Services will be private, and a celebration of life memorial will be held later this year.
September 15, 2018 RET. DET. SGT. LOUIS COSENTINO
Received from 2nd VP Bob Valentino, Lou Hollander & Fred Ametrano
RET. DET. SGT. LOUIS COSENTINO
11/9/1938 - 9/15/2018
We sadly inform our fellow officers of the passing of Ret. Det. Sgt. Louis Cosentino on Friday, September 14th at the age of 79 years after a long illness. Lou was a former Executive Board member of the Transit Police PBA and a former President of the Transit Police SBA. Lou was appointed to the Transit Police on July 6, 1964 and retired January 31, 1996.
From Fred Ametrano:
It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I announce the passing of my dear friend and former SBA President, Lou Cosentino. Lou passed away on September 15th, 2018. Lou was the ultimate fighter. He was the longest tenured Transit Police SBA President. He was a loyal friend and fought tooth and nail for what was right. Lou never backed down from anyone. He was always there to listen and help you in your time of need. He was loyal to his SBA members and their families. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and celebrated his birthday on November 9th and the Marine Corps on November 10th. Lou organized and was the President of the Transit Police Dinosaur Club. He was a true Dinosaur and was most proud to represent all the old timers. He fondly referred to those old timers as the “LAST OF A SPECIAL BREED” Lou was a highly decorated and well-respected Transit Police Sergeant. He retired from the Major Case Squad as a Detective Sergeant.
Please keep Lou, his family and friends in your prayers.
Respectfully (and with sadness) Freddie Ametrano
Funeral Services took place on September 19th & 20th
Condolences can be sent to Louie’s wife, Antoinette, at 2046 Coyle St Brooklyn NY, 11229. May Louie “Rest in peace”
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Cosentino family. May Louis rest in peace.
September 13, 2018 RET. P.O. CORLANDT ASHCROFT (late notice)
Corlandt was cremated on 9/7/2018. I don’t have an appointment date for him, but he retired 12/31/1979. “May he rest in peace”
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Ashcroft family. May Corlandt rest in peace.
September 11, 2018 RET. P.O. JOHN PAGANO
From Lou Hollander and Vinnie Servedio
RET. P.O. JOHN PAGANO
9/18/1940 - 9/9/2018
We regret to inform you of the passsing of our fellow officer, Ret. P.O. John Pagano on September 9th, at the age of 77 years. John was appointed to the Transit Police on December 1, 1965 and retired January 22, 1986.
Funeral services took place on September 13th and 14th.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Pagano family. May John rest in peace.
RET. P.O. ANTHONY “BIG TONY” FERRARI 12/19/1941 – 9/5/2018
Ret. P.O. Anthony Ferrari was appointed to the NYCTPD 5/3/65 and retired 5/3/83. He worked with John Spallin in Dist. 3, thenTony transferred to Dist.20 where he spent the rest of his career. John was informed by Tony’s wife that Tony passed on 9/5. There will be no services and he will be cremated. “May Tony Rest in peace”
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Ferrari family. May Tony rest in peace.
August 31, 2018 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. THOMAS DALTON
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. THOMAS DALTON 9/20/28 - 8/30/2018
Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Thomas Dalton, passed away on August 30th, 2018 at the age of 89 years. He was appointed to the Transit Police on April 5, 1955, and retired July 4, 1986. Tom was the 4x12 homepost officer in District 23.
Services took place on September 3rd and 4th.Our deepest condolences and sympathies to his wife, Bridget, and the Dalton family. May Thomas rest in peace.
Michael Henry Lavelle, age 43, son of Ret. Sgt. Mike Lavelle, passed on 8/13/2018 at 3:32 AM from cancer. At the request of Mike’s son, the service will be private followed by cremation. Condolences can be sent to Mike and family at email@example.com or to Mike Lavelle, 1844 Prospect Ave. East Meadow, NY 11787. May Michael Henry “Rest In Peace”
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Lavelle family. May Michael Henry rest in peace.
August 11, 2018 RET. P.O. ANTHONY SCLAFANI
From 2nd VP Bob Valentino as received from DEA Vice President Paul DiGiacomo
RET. P.O. ANTHONY SCLAFANI 1/13/1937 to 8/10/2018
Retired Transit Police Officer Anthony Sclafani passed away on August 10th at the age of 81 years. Anthony was appointed to the Transit Police Department on April 13, 1965 & retired on December 8, 1982. He was also a former Association board member for several years when Mike Spadafora was president.
Services took place on August 13th to the 15th.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Sclafani family. May Anthony rest in peace.
