May 22, 2018

Sick Desk

May 22, 2018                                       RET. P.O.  GEORGE FAULDING

We received this from Charles McCray cemccray@aol.com

Hello All
I was informed By Ret. Sgt. Walter Mack that Ret. PO George Faulding is gravely ill. I spoke to George's wife Thelma and she informed me that George was in the hospital for four months. Thelma was informed by the doctors that they wanted to send George into Hospice. That is when Thelma requested that he receive hospice care at home.

George does talk but he sleeps a lot. He is not in pain.

Thelma can be reached 718 525-3129

Be well

Our prayers and best wishes go out to George and the Faulding family.


Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Jacques Maurice recently suffered a severe accident and had to be hospitalized. After a few weeks in the hospital, he was moved to a physical therapy facility and eventually returned home. He is still in a lot of pain and asks that our members and friends offer prayers for his recovery.

As Jacques stated: "Keep the organization going; I love you guys." He can be reached at 718-857-6706 and would appreciate phone calls.

April 13, 2018                                   SON OF RET. SGT. MIKE LAVELLE

Sent by Lou Hollander as received from Mike Lavelle mplavelle51@hotmail.com

Michael H. Lavelle Needs Blood & Platelets
Please keep Michael in your prayers.  Prayers are so powerful

My son, Michael H. Lavelle, is currently undergoing treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering for leukemia. He has just completed the first phase of chemo for spinal and bone marrow treatment. He will need a bone marrow transplant plus other treatment. He is in constant need of blood transfusions. MSK has asked that we reach out to others and request blood donations from family, friends and organizations.

If anyone would like to donate blood, in Michael H. Lavelle’s name, please see the attached flyer with info.
If you are unable to help with a blood or platelets donation, please keep Michael in your prayers.
Thank you
Michael P Lavelle

Michael Lavelle Needs Blood & Platelets
Michael is currently a patient at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. His treatment will require regular blood and platelet transfusions. 

Michael and his family would deeply appreciate your donation of  blood and/or platelets and requests you ask others you know to donate. Donations not used by Michael will be released for use by other patients many of whom are children.

To benefit Michael Lavelle all designated donations must be made in the Blood Donor Room of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Please visit www.mskcc.org/blooddonations for complete information about donor eligibility and the donation process for blood or platelets.

Appointments are necessary- All blood types are acceptable

For answers to questions and to schedule an appointment that is convenient for you please Contact:     

Joe Licata   -   212-639-8177
Manager, Blood Donor Program

The Blood Donor Room – 212-639-7648
1250 First Avenue (between 67th/68th Streets) NYC - Schwartz Building lobby
Open Every Day
Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon     8:30am - 3:00pm
Tues      8:30am – 5:00pm
Wed/Thurs – 8:30am – 7:00pm
The process for donating whole blood takes approximately1hour
The process for donating platelets takes about 2 ½ hours.

FREE Donor Parking -
-Somerset Parking Garage, 1365 York Avenue –entrance on 72nd Street, N.W.corner

Our prayers and best wishes go out to Mike's son that he may recover from this serious illness.

March 25, 2018                                         PRAYERS REQUESTED

Sent by Lou Hollander as received from Ed Provanzana edpro1@mac.com


Hi Lou,
Could you post this? My daughter, Jackie, is in need of a kidney. She lives in New Paltz NY and has been on dialysis for almost ten months. She’s a school teacher and has a wonderful family. This Web site www.kidney4jackie.com  explains things better than I can.  

Thanks again 
Ret. P.O. Ed Provanzana  


Rosa Morales, wife of Ret. PO Ronnie Morales, redmonkey_59@comcast.net  suffered a fall while visiting relitives up in The Bronx NY on March 17th. Rosa suffered a concussion and mulitpal contusions to her face.  She was briefly hospitalized and unable to fly home to Houston TX. The doctors didn’t think it was good for her to fly as they were afraid of her hemorrhaging.  Ronnie tells me he hopes she will be able to fly home soon.  He request that you keep her in your prayers.

Ret. P.O. Ben Berg is recovering from spine surgery performed on 3/23, and requesting prayers from the membership

Benny Berg

Our prayers and best wishes extended to Ben and Rosa that they may return to good health.

March 12, 2018                                 MEMBERS ON THE SICK LIST

Please keep the following members and fellow officers in your prayers:

Association 2nd VP Harry Hassler, currently undergoing chemo treatment for pancreatic cancer. You can reach Harry at fasttrackpi@yahoo.com

Lifetime Member Ret. P.O. Richie Petito, is back home after recovering from recent back surgery and rehab. You can reach Richie at rjp72@optonline.net

Received from Lou Hollander through Alan Berkowitz


Please be advised that retired police officer William "Billy" Gallagher entered North Broward Hospital on Tuesday, March 13th for back surgery. Please keep Billy in your prayers! Thank you,