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« Reply #1305 on: January 31, 2020, 06:22:42 PM »
REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....   I recd this email today....   QUOTE...Passing of Lt. Pete McGreevy


It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that Watkins Street LEGEND Lt. Pete McGreevy L120 has passed away.  Lt. McGreevy was a FF in L122 where he became a seated chauffeur and his standard for excellence began. He was a humble expert at his craft of firefighting. While assigned to L122 and off duty he responded to the big Brooklyn ship fire which exploded without letting the brothers know, it was only when he was seen in civilian clothing carrying a wounded person from the wreckage in a WNYF photo that his brothers became aware of his heroism! He didn't look for any praise he simply shrugged it off as doing his job. After being promoted he quickly became one of the most trusted officers in the borough. Chiefs took his word as law, and his input would override anyone else at an operation. They breathed a sigh of relief when Lt. McGreevy showed up with L120, it was known if Lt.McGreevy and his men from 120 couldn't make the apartment than nobody could. The 15th Division commander once stated, "you just felt a lot better when you looked at the sheet and saw McGreevy was working". Firefighters working with him felt proud that he was their boss and even a bit anxious that they would elevate their level of performance in fear of letting him down. He never yelled and rarely raised his voice, but if you made a mistake he would pull you aside and simply talk and educate you. He lead by example, a humble legend. On occasion when the men called "chows on" he would quietly walk over to the house watch and tell the house watchman to "go eat with the brothers Ive got the watch". This was just another way this Watkins Street Hall of Famer gave back to his men, on top of the endless knowledge of firefighting he shared with them. The men knew his favorite meal was corned beef and cabbage so they made it often out of respect as a way to give back to the man that gives them so much. Assistant Chief/Chief of Safety Al Hay once stated, "Driving Pete McGreevy was the highlight of my career!" Despite battling a bad ankle through most of his career Lt. McGreevy strived for excellence for him and his men. He coined the phrase," If they ask us to shovel sh*t we'll be the BEST sh*t shovelers they've ever seen!" His was a standard to which all members of Watkins Street have been entrusted to carry on. As a daily reminder his group number "18" is painted on L120 apparatus doors. The memory and standards of Lt. McGreevy undoubtedly live on at Watkins Street as well as in its members! Please keep the McGreevy family in your thoughts and prayers.

No Wake
Funeral Thursday 2/6 10:45am St.James Church 429 NY-25a Setauket,NY 111733
Burial in cemetery adjoining church

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"The Tradition Continues......UNQUOTE.

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« Reply #1305 on: January 31, 2020, 06:22:42 PM »

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« Reply #1306 on: February 01, 2020, 04:43:55 PM »
Thanks for posting Jack.  I didn’t want his passing to go unnoticed.  Pete was a Wonderful man.

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« Reply #1307 on: February 03, 2020, 03:22:26 AM »
RET FF ROB SCHMITT LAD*27.... On 1-31-2020 ...RET 9-30-06 after 11 yrs OTJ.
Visitation:      Denis O'Connor FH
                     91-05 Beach Channel Dr.  Rockaway Beach NY
Tuesday  2/4/2020        3 - 8 PM
Funeral Mass:        St. Francis de Sales RC Church
                               129-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd 
                               Belle Harbor NY   11694
 Wednesday   2/5/2020                11:00 am
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« Reply #1308 on: February 03, 2020, 03:43:32 AM »
RET FF ANTONIO WILSON JR....On 1-25-2020...at 71 yrs of age... RET 11-4-85 after 7 yrs OTJ.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....  www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/hialeah-fl/antonio-wilson-9016216



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« Reply #1309 on: February 03, 2020, 03:57:00 AM »
RET FF CHESTER E. BODENSCHATZ ENG*164....On 1-29-2020 at 77 yrs of age...RET 8-13-87 after 21 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... matthewfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/949/Chester-Bodenschatz/service-information.html#tribute-start



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« Reply #1310 on: February 10, 2020, 01:12:39 AM »
RET FF DAVID H. DARKJY  LAD*158... On 2-7-2020 .... RET 1-17-86 after 22 yrs OTJ
No Visitation
Funeral Mass OL of the Snows
Woodstock VT 2/15/2020 11:00am
Burial in the Spring Riverside Cemetery Woodstock VT.
REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.