August 10, 2018 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. ROBERT PFEIFFER
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. ROBERT PFEIFFER 2/26/1935 – 8/8/2018
From Newsday: Pfeiffer- Robert E,. of West Islip, LI, on August 8, 2018. Beloved husband of Marlene Pfeiffer. Devoted father of Deborah (George Nolan) Pfeiffer, Maureen (Jim) Kelly, Kathleen Pfeiffer, Kevin (Cindy) Pfeiffer, Chris (Lea Darley) Pfeiffer, Colleen (Cliff) Gates and the late Baby Robert. Cherished grandfather of Aubrey, Evan, Gavin, Makali and Elena. Dear brother of William Pfeiffer. Robert was a proud U.S. Navy and Air National Guard Veteran, New York City Transit Police Officer and was also a Master Carpenter.
Robert was appointed to the NYC Transit Police on June 21, 1965 and retired August 1, 1985.
Services took place on August 12th and 13th.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert's name may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 110 Bi-County Blvd., Suite 114, Farmingdale, NY 11735
You can click on the link below or paste into your browser to leave condolences. May Robert Rest in Peace.
I am very sadended to inform you of the passing of Ret. P.O. Tony Sotomayor. Tony was appointed to the NYCTPD 2/29/68 and retired 8/5/89. I believe Tony worked in Dist 3 and Dist 1 where he retired from.
Tony and I retired around the same time and we both moved to Florida and in the same area. I was working a full time job as a Driver Examiner for the Florida Divison of Drivers License and Tony wasn’t working. We both applied to be Deputies in the Pasco County Sheriffs Office when they had their 1st evening academy class and Tony and I were in it. The class ended at 10PM and it was quite a drive home. By the time we got home, I told Tony I couldn’t do this and work a full time job; I wasn’t going back. Tony was glad I mentioned it because he felt the same way. So we both quit after one night.
The photo above was from the 2007 Florida Reunion. At Tony’s request there will not be a viewing. Condolences can be sent to Mrs. Zlatka Sotomayor, 7100 Maidstone Ct., New Port Richey, FL 34653. Tony was a good guy may he rest in peace.
Our deepest condolences to the Sotomayer family. May Tony rest in peace.
We regret to inform our fellow officers of the passing of Ret. P.O. Rainier "Ray" Melucci, on June 30th at the age of 79 years. Ray was appointed to the Transit Police on February 15, 1966 and retired October 31, 1979.
Funeral arrangements took place on July 5th to the 7th.
June 28, 2018 IN MEMORIAM - P.O. JOHN SKAGEN
Police Officer John Skagen New York City Transit Police Department. End of Watch: Wednesday, June 28, 1972
Age: 33 Tour of Duty: 2 Years Badge Number: 3229 Incident Details Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental) Date of Incident: Wednesday, June 28, 1972 Weapon Used: Officer's handgun Suspect Info: Apprehended Officer John Skagen was accidentally shot and killed by two New York City police officers while chasing a shooting suspect. He was in plainclothes returning from a court appearance when he witnessed a disturbance and shooting in the subway. He began chasing the suspect with his gun drawn. As they exited the station the suspect yelled to two NYPD officers that a crazy man with a gun was chasing him. The officers opened fire on Officer Skagen, fatally wounding him.
The suspect was apprehended and charged with the original homicide but was not charged in connection with Officer's Skagen's death.
Officer Skagen was assigned to Transit District 2. He was survived by his wife and son
With sadness we announce the passing of Ret. P.O. George Faulding. George had been at his home on Hospice since being discharged from the hospital around May 22nd. He transitioned on Wed. June 13th.
Arrangements took place on June 20th
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Faulding family. May George rest in peace. Unfortunately, we do not have any information available as to his appointment and retirement dates.
June 12, 2018 2ND VICE PRESIDENT RET. CAPTAIN HENRY "HARRY" HASSLER and SON OF RET. P.O. LEW DAVIS
RET. CAPTAIN HENRY "HARRY" HASSLER
1/12/1944 - 6/12/2018
We are deeply saddened to report that Association 2nd Vice President, Ret. Captain Henry "Harry" Hassler, passed away this evening after a long fight with pancreatic cancer. Harry was an inspiration to us all with his deep love of the Good Lord and his fellow man.
His articles in our newsletter, "Beyond the Line," were both inspirational and funny. He took a deep interest in the late Retired P.O. Billy Martin and was instrumental in getting Billy's name on the Wall of Honor in the NYPD. Harry interviewed quite a few "old timers" who were a namesake in the history of the Transit Police and his stories were posted in the magazine. We were blessed when Harry arrived at the last association meeting on June 6th with his lovely wife, Barbara.
