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Title: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 29, 2012, 07:25:24 PM
It is with regret that I announce the death of Retired Capt.Jack Boyle of Engine Co.5. Jack retired in the early 90's as a result of a fall down a pole hole in response to an alarm.Capt.Jack was a FDNY historian and well read man.He put his illustrious career in Eng 231,Bn44,Ladder 12, Eng 209 and finally Engine 5. Jack was also a longtime member and President emeritus of the FDNY Fireman's Cycle Club.

A true FDNY Legend .....Jack was into every facet of the FDNY & knew just about all the big names firsthand.....he used to hold court regularly in the "Grandstand" on Grand Ave w/a small group of Retirees....Wake Friday only at Kearns Funeral Home Woodhaven Blvd & 61 Ave http://kearnsfamily.com/rego (http://kearnsfamily.com/rego) ....... Mass Sat in the Ascension Church (behind the school across from 287/136 FH) http://www.churchoftheascension.org/directions.htm (http://www.churchoftheascension.org/directions.htm) ......REST IN PEACE BROTHER.


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Title: Re: WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: lucky on November 29, 2012, 07:33:38 PM
May he rest in peace. He was a big man on the job in plenty of ways and his colorful communications with the Brooklyn dispatcher as a 44 Aide will probably never be equalled.
Title: Re: WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 69 METS on November 29, 2012, 11:25:30 PM
Rest in peace Brother.
Title: Re:ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 25, 2012, 05:21:58 AM
http://www.youngandprill.com/obituaries/tribute.html?url=http://stei-23776.tributes.com/show/William-T.-Jones-94972414 (http://www.youngandprill.com/obituaries/tribute.html?url=http://stei-23776.tributes.com/show/William-T.-Jones-94972414)
Title: Re:ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 25, 2012, 05:36:26 AM
Deputy Assistant Chief William Jones.....Appt 1962....FF ENG*53 & ENG*69....LT LAD*104....CPT LAD*34....BC BN*35 & BN*56....DC Safety....Various Staff positions......always did the right thing.....Bill never was assigned to Siegel St just covered there (which he always remembered & always reminisced about some of the more memorable incidents)..... Bill too bad you could not make that one last trip to QNS to sit & sip some Guiness at MMs.....REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER & FRIEND.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....SEMPER FI.....Good by to a Ranter KIMBA & DROOPY on the other FD site ......10-9 at a Higher Level.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 25, 2012, 06:01:43 AM
Bill ....2 things ....First... somewhere along the line earlier tonight the slogan came up that on Christmas Eve the gates of Heaven were open for the Irish ....all well & good but i do not think that you had to invoke that or even had to "flash the tin" ...i am sure you got in on your own merits....Second.... after closing MAGGIE MAYS tonight & passing KELLYS Car Service where you moonlighted late 50s early 60s while working as a Postal Carrier here in Bayside before getting OTJ i just thought it was some kind of a sign that after all those years the name of that business remained the same ...hardly any other business if any on the Bell Blvd strip has kept the same name .....maybe it had something to do w/your tenacity ......RIP FRIEND & BROTHER......much Jamoe in your honor tonight.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on December 25, 2012, 08:32:29 AM
Chief William Jones, I never met him. However I always enjoyed reading his War Years comments on the Rant. I once asked a member of this site if they knew who "Kimba" was. Of course he did. He was well respected throughout the FDNY.

  I believe there is an Excellent photo of Chief Jones on Mikes web site www.fdnysbravest.com (http://www.fdnysbravest.com) .

  Rest in Peace Chief. You did a Great job and Thank You for your services to Our Country and to the Citizens of the City of New York.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 02, 2013, 02:34:54 PM
Ret "BKLYN TINHOUSE" FF Eddie Ball passed To A Higher Level on 12/30/12.
The wake is to be held on Thursday, 1/3/13, from 6-9 PM and on Friday
from 2-5 and 7-9 at the Marine Park Funeral Home located at 3024 Quentin Road, Bklyn, Tel.# 718 339-8900. The Funeral will be on Saturday, 1/5/13, at 10AM at St. Thomas Moore Church located at 20425 Rockaway Pt. Blvd. in Breezy Point, tel.# 718-634-6357. REST IN PEACE BROTHER ..PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
   


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 23, 2013, 05:16:53 PM
Russ Zens B 14 E 73 L 42

Rest In Peace! 37 Years OTJ.


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Russell C. Zens

Clinton Corners- - Russell C. Zens, 76, loving husband of Joan "Patsy" and father of Daniel moved on to be with the Lord early on January 18, 2013 after fighting bladder cancer. Russ was a big man with an even bigger heart.

He was born on June 19, 1936 in Miami, FL, the son of the late Daniel and Helen (Geib) Zens.

On October 19, 1957, he married Joan P. Calhoun at the Immaculate Conception Church in Bronx, NY.

Russ honored God by serving Him, our country, and our neighborhood and through everyday actions and involvement in many of the following jobs and organizations: Immaculate Conception Church in Bangall, NY, the Stanford Grange, the Stanfordville Fire Department, thirty seven years with the FDNY in the South Bronx, twenty years with the US Army Reserves, and the Northern Dutchess Rod and Gun Club. His service with these organizations was only surpassed by his love and dedication to his family.

He was well known as "Santa Claus," a role to which his spirit and personality have given life to for many years with his various organizations, and playing the role for friends and family as well. Russ epitomized the ultimate giving, love and service others. May God bless you Russ.

Mr. Zens is survived by his loving wife Joan "Patsy" Zens of Stanfordville, and his son Daniel Zens of Stanfordville.

There are no calling hours.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Bangall, NY, with Fr. John Bida officiating.

A private interment will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations are requested to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, 4915 St. Elmo Avenue, Suite 202, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 7749 S. Main St., Pine Plains, NY 12567.

To send an online condolence, please visit peckandpeck.net.

.
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from January 19 to January 22, 2013

...REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 02, 2013, 10:24:08 PM
Duffy, James J. Jr., US Naval Veteran, Devoted 39 years to FDNY. Retired Chief of Rescue Services. Decorated 9 times for valor and heroism. Beloved husband of Celine M. (nee: Dantzig). Devoted father of Mary Ellen Meehan (Jim) Byrne. Gary (Ann), James, Gerard (Jennifer), Bryan (Laura) and the late William. Adored grandfather of fourteen. Dear brother of Helen Healey. Reposing Macken Mortuary, Rockville Centre Chapel, 52 Clinton Avenue, Sunday 2-4, 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass St. Agnes Cathedral Monday 1 pm. Interment Cemetery of the Holy Rood, Westbury, NY. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to NYC Fire Fighters Burn Center, 21 Asch Loop, Bronx, NY 10475, in his name would be appreciated. ...Jim was also a former Rosedale resident ......a FF ???...FF R*2...LT ENG*227 ?...CPT LAD*105... BC BN*34 RIP... BC BN*57...The original Chief (BC) of Rescue Services when formed in the mid '80s as the forerunner of what is now SOC...when he Retired he was the Chief in Charge of Rescue Services i do not remember if he was a DC then or just Acting....a tough but fair & well respected Boss......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on February 03, 2013, 01:27:13 PM
Rest in Peace Chief. I remember the days when you were Captain of 105. It has been a while. Thoughts and prayers for you, your immediate family and your extended family throughout the job.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 05, 2013, 07:21:20 PM
2-2-13 Announcing the Passing of Fred Brent Retired 33 yr FDNY Veteran....WW 2 survivor of the Leopoldville disaster....wake Mon & Tues 2-5 & 7-9:30 pm at T.F. Dalton Funeral Home 125 Hillside Ave New Hyde Park NY (at city line)........Funeral Mass Wed 2-6-13 0945 hrs at St Gregory The Great R.C. Church ....Internment at Calverton National Cemetery. .............................................REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY. .... http://www.deepwreckmysteries.co.uk/home2/SITE.PDFS/03_LEOPOLDVILLE_DISASTER.pdf (http://www.deepwreckmysteries.co.uk/home2/SITE.PDFS/03_LEOPOLDVILLE_DISASTER.pdf)


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on February 05, 2013, 10:08:00 PM
My condolunces to the family and friends of retired FDNY member Fred Brent. A member of "The Greatest Generation of Firefighters". And Thank you for your service to Our Country. R.I.P.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 13, 2013, 02:42:56 AM
RET John R. Connolly of Westbury in his 89th year...42 year FDNY Vet ....also a WW 2 AAF Vet....Wake Wed 2-13-13 & Thurs 2-14-13....2-5 & 7-9 at the Thomas F Dalton Funeral Home, Hicksvbille Chapel, 47 Jerusalem Ave (corner of West Marie St). Mass Friday 2-15-13 at St Paul The Apostle RC Church . Internment Calverton National Cemetery.................REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 26, 2013, 04:25:56 AM
2-25-13.... Ret FDNY Captain John E Gremse passed away this morning.
Father of Ret FDNY Lt Jack Gremse.
Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Edward F Lieber F.H.
9 East Valley Stream Blvd
Valley Stream NY

7-9pm Wednesday 2-27-13
2-4pm 7-9pm Thursday 2-28-13


Funeral Friday at 10:45am 3-1-13

Holy Name of Mary RC Church
55 E Jamaica Ave
Valley Stream NY.........Internment LI National Cemetery.............Link to directions & Guestbook ....  http://www.lieberfuneralhomes.com/sitemaker/sites/Lieber1/obit.cgi?user=915139Gremse (http://www.lieberfuneralhomes.com/sitemaker/sites/Lieber1/obit.cgi?user=915139Gremse)  ..........REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 28, 2013, 07:50:30 PM
Brother Gremse was also a WW 2 Veteran.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 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.

 
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 28, 2013, 08:32:07 PM

William Dunn, 78
http://connect.silive.com/user/sisiadvance/index.html (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.
STARTED WITH NYPD 
 
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.
JAQUES ACHIEVEMENT
AWARD WINNER 
 
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.
DEFENSIVE DRIVING 
 
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.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 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.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: svd385 on March 01, 2013, 10:27:31 AM
My  condolences to his family and friends,
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 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 (http://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 (http://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 ?
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: johnd248 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.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 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.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 05, 2013, 07:13:37 PM
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Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 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 (http://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 (http://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.
   
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 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.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 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 (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) 
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mack on March 08, 2013, 07:43:22 PM
RIP
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 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.

...

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


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 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.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: johnd248 on March 08, 2013, 10:46:29 PM
Chief Brandes of B 41 is a gentleman and medal winner a few years back.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 11, 2013, 01:30:12 AM
Ret FF William Kalfa of E Northport , NY on 3-8-13 in his 91 st year...Ret FF ENG*290 1953 to 1976....Proud Veteran of WW 2 in the Army Air Corps 8th Airforce, 95th Bomber Group....Reposing Moloney's Holbrook Funeral Home 825 Main St Holbrook NY 2-4 & 7-9 & a Religious Service will be held Mon 3-11-13 at 8 PM at the funeral Home...... Funeral Mass Tues 3-12-13 at 9:45 AM Good Shepherd RC Church Holbrook...Internment following Calverton National Cemetery Calverton NY www.moloneyfh.com (http://www.moloneyfh.com) ........................................................................................... REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 11, 2013, 01:36:08 AM
Ret FDNY FF Henry ("Hank") Del Percio, of Old Bethpage, on March 5, 2013 - just one week shy of his 88th birthday. Beloved husband of late, Josephine. Loving daughters Laura and Margaret. Cherished grandfather of 5 and great-grandfather of 1.
Hank was a WWII veteran, N.Y.C. firefighter in Engine 289, avid fisherman and well-loved volunteer at the Water Front Center and a self-proclaimed TV repairman in the Junction Blvd. firehouse.
Funeral mass was 10:30am Friday Mar. 8 at St. Pius RC Church. Interment followed at Calverton National Cemetery.
Donations in Hank's name may be made to:
TheWater Front Center, http://www.thewaterfrontcenter.org/donate (http://www.thewaterfrontcenter.org/donate)
or call (516) 922-SAIL.
...
REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on March 11, 2013, 09:44:47 AM
These are the War Years Vets that are passing away just about Every day. Most of them served their Country during WWII. Some during Viet Nam.

 There will NEVER be another group like them. When they are described as a War Years Vet, they fought the fires of the FDNY War Years. The busiset time in the history of the Fire Service for fires. What these FDNY Firefighters did during their careers is hard to explain. They fought numerous fires Every shift they went to work. Their stories can only be told by them.

  FDNY Firefighters William Kalfa and FF Henry Del Percio, May You Rest in Peace. Thank you for services to the Citizens of New York and to Our Country.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: L-103(ret) on March 11, 2013, 12:33:08 PM
Sorry to hear about Bill Kalfa, worked with him 10+yrs....fastest water I ever saw....1st to commute from LI "E.Northport ,it aint so far".  one of his chestnuts,  Chief told him the rig looked a little dirty, his answer,  Chief, ya cant shine shit! he was one of the best,you'll be missed Bill
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 14, 2013, 05:34:54 PM
Ret FF Robert P. Solamita of Bohemia LI....Proud US Army Vietnam Veteran....Dedicated FDNY FF for over 20 yrs...Reposing at Frederick H. Chapey & Sons East Islip Funeral Homes 200 East Main St (1/2 mile West of SS Pkwy exit 45 W)...Visiting Sun 3-17-13 2-4:30 7 7- 9:30 PM.....Religious Service at the Funeral Home Mon 3-18-13 at 1130 AM...Internment at Calverton National Cemetery Calverton LI .. ........................................................................................... REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
   

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 14, 2013, 05:38:26 PM
Ret FF Joseph Tetonic Sr on March 11 2013 Ret FF from LAD*106...(His Son Joe Ret.was a Charter Member of LAD*175) .......Reposing at William H. Law Funeral Home 1 Jerusalem Ave Massapequa Wed 3-13-13.. 2-5 & 7-9:30....Mass of Christian Burial Thurs 3-14-13 at St James RC Church Seaford LI NY ......Internment Calverton National Cemetery ........REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 21, 2013, 05:40:27 AM
Capt. Ed Smith, a former President of The UFOA & Founder of The FDNY Company Officers Association Has passed to a higher level.....He had been residing in Hilton Head S.C.....no further info at this time....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on March 21, 2013, 05:55:31 AM
 These are the GREATEST FIREFIGHTERS that ever lived. May they ALL REST in PEACE.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 27, 2013, 08:30:08 PM
Charlie Orlando Ret. FF LAD*126 has passed away.

There will be a Memorial Mass (no funeral) on either next Tuesday or Wednesday.
Church: Elizabeth Ann Seton
1811 Pueblo Vista Dr.
Las Vegas NV. 89128 REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 28, 2013, 08:24:56 PM
3-28-13.....RET FDNY CPT Stanley Foner has Passed To a Higher Level...... his Funeral was today in NYC....Stan was a FF on Watkins St & RET as the CPT of LAD*157....he was presently a Member of the Broward County Retirees in Fla........... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 29, 2013, 04:57:25 AM
A correction on the services as well as a further update on Stan's career......
From www.watkinsst.com (http://www.watkinsst.com)

"We regret to inform you of the death of Captain Stanley Foner who was another War Years veteran who has passed to a higher level. Captain Foner was a FF at Watkins Street from 1959 -1970. He was assigned to E231 in 1959 and transferred to L120 in 1967. He was a Lt in L147 in 1973. He retired as Captain of L157 in 1991. He was part of a generation of Firefighters and Fire Officers who believed (and preached) "Maximum Effort" and these fine men are considered the FDNY's version of "The Greatest Generation". Captain Foner was the recipient of numerous Meritorious Acts: Class "A" - 1964 Class 3 - 1966 Class "A" - 1969 "Fireman of the Month - 1969 Funeral Arrangements: A Funeral Service will be held on March 29th (1pm) at Maimonides Cemetery located at 300 Elmont Road (Long Island) Please keep the Foner family in your thoughts and prayers"
   


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 01, 2013, 03:10:58 AM
See reply # 39 above.....   Re: RET FF Charlie ORLANDO


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A Tribute to Charlie "O" from days gone by.... featuring some of the War Years BROTHERS including yourself who have Passed To A Higher Level ... FDNY CHARLIE ORLANDO LADDER 126 ENG 303 : QUEENS NEW YORK 1990 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r5qetRxbSM#) 


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on April 01, 2013, 09:02:50 AM
See reply # 39 above.....   Re: RET FF Charlie ORLANDO


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A Tribute to Charlie "O" from days gone by.... featuring some of the War Years BROTHERS including yourself who have Passed To A Higher Level ... FDNY CHARLIE ORLANDO LADDER 126 ENG 303 : QUEENS NEW YORK 1990 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r5qetRxbSM#)

  Thanks Chief for that Tribute to Charlie "O". Even though I didn't know him, it tells the story of one of the GREATEST.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 01, 2013, 04:58:32 PM
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FF Al Dugan E 216 RET passed away on March 10 while residing at the Maine Veteran's Home in Bangor Maine.

Al was a proud Veteran of the 507th Parachute Regiment serving in the European Theater of Operations during WWII.

He proudly served the FDNY for 23 years both on Scholes St as well as Union Ave.

He will always be remembered as a quiet gentleman.

An old school ECC & FF........REST IN PEACE BROTHER IT WAS A PLEASURE TO WORK W/YOU
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 02, 2013, 06:38:04 PM
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RET FDNY LT Charlie Noran....FF in ENG* 227 and ENG* 44 ....promoted in'90 & assigned to ENG*7...... He Passed To A Higher Level on Monday April 1,2013. Viewing Sunday 4-7-13.... 2-5 and 7-9..... Service Monday 4-8-13 @ 9 AM Romanelli Funeral Home 89 01 Rockaway Blvd, Ozone Park. Followed by Internment @ Calverton National Cemetery.

....................................REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.....ANOTHER WAR YEARS "KING OF THE HILL" MEMBER.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 08, 2013, 02:26:54 AM
RET FDNY FF Robert Scally of Boynton Beach Fla. ...Funeral Mass at St Catherine Of Sienna on Hempstead Tpke Franklin Square LI on 4-13-13...There may be a Memorial Service in FLA in the near future...if so details will follow. ....Rest In Peace Brother ...Prayers For The Comfort Of The Families.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mack on April 08, 2013, 01:37:19 PM
RIP FF Robert Scally
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 12, 2013, 07:51:41 PM
RET FDNY LT. Bob Busch, E-222  passed away from Leukemia on 4/11/13. He was living in Virginia at the time of his death but he will be waked and buried in Long Island. Details below

WAKE:
Tuesday evening, April 16 from 7 PM-10 PM at the Jacobsen Funeral Home, 1380 New York Ave. Huntington Station NY. Phone number for the funeral home is 631 423 2185.

FUNERAL:
Funeral mass on Wednesday, April 17, 9:30 AM at Saint Elizabeth Church at 175 Wolf Hill Rd in Melville NY.

For his Obituary & additional info and directions the funeral home website is:

http://jacobsenfuneral.com/ (http://jacobsenfuneral.com/)

REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 13, 2013, 07:17:46 PM
Ret FDNY  BC Rick Arazosa Passed To A Higher Level this morning 4-13-13...FF LAD*56...LT LAD*27...CPT LAD*27...BC BN*19......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......Sad news ...a real gentlemen & a strong UFOA supporter.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 28, 2013, 02:46:09 PM
 http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2013/04/william_reilly_73.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2013/04/william_reilly_73.html)                    ......RET FDNY FF BILL RIELLY LAD*18........REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE...MILITARY...FDNY ....& VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS.....SEMPER FI.   
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 01, 2013, 04:43:57 AM
Ret FDNY LT John  (Jack)  Robert Mc Allister Sr. of Wantagh LI on April 26 2013 in his 77th year...US Army Vet.....War Years FF...Lad*103...R*1...LT ENG*332....LT R *1...Total time in R*1 as both FF & LT = 25 years.....Wake Thurs 5-2-13.... 2-5 & 7-9 at the Charles J. O'Shea Funeral Home 603 Wantagh Ave (exit 28 N SS Pkwy) Wantagh NY ...Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Fri. 10 AM at St Frances De Chantal RC Church , Wantagh ...Interment to follow at Calverton National Cemeterey . www.osheafuneral.com (http://www.osheafuneral.com)

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REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 03, 2013, 10:27:05 PM
RET FDNY LT JOHN "JACK "DUGGAN ........Jack was a FF in LAD*120 & R*3.....A LT in LAD*136 & R*4 a hard working enthusuastic War Years Member.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES

Arrangements 

Sunday, May 5
Higgins Funeral Home
321 South Main Street
New City, NY
2-4 and 7-9 PM

Funeral:
Monday, May 6 10:00 AM
St. Augustine's Church
140 Maple Avenue
New City, NY 10956
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 12, 2013, 09:21:49 PM
RET CPT JIM ELLSON SR......This afternoon (Sun 5-12-13) at Flushing Hospital's Hospice one of the FDNY greats Passed To A Higher Level after a courageous battle w/cancer....Jim was appt to LAD*102 (in the old qtrs) in 1960...he was a LT in LAD*124 (The Tonka Truck) as Bushwick burned ...then a LT in R*1....then the CPT of SQ*1...then a member of OEM before RET in 2000.....after 9-11 Jim spent much time at the site....he had a tremendous interest in the fire service......always a gentleman....i had the pleasure of knowing & working w/Jim not only OTJ but also when our sons played baseball together in Grammar School at St Kevins (where Jim's Funeral Mass will take place) ..his Son Jim is the current CPT of R*3 .....Goodbye to "Lord Jim" as well as Ranter "60JPE00" http://fdnyrant.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=userrecentposts&user=jimellson (http://fdnyrant.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=userrecentposts&user=jimellson) ........ REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.......Further info on the arrangements will follow however tentatively the wake will be Tues & Wed ...Funeral Mass Thurs.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 13, 2013, 02:50:16 PM
Some further history on Jim....QUOTE.....Sunday, May 12, 2013
It is with deep regrets to inform you that this afternoon, we lost a “Man for the Ages” with the passing of Jim “Lord Jim” Ellson, Sr. He lost his battle to cancer. He gave more to his family, his fellow firefighters and to the many friends he made along the way than to his own personal self. Chief Jack Murphy provides us with just a brief histroy of Jim:

Jim’s stellar fire service career began in 1960, where as a Probie he responded to his first of many numerous major incidents, when two planes collided over the city (12/16/60) with one plane crashing in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn and the other coming down in Staten Island. Within 3 days after this mid-air collision, he was battling the famous major fire on the USS Constellation aircraft carrier that killed 50 workers. The ship was under construction in the Brooklyn Naval Yard.

Some Fire & OEM Career Highlights of Captain Ellson:
FDNY: Firefighter/E65 & L102
Lieut./L124. It was here at L124 that he got the nickname, “Lord Jim”,while serving as a fellow officer along with Peter Ganci. Pete later became the Chief of Department.
Lieut./R-1
Captain/Squad-1
SOC Executive Officer to Deputy Chief Ray Downey
USAR/Task Force-1 Team Leader
Deputy Commissioner in the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management
Instructor: FDNY fire academy
John Jay College fire science and emergency management programs
Guest lecturer at many state and national forums
Fire Safety Directors Association (NYC)/Board Member
FDIC Education Team (1997-2005)
NYS/DHS, his last gig working logistics for Superstorm Sandy

Throughout his career, the vast response experiences from 1960 to September 11th and beyond has served as a broad knowledge base that he would share in a more perfect union of fire and emergency management expertise.

Despite being cited for many Department Service Rating Medals and Unit Citations for bravery, his humbling demeanor spoke volumes as to his character, never seeking any accolades, but always applauding firefighters who were acting as one.

Here is an example of his character, last year he received an EZ Pass late notice bill for passing through a toll booth on the New Jersey Turnpike, the vehicle license plate read, ”Tonka Truck”. While Jim sold his car more than 25 years ago with this plate, he passed the old plate along to his former company, L124. Rather than contest the EZPass as to the type of vehicle photographed on camera, Jim paid the fine of $50.00 over a challenge to pay a 90 cents toll fee.

His is the best friend that one could ever have in his/her life. In one of the many conversations we have had over the years, he once told me a quote from Fr. Mychal Judge “That no matter how hard it gets, God has a plan for you”

When Jim arrived at the Gates of Heaven today, St. Peter needed to put crowd control management plan in place. He will remain a ‘Beacon of Light’ in our hearts with all he has shared with us. God Speed, Brother Jim.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

Viewing:

Tuesday and Wednesday at
Fredericks Funeral Home, Flushing N.Y.    2-5 & 7-9                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
192-15 Northern Blvd at 182nd Street.
The phone number is 718-357-6100.

Mass of the Resurrection:
Thursday, St. Kevins' R.C. Church
45-21 194th St · Flushing
(718) 357-8888 · 1015 hrs...Cremation to follow.

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Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 20, 2013, 04:12:41 PM
RE JIM ELLSON'S FUNERAL........A fitting ceremony w/several moving eulogy's ....Nice job by the FDNY Ceremonial Unit as well as the NYPD & US Navy....One less friend walking this earth.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 21, 2013, 06:13:59 PM
Ret BX Boro
Commander AC Edmund Meyer.

Arrangements are as follows:

O'Reilly Funeral Home
137-40 Brookville Blvd.
Rosedale, NY
718-528-6969

Viewing: Tuesday May 21st

3-5 and 7-9 PM

Mass: Wednesday May 22nd

9:45 AM
Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church
65 Wright Ave
Malverne, NY ................................................................... REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 27, 2013, 11:34:23 AM
Ret FDNY  Chief Vito Puzzifieri has Passed To A Higher Level....Wake Tues 5-28 & Funeral Mass Wed 5-29...both in Pearl River NY.....Father of Mike BN*27.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mack on May 27, 2013, 11:42:34 AM
RIP
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on May 27, 2013, 02:27:32 PM
These are the Greatest Generation of Firefighters. No other group of firefighters had to face the dangers of fighting fires so often. They overcame extermely difficult conditions. There probably will never group like them.

For those that have passed on, May they Rest in Peace.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 28, 2013, 03:52:57 PM
Retired FDNY LT. Ed Hines, FF Engine 219, (original qtrs.), LT. Engine 302 & Engine 251.

Wake Wed, 5/29 & Thurs., 5/30, at Moloney Funeral Home,Lake Ronkonkoma, Ronkonkoma Ave.
Mass, 5/31 at St. Joseph's Church, 45 Church St., Ronkonkoma at 10 am

REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 31, 2013, 04:37:56 PM
RET. FDNY  LT George Goldbach has Passed To A Higher Level.....FF LAD*102 ...LT SQ*4.....LT ENG*222...Uncle of Ray former Chief Of Pers.....no further details at this time........REST IN PEACE BROTHER .....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 31, 2013, 06:09:57 PM
RE RET LT George Goldbach....George passed away in Colorado. His wake and funeral mass will be in Glendale Queens, NY.

Wake: Saturday and Sunday 2 - 5 & 7 - 9 pm

George Werst Funeral Home

71-41 Cooper Avenue @ 72nd Street

Glendale, Queens

Mass: Monday 9:30 am

St. Pancras R.C. Church

68th Street bet Myrtle and Cooper Ave's.

