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Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2013, 07:50:30 PM »
Brother Gremse was also a WW 2 Veteran.

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Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
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« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2013, 07:57:08 PM »
Ret. FDNY LT William "Bill" Dunne has passed to a higher level.....he was a FF in LAD*101 then LAD*11 & a long time LT at LAD*114 "Tally Ho" back in the day ......  ARRANGEMENTS....... WAKE COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME THURS. 7-9...FRI. 2-4 AND 7-9...FUNERAL SAT 3-2-13 at 1015 A.M. ST. CHARLES CHURCH.......REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......One Son is CPT of 114 & another is Ret from LAD*26.

 
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Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2013, 08:32:07 PM »

William Dunn, 78
http://connect.silive.com/user/sisiadvance/index.html By Staten Island Advance on February 28, 2013 at 7:40 AM, updated February 28, 2013 at 8:03 AM
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William Dunn, 78 William Dunn Staten Island Advance 
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- William C. Dunn, 78, of Oakwood, a retired city firefighter who was instrumental in creating and molding the athletic program at St. Charles Parish, died Wednesday at home.
Born in Cambridge, Mass., Mr. Dunn was brought to Oakwood in 1944.
He worked for 31 years with the FDNY, beginning his career assigned for one year to Ladder Co. 101, Brooklyn, then spending 15 years at Ladder 11 on the Lower East Side. Mr. Dunn was promoted to lieutenant in 1973 and spent 18 years at Ladder Co. 114 in Brooklyn, before retiring in 1991.
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Prior to his time with the Fire Department, Mr. Dunn worked for three years with the NYPD, serving at a precinct in Harlem. He also was employed for a year at the Bethlehem Steel Shipyard.
Mr. Dunn served as a petty officer first class in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1952 to 1956.
He was a graduate of New Dorp High School, where he played football and basketball.
Mr. Dunn was actively involved in Staten Island sports, shaping the lives of many young athletes within the borough. Mr. Dunn put in many years of service to the Staten Island Pee Wee Football League, Staten Island Little League, the Amateur Softball Association League, St. Peter's Boys High School, St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School and Staten Island Touch Tackle Football League.
Mr. Dunn's involvement went beyond coaching to encompass tasks such as cleaning the gym or chaperoning team trips.
Closest to his heart, however, was the St. Charles Parish athletic program in Oakwood, which he helped shape from its inception. He served for 20 years with the program. He started out first as a coach and later as a gym scheduler. He also maintained the building and was known for watching over and molding the young athletes in his charge. Mr. Dunn enjoyed watching their successes both on and off the playing field.
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In 1984, Mr. Dunn was given the Jaques Achievement Award for his 20-plus years of service to Island youth. During the same program, his son, Michael, received that year's Jaques Memorial Award as the Island's outstanding schoolboy basketball player.
"The man has done so much for so many and has never asked for anything in return. He is a true Staten Islander who cares about Staten Island sports and he always finds time for others," said Joe Panepinto, CYO County Director, in an April 23, 1984, announcement of the honor.
Mr. Dunn was also known for creating the CYO's one-division baseball program; before that, the program was divided into North and South shores.
Because of Mr. Dunn's efforts and his focus on character rather than wins or losses, St. Charles Parish has produced many individual standouts as well as team standouts over the years.
The aforementioned Advance article attributes that to Mr. Dunn's quiet and persistent welfare for building character in his athletes: "Before each St. Charles team enters its gymnasium, it must pass a handwritten inscription tacked on the locker room wall. In short, it tells the players of the effort put forth by the people before them, how they knocked down rocks for them and that when they go out on that floor, they are representing St. Charles.
"No one ever asked who wrote it. They know."
Mr. Dunn was also a parishioner of St. Charles R.C. Church.
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After his retirement, he taught the AARP Defensive Driving class for over 10 years, serving as the state coordinator of the Staten Island AARP driver safety program. He also served the needy by delivering Meals on Wheels.
In his later years, Mr. Dunn loved following his grandchildren from game to game in various sporting programs and was always there to support them in every aspect of their lives.
According to family, some of the fondest memories of Mr. Dunn were the many shows he starred in at St. Charles Annual Parish Show, under the direction of Dorothy Shroeder.
"Dad had a special way of handling any problem life threw at him. Through his example, his family will always cherish the many values he instilled in us and will always carry on his 'Irish' ways until we meet again," said his son, Michael Dunn, now the varsity basketball coach at Monsignor Farrell High School.
Along with his son Michael, also surviving are his wife of 55 years, the former Ann Leoni; a second son, William; two daughters, Karen Cretella and Doreen Otchet; two brothers, Joseph and Robert Dunn; his sister, Patricia Peer, and 10 grandchildren.
The funeral will be Saturday from the Colonial Funeral Home, New Dorp, with a mass at 10:15 a.m. in St. Charles Church, Oakwood. Burial will be in Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp.


