345
Feldmandonnam@yahoo.com

Joe was appointed to the NYCTPD 12/1/65 and retired 4/18/76.  He worked in District 22. The above photo of Joe was taken at the 2003 Florida Reunion.   May Joe “Rest in Peace”

Condolences may be sent to Joe's wife Patricia Scelza at 8992 W. Ruth Ave. Peoria, AZ 85345

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Faraldo and Scelza families.  May Tony and Joe rest in peace.

August 13, 2019                                          RET. DET REUEL ARTHUR RHYMER and
                                                        RET. DET. JAMES McHUGH  (late postings)

Sent by Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net  information was forwarded by George Butler POSSEPRIM@AOL.COM 

RET. DET REUEL ARTHUR RHYMER
2/18/1952 – 8/7/2019

Ret. Det. Reuel Arthur Rhymer was appointed to NYCTPD 2/28/94.  May he “Rest in Peace”


RET. DET. JAMES McHUGH
12/12/1944 - 8/10/2019


Obituary information received from Bernie Jacobs bmjacobs99@aol.com

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.

Services took place on August 13th & 14th

May Jimmy “Rest in Peace” Condolences can be left on the Funeral Home webpage - https://mclaughlinandsons.com/

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Rhymer and McHugh families. May the departed Rest in Peace.

August 9, 2019                                                        RET. SGT.  JEREMIAH HUNT

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

RET. SGT. JEREMIAH HUNT
1/19/1969 – 8/7/2019

Ret. Sgt. Jeremiah Hunt was appointed to the Transit Police on Feb.28, 1994 and retired from NYPD on May 1. 2011. He was assigned to TP Districts 11 & 12, TD BQTF and IAB.

Funeral services took place on August 10th to the 12th.:

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Hunt Family. May he Rest in Peace.

August 7, 2019                                                      RET.P.O. VICTOR CRACCHIOLO
                                                     LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOE CALDWELL
                                                                 RET. DET. PIERRE BAZIN  and
                                                      RET. P.O. ARGUSTA COXSON (late postings)

The following were sent out by Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

RET. P.O. VICTOR  CRACCHIOLO
9/18/38 – 7/28/2019

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.

You can leave a condolence on Legacy.com by using this link. May Victor “Rest In Peace."
https://obits.siligacuve.com/obituaries/siadvance/obituary.aspx?n=victor-cracchiolo&pid=193576937 


Received from Edward Branch 347-538-6532, myyhat@aol.com

LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOSEPH CALDWELL
6/5/1940 - 8/1/2019

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. DET. PIERRE BAZIN
1/18/1960 – 8/2/2019


Received from John Heintz OUTBACKJON@AOL.COM

Ret. P.O. Pierre R. Bazin of Pompton Lakes, NJ (formerly of Weehawken, NJ) passed away on August 2, 2019 at Lenox Hill Hospital, NY, NY. He was 59 years old.

Pierre was appointed to NYCTPD  October 20, 1981 and retired October 10, 2001 as an NYPD Detective. He worked in the Bus Sqd. in the 80’s and Det. Div. Dist. 11.
 
Services took place on August 6th in Warwick NY

Condolences can be left on the Funeral Home Web Page https://www.lsvpmemorialhome.com/Obituary/4811/Pierre+R+Bazin


RET. P.O. ARGUSTA COXSON
8/30/1937 - 7/28/2019

Ret. P.O. Argusta Coxson was appointed to the Transit Police on November 4, 1966 and retired April 25, 1982.

Services were held in Alabama. No further information available.

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Cracchiolo, Caldwell, Bazin and Coxson families. May the departed loved ones Rest in Peace.