Glendale, Queens

Cremation: Fresh Pond Crematory ........In lieu of flowers donations to the American Liver Foundation , 75 Maiden Lane , Suite 603 NY NY 10038-4810 would be appreciated.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 31, 2013, 06:41:22 PM
RET FDNY Batt. Chief Ed Bastian BN*42/BKLYN Boro Comm........... Wake/Funeral Services

Wake: Friday 5/31 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM

Byrnes Funeral Home

2384 Gerritsen Avenue @ Whitney Avenue (Gerritsen Beach)

Brooklyn, NY 11229

(718) 743-1099

Funeral Service: Saturday 9:30am @ Byrnes Funeral Home

Cremation: Greenwood Crematory - Brooklyn, NY........ ........REST IN PEACE BROTHER .....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 01, 2013, 03:28:21 PM
RET FDNY LT RAY DIERKING..... It is with the Deepest Regret after a batlle w/cancer .....The announcement is made of the passing of Lt.Ray Dierking......Ray was one of the ORIGINAL FF's of Tin House L-176-He was there for many, many years until his Promotion to Lieutenant where he worked in ENG*236.
 Wake will be held at-O'Connors F.H.-9105 Beach Channel Drive,Rockaway Beach N.Y.
 
Monday Evening only from 7-9

Tuesday 2-5 and 7-9
 
Funeral Home Tel# 718-634-4011 REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 13, 2013, 07:47:48 PM
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Robert V. Koeth Jr., 58, of Long Beach, L.I., a native Staten Islander and retired firefighter, died June 4 in Key West, Fla.

Born in Concord, he graduated from St. Sylvester's Elementary School in his hometown community and from Monsignor Farrell High School in Oakwood.

He settled in Long Beach 16 years ago.

He worked at the former Herman's Sporting Goods on Staten Island before becoming a city Correction officer in 1979, and worked at the Brooklyn House of Detention.

Four years later, Mr. Koeth continued the family tradition and joined the Fire Department alongside his father and younger brother. He was stationed at Engine Co. 225 in East New York and promoted to fire marshal in 1992. He was stationed in Far Rockaway when he retired from the department in 2005.

Mr. Koeth often mentored younger firefighters and was a first responder to the World Trade Center site after the terrorist attacks of Feb. 26, 1993, and Sept. 11, 2001.

He was active in many of the Fire Department's groups including: Columbia Association, Steuben Association, Emerald Society, and New York City Fire Riders Motorcycle Club, established in 1985 to unite firefighters and promote safe motorcycling.

He enjoyed serving as the grill master at Fire Department reunions and family get-togethers. He also loved to ski and travel.

During his high school years, Mr. Koeth was active with Troop 85 in Boy Scouts as an Eagle Scout and Chief of Lodge within the Order of the Arrow.

"My dad was an incredible role model who taught me a lot about life," said his son, Robert (Bobby) Koeth III.

In addition to his son, Robert, surviving are his wife, Patricia Mansfield; his daughter, Lisa; his parents, Robert and Theresa (Tess) Koeth; two brothers, James and Edward, and two sisters, Donna Fisher and Lynn Bocomazo.

The memorial mass will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Sylvester's R.C. Church, Concord. Funeral arrangements, which include cremation, are being handled by the Dean-Lopez Funeral Home in Key West.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 14, 2013, 04:20:02 AM
RET FDNY Robert G Fitchett of E. Setauket LI NY on 6-11-13 at the age of 83 ....US Navy Veteran who was Ret from LAD*169 & ENG*299...Friends may call at Bryant FH 411 Old Town road Seatauket.....Visiting Fri from 2-4 & 7-9 ...Funeral Mass at St James RC Church Seatauket LI NY ....Internment at St James Chuchyard .... www.bryantfh.com (http://www.bryantfh.com) .......................................................REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 26, 2013, 02:54:11 PM
RET FDNY FF JOHN WALSTROM...ENG*10...ENG*167...Ret in 2006......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 26, 2013, 02:55:34 PM
Henry "Hank" Seegar L-176 (Ret)
Wake to be held at the
Grace Funeral Home
607 N. Conduit Ave
East New York, Brooklyn
Friday 6/28 7-9 PM
One night only Service, no Mass
...
REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 26, 2013, 05:30:58 PM
Ret FDNY Member Dave Mc Donald Passed To a Higher Level on 6-24-13...He was placed in a Hospice last week due stomach cancer ....A Ceremony will be held but not until August....He was past Secretary of the Palm Beach County Retirees for 25 years......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: JOR176 on June 27, 2013, 11:32:12 AM
Henry "Hank" Seegar L-176 (Ret)
Wake to be held at the
Grace Funeral Home
607 N. Conduit Ave
East New York, Brooklyn
Friday 6/28 7-9 PM
One night only Service, no Mass
...
REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Rest In Peace Hank and Condolences to the Family and the Extended families, L176,E232,E233,  Hank was a great guy spent his entire 25 yrs in "The Tinhouse Truck"
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 30, 2013, 05:56:40 AM
HARRINGTON-Richard, Ret FDNY Member of Franklin Square on June 27, 2013. Adored husband of Geraldine (McAndrews). Loving father of Liz, Kathy (Monahan), Terry, Sloan & Lorrie (Kuczwaj). Cherished grandfather of seven.
Korean War Veteran, proud member of the NYC Fire Department Engine 259-262
 President Emeritus F.D.N.Y. Emerald Society. Reposing at the KRAUSS FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 1097 Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Square, Sunday & Monday, 2-5 & 7-9 P.M. Funeral Mass Tuesday, 10 A.M. at St. Annes R.C. Church, Garden City. Interment at Calvary Cemetery.

Read more: obituaries.nydailynews.com/28275612#ixzz2XcvGtfLg
...
REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 03, 2013, 06:47:40 PM
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------RET FDNY FF JOHN R. O'SHAUGNESSY
On July 1,2013...reposing Wed 7-3 & Thurs 7-4 from 2-4:30 & 7- 9:30 the Powell Funeral 67 Broadway (Rt 110) Amityville Funeral Mass Friday 1000 hrs St Rose Of Lima R.C. Church Massapequa L.I. ....Internment w/Military honors @ Calverton National Cemetery.....the Family has requested that in lieu of flowers ,Memorial contributions to the Honor Flight Network or the NY FFs Burn Center Foundation...envelopes available @ the funeral home. www.powellfh.com (http://www.powellfh.com) ..............REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 05, 2013, 02:26:55 PM
Ret FDNY Cpt Pete Casey passed away in Florida but will be waked in Brooklyn NY on:
 
Sunday 7/7 & Monday 7/8 at Mc Manus Funeral Home
 
4601 Avenue N from 2 - 4:30 and 7 - 9 pm (718) 377-5200
 
Funeral Mass: Tuesday 7/9/2013 10:00 am @ St. Genevieve R.C. Church Roxbury NY

(Just before Breezy Point - Queens)

Cremation will follow at Greenwood Crematory, Brooklyn, NY
 


Pete was a FF in E 249, L 113 and E 301. A Lt. in Lad. 104 and Capt. of E 212. He retired in 2002

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

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 08, 2013, 05:31:21 PM
CASEY-Peter J. of Minneola, Florida and summer resident of Roxbury (Breezy Point). Passed away on July 3, 2013 at the age of 67 years old of Multiple Myeloma which he contracted from 9/11. He was born in Brooklyn, NY to John and Bridget Casey (both deceased). Peter retired as a Captain in the NYC Fire Department after 33 years of dedicated service. He was also a Vietnam Veteran with the U.S. Marine Corp and an active member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his beloved wife Lynn, daughter Christa, sons Michael (wife Leigh) and Brian (wife Ashley), brother Jack Casey and sisters Kathleen Preziosi and Mary Colleran. Funeral Services will be held at the MCMANUS FUNERAL HOME, 4601 Ave N (corner E. 46th St) Brooklyn on Sunday and Monday, 2-4:30 & 7-9 P.M. Mass will be held on Tuesday, 10 A.M. at St. Genevieve Church in Roxbury (Breezy Point). Cremation Greenwood Crematory.

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Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 08, 2013, 11:50:21 PM
Gus Guidice of Engine 280/Amb.2/Batt.38 has passed on to a Greater Place.He joins his Wife and his Brother Frank Guidice in Heaven.Please remember him and his Family in your Prayers.
Services for Gus will be sometime in August........REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 09, 2013, 12:05:09 AM
Lt. Donald Peterson (retired L.43;R.3) on July 5, 2013.

Wake: Tuesday, July 9th,2013

McGowan Funeral Home

Central Highway, Garnerville, NY

2 PM to 4 PM and 7 PM to 9 PM

Mass: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

St. John the Divine Church

Mott Farm Road (off 9W)

Tomkins Cove, NY

10 AM.....................................................Don started in LAD*43 when my Father was still there....I went to flips w/Don & was looking forward to seeing him at the 43 Centennial this Fall.......REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 69 METS on July 09, 2013, 12:15:24 AM
Gus Guidice of Engine 280/Amb.2/Batt.38 has passed on to a Greater Place.He joins his Wife and his Brother Frank Guidice in Heaven.Please remember him and his Family in your Prayers.
Services for Gus will be sometime in August........REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Gus's brother Frank was also a member of E 280. Rest in peace Brother.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on July 09, 2013, 11:57:53 AM
Knew Gus when he was Aide in the 38. Good guy, just like his brother Frank. They are together again, rest in peace, men. Prayers and thoughts for the immediate and extended families.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 12, 2013, 09:12:52 PM
Retired FDNY  FF & Member of the SI FDNY Retirees Board of Trustees James DeWaters E-162
passed away yesterday, July 11,2013.
The funeral will be Sunday at 8 p.m. in the Casey McCallum Rice South Shore Funeral Home,Great Kills.
Arrangements include cremation.
Viewing will be Sat & Sun July 13 & 14: 2-4 and 7-9 PM

The members of the FDNY Retirees will meet Sunday July 14,2013 at 7 PM
to pay their respects to their departed member. (Please note the 7PM time) The world lost a great person today.........................................REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 13, 2013, 11:20:54 AM
Robert "Bob" Arthur Haughney passed away peacefully at home on July 5, 2013 at the age of 93. He is survived by his wife of the past 59 years Mary (nee Quinn). He was the loving father of Mary O'Connell (Laurence), Elizabeth, Robert (Deborah), Regina Silitch (Nicholas) and Thomas (Janine). One of his many great loves in life was his devotion to his 13 grandchildren- Laurence and Krista O'Connell; Jessica Haughney Engel; Sarah, Emily, Thomas and Annie Haughney; Kyra, Owen and Aidan Silitch ; & Kathryn, Jack and Matthew Haughney.
Bob was born on 9/2/19 in Brooklyn, NY to Edward and Agnes Haughney. After graduating Brooklyn Tech HS he enlisted in the US Navy where he served for 5 years during World War II. He served on a U.S. Destroyer in the Atlantic Theater which was struck by a U-boat Torpedo and heavily damaged prior to him transferring to the Submarine Service where he spent the remainder of the war in the Pacific Theater seeing considerable action. After leaving the service Bob joined the New York City Fire Department in January of 1947 and spent 25 years while rising to the rank of Captain. His second career was spent as a stationary engineer at Albert Einstein College until his retirement at the age of 72.

Visiting Hours will be held at John Dormi & Sons Funeral Home at 1121 Morris Park Avenue in the Bronx on Saturday 7/13 from 7-9 and Sunday 7/14 from 5-9 . The Funeral Mass will be held on Monday 7/15 at St. Clare of Assisi R.C. Church at 1918 Paulding Avenue in the Bronx followed by a Burial at Raymond Hill Cemetery in Carmel, NY.

Capt. Haughney's son is a Battalion Chief on the job. RIP.

...

REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 13, 2013, 02:22:59 PM
Ret FDNY CPT William "Bill" Butler has now joined his Son Tom a FF from SQ*1 who was never recovered after 9-11.....Bill spent all his time at the WTC site digging & searching......REST IN PEACE TO FATHER & SON AS WELL AS ALL THE OTHERS........ BUTLER - William E., 74, longtime resident of Kings Park NY (formerly of Brooklyn NY) on July 13, 2013 after a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis which he contracted during his recovery efforts at the World Trade Center after the attacks of September 11, 2001. Bill was a 32 year veteran of the FDNY retiring as a Captain. He worked most of his career at Engine 201 in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn and then serving as a Lieutenant & Captain in Queens. After he retired he worked as a Fire Marshall for the Town of Smithtown and was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Div. 3. Beloved husband of Peggy for 52 years. Loving father of Bill, Lt. Steve PAPD, Eileen Cristiano and the late Thomas (FDNY on 9/11/01) and father-in-law of Martha Butler-O'Brien and Patrick Cristiano NYPD. Cherished grandfather of Sean, Katie, Kelly, Cassandra, Brianna, Patrick and Christopher. Dear brother of Nora McFadden and brother-in-law of JamesMcFadden and the late Muriel & Jerry Gunn. Fond uncle of Kathy (Rick) Whalen, Jerry (Dena) Gunn and Tara (Brendan) Hoyle. The family will recieve friends on Tuesday & Wednesday from 1-4 & 7-9pm at the Butler-Hughes Funeral Home, Inc. 69 Indian Head Rd., Kings Park. Funeral Mass Thursday 10:30am at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Kings Park. Interment Northport Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Thomas M. Butler Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Butler-Hughes Funeral Home. www.butler-hughes (http://www.butler-hughes) funeralhome.com

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 14, 2013, 07:15:26 PM
Notification from another site........ FF Frank Demarco former member of E3 L12 died this week his wake is today Sunday July 14 at Margiatta Funeral Home on New Utrecht ave and 86 st.Funeral is tomorrow at St Finbar church in Bensonhurst.This guy was a tough as nails guy who sustained an injury in the boxing ring in March of 1985 while training for the annual charity event vs NYPD .He was in nusrsing home ever since and never recovered .PLEASE TURN OUT FOR ALL WHO CAN THANKS..........REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 15, 2013, 05:23:04 PM
RetFDNY  LT Donald Leo..................
according to S.I. Advance his Wake is Tuesday and a Cremation Service Wed. 9 am at Hanley Funeral home New Dorp Lane Staten Island NY
Donald was a FF in L102 and a LT in E153..nice man & a great Firefighter......He lost his Son Donald in a Midtown crane collapse in 2008.
....................................REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 21, 2013, 02:29:04 AM
RET FDNY FF  Maurice "Cookie" Greco formerly of E282 / L 148 passed away Thursday July 18, 2013. "Cookie" retired in 1991.
Wake is being held at Matthew Funeral Home in Willowbrook and a funeral mass @10:00 at St. Adalbert's R.C. church on Morningstar Road in S.I.
.................REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 28, 2013, 07:35:27 PM
RET BC S. KOWALSKI BN*14...REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY...PAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...... www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=stanley-c-kowalski&pid=166050229&fhid=4047#fbLoggedOut (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=stanley-c-kowalski&pid=166050229&fhid=4047#fbLoggedOut)

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 29, 2013, 03:23:24 PM
Recd this in an e mail today the ceremony was held this past Sat......REST IN PEACE BROTHER PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......THE MESSAGE AS FOLLOWS...QUOTE..It is with regret we announce the death of William Colandrea. A Celebration of his life will be held at Landmark Funeral home tomorrow, Sat. July 27 at 3:30 PM. 4200 Hollywood Blvd. on Presidential Circle. He was a member of our group 10 years ago before moving back to NY.

Steve Whalen, President Broward F.D.N.Y. Retirees...UNQUOTE.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 29, 2013, 03:48:50 PM
RET FDNY BC JOHN J. MEYERS BN*46.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....SEMPER FI.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.......... John James Meyers passed away Friday morning, June 28th 2013. He died in New Jersey, driven by Storm Sandy from the comfort of the wonderful home of his daughter Marybeth and Grandson Thomas. He was a star basketball player in his youth, a Marine, and Fire Fighter, retiring some years back as a Battalion Chief. He is the loving father of five children, and grandfather of eight. His loving wife Julia left us all so early in our lives, but he never loved another. He was a loyal family man, always putting his family first. His own father, Thomas F. Meyers, was a decorated veteran who displayed remarkable courage in the trenches of WWI, holding his position under aircraft, artillery and machine gun fire. That courage flowed strong in his veins as well. I have never heard him say no to a need of his family or friends and this circle grew over the years, extending to friends of friends. Our family has learned so much from him about giving and forgiving. We will love and cherish him forever.

In Lieu of flowers, Donations can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project
http://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/Default.aspx?tsid=66&campaignSource=CDRO&source=B100127 (http://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/Default.aspx?tsid=66&campaignSource=CDRO&source=B100127)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 31, 2013, 10:13:49 PM
RET FDNY LT JOHN F. MOLLOY....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY........ http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2013/07/peter_molloy_78.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2013/07/peter_molloy_78.html)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 05, 2013, 02:47:46 AM
RET FF JACK HYNES...... REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... http://blog.silive.com/hssportsextra/2013/08/staten_island_soccer_legend_ja.html (http://blog.silive.com/hssportsextra/2013/08/staten_island_soccer_legend_ja.html)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 14, 2013, 03:50:28 AM
Retired FDNY Fireman King J. Fothergill(89 yrs old) Retired E324(10/24/79), USMC- Dalton funeral home 125 Hillside Ave New Hyde Park 8/16 2-5pm & 7-9:30pm Service at Pinelawn 8/17 11:30 am

REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY .....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...SEMPER FI.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 16, 2013, 10:50:43 PM
RET FDNY FF JOHN A. GAGLIANO ENG*292 & HAZMAT*1... SUDDENLY AT AGE 57 FROM INJURIES IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT  ......REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.......   http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=john-a-gagliano&pid=166453645&fhid=5042#fbLoggedOut (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=john-a-gagliano&pid=166453645&fhid=5042#fbLoggedOut)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 18, 2013, 06:05:48 PM
RET FDNY DC ELMER CHAPMAN........   Elmer Chapman passed away 8/14/13
 
Services are 8/21 2-5 7-9 Dalton Funeral Home Levittown NY
 
8/22 10 AM Mass of Christian Burial Holy Family Hicksville NY ..........REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 18, 2013, 06:13:16 PM
RET FDNY MEMBER DAVID C. Mc DONALD...........    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/palmbeachpost/obituary.aspx?n=david-c-mcdonald&pid=166480299#fbLoggedOut (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/palmbeachpost/obituary.aspx?n=david-c-mcdonald&pid=166480299#fbLoggedOut)      ... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 19, 2013, 04:38:01 PM
RET FDNY FF JAMES COONEY ENG*5......... http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2013/08/james_cooney_84.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2013/08/james_cooney_84.html)        REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY...SEMPER FI....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....Another of the few"St Leonards HS BKLYN" Alumni who went OTJ .
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 21, 2013, 03:49:20 AM
RET FDNY FF NORMAN SEBBESSE  LAD*154 & R*4 PASSED AWAY A FEW DAYS AGO.

HE WAS 75 YEARS OLD . NO OTHER DETAIL'S AT THIS TIME.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on August 21, 2013, 08:09:26 AM
 Almost every day now the world is loosing the best firefighters that ever lived. I say that with no disrespect to todays firefighters. But having seen these firefighters in action over the years, and the abuse and beatings they took day after day from the overwelming workload, there is, and will never be another group like them.

  Now they are leaving us. They fought fires that no matter where we talk, no firefighter has ever done what they did. As an outsider, I saw it for myself. They really were the "Greatest Generations of Firefighters" to ever live. And as they leave us, May they ALL Rest in Peace.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 22, 2013, 02:12:19 AM
RET FDNY  BC Thomas E McGrath BN*17  passed away arrangments as follows

Wake:

Thurs 8/22 & Fri 8/23 2-5 & 7-10pm

Gleason FH
10-25 150 St
Whitestone NY

Funeral

Sat 8/24 1045
Our Lady of Blessed Sacrement
34-24 203 St
Bayside NY

REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 24, 2013, 05:07:33 PM
http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Thomas-Ryan&lc=1182&pid=166575738&mid=5643651&locale=en_US (http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Thomas-Ryan&lc=1182&pid=166575738&mid=5643651&locale=en_US)    REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY...... PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 04, 2013, 04:31:32 PM
RET FDNY FF Charles Eberhardt Ret L115

He would have been 102 this December.


Visitation:
Tomorrow September 5th 2-5 & 7-9
Park Funeral Home
2175 Jericho Trnpke
Garden City, NY
516-747-4300

Mass:
Friday, September 6th 10am
The Church of Saint Anne (off of new hyde park rd.)
35 Dartmouth St Garden City, NY 11530
...
REST IN PEACE BROTHER...YOU HAVE SEEN IT ALL....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 06, 2013, 03:27:09 PM
RET FDNY FF WILLARD SURKO ENG*32 & ENG*6 ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.......     http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2013/09/willard_surko_77.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2013/09/willard_surko_77.html)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 07, 2013, 04:12:50 PM
FDNY LT ROGER PFLEGING.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......  http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2013/09/roger_pfleging_58.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2013/09/roger_pfleging_58.html)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 13, 2013, 05:27:38 PM
RET FDNY FF MARK SUOZZO...... Mike Suozzo formerly of E-60 and E-81 passed away on Saturday and will be waked at Cargain Funeral Home Route 6, Mahopac, NY on Thursday 9/12 from 4-8 PM.
Mike was appointed to E-60 in 1959 and retired from E-81 in the late seventies. May he RIP
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 13, 2013, 05:38:08 PM
RET FDNY BC ROBERT BORTHWICK JR.........  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Robert Borthwick, Jr., a forty-four year resident of the area, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh, NY. Robert was 71 years old. Son of the late Robert and Susan Landau Borthwick, Sr., he was born January 27, 1942 in Brooklyn, NY. Robert was a retired Battalion Chief with the F.D.N.Y., Bronx, NY. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church, Highland Mills, a former member and past Treasurer of Trout Brook Engine Company, Chester, NY and a Veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine F. Dougherty Borthwick of Highland Mills, NY; his sons, Robert D. Borthwick and his wife, Heather of Las Vegas, NV, Kenneth P. Borthwick and his wife, Connie of Chester, NY; his daughter, Carol Bassett and her husband, Donald of Highland Mills, NY; his brother, Donald Borthwick and his wife, Donna of Highland Mills, NY; his sister, Patricia Boyle of Brooklyn, NY; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 12, at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 515 Route 32, Highland Mills, NY. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 13, at St. Patrick's Church, 448 Route 32, Highland Mills, NY. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory, Middle Hope, NY.

Memorial donations may be made to The New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation, 21 Asch Loop, Bronx, NY 10475 or Rheumatoid Patient Foundation, PO Box 236251, Cocoa, FL 32923.

Funeral arrangements made by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 845-782-8185 or www.ssqfuneralhome.com (http://www.ssqfuneralhome.com)

..........REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 16, 2013, 03:06:57 AM
RET FDNY FF HARRY P. MOORE.....   STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Longtime Staten Islander Harry P. Moore, 81, of Bay Terrace, a retired firefighter, died Friday at home.

Born in Queens, he moved to Bay Terrace in 1961.

He served in the U.S. Navy as an electrician's mate aboard the USS Vulcan from 1951 to 1955.

He then worked as a police officer before beginning his 27-year career with the New York City Fire Department, where he served as a firefighter aboard Marine 9. He retired in 1983.

He was a longtime parishioner of St. Charles R.C. Church, where he was one of the founding parishioners and worked part-time as a custodian.

In his leisure time, he enjoyed woodworking, painting and crafts. He also enjoyed gardening, and some of his rose bushes were more than 50 years old.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, the former Mary Virginia Andrews; four sons, Steven, Brian, Richard and Michael; a daughter, Eileen Moore; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be Tuesday from the Colonial Funeral Home, New Dorp, with a mass at 9:15 a.m. in St. Charles Church. Burial will be in Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale.
...
REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on September 16, 2013, 12:22:02 PM
 I know very few of these FDNY Firefighters, if any. But I know what they did. I consider them the Greatest Generation of Firefighters to ever live.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 18, 2013, 02:57:02 PM
RET FDNY CPT JOHN GILSTRAP.......It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of, John Gilstrap, the retired Captain of Engine Company 92. John Gilstrap was a Lieutenant in Ladder Company 14 and a Firefighter in Ladder Company 48. He provided exemplary service those who he worked with and for the people of every neighborhood where he worked.

Arrangements are as follows:

· Wake:

o Monday September 23, 2013

o Benta’s Funeral Home

630 St. Nicholas Avenue (141st Street)

New York, NY

o 3:00 PM - 8:00PM

· Funeral:

o Tuesday September 24, 2013

o Abyssinian Baptist Church

132 Odell Clark Pl (138th Street, between Lenox and Adam Clayton Blvd)
New York, NY 10030

o 10:00 AM
...REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: jkal on September 18, 2013, 03:54:44 PM
Worked with the "Strap" when I was a young Fireman in L-48 in the late 70's & Early 80.  He was a larger then life figure.  I am deeply saddened.  94/48 is having their Centennial on Nov 1st and I look forward to see the older members who taught me about the Job.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 21, 2013, 04:00:59 PM
RET FDNY LT WILLIAM COX......FF. L.8 LT. L.78
WAKE THURS/FRI HANLEY FUNERAL HOME
 NEW DORP LANE S.I.

FUNERAL MASS SAT 11AM OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE
NEW DORP LANE

REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 26, 2013, 01:12:13 AM
RET FDNY CPT DAVID J. TUBRIDY......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY... AN EXTERMELY ACCOMPLISHED LIFETIME.......                    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=david-james-tubridy&pid=167035834&fhid=27296#fbLoggedOut (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=david-james-tubridy&pid=167035834&fhid=27296#fbLoggedOut)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 15, 2013, 02:25:00 AM
RET FDNY LT ROBERT Mc MAHON......  REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.......   

We regret to announce the passing of Retired Lieutenant Robert McMahon


formerly of Ladder Co's 45 as a FF & 31 as a LT.


Rest in peace Brother.


 
Robert McMahon of Lake Carmel, NY passed away on Saturday October 12, 2013 at the age of 67.

Bob was Born on April 8, 1946 to Martin and Theresa McMahon. Bob is survived by his father Martin McMahon who resides in Florida. He is also survived by his brothers John (Joan) Thomas (Kathleen) and his sister Grace Reeber (Dan). Bob was predeceased by his loving brother Patrick (Susan).

Bob was Married to Donna (McArdle) on December 7, 1968. He was Blessed with 3 Children, Robert, Brian (Kelly) and Brendan (Ana), and 4 grandchildren Kaitlyn, Timothy, Meaghan, and Brendan, all three of whom followed him onto the F.D.N.Y.. Bob Worked for the F.D.N.Y. for 28 years, retiring as a Lieutenant. He was then appointed the Commissioner of Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services. Where he worked until his retirement in 2012.

Services for Bob will be held at the Donald B. Smith building at 110 old Route 6 Carmel, NY on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. James the Apostle Church on Wednesday 10 AM. In Lieu of Flowers, donations to Memorial Sloan Kettering in his Memory would be appreciated

 
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 15, 2013, 02:36:56 AM
RET FDNY LOUIS N. DUNNINGER....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY......  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=louis-n-dunninger&pid=167540030&fhid=5052 (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=louis-n-dunninger&pid=167540030&fhid=5052)   
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 20, 2013, 04:18:05 PM
RET FDNY FF JEREMIAH HEALY.....  Jeremiah Joseph "Jerry" Healy, 75, Of Garden City, South Carolina passed away on Oct. 18.He as an FDNY Firefighter with 23 years of service. He was the Vice-President FDNY Carolina Retirees Association and President Emeritus of the Pocono Chapter of the FDNY Retirees Association. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army. The family will receive friends from 1-3 P.M. and 5-8 P.M. on Monday October 21 at Burroughs Funeral Home, 3558-A Old Kings Highway, Murrells Inlet, S.C. A celebration of Jerry's life will be held at 10 A.M., Oct. 22 in the chapel of the funeral home.

The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation.