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« Reply #1311 on: February 19, 2020, 10:03:23 PM »
RET FF JOSEPH T. HUGHES ENG*166....On 2-17-2020 at almost 84 years of age...RET 8-16-81 after 21 yrs OTJ....Joe was a US Army Veteran then a Parks Dept employee then NYC Sanitation then NYC Housing PD then appt to ENG*15 in 1962......REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY) & FDNY...... www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/staten-island-ny/joseph-hughes-9043412

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« Reply #1312 on: February 19, 2020, 10:26:42 PM »
RET FF JAMES P. ROONEY ENG*329....    On 2-19-2020 at 91 yrs of age...RET 7-23-90 after 35 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... https://chapeyfamily.com/tribute/details/2800/James-Rooney/service-information.html#tribute-start
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« Reply #1313 on: February 25, 2020, 11:46:00 PM »
RET FF ROGER H. LIDDLE  LAD*14....On 2-20-2020 at 84 yrs of age ....RET 2-28-94 after 33 yrs OTJ......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.lsvpmemorialhome.com/Obituary/4898/Roger+H+Liddle

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« Reply #1314 on: March 02, 2020, 06:57:02 PM »
RET FF PATRICK J. Mc WILLIAMS..... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY AIRBORNE) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....  https://www.scaliahome.com/obituaries/Patrick-Mcwilliams/#!/Obituary

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« Reply #1315 on: March 03, 2020, 10:10:34 PM »
RET CPT MANNY FERNANDEZ.....I recd this in an email tonight....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... QUOTE... It is with a heavy heart I regretfully announce the death of retired FDNY Lieutenant Manuel “Manny” Fernandez. Manny died in his sleep in California at the age of 89.
Prior to September 11th, the “23rd Street Fire” which occurred on October 17, 1966 was the single worst loss of New York City Firefighters in the line of duty. The ground floor of the Wonder Drug Store at the corner of 23rd Street and Broadway collapsed during a five-alarm fire that originated in a storage area, which was concealed by a four-inch thick cinder-block wall illegally constructed by the building’s previous owner.
Only a small amount of smoke was wafting out of the drugstore when firefighters went inside. But around 10:40 p.m., as they walked to the back of the store, the floor collapsed with a huge noise, sending 10 firefighters to the burning cellar below. Two others were killed in a flashover of fire on the first floor.
The only survivor of Engine 18, now Squad 18, Manny Fernandez, then the driver for Engine 18, had stayed outside the building, following protocol. After the collapse, he tried crawling inside on his hands and knees but the heat and flames were too extreme.
Among them, the deceased Firefighters left 12 widows and 32 children. It took 14 hours to dig out our brothers out.
Lt. Manny Fernandez designed The FDNY Hispanic Society Medal of Valor in honor of the twelve Firefighters lost. The names of all 12 are included on the medal. This medal is presented every year on Medal Day to a NYC Firefighter for heroism above and beyond the call.
Lt. Manny Fernandez is also credited with putting together the very first “Battle of the Badges Boxing Match” at Madison Square Garden. He was instrumental in the development of the FDNY Boxing Association.
Lt. Manny Fernandez was also a supporter, founding member and prior President of The FDNY Hispanic Society.
Manny is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Judy, Daughter Doreen and son Michael.
He was one of my first mentors and a good friend.
May you Rest in Peace my brother

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« Reply #1316 on: March 04, 2020, 07:05:38 AM »
Rest In Peace Sir as you rejoin your company. God Bless you and your family.

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« Reply #1317 on: March 05, 2020, 04:26:36 PM »
RET FF STEVEN D. SOSA.... On Friday 2-28-2020 he spent 32 yrs OTJ in ENG*253...LAD*83...ENG*156......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......     https://matthewfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/985/Steven-Sosa/service-information.html#tribute-start
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« Reply #1318 on: March 05, 2020, 04:34:26 PM »
RET FF STEVEN D. SOSA.... On Friday 2-28-2020 he spent 32 yrs OTJ in ENG*253...LAD*83...ENG*156......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......

https://obits.silive.com/obituaries/siadvance/obituary.aspx?n=steven-d-sosa&pid=195590455

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« Reply #1319 on: March 06, 2020, 04:13:18 PM »
In regard to reply 1315 above ^^^^^ CPT Manny Fernandez....UPDATED ARRANGEMENTS.....
Viewing/Visitation: DATES CORRECTED FROM ORIGINAL NOTIFICATION
Farenga & Sons FH
38-08 Ditmars Blvd Astoria, Queens
Wednesday 3/11/2020 7 - 9 pm
Thursday 3/12/2020 2-5 & 7-9 pm

Funeral Mass: St. Francis of Assisi RC Church
21-17 45th Street Astoria, Queens
Friday 3/13/2020 11:15 am
Interment: Maple Grove Cemetery
127-15 Kew Gardens Rd Kew Gardens NY
He died on 3-2-2020 & RET 8-27-90 after 29 yrs OTJ.