As a chaplain both with the association and with the NYPD, along with Rabbi Berkowitz, he offered his help to those in need. He will be deeply missed. Rest in Peace, Harry, your suffering is over and you are now with the Lord. Harry did his last train patrol on the Heaven Bound Railroad.
Harry was appointed to the Transit Police on May 3, 1965 and retired July 2, 1992. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and his sons, Scott, John, William and daughter, Debra..
Funeral services took place on Thursday to Saturday, June 14 to 16.:
Memorial ceremony at the Funeral Home was followed by burial in Pinelawn Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements for Todd Davis, son of Ret. P.O. Lew Davis took place on June 18th
Lew was in my class 3/10/69. May Todd “Rest in Peace”
Our deepest condolences to the Hassler and Davis families on the loss of their loved ones. May they Rest in Peace.
June 6, 2018 RET. D/SGT. ANTHONY "TONY" SCUMACI JR. RET. LT. JAMES JUDGE and DAUGHTER OF RET. P.O. DANIEL TORTORELLI
From Bob Valentino:
RET. DET. SGT. ANTHONY "TONY" SCUMACI JR. 7/15/1948 - 6/5/2018
Ret. D/Sgt. Anthony Scumaci Jr., passed away on June 5th at athe age of 69 years after a long illness. He was appointed to the Transit Police on July 15, 1969 and retired from NYPD on August 1, 1995
Funeral arrangements took place on June 9 to 11th with burial in st. Charles Cemetery:
Received from Ret. Det. Louis Cruz
RET. LT. JAMES JUDGE
Ret. Lt. James Judge passed away on June 5th. We don't have any information available at this time as to his appointment and retirement dates.
Funeral arrangements took place on June 7th & 8th
Received by Ed Russo
DAUGHTER OF RET. P.O. DANIEL TORTORELLII
I would like to inform you of the passing of my daughter Alice (Tortorelli) DePew living in Eden, NC on May 28, 2018. She was 32 years old, leaving a husband Stanley, son Chadwick and daughter Elizabeth Service was held on June 02, 2018 in Fair Funeral Home in Eden, NC
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. EDWARD CHERRY 1/18/1943 – 5/25/2018
It is with much regret and deep sadness that I announce the passing of a friend and a colleague who most of knew simply as Ed or Eddie Cherry. Eddie was appointed to the NYC Transit Police on 3/2/67. He was a big but gentle man who was always laughing and seldom seen without a smile on his face. Ed served as a loyal hard-working PBA delegate in Dist.3 for many years and wanted nothing more than to serve his constituents. When the opportunity arose, I asked him to serve in my administration as the Recording Secretary, a position he held until he retired in 1992. To know Eddie was to love him.
Ed goes to join his lovely wife Elaine who predeceased him. He leaves behind a son Chris and a daughter Niki. I say without fear of contradiction that all who knew and served with Ed will miss him. RIP my Friend & Brother
Services for Ed took place on May 31st and June 1st with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the Cherry Family 100 Dekruiff Pl #14 Bronx, NY 10475
RET. P.O. WILLIAM “BILLY” NEARY 1/4/1943 – 5/31/2018
Ret. P.O. William "Billy" Neary passed away on May 31st. Billy was appointed to NYCTPD 5/3/1965 and retired 5/8/1985. I believe he worked in Dist. 3 most of his career and for many years was Insp. Freddy Oliveri’s driver. I knew Billy and he was a really guy and pleasant to be around. “May he “rest in Peace”
Services took place in New City NY on June 3rd and 4th.
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Cherry and Neary families. May their deceased loved ones rsst in peace.
May 22, 2018 HEARTFELT THANK YOU FROM REGINA HEANEY
Sent by Lou Hollander:
THANK YOU FROM REGINA HEANEY, WIFE OF ARTIE HEANEY
On behalf of the family of Arty Heaney, I wish to sincerely thank everyone that sent condolences, visited, sent mass cards and contributed to Camp Anchor. I don’t have everyone’s address, so I hope that this thank you reaches all for whom it is intended.
Arty was always proud to have been TRANSIT and your recent kindness reinforces, in my mind, why he felt that way.
With sincere thanks, Regina Heaney
May 19, 2018 LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOSEPH CARECCIA
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. JOSEPH CARECCIA 6/8/1941 - 5/18/2018
I sadly regret to inform our members of the passing of a very dear friend, Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Joseph Careccia, on May 18th, at the age of 76 years after a long illness. Joe and I, along with Mark Lipira, Walter Nunns, Vinnie Servedio, Ed Russo, Jim Costello and a few other retired Transit officers worked together at St. Francis Hospital for many years. Joe was the "matchmaker" in my meeting my fiance, Emily. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, and his daughter, Mary.