This obit appeared in the 10/20/13 edition of the Pocono Record newspaper.

REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 20, 2013, 04:25:10 PM
RET FDNY FF WILLIAM (BILLY) MUNDY RES*2.....Viewing on Sun 10-20-13 & Mon 10-21-13 from 2-5 & 7-9 @ Hillderbrand Funeral Home 1238 Crossbay Blvd Broad Channel QNS....Funeral Mass Tues. 10-22-13 0930 hrs @ St Virgilius RC Church 16 Noel Road Broad Channel QNS....REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......Billy Retired from the Job in the mid '70s & was part of a big FDNY family....His Son Bill is a BC in charge of MSU....His Daughter is Robin Mundy Sutton @ Tech Services..... His Brother is Ret CPT Dan Mundy....his Nephew is BC Dan Mundy BN*58.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on October 21, 2013, 11:54:39 AM
Billy Mundy was truly a war years warrior. Rest in peace. Prayers and thoughts for you, your family and the extended family in The Rescue.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 21, 2013, 06:04:36 PM
RET FDNY FF PETER GILLESPIE....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...... www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2013/10/peter_gillespie_86.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2013/10/peter_gillespie_86.html)

   
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 24, 2013, 03:12:06 AM
Ret. FDNY  Lieutenant Matthew F. Hennessy..... a Veteran of WW II serving in the U.S.M.C. For many years Matt was in charge of Transfers and Assignments in the Bureau of Personnel.... He reached the age of 90 this past June.


WAKE: AIEVOLI FUNERAL HOME

1275 65TH STREET (Corner of 13th Avenue)

BROOKLYN, NY 11219

[718] 331 -2100

FRIDAY 10/25 (ONLY) 2 - 4:30 AND 7 - 9 PM



FUNERAL MASS:



RESURRECTION R.C. CHURCH

2331 GERRITSEN AVENUE (Corner of Whitney Avenue)

SATURDAY 10/26 9:30 AM



INTERMENT:

ST. CHARLES CEMETERY

FARMINGDALE, NY

ARRIVING APPROX. 11;30 AM.............REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 25, 2013, 02:51:41 PM
RET FDNY FF JOHN J. CULLEN......   

It is with regret to inform the passing of Firefighter John J. Cullen Ladder 85 (Formerly E 257, Squad Co. #4, L-174, AMB-2). On October 23, 2013 at 1800 hours, Jack passed peacefully at home surrounded by family.   
He was appointed July 25, 1959 through April 1st, 1993. 
He was also a Korean War Veteran serving in the United States Navy. 
Jack worked during the War years in Squad Company 4 on Bristol Street responding to 10,000 alarms.  Jack was a chauffeur, senior man, natural leader, and simply loved the job. 

The Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Hanley's Funeral Home
60 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, NY  10306

Wake:
Saturday and Sunday
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Funeral Mass

Monday, October 28, 2013 10:30 hours

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church   
90 3rd St, Staten Island, NY 10306

Off Duty Members Requested to wear Class A uniform in sign of respect for honor guard formation. 

(across the street from Hanley's Funeral Home)

Interment:

Cemetery of the Resurrection

361 Sharrott Avenue

New York, NY 10309

Please send this  out to pass the word.  ...His Son John was a FF in SQ*1 & a LT in ENG*235 Ret.............REST IN PEACE BROTHER .....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 28, 2013, 06:01:58 PM
RET FDNY FF Jack Featherstone  LAD*49 wake and funeral arrangements

Wake will be held at Schuyler Hill (3535 E Tremont Ave. Bronx, NY 10465) on:
Monday 7-9pm
Tuesday 2-5pm, 7-9pm

Funeral Mass Wednesday (time to be announced) St. Frances de Chantal (190 Hollywood Ave Bronx NY 10465).

In lieu of flowers the family is asking that you make donations to Jean Jugan (http://jjrbronx.org (http://jjrbronx.org)) or Cardinal Spellman (www.cardinslspellman.org (http://www.cardinslspellman.org))

..............................................REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 29, 2013, 05:38:16 AM
RET FDNY FF EDWARD O'HALLORAN.....
Charter Member of Eng-332 Edward O'Halloran has passed away.
Wake is at
Daltons F.H. 29 Atlantic ave Floral Park Tues and Wed 2-5 and 7-9.
 
FUNERAL IS thursday 10 am at St Anns Garden City.

BRADFORD Street members should attend in class A's. ED WAS AT ALL OUR
FUNCTIONS AND ALWAYS AT THE MEMORIAL MASS.


The Brothers of Bradford Street..........REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 29, 2013, 06:34:23 AM
We regret to announce the passing of retired FDNY Lieutenant Mike Tarpey
 formerly of Ladder Company 38.
Rest in peace Brother.
Father of Tim Tarpey (E68). .....& Bill (L37)......Funeral will be held Tuesday at Saint Francis Church...........REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: blzdp on October 29, 2013, 06:42:49 AM
His other son is in L 37. Father was a Lt in L 38 he would wear his coat over his arm. A great fire officer and a great man.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on October 29, 2013, 10:25:28 AM
 "The Greatest Generation of Firefighters", as I refer to them, are being called from this earth. And with them goes the some of the Best Firefighters the World has known. Thirty or Forty years ago, these War Years Firefighters were riding the step of Engines and Ladders. For many they fought fires without the use of air packs or portable radios. No air conditioned rigs to cool them from those hot city streets. There was nobody to give them relief at a fire. They often went from one fire to another without a break.

  On a part time basis, I saw what these guys did. I can appreciate the conditions that these War Years Firefighters faced. I will always consider each and every one a part of a very Special Group.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 29, 2013, 07:05:27 PM
2 FD WAKES ..SAME FUNERAL HOME....Received this e mail from a Ret BROTHER..... QUOTE... Walked into Schuyler Hill Funeral Home to attend the wake for Lt Mike Tarpey and in the adjoining room Jack Featherstone was being waked. Jack passed away from cancer early Sunday morning and his wake is:
Schuyler Hill Funeral Home, 3535 E Tremont Ave, Bronx, NY 10465

Mon Oct 28, 2-5 & 7-9 Tues Oct 29 2-5 & 7-9

Funeral St Francis De Chantel, Wednesday Oct 30  11AM

E Tremont & Harding Ave in Throgs Neck

Mike Tarpey Funeral Oct 29, Tuesday 11am  St Frances De Chantel

Sad times and rest in peace to two very fine Firefighters,Vietnam Veterans and Men! ......UNQUOTE.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 30, 2013, 02:45:18 PM
RET FDNY FF TERRY CLEARY LAD*109

Wake..Friday..11/1..Colonial Funeral Home
Tysens Lane and Hylan Blvd Staten Island
2-4...7-9

Funeral Mass..Saturday..11/2 ..915 am
St. Charles Church
Hylan Blvd near Funeral home

................................................................
REST IN PEACE BROTHER......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 04, 2013, 02:37:09 PM
Ret FDNY FF Ed Madden ENG*41

Wake will be held at Schuyler Hill Funeral home
on Tremont Ave in the Bronx on
Tues nov 5
from 2-5 and 7-9

Funeral will take place at St Benedicts Church
on Otis Ave on Wed nov 5 at 930

.....................................................REST IN PEACE BROTHER......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 05, 2013, 05:10:13 PM
 Ret FDNY FF Bob Myette LAD*127 @age 55 from heart failure .....this occurred last Sat 10-26-13 .....Cremation was held on Thurs 10-31-13 in Nokomis Florida....a small Memorial Service will be held on 11-29-13 @ Epiphany Cathedral ..... Obituary & Guest Book....... www.legacy.com/obituaries/heraldtribune/obituary.aspx?pid=167772158 (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/heraldtribune/obituary.aspx?pid=167772158) ..... REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 10, 2013, 04:11:05 PM
RET FDNY FF ADOLFO OTANO ENG*202......    I AM TOLD THIS IS BEING CONSIDERED A 9-11 RELATED LODD.... ALSO Recd this e mail w/further details..........QUOTE...
From: BROWARDCTYFDNY@aol.com
Date: November 10, 2013 at 1:53:51 AM EST


Subj: Adolfo Otano RET ENG*202 Wake and Funeral Information


Wake is Tuesday 11/12, 2-4pm and 7-9pm at John Healy Funeral Home.

(2005 West 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11223)



Funeral is Wednesday 11/13, 10:30am Mass at St. James Cathedral

(250 Cathedral Place, intersects with Jay St, Brooklyn, NY)



Cemetery is Linden Hill United Methodist

(323 Woodward Avenue, Ridgewood, NY 11385)



Several members have already volunteered to serve on the Honor Guard, and Pall Bearers may be needed as well. You will be contacted with further information as you are needed. Thank you for your cooperation and thoughtfulness. If you have not yet responded, but wish to include your name, please respond as soon as possible.



Thank you UNQUOTE...Please note that the Cem is on Woodward Ave not Woodland as posted previously.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 13, 2013, 06:31:08 AM
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=william-charles-daly&pid=167964340&fhid=22089...... (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=william-charles-daly&pid=167964340&fhid=22089......) REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES. 
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 16, 2013, 12:21:54 AM
RET FF MICHAEL "JIM" LAVIN Father of Ret FF Joe Lavin of ENG*292 & BN*46...... REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.......    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=michael-of-massapequa-on-november--retired-nyc-firefigh-lavin-jim&pid=168006257&fhid=22101 (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=michael-of-massapequa-on-november--retired-nyc-firefigh-lavin-jim&pid=168006257&fhid=22101)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 16, 2013, 07:05:36 PM
RET FDNY LT GEORGE REILLY.....  E MAIL RECD FROM THE UFOA.....QUOTE.... It is with regret the UFOA announces the passing of Retired Lt. George Reilly E-81, long time firefighter in L-40, and U.S. Army Veteran.
 
George was an outstanding and battle proven firefighter and officer, a wonderful mentor, and a kind gentleman whose inner strength was an inspiration to all who knew him.
 
George is now reunited with his son, FF. Kevin L-40, who perished while working in E-207 as a result of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center on 09/11/2001.

George was among the cadre of retired fire officers and firefighters who toiled tirelessly searching for victims, including their own sons, at the World Trade Center site in an attempt to bring some comfort to the families of the lost until the very last day of the recovery effort. He was at Ground Zero each and every day that the Department operated there.
 
The UFOA extends our deepest condolences to the Reilly family. We know that the entire FDNY family will keep them in our prayers.
 
Arrangements:
 
Wake:

Monday 11/18 7pm-9pm
 
Tuesday 11/19 2pm-4pm 7pm-9pm


Higgins Funeral Home
 
321 S Main St,

New City, NY 10956
 

Funeral:
 
Wednesday 11/20 10am
 

St. Anthony’s Church

36 West Nyack Road

Nanuet NY 10954 UNQUOTE.
.....................................REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY...Continued RIP to Son Kevin...... Anyone who was there often certainly remembers George in his battered ENG*81 LTs Helmet working tirelessly until the last day.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mikeindabronx on November 16, 2013, 08:24:09 PM
Rest In Peace

I was talking with George at 81/46 Centennial about a month ago.


http://fdnysbravest.com/fp324.htm (http://fdnysbravest.com/fp324.htm)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mac8146 on November 16, 2013, 08:55:36 PM
R I P George

He was a fixture at many of the events E81/L46 ran over the years,all Christmas parties, Super Bowl party and most recently the centennial , god bless his wife and family during this tough time.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on November 16, 2013, 09:49:00 PM
Rest In Peace

I was talking with George at 81/46 Centennial about a month ago.


http://fdnysbravest.com/fp324.htm (http://fdnysbravest.com/fp324.htm)

  Thanks Mike for posting that picture. Your pictures tell the stories of what these FDNY War Year Vets did during their careers. Everyone of the names here were a part of it. They fought the fires of New York City during the busiest years in the history of the department.

  And Thank You to Chief JK for posting the names in this thread, so that we can all remember them. And so that we can Honor them for what they did.

  May They Rest in Peace.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 16, 2013, 11:29:40 PM
Mike Thank You for providing the photo & another piece of FDNY History. 
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 17, 2013, 08:19:31 PM
RET FDNY FF JAMES F. EXLER LAD*22  @ AGE 77.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=james-f-exler&pid=168073710&fhid=26350 (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=james-f-exler&pid=168073710&fhid=26350)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 20, 2013, 03:00:03 AM
 RET FDNY FF GEORGE ECKHARDT LAD*9 ...REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... http://www.sheafuneralhomes.com/obituary.php?id=950 (http://www.sheafuneralhomes.com/obituary.php?id=950)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: ******* on November 20, 2013, 10:29:07 AM
Saw on the D.O. that retired FF Mike Mondello passed away in October. Mike came on the job (FDNY) March 1970. I was a Lt. in 50 engine when he was assigned to 50 around May of that year. If I remember right they established the second section of 50 around the same time. Mike was transferred into the second section. Mike was one of the guys who would be described as "he had 20 years in the job when he walked into the firehouse as a proby". Chesty, but he knew his job and never faulted.  Was a great firefighter, as they all were. He transferred many years later into L41, retired in 84, I would guess from LOD injuries. He saw a lot of fire duty during those years. May he Rest in Peace.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 20, 2013, 11:59:29 PM
I RECD THIS E MAIL PLEASE PASS IT AROUND ........   Mike Mondello.. Ret NYCFF




 

I meet Juliana on Sunday when I was at the Mondello home.  Mike's daughter Lorraine ask us to get Juliana story out there.  Juliana is the neighbor of the Mondello family. Pease forward this to everyone you know.
 
 
 
Luis Fragoso DART
 



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
From: julesb2343@gmail.com
To: DARTGLUE1@aol.com
Sent: 11/18/2013 8:03:30 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: O+ Kidney Donors Needed for Juliana Bolnick Osofsky


 





Hello Luis,




Thank you very much for getting my story out there.




I am in need of an O+ kidney. I am currently on dialysis since June of this year for 3 days a week at 3 hours a session in Westchester. When I do get a kidney the surgery will be at Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. My family and I have a website www.buddyforlily.com (http://www.buddyforlily.com) that tells my story and contact information. We also have a facebook page, buddyforlily. If anyone is interested in getting tested with me they can contact the transplant donor coordinator at Cornell. Her name is Marian Charlton RN and her number is 1-212-746-1742 or the main phone line at the Cornell Transplant Center is 1-212-746-3099. When contacting her please state that they are calling in reference to Juliana Osofsky.




Thank you for all the work that you do. And I also with you the best health and happiness.




All the best,

Juliana





Below is my story that my father wrote on my behalf.






Juliana has been fighting and brilliantly overcoming obstacles her whole life.  She was less than 12 hours old when she slayed the first of the many surgical dragons which tried to impede her inspiring and life affirming well-being. Despite the obstacles, the dragons, and the surgeries, she exuded positivity, warmth and love to everyone she met. When most were enjoying the frivolity of their teenage years and the transformation to adulthood, Jules was again forced to take on a dragon not of her own making. Her kidneys were failing and only a kidney transplant would save her. Her positive cheerful and life-affirming disposition brought forth several angels wanting to help. A dear loving family friend (who happens to share the same birthday as her; October 23) miraculously was a perfect match and Jules at 16 was given a new life, with a transplanted kidney she lovingly named Lily.

   With her restored strength, will and fortitude she continue to thrive, earning many academic and social awards throughout high school (Clarkstown North), college (Binghamton University) and graduate school (Pacific College of Oriental Medicine) where just last year she graduated valedictorian. She found and fell in love with her soul mate Dean. Dean and Jules had a storybook wedding on the cliffs over looking the Hudson River on June 6, 2009. About to embark on her career integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine with all she had learned from her years enmeshed in the western world of Doctors, surgeries and medicine suddenly and with little warning Lily failed.

 Juliana needs a new kidney. We are once again reaching out to everyone we know to help. Organ donation is perhaps the most charitable thing one can do. We are not always given opportunities to be heroic and generous. We are again searching for an angel. If you can help please contact us through the web site by phone

(845)638-6872

or email (www.buddyforlily.com (http://www.buddyforlily.com)).







Juliana Bolnick Osofsky
   In need of a O+ Kidney Transplant



website: www.buddyforlily.com (http://www.buddyforlily.com)




facebook page: buddyforlily




email: www.buddyforlily@ (http://www.buddyforlily@)gmail.com
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 29, 2013, 04:42:59 PM
RET FDNY FF JOHN JOHNSON......  REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2013/11/john_johnson_68.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2013/11/john_johnson_68.html)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mack on November 29, 2013, 07:33:19 PM
RIP
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 02, 2013, 04:28:58 PM
RET FDNY FF ROBERT CODNER......    Recd in an e mail...QUOTE.... From: smoke Firefighter <embers41@hotmail.com>
Date: November 29, 2013 at 8:57:18 PM EST
To: embers41 <embers41@hotmail.com>, gerry NYC RFF OC&HV <embers41@gmail.com>
Subject:Sad Duty

Brother's, once again it is our sad duty to inform our members of the passing of ROBERT CODNER, Appointed to Ladder 55, Bob has been the Sgt. at Arms for

The NYC Retired Firefighters of Orange County and The Hudson Valley and was a "Charter Member" in our group.
 
Bob will be missed by all that knew him as well as the men that worked with him in the FDNY.
 
Arrangements as follow: WAKE
 
SMITH SEAMAN & QUAKENBUSH FUNERAL HOME
 117 MAPLE AVE, MONROE NY 10950
 TUESDAY, December 3rd, 5pm to 9pm
 
Mass
 
St James Church
 1 Saint James Place, Goshen NY 10924
 Wednesday, December 4th at 1:30 pm
 
FDNY Retired Firefighters, Orange County & The Hudson Valley NY





"In God We Trust"
www.fdnyfloridaretirees.com (http://www.fdnyfloridaretirees.com) UNQUOTE ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 03, 2013, 03:36:22 PM
RET FDNY LT VINCENT KIRK......   


With regret the FDNY Florida Retirees announces the death of it member Ret. Lt Vincent Kirk appointed 8/1/55 and retired 8/23/83, formerly of E-81, 9 Batt. and Ladder 13.  More information to follow.

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

 

"In God We Trust"
http://www.fdnyfloridaretirees.com/ (http://www.fdnyfloridaretirees.com/)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 03, 2013, 03:42:19 PM
RET FDNY FF ANGEL M. RIVERA....
Oct 19, 2013
Angel M. Rivera, age 61, of Wilton Manors, Florida Passed away at home on October 19, 2013. Mr. Rivera was born on September 29, 1952 in Puerto Rico. Angel is a retired New York Fireman. Angel will have funeral services and burial in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. These dates have yet to be determined.
Angel was appointed May 7, 1983 and did all of his 25 year career in Ladder 12 in Chelsea. The brothers will be having a local memorial at St. Francis Assisi Church across from Ladder 24 on W. 31 Street Wednesday December 4th at 10am. RIP Brother.

REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 08, 2013, 05:28:35 PM
RET FDNY LT PHILIP REGA....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... http://obituaries.nydailynews.com/33023971 (http://obituaries.nydailynews.com/33023971)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 12, 2013, 04:45:35 PM
DEATH OF RETIRED FDNY FIREFIGHTER

GLENN FOULKES

ENGINE 54

WAKE:


Michael Grant Funeral Home

3640 Rte 112

Coram NY 11727
 

TODAY, December 12th from 2-4 & 7-9:30

 
FUNERAL:

St. Francis of Cabrini

134 Middle Country Road

Coram NY 11727

December 13, 2013

9:30am.........REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 17, 2013, 04:29:01 PM
Recd in an e mail.... " It is with regret that announcement is made of  the death of  brother Joseph Mastrocolo on Monday, December 16, 2013. Visitation will take place at the  Faupel Funeral Home, 7524 Ridge Rd, Port Richey, Florida,  on Thursday, December 19, 2013 from 2:00P.M. to 4:00P.M. and 6:00P.M.to 8:00P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 9:30A.M. at St. Michael the Archangel, Hudson, Florida.  As a mark of respect for the family, all Okane brothers are asked  to assemble at the funeral home on Thursday at 3 pm  to participate in an Okane Wake Service. Please wear your Okane or FDNY Shirt.

Fraternally,

Jim Barry, Chaplain".......REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 28, 2013, 05:30:10 PM
Staten Island Advance
on December 26, 2013 at 6:10 AM, updated December 26, 2013 at 6:12 AM



STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Former Staten Islander Weston L. Biggs, 82, of Toms River, N.J., a retired FDNY lieutenant, died Saturday at home.

Born in Brooklyn, he was brought to Westerleigh as an infant. In 1955 he moved to West Brighton, and settled in Toms River in 1985.

A graduate of Port Richmond High School, he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Krausse from 1952 to 1956.

Mr. Biggs was a New York City police officer for three years in Manhattan before joining the New York City Fire Department as a firefighter. He retired as a lieutenant from Engine Co. 164 in 1986 after 27 years.

Mr. Biggs enjoyed skiing, golfing and traveling with his family. He also enjoyed boating and owned many boats. Mr. Biggs was also a member of the U.S. Power Squadron for 40 years.

"He was a very precise and thorough man with an eye for detail," said his son, Sandy Biggs, "He will be remembered for his simple ways of explaining things and his love for his grandchildren and his willingness to put his family first."
 
"He was proud that his tradition of the fire department will continue in the family," added his family.

His wife of 57 years, the former Audrey Hendrickson, died in 2011. His daughter, Stacie Biggs, died in 1970. His grandson, Christopher Biggs, died in 2007.

In addition to his son, Sandy, surviving are a daughter, Dr. Kathleen Biggs, and five grandchildren.
 
The funeral will be Friday from the Harmon Home for Funerals, West Brighton, with a mass at 10 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, West Brighton. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery, West Brighton.
 
...
 
REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY...... PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on December 28, 2013, 09:09:18 PM
Retired FDNY Lt Biggs will now join his wife, his daughter, and his grandson, who were all called earlier to the next level. Apparently Lt Biggs was a very strong individual as he faced these very difficult challenges in his life.

My Condolences to his other family members, his friends and to the members of the FDNY.

May he now join these family members and Rest in Peace,
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 02, 2014, 01:53:00 AM
RET FDNY FF STANLEY KOPCHINSKI.....  appt to ENG*231 on March 22,1969...REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....  Funeral Arrangements:
 
Wake:
Sunday: 2pm-5pm & 7pm-9pm
Marine Park Funeral Home (3024 Quentin Road, Brooklyn)
 
Funeral Mass:
Monday (9:30 or 10:30pm TBA)
St Marks Church (Ocean Ave and Ave Z)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 05, 2014, 07:59:52 PM
RET FDNY FF FRED NAGEL  Engine Co. 93 and the Bronx Help Team.
 
Arrangements as follows:   Wake will be Tuesday January 7th
                                     
                                                  2pm-4pm and 7-9pm
 
                                                  Michael Higgins Funeral Home  845-268-6665
 
                                                  113 Lake Road East
 
                                                  Congers NY 10920
                           
 Funeral Mass, Wednesday,  January 8th at 10am
 
                                                  St. Paul's Church
 
                                                   82 Lake Road West
 
                                                  Congers NY

REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 07, 2014, 06:50:42 PM
RET FDNY LT THOMAS GREANEY.....  Appt. 11/05/1977, Ret. 9/22/02

Wake Fri. 1/10
Denis O'Connor Funeral Home
91-05 Beach Channel Drive
Rockaway Beach, Queens
2-5pm & 7-9pm

Funeral Sat/1/11
St Frances DeSales
129-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
Rockaway, Queens
10:45am


FF LAD*108 & LT LAD*175....Brother of Buddy Greaney Ret LAD*108......REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 09, 2014, 05:08:53 PM
RET FDNY FF PHILIP PHOEL....  STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Former Staten Islander Philip R. (Rick) Phoel, 77, of St. Petersburg, Fla., a retired firefighter, died Saturday in Suncoast Hospice, St. Petersburg.

Born in Rosebank, Mr. Phoel also lived in Richmond and Great Kills before moving to St. Petersburg in 1989.

Mr. Phoel was a police officer with the New York City Police Department in the early 1960s, and later became a firefighter for the New York City Fire Department, where he worked on fireboats. He was also assigned to Engine Co. 161 in South Beach, and retired in 1983.
 
Mr. Phoel belonged to the Staten Island FDNY Retirees; the American Legion and the National Rifle Association.

Mr. Phoel was an avid biker, biking 12 miles a day. He also enjoyed fishing and gardening.
 
He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1958.

Surviving are his wife, the former Judith Connolly; two children, and one granddaughter.
 
There will be a memorial service on Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. in the R. Lee Williams and Sons Funeral Home, St. Petersburg. Burial of ashes will be in Bay Pines (Fla.) National Cemetery.

REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 10, 2014, 10:16:26 PM
RET FDNY FF JOE FLECKENSTEIN..  Former member of L-47 and Battalion 3.

Higgins Funeral Home
Sunday Jan. 12    2-4    7-9
321 S.Main St.
New City NY

St Augustine Church on Monday Jan. 13 at 10AM
140 Maple Ave.
New City NY

REST IN PEACE IN PEACE BROTHER......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 17, 2014, 02:25:16 AM
RET CPT William Nagle of Lad*173 Father of RET BC William Nagle

Arrangements are as follows:

Wake:

Lindenhurst Funeral Home

Wellwood Ave Lindenhurst LI NY
 

1/18 Sat. 7-9

1/19 Sun. 2-5 & 7-9
 

Funeral:


Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Wellwood Ave

Lindenhurst LI NY.....1-20-13 0945 hrs.

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

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 21, 2014, 04:33:53 PM
RET FDNY FF FRANCIS Mc KIERNAN  98 YEARS OLD.......Retired 07/17/1961 from ENG*276.

Lazear Smith Funeral Home
17 Oakland Ave
Warwick NY 10990

1/22/14 2-4 & 7-9 pm

Funeral 1/23/14 10am Our Lady of Fatima,185 Breakneck Rd. Highland Lakes NJ 07422
 


REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....A LONG LIFE....HOPE SOME RET FDNY BROTHERS NOW IN NJ CAN MAKE THE FUNERAL.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: johnd248 on January 22, 2014, 10:30:30 PM
FDNY Dept. Order announced the passing of retired FF Paul Troiano of E 248.  Appointed 1/16/52 and retired 3/11/87, spent all 35 years of his career at The Heart of Flatbush.  Fantastic chauffeur and truly nice, unflappable guy.  He had the seat when I first arrived at the company in 1964.  RIP, Brother.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: memory master on January 23, 2014, 08:50:13 AM
248, do you know if he was related to the late Lt. Pete Troiano (R.I.P.) who came on the job in 1957 assigned to E211 as a probie?
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: johnd248 on January 23, 2014, 09:03:07 AM
Unknown, MM.  Paul was one of many who did his job, never got excited, and put up with a lot from others.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 24, 2014, 07:39:16 PM
RET FDNY FF EVERETT CASSASZA....  REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/01/everett_casazza_88.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/01/everett_casazza_88.html)

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 26, 2014, 06:31:40 PM
DAN TRACY... ONE OF THE GREATEST & YOU CERTAINLY WERE....ONE OF THE TOUGHEST BUT ALWAYS A GENTLEMAN...MY PLEASURE TO HAVE KNOWN YOU & SEEN YOU IN ACTION ON THE FIRE FLOOR ...REST IN PEACE BROTHER .....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.... PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....HERE IS ANOTHER TRIBUTE TO THE MAN FROM THE BROTHERS OF WATKINS ST.....
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Watkins Street sadly announces the passing of an
All-Time Great - Mr. Dan Tracy.