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Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2013, 11:19:38 PM »
Ret. FDNY LT William "Bill" Dunne has passed to a higher level.....he was a FF in LAD*101 then LAD*11 & a long time LT at LAD*114 "Tally Ho" back in the day ......  ARRANGEMENTS....... WAKE COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME THURS. 7-9...FRI. 2-4 AND 7-9...FUNERAL SAT 3-2-13 at 1015 A.M. ST. CHARLES CHURCH.......REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......One Son is CPT of 114 & another is Ret from LAD*26.

  Lt William Dunne, "Greatest Generation of Firefighters" to ever live, May He Rest in Peace. My condolunces to his family and friends, and to the members of the FDNY.

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Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2013, 10:27:31 AM »
My  condolences to his family and friends,
I'm not sure if life's trying to pass me by or run me over

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Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2013, 01:34:30 AM »
Frederick J. Tedeschi age 90 of Port Jefferson NY on Feb 27, 2013...RET FDNY ENG*248 & a US Army Veteran. Beloved Husband of the late Margaret..Loving Father of Edward & his wife Joanne . Cherished Grandfather of four......Reposing at O. B. Davis Funeral Home 4839 Nesconset Hwy (Rt 347) Port Jeff Station NY 11776 www.obdavisportjefferson.com Visiting Sun 3-3-13 2-4 & 7-9 PM...Religious Service Mon 3-4-13 10 AM at the Funeral Home ...Internment to follow at Calverton National Cemetery ...in lieu of flowers , donations in his memory can be made to www.friendsoffirefighters.org .........................................REST IN PEACE BROTHER THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.

John D.....do you know when this Brother was in 248 & was he an Instructor at the Rock late '60s early '70s ?

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Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2013, 02:35:19 PM »
Freddie T was a great chauffeur in my days at E 248 and was there all nine years I was there.  Great lover of "the ponies"; each night he would have me run down to the corner of Church and Flatbush to get the evening edition of the horse racing newspaper so he could do his handicapping on watch.  Sad to see Freddie T pass on.  He was one of the senior members of the company along with Paul Troiano, Gerry Di Razzo, and Carl Tranchina.

Chief: I do not remember him as an instructor at the Rock.

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Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2013, 05:37:09 PM »
OK Thanks......i worked w/Gerry Ds nephew for awhile in the Fire Patrol before coming OTJ.


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Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2013, 09:44:42 PM »
Ret FF Thomas A. Strong Sr.of Levitown NY on 3-4-13 in his 76th year....Proud US Navy Veteran....34 Year FDNY FF in ENG*290 & LAD*162...in lieu of flowers please make donations in his memory to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation www.komen.org .Family will receive friends Thurs 3-7-13 2-5 & 7-9 PM at Charles J. O'Shea Funeral Home 603 Wantagh Ave (Exit 28 N SS Pkwy) Wantagh NY Mass of Christian Burial Fri 3-7-13 9:45 AM at St Martin Of Tours RC Church Bethpage NY. Internment to follow at Pinelawn Memorial Cemetery. www.osheafuneral.com ....................................REST IN PEACE BROTHER PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY........................................................................Tom grew up in Woodhaven & i was friends w/his Brother Danny (RIP at 51) who was a lifelong Fire Buff & an NYPD Member until his early passing.....I remember on the way to High School & seeing Tom in his Uniform on the way to Proby School around '61 or '62....i wished i was older so i could be going there also.
   

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Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2013, 08:29:44 AM »
They fought the fires of the War Years. Most all were U.S. Veterens. There'll NEVER be another group like it.

Rest in Peace FF Thomas Strong Sr. And THANK YOU for your services to New York City and to the United States of America.

My Condolunces to your family and friends, and to the members of the FDNY.

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« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2013, 07:14:22 PM »
Ret FDNY FF Harry Babcock of ENG*58 & ENG*44 has Passed To A higher Level.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..........   http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20130306%2FNEWS0301%2F303069986%2F-1%2Frss777&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+record-online-obituaries+%28Times+Herald+Record+Obituaries%29 

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Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2013, 07:43:22 PM »
RIP

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Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2013, 07:54:53 PM »
It is with deep regret we inform you of the Death of Benjamin Brandes, Father of BC Butch Brandes, Batt. 41.



Benjamin retired after 30 years as a member of Engine Co. 318, and an active member in the the Ner Tamid society. The funeral arrangements are as follows:


I. J. Morris Funeral Directors
1895 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Between Avenue L and Alton pl.

SUNDAY 3/10/2013 @ 11:00 AM

Members are asked to attend in dress uniform as a sign of respect.

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REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


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Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2013, 09:43:47 PM »
Rest in Peace FDNY Firefighter Benjamin Brandes. My condolances to his family and members of the FDNY.

 

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