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President Valentino heard of this when he tried to call Floyd at home and spoke to his son, Floyd

We would like to inform our members that our esteemed association advisor, Floyd Holloway, is currently in the hospital with kidney failure. We spoke to Floyd's wife, Marjorie, who told us that Floyd had been hospitalized previously about 3 weeks ago with the kidney problem. He came home, then had to go back a few days later. He is undergoing dialysis at this time and they look forward to his returning home tomorrow. We ask our members and fellow retirees to keep Floyd in your prayers that he may overcome his illness.

November 14, 2023                          RET. LT. S/A GENE ROACH HOSPITALIZED

From President Bob Valentino & Lou Hollander

Tony Magliano, Gary Travers & I went to visit the one and only Gene Roach today. He is in a VA Hospital in Stony Brook with a hip fracture. He was in great spirits and was as funny as ever. We thanked him for his service to our country as a Marine as well as his service to the City of New York as an S/A Lieutenant. We reminisced about the old Transit Police days and the great stories we have in our heads. His birthday was Wednesday 11-8 and it was the Marine's 248th birthday today. Gene is admired, respected, and loved by many and intends to be back on his feet real soon. God Bless Gene Roach.

October 16, 2023                                     UPDATE ON EDITOR FRANK CRISA
Frank Crisa had to undergo a second ablation for his A-fib this past Friday, the 13th. For him, it was a lucky day. I spoke to Frank on Saturday and he told me the operation went very well and his doctor is happy with the results. Please keep him in your prayers for a full recovery. Frank is already starting to work on the next issue of Beyond the Line for 2024.

October 8, 2023                                    SICK DESK - FREDDY MACK (UPDATE)

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net


Freddy is in Encompass Hospital in Spring Hill Fl, in the rehab section. His cell number is727-247-2526

Our prayers and best wishes  go out to Freddy for a full recovery.

October 8, 2023                                              SICK DESK UPDATES
Our Sgt-at-Arms, and former President, Mike Lanning, is still undergoing his chemo treatment and we're happy to report that Mike said he has not experienced any ill side effects other than a little loss of hair but that is not bothering him.

Our Editor, Frank Crisa, was to undergo another cardiac procedure to correct his A-Fib a few weeks ago, but through the keen observation of one of his doctors, further surgical procedure was avoided and a little adjustment of his pacemaker and meds seems to have done the trick. Frank said he is feelling better and is continuing the completion of our next issue.
Unfortunately, his condition has not abated and he will undergo another ablation on Friday, October 13th. Please keep Frank, Mike and all our fellow retirees in your prayers

We are not sure if it can be traced back to the membership meeting because if the timing, but both our Recording Secretary Bob Forrester and myself, Treasurer Tony Lomanto both came down with symptoms, and tested positive at a walk-in clinic, with COVID. We both started with a throat irritation, then a possible slight fever, and feeling the chills. My partner, Emily, also came down with COVID and most likely caught it from me. As of this date, both are doing well and are hopefully immune for the next several months.

We hope no one else has suffered with this and we continue to hope and pray, not only for the four of us above, but for all our fellow members, friends, and fellow retirees, that they all will continue in good health.


From Associate member Eric Wollman stnonradio@yahoo.com


Our Association Chaplain, Monsignor Robert Romano, is currently hospitalized while he awaits elective surgery that he is having on Monday, August 28th, to replace a leaky aortic valve.  He is expected to remain in the hospital for another five to seven days before being  released to continue recovering at home.
He asks that people please DO NOT call or text him until after he has fully recovered. Until then, just keep him in your prayers.

August 25, 2023                    PRAYERS REQUEST - JIM LYONS & WARREN DEYAK
From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

Jimmy Lyons jjplyons@gmail.com is requesting prayers for his sister Alice who went under hospice care today. She has stage 4 cancer. Pray for the family also.

From Warren Deyak, Las Vegas, goalagame@cox.net.

My sister Christina Lucas of Staten Island has been battling leukemia for 5 years and her last 2 scans showed it has worsened. She has also been told she dosen't have much time left. Prayers are desparately needed. Thanks. 

Please keep Jim's sister, Alice, and Warren's sister, Christina, in you prayers that they may be saved from further pain through your prayers.

Note: Sadly, Warrens' sister, Peggy, passed away on October 6th.

June 25, 2023                                           SICK LIST PRAYERS REQUESTED

Received from Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net


Ed Clair has been in rehab for about 3 weeks, and I am told he is progressing well. Prayers are requested. No phone calls.

Please keep them and all other fellow retirees in your prayers.


February 28, 2023                                 PRAYERS REQUEST - PATRICK AMATO

Hi Tony.

My name is Donna Amato. My husband Pat Amato, a retired Transit Police Officer, was diagnosed in December with tongue cancer caused by working at the 9/11 site.

If you could pass this on I would appreciate the prayers.
Thank you

February 19, 2023                            PRAYER REQUEST - RICHARD SAUNDERS
From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net


Hey Louie,
I just wanted to touch base with you regarding my health issue.I was diagnosed by my Urologist and MRI that I have a mass on my right kidney. My biopsy is scheduled for 21 February at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa to confirm if it is cancer.

I need all the prayers I can get if I do have cancer to get well. No calls please.

My email address is: cwousa@cfl.rr.com
Richard A Saunders

February 7, 2023                     SICK DESK BILL LAWRENCE, TOM GREER and JACK D'ARCY

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net
I have been informed by Bill Lawrence's wife, Vickie, that Bill was admitted to the hospital this past Saturday morning. He was experiencing abdominal pain. I am told they are doing tests and will have a biopsy. Vickie request our TP Prayer warriors pray for him.

Our Executive Secretary Tom Greer is home from the hospital after having a hip replacement. He's on rehab right now and we wish him a quick recovery. Tom reports that 1/2 the Mets-Yankees Game tickets have already beem sold.

Member Jack D'Arcy recently had back surgery and we also wish him a successful recovery.

Please keep these and all our fellow retirees in your thoughts and prayers.

February 4, 2023               PRAYERS REQUEST - RON MORALES & KATHY ABITABILE

From Lou Hollander keystonecop1@verizon.net

Ret. P.O. Ronnie Morales District 11, informed me that his wife Rosa was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer which has spread to her bones, liver, and spine. The doctors ran tests on her to see which kind of treatment she will need.
Ronnie request prayers for Rosa.

Kathy Abitabile asks for prayers for her mother who has been hospitalized the past few months.

Please keep Kathy's mother and Ron's wife in your prayers. Both are in bad health and can use all the help possible.