Captain Dan Tracy represented the very
best of the FDNY. He retired as one
the most decorated firefighters in the history of The Job,

and a man whose humble demeanor is
synonymous with the definition of that of a New York City
Firefighter. Life is a journey, one that is full of gifts.

Every once in a while during this journey
we are blessed to be in the presence of a special person
whose actions inspire us (to be just a little bit better).

When you come across a person such as
this – it is a gift. The Good Lord bestowed such a gift
upon Watkins Street in the form of Dan Tracy.



Dan was a three-time FDNY Medal Day Winner, had
numerous citations for heroism and bravery,was front page
of the Daily News, a Charter Member of L175

as a Lt, was a 3 time Daily News “Hero of the Month”,

saw a massive billboard with his likeness hung over the “cut” at
Broadway Junction for several years, received a personal letter of
commendation from Senator Robert F. Kennedy just months
before his assassination, saw the establishment of the 4 year
“Fireman Daniel J. Tracy Scholarship” at St. Johns University

(which continues to this day), won the Journal American Award,

and was part of the select group of officers who helped author

“Ladders 3” which was the literary start of all official FDNY
Firefighting Procedures – and a document that Captain Higgins calls,

“The Bible”. Dan Tracy was an iconic figure and will remain a pillar of Watkins
Street and will be remembered as a man who has established a bar of excellence
which all of us will strive to uphold for eternity.



Dan Tracy, was the epitome of a gentleman and a guy whose radiant personality

just made you feel good after being around him.



Dan asked us to please convey to all that he was prepared for this final chapter and

was well aware of the outpouring of support directed towards his family.

We brought him a Watkins Street patch just 3 days ago....and the first thing he

asked us about was the "fire duty". He clutched OUR patch on his chest for the

duration of our visit, he told us 2 funny stories about Seymore, he spoke with reverence

about the fellas he had the pleasure to work with, he told us about a couple of

“interesting” characters from the old neighborhood, …and his eyes teared up

when he spoke about his beloved Watkins Street.... He kept thanking the current

members for keeping the Tradition alive, and then he talked about Howie Carlson and then

about a guy named Ed Casson.…his eyes lit up when we discussed the 120 Centennial,

and he became very serious (showing immense pride) when he told his daughter what

the horns on the rig represent ever since they were adorned in 1968…. Then quietly, Dan
smiled and asked us to please just let everyone know, "I'm really doing ok.”


Dan Tracy, is a Watkins Street Icon.
"The Tradition" Continues...


Funeral services are expected to be held later in the week.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: Rodent251 on January 26, 2014, 09:10:10 PM
Just read this thread, god bless them all, and may they all be welcomed to the kitchen table at saint stephens gate, for an eternity of banter, stories, debates, coffee, doughnuts, and house duties..

'Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn, at the setting of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.. '

Eternally...

JT

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 147 on January 26, 2014, 10:21:48 PM
RIP Dan I will always remember the few times I drove you and the conversations we had.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on January 28, 2014, 01:56:51 PM
While I never met Dan Tracy, I knew of him and what he had accomplished. Anytime 132 relocated to 120 (and they were many) I was always amazed by how the men carried themselves. Never the chest thumping we're the best attitude, but rather a quiet pride in the job they had done and would continue to do.
Much has been said about that era, and much more will continue to be said. Men like Dan Tracy were the pillars of the FDNY.
Rest in peace, prayers and thoughts for your family and for Watkins Street.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 28, 2014, 04:29:40 PM
ARRANGEMENTS FOR RET CPT DAN TRACY.
Daniel J. Tracy, 84, of Baldwin, NY passed away on January 25, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Shirley. Loving father of Daniel Tracy, Joan Braden and the late Maureen Tracy. Dear brother of Margaret Tracy. Cherished grandfather of Samantha Jo, Dennis, Daniel and Kendall. Proud Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. Retired Captain of the FDNY who earned three medals in three years as a fireman. The 1st Medal, the Commissioner Edward Thompson medal was awarded on 3/25/1965 for rescuing 5 children from an apartment fire at 593 Howard Ave. The 2nd Medal, the Brummer Medal was given for rescuing 2 people from 273 Amboy St. on 4/23/1966. The 3rd Medal was awarded for rescuing a child from 1586 St. Mark’s Ave. on 7/21/1967 and for this rescue at extreme personal risk Fireman Tracy earned the Brooklyn Citizen Medal. Reposing at the Fullerton Funeral Home, Inc., 769 Merrick Rd., Baldwin, NY on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday 9:45 a.m. at St. Christopher’s Church in Baldwin. Interment at The Evergreens Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations to the N.Y. Firefighters Burn Center Foundation www.nyffburncenter.com (http://www.nyffburncenter.com), would be appreciated. www.fullertonfhny.com (http://www.fullertonfhny.com)

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 28, 2014, 04:45:55 PM
RET FDNY FF MARK KOETZNER.... 
LADDER 143

WAKE:

Massapequa Park Funeral Home

4980 Merrick Road

Massapequa ParkNY 11762

Tuesday, January 28th from 2-4 & 7-9

FUNERAL:

St. William the Abbott Church

2000 Jackson Avenue

Seaford NY 11783

(Between Sunrise Highway & Merrick Road)


Wednesday, January 29th at 11:00am

After the mass the Koetzner family would like to invite everyone back

to the North Massapequa Fire Department to celebrate Mark’s life.

The North Massapequa Fire Department is located at

960 Hicksville Road

North Massapequa

NY 11758

(1 block North of Sunrise Highway) REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 29, 2014, 06:02:21 AM
DAN TRACY NY DAILY NEWS ARTICLE.....   http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/fdny-firefighter-saved-brooklyn-boy-dies-85-article-1.1594613 (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/fdny-firefighter-saved-brooklyn-boy-dies-85-article-1.1594613)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 29, 2014, 07:08:09 PM
RET FDNY FF BERNARD G. GAVAN....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......   http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=bernard-g-gavan&pid=169355372&fhid=2109 (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=bernard-g-gavan&pid=169355372&fhid=2109)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 30, 2014, 08:28:08 PM
Ret FDNY FF Ed Williams Marine DV...Wake Fri 1-31-14...Funeral 2-1-14 ...No further info ATT.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 01, 2014, 05:34:22 PM
DAN TRACY'S FUNERAL....   http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/woman-dad-saved-fdny-daniel-tracy-baby-thanks-hero-son-article-1.1598967 (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/woman-dad-saved-fdny-daniel-tracy-baby-thanks-hero-son-article-1.1598967)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 02, 2014, 04:50:49 PM
RET FDNY BC DOUG DAVISON  BN*4....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......  http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/02/douglas_davison_70.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/02/douglas_davison_70.html)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 02, 2014, 04:58:00 PM
RET FDNY FF JOHN QUARANTA ENG*45... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.......  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/palmbeachpost/obituary.aspx?n=john-j-quaranta&pid=169477348# (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/palmbeachpost/obituary.aspx?n=john-j-quaranta&pid=169477348#)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 10, 2014, 08:50:29 PM
www.mcgrathandson.com/web-content/obituaries-2013/obituaries-2013/dunne-michael-d-mike.html (http://www.mcgrathandson.com/web-content/obituaries-2013/obituaries-2013/dunne-michael-d-mike.html)

Retired Battalion Chief Mike Dunne - Battalion 15. (Formerly E-260, E-41, E-89, E-39, B-15)
 
Past President FDNY Emerald Society
 
Wake - Tuesday - February 11th - 2pm-4pm & 6pm-8pm - Fred McGrath & Sons Funeral Home, 20 Cedar Street, Bronxville, NY
 
Funeral - Wednesday - February 12th - 10am. St. Joseph's Church, Bronxville, NY

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



Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 11, 2014, 09:29:15 PM
It is with regret the UFOA announces the passing of Ret. FF. Martin Tighe. Martin is the father of FF Marty Tighe E-88 and Father In Law of Lt. Steve Blancato E-37.


Wake: Schuler Hill Funeral Home


3535 Tremont Ave. Bronx, N.Y. 10465


Wed. 2/12/14 7-9pm


Thurs. 2/13/14 2-5pm and 7-9pm

Funeral: St. Frances de Chantel


190 Hollywood Ave Bx, N.Y. 10465


Fri. 2/14/14 10 am

The UFOA extends our deepest sympathy to Martins family and friends.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 11, 2014, 09:47:30 PM
RET FDNY LT BRUCE KRITL....  FF LAD*33....LAD*43 (Ten Years till layoffs).....LAD*27..LAD*16....COV LT BX.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....... Hawthorne Funeral Home
> 21 West Stevens Ave
> Hawthorne, NY 10532
> Phone: 914 769-4404
>
> Wake: Thursday 2-13-14
2 - 4 & 7 - 9
>
> Funeral: Friday 10AM Holy Name of Jesus
> 2 Broadway
> Valhalla,NY 10595
> 914 949-1422

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 12, 2014, 05:08:27 PM
RET FDNY LT JAMES RULAND....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....SEMPER FI......  http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/02/james_w_ruland_83.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/02/james_w_ruland_83.html)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 22, 2014, 11:56:16 PM
RET FDNY FF WILLIAM SMITH....ENG*217...ENG*201...REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...  http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/02/william_smith_78.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/02/william_smith_78.html)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 25, 2014, 06:25:42 AM
RECD THIS INFO ....QUOTE.... Our Brother FF Andrew Thorne passed away on Sunday Feb. 23, 2014 at 2pm. Andy was a Great Firefighter and Brother to all the Brothers. Andy originally was assigned to E-252, transferred to E-280-where he stayed for more than 20 years - he then drove the 38 Battalion until his retirement. Andy was loved and will be missed by all. Please remember Andy and his family in your prayers.
The Wake will be at Bryant F.H. 411 Old Town Rd. East Setauket L.I.N.Y. 11733. -Tel# 631-473-0082. Viewing hours are Wednesday Feb.26th from 2-4 and 7-9 with a religious ceremony in the evening.
 STAY SAFE Joe Revere

REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on February 25, 2014, 11:21:10 AM
Andy Thorne was a great guy. May he rest in peace. Prayers and thoughts for his family and for the Eye of the Storm
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: JOR176 on February 26, 2014, 11:16:54 AM
R.I.P. Andy, condolences to The Family and Extended family at The Eye Of The Storm.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 03, 2014, 02:00:45 AM
RET FDNY CPT JOHN M. DUFFY...REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....  http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/03/john_duffy_77.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/03/john_duffy_77.html)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 03, 2014, 05:18:12 AM
RET FDNY LT STEPHEN M. GREGORY SR......  RECD FROM SUNCOAST RETIREES.... QUOTE...65-2

We regret to announce the passing
of
retired Lieutenant Stephen M. Gregory Sr.
formerly of Ladder Co. 163

Rest in peace Brother

Ret. Lieutenant Stephen M. Gregory, Sr. L 163 passed away on Feb 27th in Albany, NY. He was 98 yrs. young. Lt. Gregory is the father of former F.D.N.Y. Assistant Commissioner (Communications) Steve Gregory. He also survived by three Grandsons who are current F.D.N.Y. members: Lt. Mark Gregory (L111), FF Stephen (Batt. 57) and FF Christopher (L102).


Wake: Thursday, 3/6 William J. Rockefeller Funeral Home
165 Columbia Tpke, Rensselaer, NY 12144
 
Funeral Mass will be on Friday

Condolences may be sent to his family: Stephen Gregory PO Box 294 East Quogue, NY 11942
 
RIP Lieutenant. Thanks for beginning, at least a three generation, F.D.N.Y. tradition....UNQUOTE...........................................................REST IN PEACE BROTHER..PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....Those on here from BKLN yesteryear (WARYEARS) will remember Steve Jr his Son going up the Dispatcher ranks before becoming Assistant Commissioner  Of Communications. 

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 13, 2014, 06:46:23 PM
RET FDNY CPT ROBERT JOSEPH "BOB" FEELEY, 89, died March 11, 2014, in Port St. Lucie , Florida . Bob was born in New York , New York , and was a resident of Port St. Lucie , Florida since 1984, coming from New York . He was a Captain with the New York City Fire Department and served in the US Army during WWII receiving 2 Purple Hearts and 1 Bronze Star. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Catherine Feeley of Port St. Lucie, Florida; daughters, Maureen and husband, Tim Korndoerfer of Port St. Lucie, FL, Eileen Feeley of Gainesville, GA and Karen (Ed) Stegeman of Bethpage, NY; son Christopher Feeley of Atlanta, GA; three sisters, one brother and five grandchildren and one great- grandchild. He is preceded in death by his son Robert J. Feely, Jr. Visitation will be Friday, March 14, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service, Tribute Center , 2041 SW Bayshore Blvd. , Port St. Lucie , FL. A Mass will be held, at 1:00 PM at Holy Family Catholic Church 2330 SE Mariposa Avenue Port Saint Lucie Port Saint Lucie. Arrangements are under the direction of Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service, Tribute Center . Online condolences may be expressed at www.haisleyfuneralhome.com/ (http://www.haisleyfuneralhome.com/)

REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY .....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 14, 2014, 11:22:40 PM
RET FDNY MEMBER FRED P. ANELLO.....  REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=fred-p-anello&pid=170156545&fhid=10805 (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=fred-p-anello&pid=170156545&fhid=10805) ....Brother of Tom Ret BC BN*19.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 14, 2014, 11:32:00 PM
RET FDNY CPT FRANK DERENZE....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=frank-derenze&pid=170156542&fhid=22096 (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=frank-derenze&pid=170156542&fhid=22096)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: scoobyd on March 15, 2014, 10:15:37 PM
Ret. Fr. George E. Ambery Sr.  E 209

40 years in E 209 and a USMC Korea vet. Eight kids and worked almost as many jobs to support them. Two sons on PD and two sons on FD. RIP.

obituaries.nydailynews.com/37611402-death-ambery-sr-george-e

Read more: http://fdnyrant.proboards.com/thread/15801/ret-fr-george-ambery-sr#ixzz2w5Vsfewi (http://fdnyrant.proboards.com/thread/15801/ret-fr-george-ambery-sr#ixzz2w5Vsfewi)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 69 METS on March 17, 2014, 04:32:38 PM
65-2

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of

F.D.N.Y. Suncoast Retirees Member

Captain James Noonan, which occurred on March 16th, 2014.

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to Jim's family at this most difficult time.

Rest in peace Brother, you will be truly missed.

*Jim was formerly assigned to Engine Co. 89 as Captain, Bureau of Fire Investigation as a Marshall and Ladder Co. 44, Ladder Co. 2 as a Fireman*



 
 



    Wake:
     
    Saturday 3/22 5-8pm Sunday 3/23 2-4 & 7-9 pm
    O’Shea Funeral Home
    94 E Montauk Hwy
    Hampton Bays, NY 11946
     
     
    Funeral:

    Mon 3/24 1030 am
    St Roslie RC Church
    Montauk Hwy
    Hampton Bays NY
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 20, 2014, 05:59:10 PM
REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY &FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......     From Newsday......

NOONAN-James F. of East Quogue, age 71. September 3, 1942 to March 16, 2014. Having received the "Gift of Life" in July 2008 (double lung transplant), James (Jim) was restored to health and was able to lead a full life. However, in recent years, he developed cancer and underwent several chemotherapy treatments. Jim fought a long, courageous battle until finally "giving up the fight." A proud American and true hero. Jim spent over four years in the Navy and then joined the New York City Fire Department, attaining the rank of Captain. Highly decorated with numerous awards for bravery, he retired in 2000 with 34 years of service. After retirement, he aided in the post 9-11 recovery efforts. Famous for his Irish wit and sense of humor, Jim positively impacted on all with whom he came in contact. He was completely devoted to his family and friends and was also a "lover" of anything Irish, the Yankees and the beaches of the "Hamptons." Jim is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Maryann, and his four children: Kathleen, Kerry (Stephen), James (Mary), Maureen (Robert) and his brother John (Helen) as well as his 5 grandchildren: Peter Maxwell, Ella, Claire, and Kristen. He was predeceased by his parents, Margaret and James; and three siblings: Margaret, Thomas, and Bernard. Arrangements by: R.J. O'Shea Funeral Home, 94 East Montauk Hwy, Hampton Bays, NY 11946 rjosheafuneralhome.com Visitation: Saturday, March 22 from 5-8 P.M. Sunday, March 23 from 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial: Monday, March 24 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Rosalie's Church, Montauk Hwy, Hampton Bays. In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated by: The Lung Transplant Program, Columbia University, 622 West 168th St., PH 14-104, New York, NY 10032. (thelung transplantprogram.org) or New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation. (718-379-1900). www.nyffburncenter.com (http://www.nyffburncenter.com)
- See more at: www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=james-f-noonan&pid=170263768&fhid=27322#sthash.CkLwbuSs.dpuf (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=james-f-noonan&pid=170263768&fhid=27322#sthash.CkLwbuSs.dpuf)

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Post by: 68jk09 on March 27, 2014, 04:21:17 PM
RET FDNY MEMBER WILLIAM ALCOCK...... REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....

Retired Ladder 29- South Bronx


David Hodder Funeral Home

899 McLean Avenue

Yonkers, NY

Thursday and Friday 2-5. 7-9

Saturday - service at Funeral Home at 9:30am

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Post by: 68jk09 on March 28, 2014, 06:17:51 PM
RET FDNY FF KEVIN COLLINS... ENG*94 & ENG*302.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....  http://towersfuneralhomeny.com/online-obituary/2014-03-kevin-collins/10080717 (http://towersfuneralhomeny.com/online-obituary/2014-03-kevin-collins/10080717)
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Post by: 68jk09 on April 03, 2014, 12:59:48 AM
RET FDNY MEMBER ROCCO J. SCHIAVONE....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....  http://obits.silive.com/obituaries/siadvance/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=170450424 (http://obits.silive.com/obituaries/siadvance/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=170450424)
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Post by: 68jk09 on April 03, 2014, 11:03:01 PM
RET FDNY FF DENNIS KOMAR....  REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES ....(scroll down below the obit & read his Son's commnent).... www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/04/dennis_komar_59.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/04/dennis_komar_59.html)

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Post by: 68jk09 on April 09, 2014, 10:16:59 PM
RET FDNY FF VINCENT POLIDORE....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....   http://blog.silive.com/obituaries/print.html?entry=/2014/04/vincent_edward_polidore_80.html (http://blog.silive.com/obituaries/print.html?entry=/2014/04/vincent_edward_polidore_80.html)
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Post by: 68jk09 on April 18, 2014, 03:32:44 PM
RET FDNY FF DANIEL O'CONNELL, 80

Staten Island Advance By Staten Island Advance
on April 17, 2014 at 11:30 AM, updated April 17, 2014 at 12:54 PM


STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Daniel Douglas O’Connell, 80, of Concord, a retired FDNY firefighter and loving patriarch who was dedicated to his family and his community, died Tuesday at home.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, he graduated from St. Francis Preparatory School, where he played fullback on the football team. He moved to Concord in 1962.

After high school, Mr. O’Connell joined the Navy and was trained in communications. He was stationed in Adak, Alaska, for a year, then served stateside in Arlington, Va.

After his honorable discharge in 1955, he worked as a teletype operator for Francis I. DuPont and Co. in Manhattan.

In 1957, Mr. O’Connell began his 27-year career with the Fire Department. He was assigned to Ladder Co. 157 and Ladder Co. 148, both Brooklyn, Ladder Co. 80, West Brighton, and retired in 1984 from Ladder Co. 76, Tottenville. He was a member of the FDNY Emerald Society and the FDNY Retirees.

While in the FDNY, he earned an associate’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in transportation management from St. John’s University, Grymes Hill. He also received a certificate in fire marshal science from John Jay College, Manhattan, and was certified as an emergency medical technician by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

After retiring, he worked as a salesman for 10 years at the former New Dorp Lumber Co.

Mr. O’Connell was very active in the community. He served as the first president of the Concord Civic Association, was a past commander and vice commander of the Beauvais Hudson Post, American Legion, and belonged to the South Shore Swim Club, where he served three terms on the board of directors.

He was a member of Stolzenthaler Council, Knights of Columbus, a volunteer at Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation Center and Home, and belonged to the Elks Lodge, Greenridge.

A sports enthusiast since his youth, Mr. O’Connell was a member of the Early Bird Golf Club and an officer in the Stapleton Athletic Club. He managed and coached various baseball teams in the 1960s and 1970s. He also enjoyed playing golf and watching the New York Mets and Giants on television.

Mr. O’Connell enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was a parishioner of St. Sylvester’s R.C. Church, Concord, where he belonged to the Holy Name Society and Youth Council. He also managed and coached basketball teams at St. Sylvester’s and for CYO intramural leagues.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, the former Patricia Ann Lynch; his sons, Kenneth, Brian and Michael; nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be Saturday from the Hanley Funeral Home, New Dorp, with a blessing at 10 a.m. in St. Sylvester’s Church. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Pleasant Plains.
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REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
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Post by: 68jk09 on April 19, 2014, 02:46:16 PM
RET FDNY FF RICHARD HOWE ENG*152....FATHER OF DC RICHARD HOWE DV*8....REST IN PEACE BROTHER... THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES. www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/04/richard_howe_90.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/04/richard_howe_90.html)
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Post by: 69 METS on April 20, 2014, 06:25:07 PM
65-2

It is with regret that we announce the passing of retired Firefighter Pete Haren. Pete was a Firefighter during 'The War Years' and was assigned to Ladder Co. 33 and Rescue Co. 3. Condolences to his family.

Rest in peace Brother.
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Post by: mack on April 20, 2014, 07:02:23 PM
RIP Pete.
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Post by: jbendick on April 20, 2014, 07:19:30 PM
 Worked with Peter for quite a few years when he was in L33. Hell of a fireman, always with a smile on his face.  Our prayers are for you and your family. The world has lost a great fireman and human being. Rest in peace my friend.
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Post by: mikeindabronx on April 20, 2014, 07:46:30 PM
Rest In Peace Pete


http://fdnysbravest.com/fp66.htm (http://fdnysbravest.com/fp66.htm)
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Post by: CFDMarshal on April 20, 2014, 11:27:12 PM
RIP Pete, Wasn't he in a serious accident in Fla several months back? or am I confused?
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Post by: 68jk09 on April 21, 2014, 03:13:41 AM
REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
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Post by: 68jk09 on April 21, 2014, 03:14:50 AM
RIP Pete, Wasn't he in a serious accident in Fla several months back? or am I confused?
...Yes he was...  http://nycfire.net/forums/index.php/topic,25609.msg86080.html#msg86080 (http://nycfire.net/forums/index.php/topic,25609.msg86080.html#msg86080)
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Post by: jbendick on April 21, 2014, 07:08:15 PM
 Yes he was hurt bad.
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Post by: ******* on April 21, 2014, 07:22:00 PM
Rest in Peace
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Post by: 68jk09 on May 03, 2014, 04:45:38 PM
RET FF JOHN MARSHALL....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....  http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/04/john_marshall_76.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/04/john_marshall_76.html)
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Post by: 68jk09 on May 09, 2014, 03:16:19 AM
RET FDNY FIREFIGHTER LORRAINE CZIKO.....  REST IN PEACE ...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....  Ret FF Lorraine Cziko of E291, formerly E-303 passed away May 6, 2014.

Wake, Friday May 9, 2014 from 2-5 and 7-9
Hillebrands Funeral Home
63-17 Woodhaven Blvd, Queens, NY

Funeral Mass, Saturday May 10, 2014 @ 0900 at the Funeral Parlor.
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Post by: 68jk09 on May 17, 2014, 12:21:52 AM
RET FDNY LT JAMES P MARRON..... EASTCHESTER, N.Y. - Lt. James P. Marron of Eastchester died May 12. He was 85.

Lt. Marron served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1946 to 52. He retired as a lieutenant from Engine 88 in the New York City Fire Department.

Lt. Marron is survived by his wife, Vlasta Marron; children, Robert K. Marron, Michael Kerry Marron, Anthony (Paula) Colello and Frances (Michael) Costanzo; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his son, James Kevin Marron; and brother, John Marron.
 
Calling hours are Thursday, May 15 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Westchester Funeral Home, Inc., Eastchester. Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 16 at the funeral home. Interment of ashes to follow at Kensico Cemetery.

For more information, please visit: www.westchesterfuneralhome.com (http://www.westchesterfuneralhome.com)
 
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REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SEVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY...SEMPER FI...... PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES
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Post by: 68jk09 on May 31, 2014, 02:40:10 AM
FDNY RET Lt. John Halpin, Ladder 33, age 61, suddenly last evening.

In 2009, John welcomed his son James, now with the NYPD, home from service overseas. Please remember him, and the rest of their lovely family and friends in thoughts & prayers. RIP brother! Surely angels guided thee to thy rest where we will see you again one day!

Arrangements will be posted when they become available.

The story of son James' homecoming ... www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/happy-st-pat-homecoming-article-1.367213 (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/happy-st-pat-homecoming-article-1.367213)

John received the M. J. Delhanty Medal in '99 ... it was said at that time: "Appointed to the FDNY in May 1979. Previously assigned to E-75, L-34 and E-67. Member of the Emerald Society. Recipient of the Dr. J.W. Goldenkranz Medal and cited on three other occasions. Holds a BA degree in Political Science from Iona College. Brother, Neil, serves as a Lieutenant in Engine Company 79. Cousin, Neil McGovern, is a Firefighter assigned to Ladder Company 39. Resides in Highland Mills with his wife, Marilyn, and children, John, 17, James, 14, Virginia, 10, and Caroline, 7."

REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
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Post by: svd385 on May 31, 2014, 10:06:32 AM
rest in peace
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Post by: 68jk09 on June 06, 2014, 11:18:28 PM
RET FDNY FF MICHAEL V. STEWART .....   Michael V. Stewart , AKA Mickey Stewart, L 33
(October 12, 1937 - June 2, 2014)
Michael V. Stewart, 76, of Stroud Township, died Monday afternoon,
June 2, at the Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg. He was the
husband of Virginia (Schwartz) Stewart with whom he shared 51 years of
marriage.
Born on October 12, 1937 in Bronx, NY, he was the son of the late Joseph and
Helen (Hariu) Stewart and lived in Monroe County for the past 19 years moving
from Astoria, NY.
He served in the United States Navy and was a New York City Fireman for 34
years until retiring in 1994.
Michael was a member of St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church in Stroudsburg.
In addition to his wife he is survived by a son, Michael V. Stewart, Jr. and his wife
Kathy of Mt. Vernon, NY; three grandchildren, Michael III, George and
Angelique; a sister, Patricia Centofranci and her husband John on Azusa, CA; a
brother-in-law, Mario Gargano of Pleasantville, NY and several nieces and
nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Gargano.
There will be a viewing from 1:00 to 2:00PM on Wednesday, June 4, at the
William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main Street, Stroudsburg. A prayer
service will begin at 2:00PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at
Prospect Cemetery, East Stroudsburg.......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

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Post by: 68jk09 on June 07, 2014, 01:49:04 AM
RET FM (BFI) & FF (L 175 & E 233) Raymond Ross. He passed away last night (6/5/14) after sudden and brief illness. He is now at Peace
 


Visitation: Monday (6/9) 2 - 4:30 and 7 - 9:30 PM at Raynor- D'Andrea Funeral Home

 245 Main Street (Montauk Highway)

 West Sayville, NY. 11796

 (631) 589-2345

Funeral Mass: Tuesday (6/10) @ 9:30 AM at. St. John Nepomucene R.C. Church

 1140 Locust Avenue

 Bohemia, NY. 11716



Family Request: In lieu of flowers a donation, in Ray's name, may be made to your favorite charity. .....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

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Post by: 68jk09 on June 12, 2014, 12:24:36 AM
RET FDNY FF BOB ESPOSITO...ENG*226...USMC.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....SEMPER FI. 
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Post by: svd385 on June 12, 2014, 10:08:38 AM
rest in peace
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Post by: 68jk09 on June 27, 2014, 02:50:25 PM
RET FDNY CPT DON COSTLEIGH....Firefighter in Sq*5 and R*2, a Lt. in LAD*3 & R*4, and CPT of LAD*119. Wake on Saturday June 28, 2014 @

Chapeys Funeral Home

20 Hicksville Road, Bethpage, NY 11714
Hours: 2 to 4:30 and 7 to 9:30.........REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....Don's Son was an NYPD ESU Cop that survived a bullet wound to the head.