Joe was appointed to the Transit Police on July 20, 1970 and retired July 22, 1990. His last assignment was in the Operation Unit.
Funeral services took place on May 21st with burial in Pinelawn Condolences may be sent to Virginia Careccia at 6 Mellow Lane, Westbury NY 11590-6325
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Careccia family. May Joe rest in peace.
RET. P.O. KENNETH “KENNY” DHUY MAY 8TH 1944 – MAY 13TH 2018
Ret. P.O. Kenneth "Kenny" Dhuy was appointed to NYCTPD 11/4/66 and retired 1/2/89. I do know he was assigned to District 30 at one time. May Kenny “Rest in Peace”
Services took place on May 19th
Condolences can be sent to: Nilda Dhuy and family 5344 Cherry Avenue Seffner, Florida 33584
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Dhuy family. May Kenny rest in peace.
May 2, 2018 LIFETIME MEMBER RET P.O. BENJAMIN "BEN" ELLIS and RET. LT. PATRICK CRONIN
Ret. Sgt. Walter Nunns informed us of the passing of Ben Ellis while a patient at St. Francis Hospital. We spoke to Ben's wife, C. Lorri for the details:
LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. BENJAMIN "BEN" ELLIS
8/9/25 - 4/30/18
Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Benjamin "Ben" Ellis passed away on April 30th at the age of 92 years. He had been suffering from heart problems the past several years and had been a patient at St. Francis Hospital numerous times where his wife, C. Lorri, was well taken care of by Security Officers Walter Nunns, Mark Lipira and Ed Kaercher.
Ben was appointed to the Transit Police on April 1, 1955 and retired June 1, 1978. His last assignment was the driver of one of the Chiefs.
Funeral Services took place on Saturday, May 5th with burial in Pinelawn National Cemetery as Ben was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen during WWll.
Condolences may be sent to his wife, C. Lorri, at 13724 157TH ST, Jamaica NY 11434-4318
Sent by Lou Hollander as received from NYPD
RET. LT. PATRICK CRONIN 7/19/1943 – 4/30/ 2018
Ret. Lt. Patrick Cronin passed away on April 30th, 2018. He was appointed to the Transit Police on July 8, 1971 and retired from NYPD on September 13, 1996. He had been assigned to Transit Boro Queens Task Force.
Funeral services took place on May 2nd & 3rd
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Cronin and Ellis families. May Patrick and Ben rest in peace.
April 30, 2018 ASSOCIATION COUNSEL & LIFETIME MEMBER RET. LT. ARTHUR HEANEY
The association was sadly informed today of the passing of our Association Counsel and Lifetime Member, Ret. Lt. Arthur Heaney on April 29th at the age of 76 years. Arthur was appointed to the Transit Police on June 21, 1965 and retired July 5, 1985.
Funeral details sent by Lou Hollander:
RET. LT. ARTHUR “ARTIE” HEANEY 8/1/1941 - 4/29/2018
I am saddened to inform you of the passing of Ret. Lt. Artie Heaney. I had the privilege of working with Artie when he was my Sgt. In CWAC Team 1 “The Best”. Artie was a great boss, a gentleman always, and always had a smile on his face and a very distinctive laugh.
After he retired, he passed his NY State Bar exam and opened his own law practice. Artie was my Attorney when I sold my home in NY and moved to FL. I will miss seeing him at the NY Reunions every November. My condolences to his wife Regina and the entire Heaney family. May Artie “Rest in Peace.”
Hi Louie, I got this information from a friend who lives near Sun City, FL. She worked in Queens and I think Jay Street.
Niepert, Janice M., 60, of Sun City Center, FL passed away from cancer on April 9, 2018. Before moving to FL from NY, she retired from the New York City Transit Police Department as a police officer. She is survived by her husband of 14 years, Kenneth R. Niepert and by her sister, Pat Sullivan and her Aunt Marian Scholt.
A Memorial service took place on May 5th
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Janice’s memory to www.CritterMamaRescue.org or the Sun City Center Emergency Squad.
Robert Ganley Deputy Commissioner, Administration One Police Plaza
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Nieport family. May she rest in peace.
It has come to my attention that Peggy Volpe recently suffered a stroke and passed away. There will be no wake or funeral.
This message can be seen on Peggy Russo-Volpe’s Facebook page posted by her family! Meanwhile, Gary remains in an Alzheimer’s facility in West Palm Beach and may not even be aware that his wife has passed! May Peggy “Rest in Peace”
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Volpe family. May Peggy rest in peace.
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.orgShe 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 email@example.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 ??
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.