UPDATED 
April 16, 2018

      


                  

OBITUARIES

April 16, 2018                                                                 RET. LT. DON MOSHER

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.

Lt Mosher was appointed to NYCTPD 4/22/1971 and retired after the merge in 1996. He also served in The Army in Vietnam for 2 tours prior to joining the TPD.
May his dad “Rest In Peace.” Condolences can be sent to Donny at BxLad73@aol.com  Condolences can also be left on Funeral Home web page https://memorials.schuylerhill.com/don-mosher/3484132/service-details.php
 
Schuyler Hill Funeral Home
3535 E. Tremont Ave. Bx., NY 10465

Viewing
Tuesday April 17th and Wednesday April 18, 2018
2 PM to 5 PM & 7 PM to 9 PM

Funeral Service:
Thursday April 19, 2018
9:30 AM at St. Benedict's Church
2969 Otis Ave. Bx., NY 10465

Burial will be at Calverton National Cemetery.
210 Princeton Blvd.
Calverton, NY 11933

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Mosher family. May Don rest in peace.

April 13, 2018                           LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. SALVATORE MAURO

Sent by Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net from NYPD

LIFETIME MEMBER RET.P.O. SALVATORE MAURO
8/17/1942 - 4/11/2018

We regret to inform our members of the passing of Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Salvatore Mauro on April 11th. 2018. Sal was appointed to the Transit Police on May 3, 1965 and retired July 1, 1985.

Funeral services:
Branch Funeral Home, 551 Rt 25A, Miller Place NY

Monday, April 16th from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM

Services at St. Louis De Montfort Church, 76 New York Avenue, Sound Beach NY
Internment at Washington Memorial Park, Coram NY

Condolences to his wife, Patty Ann, can be posted on the Funeral Home web page http://www.branchfh.com/book-of-memories/3482970/Mauro-Salvatore/obituary.php

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Mauro family. May Sal rest in peace.

April 12, 2018                                                    RET. P.O. MICHAEL MAHANEY

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net 

RET. P.O. MICHAEL MAHANEY
11/7/1955 – 4/4/2018

This obituary information was received from Alan Devaney ald1766@yahoo.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.

April 7, 2018                                                              RET. P.O. JAMES O'HAGAN

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net from NYPD

RET. P.O. JAMES O’HAGAN
11/15/1964 - 4/4/2018

Fellow officer, Ret. P.O. James O'Hagan, passed away on April 4th, 2018. James was appointed to the Transit Police on January 21, 1985 and retired October 1, 1992.

Funeral arrangements took place on April 8th.

May James “Rest In Peace”  Guestbook can be signed on Funeral Home web page https://www.raynordandrea.com/notices/James-OHagan

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the O'Hagan family. May James rest in peace.

April 6, 2018                                                              RET. P.O. JOSEPH BURMESTER

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net 

RET. P.O. JOSEPH BURMESTER
12/8/1943 – 4/4/2018

Ret. P.O. Joseph Burmester passed away on April 4th, 2018 at the age of 74 years after a long illness. Joseph was appointed to the Transit Police on December 1, 1965 and retired July 4, 1986.

Funeral arrangements took place on April 6th and 7th.

Our deepest condolences to the Burmester family. May Joseph rest in peace.

April 4, 2018                                                              RET. LT. JOHN QUINN (late notice)

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net 

RET. LT. JOHN QUINN
2/1/1928 – 3/31/2018

I received this obituary from Greg Quinn, John’s son.  Condolences can be sent to Greg at pdnyret@aol.com 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 gimhauser@hotmail.com She 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

Funeral arraignments took place on March 31st.


RET. DET. “PETE” ESPONDA
8/1/1957 – 3/25/2018

Condolences can be left on the Funeral Home web page http://weldonfh.com/book-of-memories/3460671/Esponda-Pedro/service-details.php  Pete was appointed to NYCTPD 7/15/1984 and retired from the NYPD. Worked in Dist. 2

Funeral arrangements took place on  March 30th

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Wanser and Esponda families. May our fellow officers rest in peace.

March 25, 2018                                                          BROTHER OF RET. P.O. ED RANIERI

Sent by Lou Hollander as received from Patty Deluca pattyde3012@verizon.net

BROTHER OF ED RANIERI

Robert (Chuck) Ranieri, brother of Ret. P.O. Ed Ranieri, passed away on March 22nd.

Funeral services took place on March 26th & 27th

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Ranieri families. May Robert rest in peace.

March 24, 2018                                                               RET. P.O. GERARD SHARKEY    

Sent by Lou Hollander as received from NYPD

We regret to inform our members of the passing of Ret. PO Gerard Sharkey on March 21st, 2018. Gerard was appointed to the Transit Police on March 20, 1967 and retired January 19, 1988.

Funeral arrangements took place on  March 25th & 26th

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Sharkey family. May he rest in peace.

March 19, 2018                                              BROTHER OF RET. P.O. JOHN GALVANI

Received from Lou Hollander:

Robert Galvani, brother of former PBA 2nd VP John Galvani passed on March 16, 2018 due to 9/11 illness. Condolences can be sent to John at transitdoberman@optonline.net . Cards can be sent to John at 1660 Wantagh Ave.  Wantagh, NY 11793. Condolences can also be left on the Funeral Home web page http://chapeyfamily.com/tribute/details/1351/Robert-Galvani/service-information.html#content-start

Services took place on March 19 to the 21st.

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:

Knights of Columbus
Joseph Barry Council 2520
45 Heitz Place
Hicksville, NY 11801
(516) 938-8323
https://josephbarrycouncil2520.wordpress.com

All are welcome to attend, pay respects, and send Harry off.

Harry was not a member of the Retirees Association and we do not have any information on his appointment or retirement dates. We're sure Lou Hollander will have that and we will post it when received.

March 7, 2018                                                           RET. CAPT. JEREMIAH RYALL and
                                                                                           RET. DET. ROBERT HARRIS

We received the following from Vinnie Servedio 1kramden@optonline.net



RET. CAPTAIN JEREMIAH RYALL
5/7/1950 - 3/5/2018

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 

Services took place on March 10th & 11th

You can view the obituary at the funeral home website here: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/deer-park-ny/jeremiah-ryall-7781900


From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net 

RET. DET. ROBERT HARRIS
4/17/1937 - UNKNOWN


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

Our deepest 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.

February 25, 2018                                                      RET. DET. ARTHUR "TONY" TATE

From Ret. Lt. Charles McCray cemccray@aol.com and Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net 

RET. DET. ARTHUR "TONY" TATE
6/30/1942 - 2/22/2018

We regret to inform our fellow officers of the passing of Ret. Det.. Arthur "Tony" Tate on February 22nd. He was appointed to the Transit Police on July 29, 1968 and retired September 1, 1988.

Services took place on February 28th and March 1st

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Tate famliy. May he rest in peace.

February 22, 2018                                                            RET. P.O. RAY DOLEMAN

Information sent by Lou Hollander as received from NYPD

RET. PO RAY DOLEMAN
3/31/1944 - 2/17/2018

Ret. P.O. Ray Doleman passed away on February 17th, 2018, at the age of 73 years. He was appointed to the Transit Police on July 20, 1970 and retired April 2, 1993

Services took place on February 23rd

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Dolemen family. May Ray rest in peace.

February 16, 2018                                           WIFE OF RET. P.O. ROBERT KLEIN

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

WIFE OF RET. PO ROBERT KLEIN

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 liberatedharry@gmail.com

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
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cholangiocarcinoma.org

 

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.