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Post by: 68jk09 on July 14, 2014, 03:16:24 PM
RET FDNY FF DANIEL MONAHAN..ENG*45..LAD*58..LAD*38.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....     http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=daniel-m-monahan&pid=171721032&fhid=22088 (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=daniel-m-monahan&pid=171721032&fhid=22088)
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Post by: svd385 on July 14, 2014, 06:10:34 PM
est in peace
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Post by: 68jk09 on July 25, 2014, 04:26:04 AM
RET FF JOHN J. OCONNOR...REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....   
www.legacy.com/obituaries/app/obituary.aspx?n=john-j-oconnor-jack&pid=171829571 (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/app/obituary.aspx?n=john-j-oconnor-jack&pid=171829571)&   ...... A REPOST & REQUEST FROM A POSTER FROM ANOTHER SITE...QUOTE...

I work in NJ with a member of my job who grew up with Mr. O'Connor's kids. He passed the other night and the family would like any FDNY member who can attend his funeral, as it would mean a lot to them. its a 1 day funeral this Saturday in Maywood, NJ, less than 10 miles from the GWB. L36 was called yesterday by a buddy of mine from E46. Thanks....UNQUOTE........ANYBODY AVAILABLE PLEASE TURN OUT !


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Post by: 68jk09 on July 31, 2014, 03:49:27 PM
RET FDNY LT KEITH LOUGHLIN... LAD*132...SQ*1...LAD*109......REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

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Post by: 1261Truckie on August 02, 2014, 08:23:51 AM
Rest in Peace, Lieutenant Loughlin. Prayers and thoughts for you, your family and the extended families on St. John's Pl, Union St and Third Ave.
Another loss to the continuing legacy of the Trade Center and another taken too soon.
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Post by: 68jk09 on August 02, 2014, 05:30:43 PM
E MAIL FROM THE UFOA.....QUOTE.. The Department is saddened to announce the passing of retired Lieutenant Keith Loughlin (L-109). Before being promoted to Lieutenant, Keith was a valued member of L-132. Lieutenant Loughlin died as a result of illness that he contracted while working at the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the WTC. Keith's wife, Lori, is an EMS Lieutenant assigned to Station 23. His son, Jesse is an active member of L-132.
 

The UFOA is asking all members, active and retired to remember that this is a LOD Death. Please make every effort to attend.
 
Fraternally,
Chief Representatives Richie Alles, Jake Lemonda, Paul Ferro
Wake:
 Casey McCallum and Rice Funeral Home.
 30 Nelson Ave SI NY 10308
 
Sunday:

August 3rd: 2pm-4pm 7pm-9pm
 Monday:

August 4th: 2pm-4pm 7pm- 9pm.
 
Funeral:

Tuesday:

August 5th: 1100 hrs

St Clare's Church

110 Nelson Ave SI NY 10308
 

Deputy Chief Richard Alles
 National Legislative Director
 
Uniformed Fire Officers Association
 IAFF Local 854

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Post by: 68jk09 on August 06, 2014, 03:55:38 PM
RET FDNY FF KENNETH HOLLER LAD*116 HAS PASSED TO A HIGHER LEVEL ON AUG 2 2014 AFTER A 21 YR BATTLE W/CANCER.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
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Post by: 68jk09 on August 15, 2014, 04:07:48 PM
RET FDNY FF VINCENT C. ZUMMO....

Vincent C. Zummo, of West Palm Beach, FL, formerly of Richmond Hill, Queens, 87, died peacefully surrounded by family on August 13, 2014. Vincent served in the United States Navy during WWII on the USS NOA. He was a lifelong member of the VFW, American Legion and AMVETS. He was a celebrated volunteer at the West Palm Beach V.A. Hospital. He was a retired New York Firefighter from Firehouse 233 in Brooklyn, NY. Loving father of Anthony Zummo, Anna Amato (Carl), Elizabeth Ferrandino (Gary) & Maryann Zummo. Cherished Pop Pop of Lauren Persico (John), Michael Zummo, Alyssa Ferrandino & Thomas Zummo. Dear brother of Mary, Margie & Anthony. Predeceased by his siblings Antoinette, Betty & Patrick. Beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews. Reposing at Moore Funeral Home, 54 W. Jamaica Ave., Valley Stream, NY 11580. Visitation Friday 2-4pm & 7-9pm. Funeral Mass Saturday 9am at Blessed Sacrament Church, Valley Stream, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Wounded Warrior Project or NY Firefighters Burn Center, Bronx, NY. - See more at: www.legacy.com/obituaries/palmbeachpost/obituary.aspx?n=vincent-c-zummo&pid=172114755&fhid=30739#sthash.XeuE31ru.dpuf (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/palmbeachpost/obituary.aspx?n=vincent-c-zummo&pid=172114755&fhid=30739#sthash.XeuE31ru.dpuf)

REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
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Post by: 68jk09 on August 21, 2014, 07:49:32 PM
RET FDNY FF TUCKY COLE.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....FF LAD*43....LAD*143....LAD*126.....Wake Fri 8-22-14 only.. 2-5 & 7-9..Mc Court Trudden Funeral Home 385 Main St Farmingdale LI NY 11735 ...... 516-249-1303.

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Post by: 68jk09 on August 22, 2014, 08:23:44 PM
RET FDNY LT WALTER HALL..... REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/08/walter_hall_87.html#incart_related_stories (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/08/walter_hall_87.html#incart_related_stories)

 
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Post by: 68jk09 on August 22, 2014, 08:32:27 PM
RET FDNY FF EDWARD OLIVER....   REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....   http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/08/edward_oliver_86.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/08/edward_oliver_86.html)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 28, 2014, 12:54:00 AM
RET FDNY FF ROBERT VALENTINE LAD*18.......  REST IN PEACE BROTHER .....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...... www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/08/robert_valentine_68.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/08/robert_valentine_68.html)

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Post by: 68jk09 on August 28, 2014, 01:18:40 AM
RET FDNY FF  MATTHEW E. BYRNE.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=matthew-e-byrne&pid=172247762&fhid=26350 (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=matthew-e-byrne&pid=172247762&fhid=26350)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 28, 2014, 02:36:17 PM
RET FDNY FF HUGH M. O'NIEL....  REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY... PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES .... www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/08/hugh_oneill_87.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/08/hugh_oneill_87.html)

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Post by: 68jk09 on September 15, 2014, 02:20:07 PM
RET FDNY FF RAYMOND JERMYN...  REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...... www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/09/raymond_jermyn_86.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/09/raymond_jermyn_86.html)

Title: Re: ANOTHER FDNY VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 15, 2014, 06:19:08 PM
FF LAD*78... ACTIVE LT LAD*122...REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....GONE WAY TOO SOON....ARRANGEMENTS ON D.O. .... www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/insider/resources/do/2014/060_2014.pdf (http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/insider/resources/do/2014/060_2014.pdf)

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Post by: E82T31B27 on September 18, 2014, 07:50:53 PM
Although I'm a newcomer and don't know the man, I just want to say that I'm sorry to hear of his loss!
David
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 20, 2014, 08:20:55 PM
RET FDNY CPT JOSEPH MAURER....   RECD FROM SUNCOAST RET.....
Brothers,

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Retired Capt. Joseph Maurer.

Joe passed this morning (9/17/14) after a long battle with cancer. Joe was a charter member of the Steuben Association where he held many positions, the last being our scholarship chairman. After being promoted out of Ladder 44 to Lt., Joe was in Engine 319. After making Captain, he went to Engine 202.

 He was a devoted husband to Jean, father to Linda and
Jill (Who passed on 9-11-01) and grandfather to Jake.
He was one of those step up guys and we will miss him dearly.

THE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

WAKE:
 MICHAEL'S FUNERAL HOME
SATURDAY 9/20 & SUNDAY 9/21
 2-5PM & 7-9PM
 [79-20 METROPOLITAN AVE MIDDLE VILLAGE, NY]
 
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:
ST. MARGARET'S RC CHURCH
 80TH STREET AND JUNIPER VALLEY ROAD
 AT 9:45AM ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd.

As a mark of respect, off duty or retired members are requested to volunteer to be honor guards for the wake. To submit your name to the list, call FF Chuck Kotov at Engine 319 (917) 224-8131.
 
The Steuben Association would like to express to the family and friends of Joe, its' deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences.

"BLESSED ARE THEY THAT MOURN FOR THEY SHALL BE COMFORTED"
 (MATTHEW 7:4)
 


Rest in peace Brother......REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....CONTINUED RIP TO JILL.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 147 on September 20, 2014, 08:40:36 PM
Joe was a Marine Corp Veteran and spent many years in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. RIP Joe
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 28, 2014, 03:20:34 PM
RET FDNY LT JOE CLASSI.... A Marine Corp WW2 Veteran .
Viewing will be on Sunday 9/28 from 2 to 9.

Overton Funeral Home

172 Main Street

Islip, L.I. 11751

631-581-5085

Funeral Mass will be on Monday 9:45

St. Mary's on Harrison Ave.

East Islip, L.I. 11730                                                                                                                                                                          REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....SEMPER FI.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 03, 2014, 04:24:57 PM
RET FDNY FF MARTIN SCMIDT LAD*155....   REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....

He will repose on Friday at;

Dalton Funeral Home from 2 - 4:30 PM and 7 - 9 PM

47 Jerusalem Ave.

Hicksville, NY.

Funeral Service on Saturday;

Trinity Lutheran Church

40 West Nicolai Street

Hicksville, NY

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: E82T31B27 on October 04, 2014, 05:00:39 PM
Sorry to hear! :-(
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mack on October 04, 2014, 06:53:41 PM
RIP
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 10, 2014, 02:47:34 PM
RET FDNY FF JOHN COTTER...LAD*30 ..R*3...FOUNDER & COMMISSINER OF THE HARLEM SOFTBALL LEAGUE....  Wake:
Day/Date: Friday October 10
Hours: 2-4 and 7-9
Doulin FH
318 North Montgomery Street Newburg NY
www.doulinfh.com/ (http://www.doulinfh.com/)

Funeral Mass:
Day/Date: Saturday October 11
Time: 10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church
215-35 38th Ave
Bayside NY (Queens)

REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH USMC VIETNAM & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER FDNY VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 12, 2014, 10:31:33 PM
RET FDNY FF ALAN OMUNDSEN....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...    http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/10/alan_osmundsen_59.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/10/alan_osmundsen_59.html)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 18, 2014, 02:10:25 PM
RET FDNY FF DENNIS GRACE  ENG*252...LAD*87....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....   http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/10/dennis_grace_75.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/10/dennis_grace_75.html)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 21, 2014, 02:31:29 PM
RET FDNY BC EDWIN J. BYRNES...   REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.......
Funeral Mass: 10/22/14 at 11AM

Christ the King Churtch in Ridgefield Conn.

Visitation on 10/21/14 from 4 PM till 8PM

at the Beecher Funeral Home

1 Putnum Ave

Brewster, NY

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 21, 2014, 02:56:57 PM
RET FDNY BC WILLIAM G. NAGLE... FF LAD*26-2 ..LT ENG*216..CPT LAD*112 ..BC BN*52..FIRE PREVENTION...OEM..REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....   http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=William-Nagle&lc=1725&pid=172879623&mid=6164310 (http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=William-Nagle&lc=1725&pid=172879623&mid=6164310)

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 23, 2014, 03:12:16 AM
RET FDNY BC JAMES McQUADE BN*33....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....  WAKE:  1 Day Only - Thursday 10/23    2 - 4:30  &  7 - 9:30 PM
 
 
 
                                    New Hyde Park Funeral Home
 
                                       506 Lakeville Road
 
                                       New Hyde Park, NY  11040
 
                                        (516)  352-8989
 
 
 
Funeral Mass:              Friday 10/24      9:30am 
 
                                    Holy Spirit R.C. Church
 
                                    11 South 6th Street
 
                                    New Hyde Park, NY 11040
 
 
 
Interment:                    Holy Rood Cemetery
 
                                   111 Old Country Road
 
                                    Westbury, NY  11590
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 23, 2014, 06:26:50 PM
RET FDNY FF RALPH GEIDEL ENG*225....Part of the Geidel family ...Father Paul RET LT R*1...FF Mike R*1...& FF Gary R*1 who was killed on 9-11-01.....the family spent countless hours searching @ the WTC site right up until the last day 5-30-02......REST IN PEACE BROTHER .....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....CONTINUED RIP TO ALL.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 23, 2014, 06:54:55 PM
RET FDNY LT JAMES BASILE.... USMC KOREAN WAR VET....FF LAD*102 17 yrs.....LT LAD*111 17 yrs.... One of the toughest of the tough....never spoke during a search to conserve air (no mask) just communicated his position by banging a tool on the floor....in addition to the Rig accident he also suffered many serious injuries during his career...Super Old School.....SEMPER FI....Jim's Son was OTJ also.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on October 23, 2014, 08:16:36 PM
 Seventeen pages of some of the GREATEST FIREFIGHTERS to ever live. Each and every one could tell most of us unbelievable stories that will never be repeated again in the future of the entire fire service. 

  May they all Rest in Peace. They were not only a very special breed of firefighters, but many were military veterans that saw combat activity as young individuals. Most were Role Models and never even knew it. Very few ever talked about themselves or what they did. Only those fortunate enough to be with them during their duties, will really ever be able to appreciate what these members did. 
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 24, 2014, 05:56:05 PM
Many stories about Jimmy Basile all true .....a few more....in Aug 1971 we (108/35) had just moved into the then new qtrs on Union Av 216 was not scheduled to move in until a few weeks later but one night 216 was supposed to come over for dinner & to discuss the upcoming merge of the commissaries etc we made the traditional "half chicken a man".....216 had been ordered to bring the Rig to the shop for what was thought to be a while you wait repair which turned into a major job & the ENG called us said they were going to grab some chow near the shops so we now had seven extra half chickens in the oven (back then ENGs had proper manning w/six FFs & an Officer) Jimmy had gotten off a day tour in 102 & stopped by to check out the new qtrs... of course he was hungry so we gave him a half chicken....long story short by about 2300 he had polished off all seven halves...all the bones were picked clean like they had been sandblasted.......Jim often did not wear LTs bars on his collar ...one day a new Chief asked him why he had no bars on...Jimmy leaned close to the Chief & whispered in his ear "when we hit the beach the snipers target the Officers"....the Chief just walked away ....... when the interchange was winding down 111 was one of the last to be on it but when Jimmy worked he would call the other Company & tell them not to come...one of the BCs did not like this so on the next night they were supposed to interchange he came to qtrs @ the start of the tour & told Jimmy "i better not see any 111 Frontpieces tonight"....Jimmy said OK then went up into the office & made Frontpieces & signs for the Rig w/the other Companies number on them out of cardboard & markers....on the 1st run w/that particular BC he took one look & just shook his head & walked away ......we (R*2) had a dive job for a teenager in the old Highland Park resevoir...we recovered the fellow but he did not survive .....the next tour we went back to the reservoir for a drill & to critiqe the recovery...it was around 1000 hrs & it was very quiet in the Park ....all of a sudden we heard a clomping sound coming down the path....it was Jimmy in between night tours jogging w/Combat Boots on...we said what are you doing ? he w/out missing a beat replied "gotta get the toxins out".....one time he put his arm through a window severly cutting it...we went to visit him in BKLYN Hosp...his bicep was outside his arm in a cheesecloth like sling ...it hurt just to look at it....he took it all in stride & fully recovered..... those who never met Jimmy might after hearing the stories of mammoth eating habits might envision an overweight out of shape guy...this could not be farther from the true picture...he was a wiry physically fit picture of health...& a true gentleman...GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN......Obit & photo gallery....    http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=James-Basile&lc=4467&pid=172916394&mid=6169513 (http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=James-Basile&lc=4467&pid=172916394&mid=6169513)

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mikeindabronx on October 24, 2014, 06:22:35 PM
Rest In Peace LT

Chief, thanks for the story
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 28, 2014, 03:00:55 AM
RET FDNY FF THOMAS J. McGINLEY LAD*18.....  REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....  http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/10/thomas_mcginley_68.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2014/10/thomas_mcginley_68.html)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 28, 2014, 04:18:58 PM
RET FDNY FF BOB KING LAD*170.....    REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....

Funeral arrangements : Craigs Funeral Home 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 Wed 10-29
511 Old Kings Rd Flagler Beach Fla.
 386 449-1100

Mass at Santa Maria Del Mar
 915 N Central Ave Flager Beach Fla. 11 AM Thurs Oct 30
386 439-2791

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 29, 2014, 02:48:18 AM
RET FDNY FF CHARLES "CHIP" McKEON  LAD*132.. LAD*159...... REST IN  PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...  Wake:   Thursday 10/30/14.   7- 9 pm and Friday  10/31/14.  2 - 5 & 7 - 9pm
              Denis O'Connor Funeral Home

              91-05 Beach Channel Drive

              Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

               (718) 634-4011




Funeral Mass:  Saturday 11/1/14  10:30am

                         St. Edmund R.C. church

                         Beach 216th St. just off Rockaway Point Blvd

                         Breezy Point (Queens), NY 
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on October 29, 2014, 06:15:36 AM
Knew Chip when he came on the job in L-132. Nice guy, laid back, good firefighter. We used to tease him about being a Rockaway beach bum. Rest in Peace.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: JOR176 on October 29, 2014, 11:17:12 AM
Knew Chip when he came on the job in L-132. Nice guy, laid back, good firefighter. We used to tease him about being a Rockaway beach bum. Rest in Peace.

Jim correct, he worked in L132 from '68 to '78
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 29, 2014, 06:05:24 PM
RET FDNY MEMBER JOSEPH M. HAUGH......   The viewing will take place at the Prevatt Funeral
> Home, 7709 Rt 52,
> Hudson on Monday, 11/3/14 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm. A religious
> service followed by
> the traditional Okane Wake Ceremony will take place at the
> Funeral Home on
> Tuesday, 11/4/14 at 11 am. Immediately following the
> ceremony, there will
> be a gathering of friends & family in the Garden Room of
> the Summertree
> Community Center on Rt 52. Everyone is invited to attend.
>
> All members are
> asked to assemble at the Funeral Home On Tuesday, 11/4/14 at
> 10:30am in uniform
> or Okane shirt to participate in the Okane Wake Ceremony................... www.prevattfuneralhome.com/obit.php (http://www.prevattfuneralhome.com/obit.php)

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 01, 2014, 08:43:41 PM
RET FDNY FF LOUIS D'AGASTINO....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... Louis (Louie, Sonny) D'Agostino, age 76, Coconut Creek. Ret from FDNY, 1980. 

 Funeral Services: Oct. 31, Nov 1. Shapiro-Weissman Funeral Home. Margate Fla.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 04, 2014, 05:44:52 PM
RET FDNY LT Peter Anthony Linzy......FF LAD*108....LT LAD*8 ...SQ*1.

VIRGINIA BEACH – Peter Anthony Linzy, 73, passed away on Monday, November 3, 2014.

Born in New York, NY, he was the son of the late Peter and Angelina Linzy. He retired from the U. S. Marine Corps and U. S. Coast Guard after 28 years of service. He also retired as a Police Officer and Fire Fighter from the City of New York after 21 years of service. He was a member of Church of the Holy Family and Knights of Columbus..

The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel in Norfolk, VA on Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The funeral service will held at 12 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to ALS Foundation, American Cancer Society, Parkinson’s Foundation or Wounded Warrior Project. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com (http://www.hollomon-brown.com) ...... REST IN PEACE BROTHER .....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..SEMPER FI......I first met Pete when he was assigned to Siegel St in 1969....we both were Marines so we immediatly had something in common to discuss.... future discussions revolved more around the Job as these were exciting years to be a NYC FF & even more exciting to be working where we where & with the guys we were learning the Job from......after Pete became a LT in SQ*1 we got to work together again many times as i was in R*2 then....... after Pete moved to Va we did not see each other too often but w/the advent of e mail we exchanged many.... often several each week.....when i asked Pete about his health & progress he was always upbeat & optimistic....never sounded down....this was Pete he always had a strong practical outlook & always found a way to get the job done

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 04, 2014, 07:00:57 PM
TWO MORE TRIBUTES TO PETE FROM BROTHERS THAT WORKED W/HIM....   MORE TRIBUTES TO PETE... QUOTE... Dear All, I am so sad at this very moment to inform you all of the passing of Seigel Eagle Peter Linzy. I was so happy earlier this day to send out the Seigel Eagle Party pictures we just recently had last week to you all. I know deep down there are members of The Seigel Eagles from Seigel Street and others that look forward to getting these pictures each year because they could not make it because of health reasons or other reasons. Peter Linzy was one of those with health reasons for the last 10 years that kept him from attending or he would have been there with us for every one. Peter enjoyed getting these pictures every year. Peter died this day at 5:30 AM and never got to see these which I know he would have loved to have seen. Peter fought a hard, hard battle for the 10 years but always found time to e mail and stay in contact. He was a strong Seigel Eagle and you could always learn much from this man. He just 2 weeks ago sent me an e-mail saying he would not be able to attend the get together because he was on heavy chemo. He also said in that e mail what an honor it was to work with me. That's the kind of firefighter Peter was. I was a proby under him what kind of an honor was it to work with me? I sent him an e mail right back telling him he had it all wrong the pleasure of working together was 100% all mine. Sadly Whitefish

...


Pete Linzy grew up in the East New York section of Brooklyn along with his brother and 4 sisters. After graduating high school, Pete enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and after a 4 year stint in the Corps, Pete came home and worked for UPS driving a truck. He took the civil service tests for the Police Department and the Fire Department and became an NYC Police Officer for several years before joining the FDNY.

 Pete met his future wife Nancy who was a nurse living in Williamsburg. After they go married they worked very hard to save money to buy a house in Rosedale, Queens. Pete always had second jobs to support their children Craig, Erica and Brian.

Upon becoming a fireman, Pete was assigned to Ladder Company 108 on Siegel Street. This was the 1960's when the FDNY was fighting a tremendous amount of fires. Ladder 108 was responding to Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Bedford Styversent sections of Brooklyn. Pete was a good union man and was the delegate for Ladder 108. Peter was not only respected by the senior members of the company but also developed a reputation of being an excellent teacher. He would spend countless hours explaining the job and would make it his mission to be the "go to" guy for any question that would arise.

in 1973 Ladder 108 moved to its new quarters on Union Avenue together with Engine Co. 216 and the 35 Battalion. Pete made it a point to make the members of the Engine welcome and to blend both companies as a team which to this day remains as strong as ever. Peter's' reputation was that of a gentleman and was well respected by all on Union Avenue. Pete was also studying for the Lieutenants exam, while raising his family. He worked hard and succeeded on passing the Lieutenants test and was promoted in Sept. of 1980.
 

Pete was assigned to Manhattan and worked in Ladder Company 8 for several years before transferring to Squad Company 1 in Brooklyn. Pete now was on top of the world for now he would respond to the entire borough of Brooklyn. Pete had an internal radar and had an unbelievable sense of direction. People would call the firehouse when they were lost and ask Pete for directions. He always would get people to where they had to go. Pete thoroughly enjoyed his time in the Squad and FDNY, however he always wanted to have his own business. After retiring from the Fire Department in 1985, he moved his family to Virginia Beach, Va.

Together with a partner, Pete bought a Meineke Muffler shop and started a new life in a new city, After several years, he sold the business and went to work for the Virginia Highway Department. Peter enjoyed this job as well as his duties in the United States Coast Guard Reserve. This stint in the USCG would last 20 years with Pete being promoted to Master Chief (E-8). While in Virginia, he still kept in contact with his friends in the FDNY and would listen to Brooklyn Fire Radio. He was always a Brooklyn fireman at heart.

Over a decade ago Pete was diagnosed with cancer. He stoically went through his treatments and continued to play tennis while maintaining an upbeat outlook while continuing with his life. He never let the disease get the better of him. Last month the disease came back with a vengeance. Pete fought courageously to the very end. Pete was surrounded by the people he loved most, his family.

No matter if it was Semper Fidelis, Semper Paratus or making a tough search on the floor above, Pete was at the top of his game. Pete would always end a conversation or a correspondence with the word " Later".

Well, Later, Pete and well done. You now join Fr. Judge and all those that preceded us to the big firehouse in the sky. Until we meet again, God Bless. Andy T.   ...UNQUOTE.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 07, 2014, 06:37:27 PM
RE reply # 244 in this thread.... 


UFOA RETIREEGRAM

Nov 7th, 2014

 

 

Memorial Service

Lt. James T. Basil

 

A memorial service for Retired Lieutenant James T. Basile L-111 will be held on November 15th, 2014

The information is as follows:

 

SERVICE

St. Thomas More R.C. Church

115 Kings Hwy, Hauppauge NY 11788

(631) 234-5551

 

Interment to follow at

Pinelawn Memorial Park

2030 Wellwood Ave

Farmingdale NY 11735

 

Coalition to follow at 1:30 pm

At the BlackForest Brew Haus

2015 New Highway, Farmingdale NY 11735

 

 

 


 


 
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 11, 2014, 03:54:26 PM
RET FDNY FF RICHARD KAUFOLD....ENG*232..BN*37.... ..REST IN PEACE BROTHER .....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... Forest Lawn Funeral Parlor
 
Copans Rd and I-95.
 
Viewing: Nov 11th, 5 to 8 PM.
 
Memorial Service: Wed. Nov 12th, 11 AM.

Broward County FDNY Retirees Honor Guard to be present.
 
Further particulars if any will be sent.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 12, 2014, 03:17:49 PM
RET FDNY FF GERRY WALSH LAD*126....  On the evening of 11-11-14 w/his Family at his side Gerry Passed To A Higher Level after a long hard fight w/9-11 related cancer.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....  Donohue Cecere Funeral Home
290 Post Ave
Westbury NY 11590
516 333 0615

Saturday 11/15   2pm-4pm    7pm-9pm
Sunday   11/16   2pm-4pm    7pm-9pm

Funeral Mass    Monday 11/17   11am   St Bridgid’s Church
75 Post Ave
Westbury NY 11750

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 16, 2014, 05:25:51 PM
RET FDNY FF JOE BREEN...   E 283. E 281 D 15 passed suddenly Wednesday 11/12/14. John Byrnes Funeral Home Gerittsen Beach Sat 6-9 Sunday2-4. 7-9. Funeral Monday 9:00 am Ressurection Church Geritsen Beach...... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 19, 2014, 08:28:22 PM
RET FDNY LT KERRY SMITH....FF LAD*104...LT ENG*24....REST IN PEACE BROTHER..... PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... Wake: Wednesday 11/19. 2 - 5 & 7 - 9 pm
 Byrnes Funeral Home

 2384 Gerritsen Avenue

 Brooklyn NY. 11229. (Gerritsen Beach)

 (718). 743-1099

Funeral Mass: Thursday. 11/20. 9:15am

 Resurrection R.C. Church

 ( across the street from the Funeral Home)

NOTE: Brooklyn/Queens Holy Name Society Annual Memorial Mass will follow the funeral mass at 10:15 am

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 22, 2014, 04:51:05 PM
RET FDNY LT JEREMIAH O'SULLIVAN ENG*303....  REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... Wake will be at the Commack Firehouse on Jericho Tpke in Commack.
Saturday 11/22/14 2-5pm 7-9pm
Sunday 11/23/14 2-5pm 7-9pm

Mass Christ the King Church Indian Head Rd Commack
10am on Monday 11/24/14

LT O'Sullivan was 1st Due at the 13 Alarm Jamaica Gas Fire in Jan'67.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 24, 2014, 02:48:41 AM
IN REGARD TO REPLY # 258 ABOVE.....  A Memorial Service will be held for  Richard Kaufold on Dec. 9, 2014.  11 AM.

