March 5, 2017

Sick Desk

March 5, 2017                           JOHN KASPRZAK CALLING OUT SICK

I was contacted by Johnís son, John, that John and Val were visiting him and his family.  While there for some unknown reason, John passed out and fell down a flight of stairs.  John broke some ribs and had some other injuries.  It is still unclear what cause him to pass out.  John is in Duke University Medical center and will be going through series of test to see what is going on.  Val will keep me updated and will I pass on the information to you as I get it.  Please keep John in your prayers and please, no phone calls to the hospital!

January 29, 2017                UPDATE ON RET. LT. MARTY BLAUSTEIN

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

I received a text on January 20th from Martyís wife, Betz, that Martyís surgery began at 8:40 AM and that he was in good spirits.  His surgery was to last about 7 hours.  She said the hospital staff was amazing.  About 3:15 this afternoon I received another text Betzy stating that the surgery went well. She said Marty will enjoy a long life full of good health and fun times. They caught this low grade cancer very early.  They can all breathe easy. Marty and Betzy thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

I spoke to Marty the other day about his mail being returned from the Post Office and he told me that he had moved and was currently in a hospital in Pennsylvania that specializes in cancer treatments. He is feeling better and is hopeful that his condition will be treated favorably. - Tony

January 18, 2017                   PAST VP RET. P.O. RON FORTE

Received from Ret. Sgt. George Young fishingfour@hotmail.com

Hi Ed,

Just wanted to notify you that Ron Forte is not doing too well. Ron has several health issues and is limited in what he can do. Ron can be reached at home (718-525-5508. His wife is Johnnie.


Our prayers and best wishes go out to Ron that he may recover from his illnesses.

November 18, 2016           UPDATE ON RET. P.O. FRANK WAKELY

Frank Wakely, formerly of sunny and warm Florida and now entrenched on Long Island, is currently enjoying his stay at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, NY, under the care of an excellent medical staff and the retired Transit Police officers in the Security Department. Frank is undergoing tests for problems and will be there for a few days.

Walter Nunns, Ed Kaercher, Vinny Servedio and I saw Frank when he came in the other day. He is in room 2511 (2 East in the DeMatteis Pavilion) and his phone is 516-277-4759. We're sure he will appreciate any phone calls. 

All our best wishes to Frank for a speedy recovery back to good health.

October 10, 2016                             RET. P.O. TOMMY LONG

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

Hello everyone,
Just a quick note that Tommy finally got his back surgery performed on 10/4 and all went well...we hope to have him home by Thursday...
I know all of our friends have been praying for him and for that we thank you and keep him in your prayers for a quick and good recovery.
For his friends from Transit, you may call him at home by Saturday # 352-693-4928, Iím sure he would love to hear from you.
I will keep you posted.
God Bless you all,

Our prayers and get well wishes go out to Tommy for a full recovery.