I just spoke with Januari Venable, daughter of Robert Venable, the last member of the New York City Transit Police to be killed in the line of duty, who informed me that his mother, Mrs. Cordelia (Dee) Fuller, is critically ill with lung cancer. After Robert's passing, Mrs. Fuller became like family to me and she considered the men and women of the Department as family also. I ask that everyone please take a moment each day to say a prayer for her and pray that by some miracle she can recover. Thank you and may God bless and look over Dee Fuller and her family.
SICK DESK UPDATE RET. P.O. RALPH CONGREGANE
Every once in awhile, and not too often, I get an opportunity to post some good news and this is one of those times. As you know in my last email regarding Ralph, he was awaiting results of his toxoligy report. Ralph just went under major surgery a few days ago. He had a tumor removed from his lung. I spoke with him last night and he had a lobe removed from a lung. He is waiting for the results of the tests that were sent out to see if or what other, or if any further treatment is necessary. Ralph sounded good, seemed to be in the right spirit. He said he has a drain he has to wear for awhile. He feels weak and has to rest for awhile. He requested that prayers be said, that the tests go well. He would Love to hear from you
Below is an email update from Ralph.
I would like to thank my Transit family for your prayers and support. I just got my toxoligy report this morning and they got all the cancer. Thank you all. Ralph Congregane
Our prayers and best wishes go out to Dee Fuller and to Ralph for a full recovery from their illness and back to good health.
August 18, 2015 WIFE OF RET. P.O. LOUIS PAGAN and LIFETIME MEMBER RET. P.O. AL ADORNETTI
From Lou Hollander:
PRAYERS NEEDED WIFE OF LOUIS PAGAN
I have been informed by Louis that his wife Cecilia’s cancer has returned and is in The University of Miami Sylvester Medical Center. She is schedule for surgery on Monday 24th of August. He asks to please keep her in your prayers. Lou’s email address is LouPagan53@yahoo.com
Hi Louie, and congrats on your new baby boy grand-son. May God bless him and keep him healthy. I'm contacting you to give you some info about Al. I received a call from him about two weeks ago. He was in a hospital near his home in Hollywood, Fla. He said that while walking his dog he stumbled and fell to the pavement and cracked his head just above his left eye. He was removed to the hospital and has apparently suffered a concussion, resulting in the loss of use of his left leg. They started him on physical therapy to which he is slowly responding and today they are sending him home to continue the therapy.
Since his wife, Bernadette, is also disabled, she will most likely be unable to be of much assistance for him. Just wanted to let you know so that you might spread the word, in your own inevitable way, to let our people know what's happening. Thanks so much, stay in good health and continue to keep us all bound together. Kudos to you and yours!
Your brother-in-blue, Frank Arcati
I am sure Al would like to hear from his friends his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org Or you can give him a call at 954-961-4973
Our prayers and best wishes go out to Cecelia and Al that they may recover from their illness and injuries.
August 13, 2015 SON OF RET. P.O. JOSEPH SULLIVAN
From Lou Hollander:
Lou, I have not reached out to my Transit Police Family in a while but I am now. I am asking for prayers for a speedy receovery for my son, Joe, who had a bad car accident on Friday, 7/17, on State Road 580 / Hwy 19 in Clearwater FL. He broke his back and is in CCU at st. Joseph Hospital in Tampa. He started out in ICU on Friday and was just moved Tuesday night.
Thanks for everything you have done in the past.
"Lefty" aka Joe Sullivan, Ret. NYPD 1998. Transit Forever!!
Our prayers and best wishes go out to Joe and the Sullivan family that he makes a full recovery from the accident.
July 6, 2015 PRAYER REQUEST - WIFE OF RET. P.O. JOHN TULLY and RET. P.O. ANGELO BALZANO
Ret. P.O. John Tully called and reports that his wife, Denise Tully, was recently diagnosed with colon cancer and will be undergoing treatment at LIJ Hospital on Long Island. Please pray for Denise that she will overcome this illness and return to good health.
Lou received this email from Joe Mastromarino JMastromar@aol.com regarding Angelo Balzano. Joe tells me that Angelo has a number of health issues.
I spoke with Angelo Balzano's wife today after hearing that he may be ill, They were in the process of selling their S.I. home and purchasing a home in Monroe twp N J. they had to cancel the final walk through in the N. J.. home and in fact canceled the purchase all together, due to Angelo's Health situation.
Please keep Angelo and his wife Miriam your prayers . His e-mail address is email@example.com, I'm sure he would like to hear from MOF's if his illness allows him to converse.