Location: OUR LADY OF QUEEN OF HEAVEN CEMETERY, 1400 State Rd. 7, Pompano Beach Fl.

Cemetery is on the EAST side of 441, North of McNab Rd, South of Atlantic Ave.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 27, 2014, 02:45:49 AM
RET FDNY CPT ROBERT DOWNEY...LAD*156..LAD*160....   REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....

Arrangements are as follows:

 Wake:

Friday ONLY - 11/28/14 2-4 & 7-9pm

Wantagh-Abbey Funeral Home

3374 Park Avenue

Wantagh, NY 11793

[516] 785-0312

Funeral Mass:

Saturday - 11/29/14 @ 9:30 am

St. Frances de Chantal R.C. Church

1309 Wantagh Avenue [bet. Homestead and Flower Ave's.]

Wantagh, NY 11793

[516] 785-2333


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 21, 2014, 05:07:28 PM
REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... Retired FDNY BC MICHAEL LENNON BN*13.

Visitation will be at Smith, Seaman and Quackenbush

 117 Maple Ave. Monroe New York

 Monday, Dec. 22. 2-4pm and 7-9pm

 Funeral Mass will be Dec. 23, 10:15am at the SACRED HEART CHURCH

 26 Still Rd. Monroe NY 10950


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Post by: 68jk09 on December 21, 2014, 05:40:52 PM
RET FDNY LT ENZO A. BRUN.....  FF LAD*26-2...TCU*732...LAD*150...COV LT BN*45... lONG ISLAND CHEF & RESTAURANT OWNER...... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... www.bryantfh.com/obituaries/Enzo-Brun/# (http://www.bryantfh.com/obituaries/Enzo-Brun/#)!/Obituary

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 24, 2014, 04:24:23 AM
RET FF RICHARD NOGAN LAD*113  &  RET CPT JOHN TIMULTY FCU..... 
Subj: 65-2 Ret. Capt. John Timulty, Field Comm.

I have just been informed of the sudden passing of Ret. Capt. John Timulty which occurred tonight 12/22 at 1900 hrs.  John was also the Retired Members Representative for the Brooklyn/Queens Holy Name Society.

Particulars will be sent upon completion of arrangements.

...
I have been informed that Retired Firefighter Richard "Richie" Nogan of Ladder 113 has died. Richie was a survivor of both World Trade Center Tower collapses on 9/11. His picture was on the front page of Newsday on 9/12. Richie had moved down south for the warmer climate. He was a great guy. He would give you the shirt off his back. He was a great firefighter and he loved "the job". He will be missed by all who knew him.

At this point in time, I have no further information.........REST IN PEACE TO BOTH BROTHERS....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
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Post by: 68jk09 on December 24, 2014, 04:42:24 AM
RET FDNY LT ROBERT J. O'ROURKE LAD*162.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
DOD: 12/21/2014

Wake: Friday 12/26/2014 3 - 8 pm Only

 Massapequa Funeral Home South Chapel

 4980 Merrick Road

 Massapequa Park, NY 11762



Funeral Mass: Saturday 12/27/2014 9:30 am

 St. Martin of Tours R.C. Church

 41 Union Avenue

 Amityville, NY



Interment: St. Charles Cemetery

 Farmingdale, NY


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Post by: nfd2004 on December 24, 2014, 08:58:18 AM
 This has been a very sad time for many families as we approach this Christmas Day (2014). For many, they feel the loss of their "loved ones" who have dedicated their lives to saving others. Sad for many families, friends and members of the FDNY, as well as members of the NYPD.

  Since December 21st, just three days, we have lost Four FDNY Members who served during the very busy War Years.
      1 Captain
      2 LTs.
      1 Firefighter

  In addition, the world watches as the families, friends, and members of the NYPD prepare to lay two New York City Police Officers to rest after they were gunned down as they sat in their patrol car.

  A Police Officer from Florida is also a LODD and his family and friends, as well as members of the police department, will bear the sadness this holiday season.

  The Fire Service also learns of the LODD of a Volunteer Firefighter from Long Island.

  During this Holiday Season we need to remember every one of these individuals and the families and friends of these Hero's. They have served us well. Thank You and may they Rest in Peace.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 26, 2014, 04:30:58 AM
RET FDNY FF RAYMOND BENWAY... 

. E.45, L.58, and L.38.

Lloyd's Funeral Home

214-43 39 Ave., Bayside Queens.

Saturday and Sunday 2-4, 7-9.

Funeral Mass Sacred Heart, Bayside, Monday 11 AM.


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


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 26, 2014, 04:58:16 AM
IN REGARDS TO REPLY # 267...RET CPT JOHN TIMULTY'S ARRANGEMENTS ARE AS FOLLOWS..... 

His family will receive friends on Friday (12/26) 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm

at O'Shea Funeral Home.

    603 Wantagh Avenue

    Wantagh, N.Y.

The funeral mass will be on Saturday at 9:45 am

    Holy Family R.C.Church
       17 Fordam Avenue  Off Newbridge Road (Rt 106)    Hicksville, N.Y. 
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 27, 2014, 04:22:46 PM
IN REGARD TO REPLY # 267....  Funeral arrangements for  retired ff Richard Nogan L113- wake will be held at Moloney's , 132 Ronkonkoma Ave. Lake Ronkonkoma  N.Y Mon. Dec. 29th 2 to 5 & 7 to 9..  funeral will be held tuesday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton church 800 portion rd. Ronkonkoma.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 30, 2014, 05:44:50 PM
ACTIVE FDNY LT THOMAS BOHN R*4....FF LAD*108...SQ*270....LT LAD*111....R*4 ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES ....TOM WAS IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAST JUNE & FOUGHT A HARD BATTLE TO RECOVER REMAINING HOSPATILIZED SINCE...... Wake: 12/31 & 1/1 2-4 & 7-9 pm
Branch Funeral Home
551 Rt 25A
Miller Place NY 11764

Funeral: 1/2 11am
St John the Baptist
1488 North Country Rd
Wading River NY 11792

 
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: memory master on January 01, 2015, 12:39:06 PM
From the Pocono Record obituary page of 1/1/15, as follows. I took the liberty of condensing the notice;

Retired New York City Fire Lieutenant John A. Paolella, 93, of Brodheadsville died 12/30/14. He retired in 1982 after 32 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II.

Graveside services and burial will be held Jan. 9, 2015 at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, N.Y.

Rest in peace Sir and thank you for your service.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 03, 2015, 06:03:20 PM
Retired Lt. John A. Paolella, 93, of Brodheadsville, Pa. passed away on 12/30/14. He served 32 years on the job before retiring in 1982. He was also a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II. Graveside services and burial will be held Jan. 9, 2015 at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, N.Y.

REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 03, 2015, 06:19:30 PM
RET FDNY FF Anthony Petrosino L149 .

Wake - Sunday 1/4 and Monday 1/5 - 2 to 5 and 7 to 9
Casey Funeral Home
350 Slosson Ave
Staten Island
718-447-4242

Funeral Mass - Tuesday morning 1/6
St. Theresa
1634 Victory Blvd
Staten Island

REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 04, 2015, 04:52:47 PM
RET FDNY BC JOHN KELLY #7....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DID..........post from another site....QUOTE...I was just informed by his family that Ret. BC Jack Kelly B-8 and SOC, passed away this morning after a long illness. Jack started his career in L-110, and was a Lt. in L-2, and the Captain of L-114. John was also a long time member of the FDNY Pipes and Drums joining in 1964 and serving to the present. He served many Board positions in the Band through the years, and was one of the main reasons for the Band's continued success. Jack has been sick for many years due to various illnesses, but never complained and still continued his activity with the Band till just recently. I have been very close to Jack through the years as he was the one who talked me into joining the Band. In seeing what he has gone through since his retirement and how he handled it, I would have to say he was one of the strongest and bravest people I have ever met. God Bless and RIP.

JimmyPipes

I will post the particulars, when they are formulated.......UNQUOTE.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mack on January 04, 2015, 07:12:27 PM
RIP.  Thanks you Chief.

Picture of 1978 FDNY band - Jack in rear:

     (http://s29.postimg.cc/p9oq0gapv/Jack_Kelly_1978_band.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/p9oq0gapv/)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 3511 on January 05, 2015, 11:20:22 AM
Heartfelt condolences to the family of the Chief.

This is a storied name in the FDNY.

His predecessor with the same handle was also a renowned officer. Battalion Chief John J. Kelly #7 retired in 1970 as commander of Battalion 14 after 35 years of service. He previously commanded H&L 5, served as a lieutenant in Rescue 3 and on Staten Island, and as a fireman in H&L 5 when it was a double company on Charles St in the Village. Known as "All Hands Kelly", he was revered and beloved by his men in the South Bronx and Harlem during the worst of the War Years of the 60's. A graduate of Regis HS during the Great Depression. Passed away in the early 1980's.

When asked if a colleague was a good fireman he was surprised at the question, replying simply and emphatically, "We were all good".

And so they were.

May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed Rest in Peace.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 06, 2015, 05:08:28 PM
In regard to reply # 277 above......http://www.denissoconnor.com/sitemaker/sites/DenisS1/obit.cgi?user=1492464Kelly (http://www.denissoconnor.com/sitemaker/sites/DenisS1/obit.cgi?user=1492464Kelly)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 06, 2015, 05:34:36 PM
RET FDNY LT JOHN GARVEY  ENG*303 ......John Garvey OTJ since  '61......FF in ENG*233 (on Hull St).....well Respected LT in ENG*303 from '77 to '95.....He was never blustery or pounded his chest....just a friendly smile & sometime a cryptic joke or saying as he enjoyed his bowl of ice cream amid the rowdiness & commotion of the FH kitchen....... When John Retired he said to me "i saw South Jamaica burn down once , now it's getting rebuilt , i am not staying around to see it burn again"...... A pleasure to have known & worked with the Man .....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 06, 2015, 06:38:02 PM
In regard to reply # 281 above ..... John Garvey....  Arrangements for Wake only.....Funeral

Wantagh Abbey Funeral Home
3374 Park Ave
Wantagh Ny 11793

Thursday 7-9
Friday 2-4  7-9

Class A Uniform.

Internment will be at a later date
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 07, 2015, 07:47:36 PM
In regard to BC John Kelly # 7 in reply # 277 above.... A USMC WW 2 VET...2nd BN..28th Marines..4th Marine DV.......SEMPER FI.
Title: Re: ANOTHER ACTIVE FDNY FF PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 08, 2015, 06:55:14 PM
ACTIVE FDNY FF WILLIAM KOESTERER ENG*88....He had bladder cancer and died at home with his family by his side. He was 43 years old.He had a wonderful wife and two great kids 11 and 8.
He got on the job in 2003 and worked in E-88 for 11 years until his illness sidelined him. His deceased father was a FF in Brooklyn. His brother Mike is a Lt.in L-129. He loved his family very much and was a true stand up guy. Wake is at Moritz Funeral Home in Tappan Sat & Sun 2-4 and 7-9. Mass Monday 11am at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in Tappan. Burial to follow. ..........REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......GONE WAY TOO SOON.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mikeindabronx on January 08, 2015, 07:24:38 PM
REST IN PEACE
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 14, 2015, 01:35:13 AM
John "Jack" Haggerty, 87, Of Kunkletown, Pa. passed away on Jan. 11, 2015.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy during W.W.II and was a NYC Firefighter for 34 years before retiring in 1987.

He was a member of the FDNY Retirees in Staten Island, FDNY Anchor Club, FDNY Emerald Society, FDNY Retirees Pocono division and a member of the UFOA.
Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady Queen of Peace, Roman Catholic Church, P.O. Box 38, Brodheadsville, 18322.

Funeral Mass Thursday 1/15/15 at 1100.

Info from the 1/13/15 edition of the Pocono Record.

REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 14, 2015, 01:42:18 AM
RET FDNY FF JAMES GERAGHTY LAD*174.....John "Jack" Haggerty, 87, Of Kunkletown, Pa. passed away on Jan. 11, 2015.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy during W.W.II and was a NYC Firefighter for 34 years before retiring in 1987.

He was a member of the FDNY Retirees in Staten Island, FDNY Anchor Club, FDNY Emerald Society, FDNY Retirees Pocono division and a member of the UFOA.
Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady Queen of Peace, Roman Catholic Church, P.O. Box 38, Brodheadsville, 18322.

Funeral Mass Thursday 1/15/15 at 1100.

Info from the 1/13/15 edition of the Pocono Record.

REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ACTIVE FDNY FF FROM LAD*31 PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 20, 2015, 03:44:41 PM


Active FF Henri Gaudin Jr. L-31
Passed away on January 14th 2015

He leaves behind a pregnant fiancé who is carrying twins. Very sad

Wake will be Friday Jan. 23rd 2015 from 2-4 & 7-9

Bradley, Smith & Smith Funeral Home

415 Morris Ave, Springfield, NJ 07081

Funeral mass will be Saturday Jan. 24th 2015

Community Congregational Church

200 Hartshorn Drive, Short Hills, NJ 07078


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: svd385 on January 20, 2015, 06:05:24 PM
REST IN PEACE
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mikeindabronx on January 20, 2015, 07:14:31 PM
Rest In Peace
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on January 20, 2015, 08:05:26 PM
 Very sad news. Especially for the fact of a fiancé carrying twins.

 I respect everyone of these firefighters for what they have done throughout their careers.

 May they all Rest in Peace.   
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mack on January 21, 2015, 04:04:46 PM
Sorry to hear - RIP.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 22, 2015, 05:03:27 PM
RET FDNY FF JOHN J. WEBER ENG*236.......Obituary of John Weber John J. Weber, Sr. "Jack" of Merrick NY on January 21, 2015.
Loving husband of Gerry. Dear father of John J., Jr. and his wife Mary Petti-Weber and Lori Weber-Kazdan and her husband Scott. Also survived by his dear grandchildren John J., III and Marc and Matthew Kazdan. He was a decorated New York City Fireman, an Army Veteran member of the American Legion Seaford Post 1132 and a member of the Indian Motorcycle Club of Long Island.

Donations may be made to Wounded Warriors Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org (http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org). -

See more at: nfwalkerfh.com/tribute/details/487/John_J_Weber/obituary.html#tribute-start

Visitation at Funeral Home
N. F. Walker, Inc. 2039 Merrick Avenue Merrick, New York, United States 11566-3434

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Thursday, January 22, 2015

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday, January 23, 2015

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Friday, January 23, 2015

Mass 10:30 am Saturday, January 24, 2015 Cure Of Ars R. C. Church 2323 Merrick Avenue Merrick, New York,

Final Resting Place Holy Rood Cemetery 111 Old Country Road Westbury, New York, United States 11590 -

REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY........PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 23, 2015, 01:18:02 AM
RET FDNY BC JOHN J. CASSIDY BN*40....Formerly LADs*131..18..& 119.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....http://obituaries.nydailynews.com/obituaries/nydailynews/obituary.aspx?n=john-j-cassidy&pid=173939221&fhid=2394 (http://obituaries.nydailynews.com/obituaries/nydailynews/obituary.aspx?n=john-j-cassidy&pid=173939221&fhid=2394)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 25, 2015, 07:34:35 PM
RET FDNY FF JOHN WEBER ENG*294 ......REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


N.F. Walker funeral Home
2039 Merrick Ave. Merrick, NY 11566


Viewing hours: 01-22-15 6-9

01-23-15 2-5 7-9


Mass: Saturday 1/24. 10:30am
Cure of Ars Roman Catholic Church.
2323 Merrick Ave. Merrick, NY 11566

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 25, 2015, 08:08:45 PM
RET FDNY LT JOHN QUINN ENG*261.....LT Quinn Retired in 1990 after 37 Years of Service......Wake 1-25-15 at Funeral Home 2-4 & 7-9....Services at Funeral Home 1-26-15....Internment following at Good Ground Cemetery 4 Florence Rd Hampton Bays LI NY 11946......REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mack on January 26, 2015, 12:18:23 AM
RIP Lt Quinn.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 26, 2015, 04:55:44 PM
RET FDNY LT EUGENE ALBERTELLI  ENG*299.

Viewing:
Martin A. Gleason Funeral Home
149-20 Northern Blvd.
Thurs: 7-10 pm
Friday: 2-5 pm 7-10 pm

Mass of Christian Burial:
Holy Family R.C. Church
Utopia Pkwy & 75th Ave.
Fresh Meadows, NY
Saturday 1000 hours.

Internment: St. Mary's Cemetery, Flushing NY

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


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: lucky on January 26, 2015, 05:25:44 PM
Ret. Capt. Eugene Drum, Lt. of Ladder 112 in the 70's and later Capt. of Engine 274 and Engine 251.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 26, 2015, 06:38:08 PM
southoldlocal.com/2015/01/26/harry-j-baglivi-92/



Harry J. Baglivi, 92

by Lisa Finn Jan 26, 2015, 4:11 pm


Harry J. Baglivi of Greenport died on Saturday at Peconic Landing. He was 92 years old.

Born on October 22, 1922 in New York City to Donald and Concetta (nee Gatto) Baglivi, he served in the United States Navy Reserve from 1943 to 1945 as a signalman 2c(t)SV-6. He was a fireman for 20 years with the New York City Fire Department.

He married his wife Lillian on February 3, 1951 in New York, New York. He was an avid lover of woodworking, cooking, and antiquing.

He was predeceased by John Baglivi, Anthony Baglivi, Anna DeGeso, Edward Brill and Manny Baglivi.

Mr. Baglivi is survived by his children John and James Baglivi of Mattituck, his daughter Carol Worth of Mattituck, and six grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Costner-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue. Visitation will take place Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m., with interment to follow at Calverton National Cemetery on Thursday at 11 a.m

REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY........PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 27, 2015, 01:41:18 AM
RET FDNY CPT JOE DORAN R*4....REST IN PEACE BROTHER......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....Chapey and Sons Funeral Home
20 Hicksville Road,
Bethpage, NY 11714
Visiting hours on Monday 2-4:30 and 7-9:30 PM.
Mass on Tuesday at 10:15 AM
St. James Church
80 Hicksville Road,
Seaford, NY

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mack on January 27, 2015, 01:49:47 AM
RIP
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 28, 2015, 05:46:35 PM
In regard to reply
# 299 above.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES    http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/newsday/eugene-drum-condolences/173957866?#sthash.IZWUXFsC.dpbs (http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/newsday/eugene-drum-condolences/173957866?#sthash.IZWUXFsC.dpbs)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: johnd248 on January 28, 2015, 06:27:17 PM
On department order: announcement of the death of FF Carl Tranchina of E. 248 on October 10, 2014.  He served the department from 1953 to 1984 with most of his service with The Heart of Flatbush.  When Martin Scott was Chief Fire Marshal and later Fire Commissioner, he kept his car in the quarters of E 248 as he lived near by.  During that time, Carl was one of the firefighters assigned as Scott's aide and driver.  I can still picture Carl, puffing on his pipe, polishing the black sedan assigned either as Car 7 or Car 1.  RIP good friend.  Excellent chauffeur for the engine; Carl really knew the neighborhood well.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 03, 2015, 01:38:26 AM
RET FDNY FF Nick DeGaeta was the most highly decorated Soldier from W.W. 2 from New York State.
He was in the 82nd. Airborne Div. and saw combat from North Africa to the end of the war.
A real "American Hero". In 2010 Nicolas Sarkozy - the President of France - appointed
Nick with the: Chevalier (Knight) of The Legion of Honor. After the Battle of the Bulge,
when his unit ( The 509th. Parachute Infantry Battalion) was disbanded in a snowy bloody field,
Nick was one of the 7 Officers & 48 Enlisted Men still standing. He was a NYC Firefighter for
35 year's

February 2, 2015


It is with regret that we announce the passing of Nick DeGaeta
The Wake will be at Colonial Funeral Home, Hylan Blvd. and Tysens La.
on Thursday February 5, 2015 (1 day only) Services will be at St. Charles
on Friday February 6, 2015 at 10:30 am.
The Staten Island Retirees will meet on Thursday at 7:30 pm to pay our respects.
Please attend in honor of one of our oldest member's.



Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 03, 2015, 01:53:05 AM
RESPECT DUE TO THIS MAN .....Anybody in regular attendance at UFA meeting's in the '70s would remember Nick at the mike.......after his Ret due to age (65) Nick then went to work for the UFA for a dollar a day to help the BROTHER's....anybody who donated blood to FF Odie M. at QGH after his car accident earlier that day in the '80s & afterwards was at the UFA Thank You get together & heard Nick's reply when asked about how he felt about having to Retire would surely remember it....an honorable (& distinguished looking) MAN who had achieved greatness before getting OTJ then continued to refine the word & set the bar.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: ******* on February 03, 2015, 08:12:05 AM
Rest in Peace. A thank you for your service and love of country and FDNY doesn't seem strong enough, but is deeply felt.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on February 03, 2015, 08:53:26 AM
 As I read these pages, I respect every one of these firefighters for what they have done in their career. They were the firefighters of the FDNY War Years. A time within the department that has never been repeated and hopefully, never will. Then I read about some of their lives beyond the fire department, and what they have done besides being the Worlds Greatest Generation of Firefighters. I have to take a step back again. Some of their stories before, during, or after their careers as FDNY Firefighters amazes me with the kind of individuals they were.

  THEY REALLY WERE - AMERICAs HERO'S.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mikeindabronx on February 03, 2015, 10:19:34 AM
Rest In Peace
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 03, 2015, 07:37:03 PM
Military info on Nick DeGeata....posts 305 & 306 above....amazing......NAME: Nicholas R. DeGaeta

ASN: 12031945

PLACE OF BIRTH: Brooklyn, NY

DATE OF BIRTH:

DATES OF SERVICE: 1941 - 1945

UNIT ASSIGNED: Headquarters, Headquarters Company 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion

CAMPAIGNS: Algeria - French Morocco, Tunisia, Naples - Foggia, Anzio, Rome-Arno, Southern France, Ardennes - Alsace, Rhineland

AWARDS: Combat Infantrymen Badge, Parachutist Badge, Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart Medal, European Africa Middle Eastern Campaign Medal 8th Award, WWII Victory Medal, Croix de Guerre with Silver Star, Distinguished (Presidential) Unit Citation 2nd Award

SUMMARY OF SERVICE:

17 Jul 1941 - Enlisted at New York City, NY, NARA Enlistment Record

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 12031945

NAME DE#GAETA#NICHO#AS#R#####

RESIDENCE: STATE Undefined Code

RESIDENCE: COUNTY Undefined Code

PLACE OF ENLISTMENT NEW YORK CITY NEW YORK

DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 17

DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 07

DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 41

GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION Private

GRADE: CODE Private

BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA

BRANCH: CODE Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA

TERM OF ENLISTMENT Undefined Code

SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL Civil Life

NATIVITY NEW YORK

YEAR OF BIRTH 19

RACE AND CITIZENSHIP White, citizen

EDUCATION Grammar school

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION Salespersons

MARITAL STATUS Single, without dependents

COMPONENT OF THE ARMY Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)

BOX NUMBER 0080

FILM REEL NUMBER 1.73#



10 April 1944 - T/4 Nicholas R. DeGaeta 12031945 HHC 509th PIB GO 5 Award of Combat Infantryman Badge

? 1944 - T/4 Nicholas R. DeGaeta 12031945 GO 12 HHC 509th PIB Award of Purple Heart

05 January 1945 - T/4 Nicholas DeGaeta GO 1 HQ XVIII Corps Award of Bronze Star

? 1945 - T/4 Nicholas DeGaeta Award of Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster

Ministere de La Defense France Diplome et de la Liberation 1944-1945.

The NYS Conspicuous Service Cross 1946.

Airborne Awards:509 Man of the Year Atlanta Ga.1994



Proud Parachute Infantry Battalion Jumps into History by Paul DeGaeta

This is a story about my uncle, Nick DeGaeta and his WWII outfit . When I was nine years old he gave me the American Flag arm band that he wore on November 8, 1942 while making American Airborne history. He told me I should always respect it and remember that a lot of good men who wore it while fighting for our freedom never came home. Honoring that request led me to a life long historical interest in WWII. It represents the meaning of Veterans Day to me.

November 3rd, 1942. A scene familiar to many young men and women during wartime was being played out in the middle of the night on a railroad platform at Chilton Foliat, England. A beautiful young woman ran alongside a troop train calling out the name of the man she loves. The movement of the American paratroopers on the train was to be top secret. But, somehow, the young women of this town, who had fallen in love with some of the ³Yanks², knew what this evening meant. They came to the rail yard hoping desperately to say their farewells.

A young paratrooper heard his name called over and over ³Nicholas, Nicholas can you hear me?² Nick DeGaeta, 22 at the time, recalls that moment so many years ago. ³We were a couple of kids who had fallen in love. Sue¹s parents accepted me, a kid from Brooklyn. In another time it might have been a story book romance. But then it came time for us to leave for the mission we had been trained for. To be honest, very few of us thought we would be coming back. It was easier not to answer than to say goodbye.²

The 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion (known as the 504th, 2/503 and 2/509 respectively before its redesignation) was the first American infantry unit to arrive in England. The 509 trained with, and wore the maroon beret of, the British First Airborne Brigade. Their mission changed from the Dieppe raid to preparing for the invasion of North Africa. The train from Chilton Foliat carried the troopers to the R.A.F. airfield at Lands End, England. There they would board the C-47¹s of the 60th Troop Carrier Wing and make history. The 509th Parachute Infantry Bn. would become the first American airborne unit to make a combat parachute jump-the first of many distinctions and honors the unattached Battalion would hold in it¹s illustrious WWII combat career.

General Mark Clark was the architect of ³Operation Torch², the November 8th, 1942 invasion of North Africa. Clark asked Lt. Col. William P. Yarborough, his airborne advisor and the commander of the 509, if it was possible to drop parachutists and take two French held Airdromes near Oran. The Vichy French, allied with the Axis powers, had aircraft at the fields which could attack invading American amphibious troops. Such a long flight (1500 miles from England to Algeria) to drop airborne troops had never been attempted by airborne forces. Yarborough, felt if the troop carrying aircraft could make it his paratroopers could do the job. Given the situation with the French colonial forces,Clark asked Yarborough to develop two airborne plans for the invasion. One called ³Plan Peace² if the French did not resist, and ³Plan War² if they did. Lt. Col. Edson Raft, who would lead the 509 paratroopers on the jump, assured Clark that he would take both airdromes. If the French chose to side with the Germans he would take them by force.

The allied invasion of North Africa was riddled with confusion. Americans did not relish the idea of fighting Frenchmen. Yet there was the chance that the Vichy French would oppose the invasion. Word came down that ³Plan Peace² was in effect as the 556 paratroopers loaded onto the 39 C-47's at Lands End. It was 9:30 in the evening of November 7th, 1942, when the 509 took off. However, during their 11 hour flight the situation changed. Due to a mix up in radio frequencies the paratroopers never got the word that ³Plan War² was now on. Bad weather and other navigational problems scattered the C-47¹s across the desert. Some landed in Spanish Morroco and were interned by the neutral Spanish Government. Others landed in the desert almost out of fuel. A small group of planes were able to drop their paratroopers near Tafaraoui airdrome at sights picked out by Raft and Yarborough who had to improvise from ³Plan Peace² because of French fire. French fighter planes attacked and killed a number of paratroopers including Private John ³Tommy² Mackall who would have an airborne training camp named after him in North Carolina in 1944.

American tanks from the beachhead, knowing that the French were resisting, raced to Tafaraoui as the paratroopers arrived. Sgt. Nick DeGaeta, remembers his ordeal. ³We made the jump right outside of Tafaraoui airdrome. A dozen of so of us were able to form up on the ground with some officers. We had what looked like a whole division of French Foreign Legion coming at us on horse back just like in the movies. We were told to hold our fire. We had no back up and only enough ammunition for maybe a half hour battle. They stopped and the officers met with them. Neither side knew if we should fire on each other. That¹s politics, I don't know. They said we were their prisoners and took us to a hanger. They were pretty friendly. These French foreign legion guys had long single shot rifles and looked at us like we were from Mars. They couldn¹t believe how we were equipped. We had all automatic weapons, hand grenades, demolition kits, our own morphine shots, escape kits, two gold coins, we had everything. Later they released us and joined us. We secured the airdromes.²

A week later, the 509 would jump again to capture another airfield at Youks les Bains near Tunisia. When they arrived at the airfield, the French Third Zouave Regiment joined the paratroopers. They became a combat team called the Tunisian Task Force which brought some of the first American ground actions against the German Afrika Korp and Italians. DeGaeta recalls, ³At Youks les Bains, the commander of the Third Zouave pinned their unit badge on Colonel Raft¹s chest.² As a special honor, French General Giraud authorized the men of the 509 to wear the badge. In a switch from the previous week when the French were considered enemies, the official order stated, ³to render homage to the worthy cooperation of American arms in the common struggle which was taking place.²

And what about the English girl? ³Some of the wounded guys got sent back to England to recuperate. One of the guys thought I had been killed and told Sue that when she asked about me. After that, I never had the heart to contact her. We were in the line so often it was all you could do to survive.²

The 509 made two more combat jumps in North Africa, another in Avellino, Italy to relieve the Salerno Beach head and a final jump to lead the invasion of Southern France. They went ashore as amphibious troops in the first wave at Anzio operating with Darby¹s Rangers. The 509 received the first Presidential Unit citation won by a parachute unit for defending against a German Armour attack at Carano, Italy and won another for a night attack against enemy positions two weeks later. Corporal Paul B. Huff of the 509 was the first paratrooper to win the Congressional Medal of Honor (Those who travel up I-75 may see signs for the Paul B. Huff Parkway in Tennessee). During the Battle of the Bulge, the 509 was attached to the 101st Airborne Division and held an important cross roads at Sadzot, Belgium against two Battalions of SS Panzer Grenadier's in hand to hand fighting. This stopped the SS Battalions from bolstering the German attack of the 101st surrounded at Bastogne. Less than 55 men survived and only six, including Nick DeGaeta, were left from those who made the first jump. In 1945, the proud Battalion was disbanded and absorbed by units of the 82nd Airborne Division. The 509 Parachute Infantry Bn.¹s young commander went on to become General William Yarborough who would develop the Green Berets (Special Forces) under the Kennedy Administration. His 509 had been the first Americans to wear a beret when the British airborne awarded it to them in WWII.The Army selected the 509 to be reactivated in 1963 as one of the Army¹s ³Finest regiments whose heritage was to be carried on.² Continuing their position at the forefront of the airborne world, four members of the 509 served as path finders to precede the 101st Airborne drop during the Gulf War in 1991. One member made the ultimate sacrifice, another was wounded and captured, but their mission was accomplished.



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Post by: 68jk09 on February 03, 2015, 07:47:56 PM
Another story w/photos of Nick DeGeata......  http://www.silive.com/westshore/index.ssf/2010/11/france_accords_staten_island_v.html (http://www.silive.com/westshore/index.ssf/2010/11/france_accords_staten_island_v.html)
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Post by: 68jk09 on February 06, 2015, 05:14:46 PM
RET FDNY LT & AMERICAN VETERAN OF THREE WARS........LT JOHN MULZAC.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....                           http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/fdny-lt-john-mulzac-member-tuskegee-airmen-dies-91-article-1.2105404 (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/fdny-lt-john-mulzac-member-tuskegee-airmen-dies-91-article-1.2105404)
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Post by: memory master on February 06, 2015, 07:16:43 PM
I knew this gentleman when he was a FF at E297 in the early to mid 60's before his promotion. God Bless you John, thank you for your service in the military and FDNY. Condolences to his family.
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Post by: 68jk09 on February 07, 2015, 05:39:20 AM
IN REGARD TO POST # 255 EARLIER (page 18 ..PETE LINZY) ....I SUBMIT THIS POST NOW REGARDING HIS WIFE........Sad to report that three short month's after the Passing of my FDNY Co-Worker & Friend RET LT Pete Linzy that his Wife who has also after fighting the fight over the years now has succumbed to cancer ......REST IN PEACE NANCY.....PRAYERS ONCE AGAIN FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES


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Post by: nfd2004 on February 07, 2015, 08:00:25 AM
IN REGARD TO POST # 255 EARLIER (page 18 ..PETE LINZY) ....I SUBMIT THIS POST NOW REGARDING HIS WIFE........Sad to report that three short month's after the Passing of my FDNY Co-Worker & Friend RET LT Pete Linzy that his Wife who has also after fighting the fight over the years now has succumbed to cancer ......REST IN PEACE NANCY.....PRAYERS ONCE AGAIN FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES

  My Condolences to the entire Linzy Family and to the friends and members of the FDNY who knew both. Such a sad thing to deal with in such a short time. It takes a very special kind of person to be the wife of a firefighter. I realized that much later than I should have. The holidays and weekends of night having their husbands with them like everybody else. The sleepless nights and days of worry if he's okay. And sometimes the family plans cancelled because he can't get home from work. And for many, raising the kids while they all watch the nighty news worried about their daddy at a big fire.

  May Pete and Nancy Linzy, together, Rest in Peace.
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Post by: 68jk09 on February 07, 2015, 04:05:59 PM
RET FDNY FF/FM RALPH FELDMAN.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......                                        http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ralph-feldman-retired-fdny-marshal-dies-79-article-1.2106495 (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ralph-feldman-retired-fdny-marshal-dies-79-article-1.2106495)
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Post by: 68jk09 on February 09, 2015, 05:56:14 PM
RET FDNY FF KEVIN MURPHY ..ENG*5 & ENG*166......REST IN PEACE BROTHER .......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....GONE WAY TOO SOON.......http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/02/kevin_murphy_56.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/02/kevin_murphy_56.html)
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Post by: 68jk09 on February 09, 2015, 06:07:17 PM
RET FDNY BC EDWARD PAXTON BN*18.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=174094587 (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=174094587)
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Post by: mack on February 09, 2015, 06:22:43 PM
RET FDNY FF/FM RALPH FELDMAN.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......                                        http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ralph-feldman-retired-fdny-marshal-dies-79-article-1.2106495 (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ralph-feldman-retired-fdny-marshal-dies-79-article-1.2106495)

Ralph created the 23rd Street Fire Memorial located at the Cathedral of St John the Divine

     (http://s10.postimg.cc/6jtcbhcxh/st_john.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/6jtcbhcxh/)


An account of the 23rd Street Fire includes then FF Feldman's (E 37) touching tribute to the 12 firefighters killed at the fire:

     http://8thstreetshulnyc.netfirms.com/feldman/fire23rdst.html (http://8thstreetshulnyc.netfirms.com/feldman/fire23rdst.html)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mack on February 09, 2015, 06:24:36 PM
RET FDNY FF KEVIN MURPHY ..ENG*5 & ENG*166......REST IN PEACE BROTHER .......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....GONE WAY TOO SOON.......http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/02/kevin_murphy_56.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/02/kevin_murphy_56.html)

Only 56.  Prayers for his family.  RIP.
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Post by: enginecap on February 09, 2015, 08:03:15 PM
RET FDNY BC EDWARD PAXTON BN*18.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=174094587 (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=174094587)

BC Paxton was working, first due chief for the Happy Land fire.....that's a career's worth in one night tour
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 10, 2015, 02:56:41 PM
RET FDNY FF JOE LABELLA  LAD*105.....Joe LaBella passed away Friday, February 6th, at home in Pinellas Park, Florida after a 6 year battle w/cancer. Joe came to Ladder 105 from the NYPD, was injured, and retired in the 1970’s....a Celebration Of His Life will be planned at a later date.......REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: Atlas on February 11, 2015, 09:30:01 AM
WITH A SAD HEART I AM NOTIFYING YOU OF THE PASSING OF CHARLES J. OTT, RETIRED FDNY FIREFIGHTER.
BETTER KNOWN AS CHARLIE TO HIS FAMILY, FRIENDS AND CO-WORKERS. CHARLIE SERVED WITH TOWER LADDER 22 IN MANHATTAN AND LADDER 173 IN QUEENS. HE ALSO WAS ASSIGNED TO FDNY HEADQUARTERS PRIOR TO HIS RETIREMENT. 

CHARLIE PASSED AWAY ON SUNDAY, 8 FEB., AFTER A LONG ILLNESS.

VISITATION WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY, 11 FEB., AND THURSDAY, 12 FEB. AT THE HILLEBRAND FUNERAL HOME LOCATED AT 63-17 WOODHAVEN BLVD, QUEENS, NY FROM 2 TO 5 P.M. AND 7 TO 9 P.M. BOTH DAYS.

SERVICES WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY, 13 FEB. AT 10:30 A.M. AT SAINT MARGARET’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 66-05 79TH PLACE, MIDDLE VILLAGE, QUEENS, NY.
 
INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW AT SAINT JOHN’S CEMETERY – 80-01 METROPOLITAN AVE., MIDDLE VILLAGE, QUEENS, NY.   
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Post by: 68jk09 on February 11, 2015, 03:12:36 PM
REST IN PEACE BROTHER......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.......Met Charlie at his boat club ...... worked w/his Son for several years he is now a CPT OTJ
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 11, 2015, 05:57:37 PM
A great guy ....SGT US Army Airborne......39 years in the FDNY ....Prior to appt to FF in ' 73 he was an FDNY Dispatcher for six years .....Also a FF in SQ*3 until they were disbanded in '76 then ENG*28 ......he also became a Charter Member of the current SQ*1 when they opened in BKLYN in December of '77.....then years later drove BC/FAJ Author Jack C. in BN*22 ....Ken posted on the sites as "spotlight"  he was on the Rant only yesterday .......Ken's Son is OTJ......REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


 
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Post by: ******* on February 11, 2015, 06:37:34 PM
Charlie Ott and I came on the job same day, 3/30/60. Great guy, great firefighter. Always a smile with the glass always half full. A couple of training days at the rock they would put us in the smoke house for mask training. I would always try to get by Charlie, then I would reach over and close off the soft tubing from the regulator to the mask and Charlie would lose air. After a second or two he would realize what it was and smack my hand away. Never got mad always laughed about it.  So sorry to hear about his passing, may he Rest in Peace.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: JOR176 on February 12, 2015, 10:55:13 AM
RET FDNY FF Kenny Pogan  OTJ as a FF for 39 years......A great guy ....formerly an FDNY Dispatcher then  a FF in SQ*3 until they were disbanded in '76 then ENG*28 if i remember......he also became a Charter Member of the current SQ*1 when they opened in BKLYN in December of '77......then years later drove BC/FAJ Author Jack C. in BN*22 ....Ken posted on the sites as "spotlight"  he was on the Rant only yesterday .......Ken's Son is OTJ......REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

No further arrangements yet.

Kenny was a Great guy, knew him from early buffing days him in E18 me in E280, reconnected in 80's and we talked at least once a week or twice since I moved to Florida in 2004. I will miss him terribly as I only talked to him Monday night for about an hour. Condolences to PJ and his son Kenneth and the Family.  BTW Kenny was also a member of the Fire Patrol and a Viet Nam Veteran.
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Post by: Atlas on February 12, 2015, 04:59:28 PM
ARRANGEMENTS FOR KEN POGAN, Sr:

Viewing will be at the Hamon Funeral Home located at 571 Forest Ave, Staten Island on Sunday (2-15) and Monday (2-16) from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

There will be a mass at Blessed Sacrament Roman Church, 30 Manor Rd, on Tuesday, (2-17) at 10 a.m.

Interment will follow at Saint Peters Cemetery - Clove Rd - Staten Island.
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Post by: 68jk09 on February 12, 2015, 08:27:45 PM
RET FDNY Asst. Chief JAMES O. PATTERSON QBC.....Occurred Thursday 1/28/15

Wake: Benta Funeral Home
630 St. Nicholas Ave
212-281-8851

Viewing: 2/14/15. 1:30-5:30 PM

Mass:
st Phillips Episcopal Church
204 West 134 St NY, Ny
2/17/15
10AM................................................................
REST IN PEACE BROTHER......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

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Post by: mikeindabronx on February 12, 2015, 09:49:08 PM
Rest In Peace Chief, it was a pleasure knowing you

http://www.fdnysbravest.com/jpatterson.jpg (http://www.fdnysbravest.com/jpatterson.jpg)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: ******* on February 13, 2015, 08:31:09 AM
Good friend, great firefighter, Rest in Peace Jimmy.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 14, 2015, 04:02:18 PM
OBIT FOR KEN POGAN ....REPLY 325 ABOVE.....      http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/02/kenneth_pogan_66.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/02/kenneth_pogan_66.html)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 20, 2015, 04:14:30 PM
RET FDNY FF PAT Mc KILLOP   ENG*58......REST IN PEACE BROTHER ......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.........Services were held already.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 21, 2015, 03:21:58 PM
RET FDNY LT CHRIS GLIANNA LAD*111 ....Wake 2/24 Fairchild funeral home Garden City, 2-4 , 7-9. Funeral 10 am Wednesday St. Joseph's Garden City.
Chris was also a FF in R*1 & ?....his Uncle Szebbie was a LT in 216 in the '60s.......REST IN PEACE BROTHER......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


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Post by: lucky on February 21, 2015, 04:33:39 PM
RIP Chris. He started in Squad 3, followed by L123 on Ralph Ave. and then up to 56 Truck in the Bronx prior to Rescue 1.
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Post by: 68jk09 on February 21, 2015, 05:33:11 PM
Thanks Lucky....i remembered him in SQ*3 just couldn't place  the other Companies.
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Post by: lucky on February 21, 2015, 06:50:48 PM
Chris also had a father OTJ in Engine 234 in the 40s.
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Post by: JOR176 on February 22, 2015, 03:15:53 PM
I met Chris when He was about young fellow, his Father was a Lt. in Eng 280 and he used to come to the firehouse with his father and ride.   R.I.P.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 22, 2015, 03:24:55 PM
RET FDNY LT JOSEPH TOTO LAD*16.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY .......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....Joe had unbelievable energy & drive in all aspects & among many other things contributed much to the FDNY EMT program in the mid '70s.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/palmbeachpost/obituary.aspx?n=joseph-w-toto&pid=174217751 (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/palmbeachpost/obituary.aspx?n=joseph-w-toto&pid=174217751)
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Post by: AdamG on February 25, 2015, 06:01:05 PM
Chris was my father, and I would like to thank you for all the kind words. He was in 56, 105, 111, and 123 trucks, as well as Squad 3 and Rescue 1. He loved firefighting, and the job, more than anything other than his family. He was laid to rest this morning next to his wife, at the Cemetery of the Holy Rood. FDNY and Baldwin FD did an incredible job sending him off, he would have been extremely proud. Some of his accomplishments were discussed at his wake, and most people (including his extended family) had no idea. He was one of the most humble people I know, and the best father ever. Thank you.
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Post by: nfd2004 on February 25, 2015, 11:31:22 PM
Chris was my father, and I would like to thank you for all the kind words. He was in 56, 105, 111, and 123 trucks, as well as Squad 3 and Rescue 1. He loved firefighting, and the job, more than anything other than his family. He was laid to rest this morning next to his wife, at the Cemetery of the Holy Rood. FDNY and Baldwin FD did an incredible job sending him off, he would have been extremely proud. Some of his accomplishments were discussed at his wake, and most people (including his extended family) had no idea. He was one of the most humble people I know, and the best father ever. Thank you.

  "AdamG", I'm very sorry to hear of the death of your father. From what has been written here, he was well respected among the Brothers. I didn't know your father, but looking at those companies that he was assigned to, as a buff, I know the kind of work he did. He certainly had my respect. I consider your father as part of the Greatest Generation of Firefighters we have ever seen. They broke all the records when it came to fighting fires.

  May he rest in peace, as well as all of his other Brothers who are posted among these pages. And Thank you to Retired Chief Jake K (68jk09) for continuing to remember these FDNY War Years Vets who have been called away.
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Post by: 68jk09 on February 26, 2015, 03:18:24 AM
Chris was my father, and I would like to thank you for all the kind words. He was in 56, 105, 111, and 123 trucks, as well as Squad 3 and Rescue 1. He loved firefighting, and the job, more than anything other than his family. He was laid to rest this morning next to his wife, at the Cemetery of the Holy Rood. FDNY and Baldwin FD did an incredible job sending him off, he would have been extremely proud. Some of his accomplishments were discussed at his wake, and most people (including his extended family) had no idea. He was one of the most humble people I know, and the best father ever. Thank you.
Adam ..a pleasure to have known your Father....RIP to Him & your Mother.....he was one of the unheralded FDNY greats.
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Post by: 68jk09 on February 27, 2015, 01:11:22 AM
RET FDNY CPT DOMENIC J. CATERA ENG*314......On 2-24-15 at age 79.......Dom had 22 yrs OTJ .....he was a FF in ? then the SAT when it was manned on Spring St in the old Medical Office (now the FD Museum)......in '68 he came to LAD*108 then after a few years he was promoted to LT working in 290 & 237....he Ret as CPT of 314 in '79........REST IN PEACE BROTHER ......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES........Wake Thur 2-26-15 Raynor & D'Andrea Funeral Home 245 Main St West Sayville NY 11796......Funeral Fri 2-27-15 0945 hrs at St Johns Nepomucene Roman Catholic Church Bohemia NY 11716........Interment at St Lawrence Cemetery in Sayville LI NY.


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Post by: L-103(ret) on February 27, 2015, 10:19:23 AM
worked with Domenic when he was in 290.... we charged his office with 2 mopheads in a bucket, ya couldnt see 2 inches.  Lt Catera opened the office door, hesitated, stepped in closed the door and ya could hear him typing. It sure was 'the greatest generation of firemen' he was a class act a real asset to da job....you'll be missed
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Post by: 68jk09 on March 02, 2015, 02:59:08 PM
RET CPT FRANCIS M BYRNES ENG*14 at 89 years of age....he RET in '77 after 20 yrs in the FDNY.......REST IN PEACE BROTHER ......THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY..... PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...... www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?pid=174266130 (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?pid=174266130)


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Post by: 68jk09 on March 03, 2015, 04:07:28 PM
RET FF JANE TOOHIG ENG*304....Jane Toohig retired member E304 and
former member E283.

ARRANGEMENTS:

Wake will be Friday March 6th  2 to 5 pm and and 7 to 9 pm
Franklin Square Funeral Home
42 New Hyde Park Rd.   
516 775 9491   

Funeral Mass
St. Catherine of Sienna Church
Saturday March 7th
church is directly across the street from funeral
home) REST IN PEACE ......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 10, 2015, 04:14:30 PM
RET FDNY FF ROGER HEIDELBERG ...LAD*6 & LAD*76...... REST IN PEACE BROTHER......THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/03/roger_heidelberg_80.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/03/roger_heidelberg_80.html)
Title: Re: ANOTHER FDNY VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 14, 2015, 02:15:24 PM
RET FDNY FF JOHN POLIGNONE ENGs*276 & 167..... REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/03/john_polignone_62.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/03/john_polignone_62.html)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: fdny1075k on March 14, 2015, 02:18:51 PM
R.I.P. to all, thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 14, 2015, 02:43:16 PM
RET FDNY CPT HENRY W PLATE ...On 3-10-15 at age 92 ( 3-1 this month)...RET from the FDNY in 1977 after 31 yrs OTJ....Wake already held at Bryant Funeral Hm East Setauket LI NY .....Funeral this morning 3-14-15 at St James Church Setauket....Internment at St James Cemetery.......REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 18, 2015, 03:15:02 PM
RET FDNY LT VINCENT R. Mc DONOUGH......REST IN PEACE BROTHER .....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.....SEMPER FI.....          http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/03/vincent_mcdonough_90.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/03/vincent_mcdonough_90.html)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 19, 2015, 10:56:18 PM
RET FDNY FF JOHN F. GRANT.....I REMEMBER JOHN DRIVING CHIEF BILL FEEHAN RIP 9-11 IN BN*31 & AFTERWARDS.......JOHN WAS A FF IN SQ*4 & A REAL GOOD GUY & FF ......HIS SON BILL IS THE CPT OF ENG*168.......REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (WW2/KOREA) & FDNY......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... www.scaliahome.com/obituaries/John-Grant-6/# (http://www.scaliahome.com/obituaries/John-Grant-6/#)!/Obituary

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 20, 2015, 04:33:06 PM
RET FDNY FF JAMES COSTELLO ....              http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=James-Costello&lc=4028&pid=174418985&mid=6365886 (http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=James-Costello&lc=4028&pid=174418985&mid=6365886)   ..REST IN PEACE BROTHER......THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 20, 2015, 07:07:12 PM
RET FDNY CPT GERRY CONDON....HE PASSED TO A HIGHER LEVEL TODAY 3-20-15 AFTER ONE DAY IN A HOSPICE.... FORMER NYPD ....A FF IN 108 ON SIEGEL ST & UNION AV THEN AFTER PROMOTION HE WAS BOTH A LT & CPT IN LAD*123 BOTH ON RALPH AVE & ON ST JOHNS PLACE.....A GOOD FRIEND.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT FOR THE FAMILIES......HIS SON KEVIN CARRIES ON THE TRADITION AS CPT OF LAD*24.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: fltpara16 on March 20, 2015, 08:03:03 PM
RIP Peace to all the departed Brothers.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 69 METS on March 21, 2015, 08:01:37 PM
RET FDNY CPT GERRY CONDON....HE PASSED TO A HIGHER LEVEL TODAY 3-20-15 AFTER ONE DAY IN A HOSPICE.... FORMER NYPD ....A FF IN 108 ON SIEGEL ST & UNION AV THEN AFTER PROMOTION HE WAS BOTH A LT & CPT IN LAD*123 BOTH ON RALPH AVE & ON ST JOHNS PLACE.....A GOOD FRIEND.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT FOR THE FAMILIES......HIS SON KEVIN CARRIES ON THE TRADITION AS CPT OF LAD*24.


I'm saddened to hear of Gerry's passing. He got me detailed across the floor to the truck when I was a young fireman and took time every tour to get me inside and on top of buildings where he provided me with some of the most valuable information, tricks of the trade and hands on training that any firefighter could ever ask for. Thank you for having such a positive impact on my career Cap, you will be missed.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 25, 2015, 02:30:15 PM
 Ret FDNY BC Frank J. O'Rourke  Bn-27. Chief O'Rourke was a fireman in 76 Engine, Lt in 60 and a Capt of 49 Truck. He was a founding member of the FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums. His wake will be held at the Yorktown Funeral home in Shrub Oak NY,  His son is retired from the job.

Wake to be held Thursday March 25th from 3-8 Yorktown Funeral Home 945 East Main St Shrub Oak NY (Rt 132 or Rt 6 exit off of Taconic State Parkway).

Funeral Friday 1000 am St Elizabeth Ann Seton 1377 East Main St Shrub Oak NY.

Internment to follow at Gates of Heaven in Valhalla.

REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 27, 2015, 05:18:17 PM
RET FDNY CPT Rich Collins E-59. Wake 3/29 2-4, 7-9 Lindenhurst Funeral Home. Funeral 3/30 9:45 OLPH.......REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 29, 2015, 02:54:28 AM
RET FDNY LT ROBERT J. DAVAN ENG*264 ...REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... The Father of
Ret. Lt. Gerry Davan (Batt. 42 - FF Engine 276)
B.C. Brian Davan (Cov. 7th Dvision) FF E231/L120, Lt. Lad. 28,
Capt. L 147)
and
Lt. Richie Davan (Ladder Co. 23)

Viewing/Visitation: Sunday 3/29 7 - 9 pm
Monday 3/30 2 - 5 & 7 - 9 pm
Denis O'Connor Funeral Home
91-05 Beach Channel Drive
Rockaway, (Queens) NY 11693
(718) 634-4011

Funeral Mass: Tuesday 3/31 10:45 am
St. Francis de Sales R.C. Church
Rockaway Beach Blvd and Beach 129th Street
Rockaway, NY 11694
(718) 634-6464

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 31, 2015, 04:05:33 PM
RET FDNY FF JAMES WHEELER.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OFTHE FAMILIES.... http://www.rockawave.com/news/2015-01-16/Obits/James_Wheeler.html (http://www.rockawave.com/news/2015-01-16/Obits/James_Wheeler.html)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 12, 2015, 04:05:07 PM
RET FDNY CPT JOHN "BILL" STERLING ....Capt. John "Bill" Sterling E-153 Retired , Lt in L-106 & FF in E-13. Friday Wake 5-8 pm Funeral service 11 am Sat
Smith Seaman And Quackenbush Inc In Monroe, NY.

117 Maple Avenue, Monroe (845) 658-0011
................................................................
REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mack on April 12, 2015, 04:10:00 PM
RIP Captain Bill Sterling.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 12, 2015, 04:12:16 PM
RET FDNY FF WILLIAM J. CODY......Bill Cody of Rescue Co. 3 (19 years in "Big Blue"), L-48, L-103.

Wake/Calling Hours: Tuesday (4/14) from 2-4pm & 7-9pm at MacArthur Funeral Home in Delhi, NY. www.macarthurfh.com (http://www.macarthurfh.com)

Service/Reception:  Wednesday (4/15) 11a.m. at the East Meredith Fire Department in East Meredith NY. (6192 County Highway 10  East Meredith, New York 13757)

Obituary to follow in the Oneonta Daily Star.
...................................................................
REST IN PEACE BROTHER......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 14, 2015, 06:08:01 PM
RET FDNY FF ROBERT J. THOMPSON R*4.....Arrangements are as follows:

Wake:
Thursday April 16
2-4
7-9
Wagner Funeral Home
655 Old Country Road
Plainview NY, 11803

Funeral:
Friday 11 AM
Our Lady of Mercy
500 South Oyster Bay Road
Hicksville NY
........REST IN PEACE BROTHER......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 15, 2015, 03:35:16 PM
RET FDNY FF THOMAS  P.  Mc GUIRE  LAD*16...REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY .....USMC KOREA AWARDED THE NAVY CROSS....SEMPER FI. 
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 16, 2015, 02:41:12 AM
IN REGARD TO RET FF ROBERT THOMSON R*4 ABOVE IN REPLY # 364....Please pass this along to anyone who might know this "Fire Family"

DEATH OF RETIRED FIRE MEMBER FF ROBERT J. THOMSON Rescue 4....born 1927.....RET 1977.

Robert Thomson started out in Engine 36 when they were on Park Avenue

His son Robert was appointed to L-4. Bobby (the Son) later transferred to L-126 before being promoted to Fire Marshall. He retired a supervising FM some time after 9/11.

One of his sons (grandson of the deceased), Michael Thomson was appointed to Ladder 43. He is now a covering Captain in D-15. Mike has 2 other brothers in the FDNY.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 16, 2015, 03:07:13 PM
RET FDNY FF MICHAEL P. SMITH.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....      http://www.applebee-mcphillips.com/home.aspx#obituary.aspx?MemberId=145634 (http://www.applebee-mcphillips.com/home.aspx#obituary.aspx?MemberId=145634)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: enginecap on April 16, 2015, 05:52:29 PM
RET FDNY FF MICHAEL P. SMITH.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....      http://www.applebee-mcphillips.com/home.aspx#obituary.aspx?MemberId=145634 (http://www.applebee-mcphillips.com/home.aspx#obituary.aspx?MemberId=145634)
i worked for 8 years or so with Mike...he transferred to us from 68 Engine and paid his dues down there.  The man was a bull at a fire....you could not drag him inside out of the rain (open tower ladder) and he hated garlic.  RIP Mike
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mack on April 16, 2015, 08:49:52 PM
RIP Mike.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: fltpara16 on April 16, 2015, 10:38:36 PM
RIP Mike and all the other War Years Vets who have passed on.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on April 17, 2015, 08:35:11 AM
 Five FDNY members of the FDNY War Years have passed on in just Four days.

 For those who never got the chance to see these firefighters operate and what they had to cope with, I can tell you this, "THEY really were the GREATEST GENERATION of FIREFIGHTERS". They handled fires with 2/2 that today would easily be a Second Alarm on arrival. Some didn't have portable radios at the time. Some didn't have airpacks. Yet they threw themselves into danger several times in just one shift.

  Only the other War Years Firefighters they worked with really know what those that have passed on did for their job.

  May they ALL Rest in Peace. And Thank you for their service to the people of the City of New York. A time that can really only be appreciated by those who worked with them, those who needed them, and those who watched them. 
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mac8146 on April 17, 2015, 08:47:21 AM
RIP Mike Smith
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 21, 2015, 06:23:25 PM
RET FDNY FF WILLIAM F. DWYER...ENG*314...REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=174673967 (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=174673967)


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 21, 2015, 06:41:43 PM
RET FDNY FF CLIFFORD A. RUSSELL  SQ*4 & ENG*222......AGE 75...RET 1998 AFTER 34 YEARS.....WAKE TOWERS FUNERAL HOME 2681 LONG BEACH ROAD OCEANSIDE LI NY 11572 ..4-21-15 2-4 & 7-9....MASS ST ANTHONY'S CHURCH 110 ANCHOR AVE OCEANSIDE LI NY 11572....INTERNMENT HOLY ROOD CEMETERY 111 OLD COUNTRY ROAD WESTBURY NY 11590....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 25, 2015, 04:57:19 PM
RET FDNY LT PATRICK FITZSIMMONS.
Saturday 7-9
Sunday 2-5 & 7-9
John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals Inc.
Funeral Home
28 Eltingville Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10312
(718) 356-6363 ...... www.scaliahome.com/obituaries/Patrick-Fitzsimmons/# (http://www.scaliahome.com/obituaries/Patrick-Fitzsimmons/#)!/Obituary .....FORMER LAD*108 MEMBER ..........REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 25, 2015, 05:09:52 PM
RET CPT HOWARD KENNEDY HAZ MAT*1........ 78 years old ...Ret in 1990 after 30 yrs in the FDNY....1981 James Gordon Bennnett Medal   & Archer Medal awardee for a Rescue of a trapped FF while a LT in LAD*154 in 1980......Wake

Charles J. O'Shea Funeral Home

603 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh

Monday 2-5 7-9



Exit 28N Southern State - approx 1 mile north on Watagh ave



Funeral

St Frances De Chantal RC Church

Wantagh Ave Wantagh

10 AM Tuesday



Exit 28S Southern State -approx 1 mile south on Wantagh Ave.


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


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 28, 2015, 07:05:37 PM
RET FDNY FF CARMINE "BUDDY" CROCE...War Years FF LAD*31 & R*3....No further details yet....Buddy was pictured in Jill Freedman's book "Firehouse" ......he was in my Chauf class in March '72 & years later suffered a career ending injury when a connection blew of a TL siamese breaking his leg....he was living in North Carolina. ........REST IN PEACE BROTHER......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...... Buddy  at 1:32 to 1:37 & again at 2:24.....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USb7puJwhv8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USb7puJwhv8)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mack on April 28, 2015, 07:33:03 PM
RET FDNY FF CARMINE "BUDDY" CROCE...War Years FF LAD*31 & R*3....No further details yet....Buddy was pictured in Jill Freedman's book "Firehouse" ......he was in my Chauf class in March '72 & years later suffered a career ending injury when a connection blew of a TL siamese breaking his leg....he was living in North Carolina. ........REST IN PEACE BROTHER......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...... Buddy  at 1:32 to 1:37 & again at 2:24.....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USb7puJwhv8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USb7puJwhv8)

RIP

(http://s12.postimg.cc/4y7jpmv95/Buddy.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/4y7jpmv95/)

(http://s24.postimg.cc/tm1g4cb4h/bud.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/tm1g4cb4h/)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 29, 2015, 06:27:50 PM
RET FDNY DC DAVID Mc CORMACK.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY..... http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/04/david_mccormack_83.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/04/david_mccormack_83.html)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 29, 2015, 06:33:27 PM
RET FDNY FF THOMAS "ROOF ROPE" MANNION.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER ......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... www.denissoconnor.com/sitemaker/sites/DenisS1/obit.cgi?user=78695630_TMannion (http://www.denissoconnor.com/sitemaker/sites/DenisS1/obit.cgi?user=78695630_TMannion)


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: Atlas on April 29, 2015, 10:16:02 PM
Tom Mannon while in Lad 33 made two roof rope rescues with in months of each other.  RIP my friend.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 30, 2015, 03:26:28 PM
Tom Mannon while in Lad 33 made two roof rope rescues with in months of each other.  RIP my friend.
Tom received the Walter Scott Medal on Medal Day in 1978.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 01, 2015, 07:08:53 PM
ACTIVE FDNY FF RAYMOND MURPHY ENG*69.

Wake:

Monday, May 4th from 3pm – 8pm

Castle Hill Funeral Home
1528 Castle Hill Ave, Bronx, NY 10462
(718) 828-9222


Funeral:
Tuesday, May 5th at 11am
St. Frances de Chantal Church
190 Hollywood Ave, Bronx, NY 10465
(718) 792-5500


REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mikeindabronx on May 01, 2015, 07:55:10 PM
Rest In Peace
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 03, 2015, 03:47:27 PM
Ray Murphy reply # 383 above was the Son of Raymond Murphy Sr. LAD*16 LODD on 9-11 Continued RIP.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 03, 2015, 06:31:24 PM
RET FDNY LT ROBERT "DON" WILDAY...LAD*18 & R*1.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/04/robert_d_wilday_79.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/04/robert_d_wilday_79.html)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 05, 2015, 02:12:27 PM
RET FDNY FF WILLIAM KIRCHSTETTER....
Former member of Ladder 136 / 46 Battalion
 
Wake : Fox Funeral Home
98-07 Ascan Ave
Forest Hills, NY 11375
718 268-7711
Wednesday:5 / 6 / 2015
2pm to 4 pm
7pm to 9pm
Service at 8 pm in the funeral home........REST IN PEACE BROTHER ......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 06, 2015, 02:49:56 PM
RET FDNY FF PETER SPAGNOLA....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/05/peter_spagnola_82.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/05/peter_spagnola_82.html)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 06, 2015, 02:56:53 PM
RET FDNY FF JAMES HOPKINS  LAD*112... R*2 & LAD*150.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....Wake: Thursday May 7th 2-4pm & 7-9pm
Franklin Funeral Home
42 New Hyde Park Rd Franklin Square, Ny

Funeral:
Friday May 8th 10am
St Annes RC Church Garden City, Ny
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=james-thomas-hopkins&pid=174802030&fhid=2866 (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=james-thomas-hopkins&pid=174802030&fhid=2866)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 10, 2015, 04:10:32 PM
RET FDNY LT WILLIAM SCHMIDT ENG*228....FF LAD*111....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....ARRANGEMENTS WHEN AVAILABLE.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: FDNYSTATENISLAND on May 12, 2015, 12:43:48 AM
RIP John Peterson - Vietnam War Vet, FDNY FF (Tower Ladder 105) and LT. (Engine 152) retired in 1996

http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/05/john_peterson_68.html#incart_river (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/05/john_peterson_68.html#incart_river)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 12, 2015, 01:53:32 PM
RET FF CHARLES RADTKE JR....LAD*31...BN*27.....FIRE MARSHALL...REST IN PEACE BROTHER......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....Visitation: NF Walker Funeral Home
2039 Merrick Avenue
Merrick, NY 11566
Tuesday 5/12/2015 2-4 & 7-9 PM

Funeral Mass: Sacred Heart R. C. Church
720 Merrick Avenue
North Merrick, NY 11566
Wednesday 5/13/2015 10:45 AM


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 12, 2015, 04:01:08 PM
RE reply 390 above..... http://www.oliveriefuneralhome.com/obituaries/William-Schmidt-11/# (http://www.oliveriefuneralhome.com/obituaries/William-Schmidt-11/#)!/Obituary
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 14, 2015, 07:43:57 PM
RET FDNY FF THOMAS F. CAFONE  ENG*313.....Visitation: Moloney Funeral Home
840 Wheeler Rd.
Hauppauge, NY. 11788
Sat 5/16 & Sun. 5/17. 2 - 5 and 7 - 9:30pm

FUNERAL MASS: Monday 5/18. 9:45am
St. Matthew's R.C. Church
35 N. service Road
Dix Hills, NY. 11746 ...........REST IN PEACE BROTHER......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 20, 2015, 04:46:18 PM
RET FDNY FF RAY SULLIVAN R*2....REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....A Gentleman & hard worker both on & off the Job..... www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=raymond-e-sullivan&pid=174877102&fhid=10805 (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=raymond-e-sullivan&pid=174877102&fhid=10805)


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on May 20, 2015, 06:58:09 PM
 Thank you Chief for remembering all these FDNY War Years Vets. So many of them are leaving us now. They were the Greatest Generation of Firefighters.

  As posted most recently of the passing of FF Ray Sullivan, R2, they loved their families. They loved life. We can see that in the video and pictures that are posted in the obituary and legacy of FF Sullivan. Just as so many others who fought the fires of the FDNY War Years.

  As a young guy, these guys were my Role Models. I respected every one of them for what they did. These guys saved lives. I saw the compassion they had. Yet I also saw how tough they had to be. They demonstrated the meaning of what Brotherhood in the fire service is really all about. They didn't have to tell me about it. It was just there.

  May they all Rest in Peace.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: manhattan on May 20, 2015, 11:20:21 PM
Well said, Bill.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 27, 2015, 10:02:19 PM
RET FDNY LT HUGH J. DOHERTY ENG*264.....80 YEARS OLD ...RET IN 1994 AFTER 36 YEARS OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......Funeral Mass was Tues 5-26-15 at St Agnes in Rockville Center LI NY.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 27, 2015, 10:20:03 PM
RET FDNY FF ERNEST MEDAGLIA ENG*70...86 Years old...Ret in 1988 after 29 years OTJ....Wake Thurs 5-28-15 at Castle Hill Funeral Directors 1528 Castle Hill Av BX NY 10462 FROM 3-5 & 7-9....Funeral Mass Fri 5-29-15 1000 Hrs at Santa Maria Church 2352 St Raymond Av BX NY 10462.......Internment at Calverton National Cemetery..... REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY & USMC & US COAST GUARD RESERVE) & FDNY......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 147 on May 27, 2015, 10:22:56 PM
RIP old shipmate
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 28, 2015, 12:41:07 PM
RE #399 above.... PHOTO IN LINK

www.nydailynews.com/new-york/retired-fdny-firefighter-ran-175-marathons-dies-85-article-1.2238430 (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/retired-fdny-firefighter-ran-175-marathons-dies-85-article-1.2238430)


Retired FDNY firefighter, runner of 175 marathons, dies at 85

BY Joseph Stepansky /

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS /

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:47 AM

Ernest Medaglia, was an FDNY firefighter for 28 years. He ran in the first official New York City Marathon as well as 174 other races.


Ernest Medaglia ran 175 marathons — including the first official one in New York City 45 years ago — and fought fires for the FDNY during a 28-year career.

He never entered a race he didn’t finish.

The lifelong Bronx resident, a U.S. Army and Marine vet who at one time was a transit cop, died on Memorial Day.

He was 85.

A fitness buff known as “Big Ernie,” he was one of 55 entrants to finish the first NYC Marathon in 1970. He also completed 35 ultramarathons, his family said.

“He had natural physical ability just combined with a determination,” said his son, Ernie Medaglia Jr., a retired NYC fire marshal. “That determination really showed through in running. That’s what his real love was.”


SEMPER FI.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 147 on May 28, 2015, 12:55:56 PM
He was also a member of the US Coast Guard Reserve.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 30, 2015, 11:39:36 PM
RET FDNY FF FREDRICH E. HIRRLICH....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....SEMPER FI....   www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/05/post_23.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/05/post_23.html)


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 04, 2015, 12:06:53 AM
RET FDNY FF DOUGLAS A. SIEMS LAD*111....79 Years of age...Ret in 1984 after 20 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... Wake at Moloneys Funeral Home 523 Rt 112 Port Jefferson Station LI NY 11776 631-473-3800 Thurs 6-4-15 2-4 & 7-9......services at the Funeral Parlor Fri 6-5-15 at 1000 hrs.....Internment at Calverton National Cemetery 210 Princeton Blvd Calverton LI NY 11933.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 04, 2015, 12:17:49 AM
RET FF HERBERT ADELSTIEN ENG*283.
Graveside service will be held Friday June 5th at 11am at New Montefiore cemetery in the Fireman's wing.
Any member available to attend ( Class A or not) would be appreciated by the family.
Contact Jeff Kozuch 516-317-4900 for more info.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 05, 2015, 07:29:40 PM
RET FDNY FF RONALD  FAY ENG*207.....STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Ronald Fay, 69, of Tottenville, a retired FDNY firefighter, U.S. Navy veteran and family man who was known as "Mr. South Shore Babe Ruth League" for his tireless advocacy for the league, died Sunday in Staten Island University Hospital, Prince's Bay.

The lifelong Staten Islander was born and raised in Charleston and graduated from Tottenville High School, where he played varsity baseball. He settled in Tottenville 32 years ago.

Mr. Fay served in the U.S. Navy from 1964 to 1966, stationed aboard the guided missile heavy cruiser USS Boston.

He was a member of AMVETS.

Mr. Fay was a fixture in the South Shore Babe Ruth League. He was president at the time of his death, and had been vice president and district commissioner. He was a major fundraiser, vital in the construction of a second field and new lighting system, and a staunch supporter of youth baseball programs.

"Ronnie always cared about one thing -- the kids playing ball -- and gave so much of his life to the league," said Matt MacKittrick, commmissioner of the SSBRL and Cal Ripkin League.

"There are very few people these days who will give the time and energy that he put in. Nobody can ever fill his shoes," MacKittrick added.

Mr. Fay loved being a member of the Umpires Association.

He was an FDNY firefighter from 1974 until 1999, when he retired as a chauffeur for the Battalion 31 chief at Engine Co. 207/Ladder Co. 110 in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Prior to that, he had a diverse career, working for Procter & Gamble at Port Ivory; S.S. White at its former dental plant in Prince's Bay; the Narcotics Addition Control Commission on the Island; the NYPD, and the city Department of Correction at Rikers Island and the state Corrections Department at the former Arthur Kill Correctional Facility.

Mr. Fay was a big Elvis Presley fan and had visited Graceland in Memphis, Tenn.

"He was so much fun, always having a good time, and so goodhearted, helping people constantly," said his daughter-in-law, AynMarie D'Arrigo. "And he was a doting grandfather and close to his 11 nieces and nephews."

Mr. Fay was a member of First Bible Church, Pleasant Plains.

Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Marjorie D'Arrigo; his stepsons, Lawrence and Anthony D'Arrigo; his brothers, Paul and Patrick, and six grandchildren.

The funeral service will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home, Tottenville. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Pleasant Plains.
.........................................................................................
REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 13, 2015, 02:09:13 PM
RET FDNY FF RAY GARIBALDI LAD*9.....Ray Garibaldi, of Ladder 9, after a long illness. Ray was appointed to Ladder 9 on 6/2/62.

Wake Saturday, 6/13/15 and Sunday, 6/14/15. Virginia Funeral Home, 1707 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10305.
(718) 987-2828.

Funeral 6/15/15, 10:00 am, St. Ann's Church, 101 Cromwell Avenue, Staten Island, NY, 10304.
REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 14, 2015, 01:48:10 PM

George Passed To A Higher Level on Sat 6-13-15 from lung cancer diagnosed that morning after a short hospital stay of 3 days .....he was a US NAVY Vet .... a Gentleman & a wealth of FDNY history & a true War Years FF.....he was part of a Fire family....His Father was a lifelong member of the NY Fire Patrol...His Brother Herb was a lifelong FDNY Manhattan Dispatcher ....His Son Chris is the CPT of LAD*120......REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......arrangements to follow when completed.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mikeindabronx on June 14, 2015, 01:59:16 PM
Rest In Peace Chief
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 14, 2015, 03:49:59 PM
RE reply # 408 above..... from NYC Fire Wire

We regret to announce another WTC related Line of Duty death.

Battalion Chief George Eysser

Wake:
Beney Funeral Home
79 Berry Hill Road
Syosset NY
Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4 7-9

Funeral:
St Edwards Confessor Church
205 Jackson Avenue
Syosset NY 11791
Thursday 11 AM
Burial. Holy Rood Cemetery.
111 Old Country Road Westbury NY

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 14, 2015, 05:11:49 PM
WATKINS ST TRIBUTE.....   http://www.watkinsst.com/news/index/layoutfile/home (http://www.watkinsst.com/news/index/layoutfile/home)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 16, 2015, 04:38:18 AM
RET BC LARRY BYRNES BN*1....It is with deep regret that the Executive Board of the FCA announces the passing of Retired Battalion Chief (B-1) Lawrence M. Byrnes (42 years of service with FDNY). Funeral Arrangements are as follows:


 Wake:


Tuesday June 16th


1900 hrs. - 2130 hrs.


Wednesday June 17th


1400 hrs. - 1630 hrs. and 1900 hrs. - 2130 hrs. (both days)


Chapey & Sons Funeral Home


20 Hicksville Road, Bethpage, NY 11714


(516) 731-5600


 Funeral/ Burial:


Thursday June 18th 9:45 hrs.


From Chapey & Sons Funeral Home.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 16, 2015, 07:41:15 PM
RET CPT ARTHUR J FARLEY.....   REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... http://www.fairchildsons.com/tribute/details/1259/Arthur_J_Farley/obituary.html#tribute-start (http://www.fairchildsons.com/tribute/details/1259/Arthur_J_Farley/obituary.html#tribute-start)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 20, 2015, 07:02:13 PM
RET BC BRIAN McCARTHY BN*17.....  - FF Lad26,Lt.Eng 75, Capt. Lad 44.....   REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....arrangements to follow.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 20, 2015, 07:29:08 PM
RET LT LAWRENCE E. ZEPERNICK  ENG*211.....On 6-19-15 ....born 1920...Ret 1960 after 14 yrs OTJ....WW 2 USN & USAF Veteran.......REST IN PEACE BROTHER......THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY ......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....... www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=lawrence-e-zepernick&pid=175095552&fhid=6900 (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=lawrence-e-zepernick&pid=175095552&fhid=6900)


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 20, 2015, 07:49:45 PM
RET LT JOHN E. SWAILES BN*8....On 6-17-15 ....born 1932....Ret 1986 after 26 yrs OTJ...Wake was 6-20-15...Funeral Mass at St Anthony Of Padua RC Church 614 RT 25 A Rocky Point NY 11778....Monday 6-22-15 at 0930 hrs ....Internment to follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park Wellwood Av Pinelawn LI NY 11735.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 21, 2015, 01:30:45 PM
RE reply 414 above.....Arrangements for Brian McCarthy
 
Wake:
There will be no wake.
 
Memorial Mass:
Thursday June 25th 10:00 AM
St Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Bullville NY on Rte 17 K.
Exit 116 off of Rte 17 West
 
Brian's brother in law, Danny Thompson said it best: "Brian McCarthy lived 18 years of quality with a disease that never stopped him from enjoying the wonderful side of life. I never heard him say a bad word about anyone. A great man and a great firefighter."

 Please pass this along to anyone that you think might have known Brian
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 22, 2015, 03:41:30 PM
On 6-19 -15 at 85 years old ...RET in '94 after 39 yrs OTJ ...a USN VET w/a large FDNY Family.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... arrangements & obit .. www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=175125150 (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=175125150)


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 24, 2015, 03:08:41 PM
RET FDNY FF NICHOLAS "NICK" MONACO.....Nick Monaco passed away on June 24, 2015. Retired in 1981 from  E-233 (on Hull St) after 25 yrs OTJ.
REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....TO "HULL" & BACK.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 25, 2015, 02:01:46 AM
RET FDNY FF JAMES J. MARRON LAD*164..... REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?pid=175137253 (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?pid=175137253)

Title: Re: ANOTHER ACTIVE FF PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 28, 2015, 05:54:47 PM
ACTIVE FF THOMAS R. O'DONNELL  ENG*303.....6-28-15...1655 hrs...Signal 65-2....It is with regret the Dept announces the death of Active FF Thomas R. Odonnel ENG*303....Signed Chief Sudnik CWTC....no further info at this time.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER ACTIVE FF PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 29, 2015, 03:40:47 PM
Arrangements for FF O'Donnell........ http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/insider/resources/do/2015/048_2015.pdf (http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/insider/resources/do/2015/048_2015.pdf)
Title: Re: ANOTHER ACTIVE FDNY MEMBER PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 30, 2015, 11:45:00 PM
FF O'Donnell's Father Bob was a former Member of 303.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 30, 2015, 11:48:10 PM
RET FDNY FF EDWARD R. HEVER LAD*162....On 6-28-15 at 88 years of age....Ret. 1989 after 31 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... arrangements....

www.moloneyfh.com/obituary/edward-r-hever/ (http://www.moloneyfh.com/obituary/edward-r-hever/)

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 05, 2015, 02:55:45 PM
RET FDNY FF RICHARD JUNG ENG*257.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... 
www.legacy.com/obituaries/newstimes/obituary.aspx?pid=174807414 (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newstimes/obituary.aspx?pid=174807414)


Jung, Richard

Richard Jung died Monday, May 4, 2015, after a 21-month battle with brain cancer. He was the husband of Marise Jung, who was at his side at his death. He also leaves behind his devoted daughters, Jillian and Joanna. Richard was born in Brooklyn, NY, the son of Norbert and Esther Jung. His father immigrated to the United States from Hamburg, Germany as a young child. Richard and Marise both grew up in Brooklyn, and made their first home there in 1983, moving to Brookfield, Connecticut in 1992, and then Southbury, Connecticut in 1994. Only one semester shy of receiving a BS from The College of Staten Island, (now known as Wagner College), Richard became a member of the New York City Fire Department, in Engine 257. He served from 1979 to 1991, when injuries sustained in a house fire made it necessary for him to retire. During that period of time, he was decorated six times, including once for, "Meritorious acts and selfless courage for saving the lives of two New York City Police Officers while in civilian clothing," in March of 1991. Shortly after relocating to Connecticut, Richard and his wife began a career building custom homes throughout the area. He put his heart into every home that was built and made many deep and lasting friendships along the way with both clients and subcontractors. While Richard absolutely loved the Fire Department, (still dreaming of it to the end of his life), and the lasting mark he was able to leave on the landscape of Connecticut, anyone who knew him knows he defined himself as a golfer. He began his training, with his dad, at the age of 7, and later refined his game under the tutelage of professional golfer, Jim Albus. He went on to win many major amateur tournaments, including becoming the first player to win the New York City high school championship three times, along with the PGA's NY Metropolitan Junior Championship in 1974. As an adult player, he was a three-time National Fire Dept. golf champion, and either placed or won many CSGA and MGA events after a seven-year hiatus due to his injuries. He holds the course record at The Heritage Golf Club in Southbury. There were many times he was unable to bend over to pick up his ball, due to the pain in his back, but his love of the game allowed him to play until 2008. A memorial mass will take place at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, at St. Teresa of Avila Church, Woodbury, CT. A celebration of Richard's life will take place at the family home that same day between the hours of 1:00-3:00 PM, and 5:00-7:00 PM. Anyone who would like to come and share a story or raise a glass in his honor is welcome. A scholarship fund has been established in Richard's honor. Anyone wishing to make a donation can make their check payable to: The Richard Jung Memorial Scholarship. The Southbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere, 235 Main St. North is assisting the family with the arrangements. For online condolences, visit www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com (http://www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com) - See more at: www.legacy.com/obituaries/newstimes/obituary.aspx?pid=174807414#sthash.lHFl0u93.dpuf (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newstimes/obituary.aspx?pid=174807414#sthash.lHFl0u93.dpuf)


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 05, 2015, 03:21:52 PM
RET FDNY FF RAYMOND P. FOGARTY BN*31 & BN*50.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....Obituary for Raymond P. Fogarty
WILTON NY-Raymond P. Fogarty, 77, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Glens Falls Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Ray was the son of the late Raymond and Lillian (Hillan) Fogarty. Ray has resided in Wilton, NY for the past two years moving from Henderson, Nevada. He served in the US Air force for four years. Ray retired as a Chief’s Aide for the 50 Battalion in NYC, having served faithfully for 31 years. He was a two time past president of the Retiree’s NYC Firefighter’s Association in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ray was the BIGGEST NY Mets fan EVER. While residing in Nevada, he enjoyed the casinos, restaurants and the beautiful weather. Ray was also an avid reader, trivia buff and loved cooking. Ray adored traveling with his wife Betsy. They traveled extensively through Europe, the Caribbean, Greece, Russia, New Zealand and to Ireland five times.
Ray is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years Elizabeth “Betsy” (McLaughlin) Fogarty. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 15, 2015. He is also survived by his loving children Patrick, Daniel, Kathleen, Mary and Dennis; his cherished grandchildren Danielle, Colleen, James, Gerard, Brayden, Payton and Keegan. Ray also leaves behind his brother Edward (Kathleen), his sister Kathleen (Martin), brother-in-law James McLaughlin (Susan), sister-in-law Nancy and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Ray was predeceased by his brother John Fogarty.
Ray’s family would like to thank the staff, nurses and nurse’s assistants at the Stanton. A special thank you to Dr. Joseph Mihindu for Ray’s exceptional care.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 PM on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Singleton Sullivan Potter Funeral Home, 407 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at St. Mary’s Church, 62 Warren St., Glens Falls, NY.
Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, S. Glens Falls, NY.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 08, 2015, 03:22:31 PM
RET FDNY FF DONALD SCHNUR...REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/07/donald_schnur_66.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/07/donald_schnur_66.html)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 12, 2015, 04:46:02 PM
RET FDNY FF HENRY BLAKE ENG*69...FC XO....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... www.nydailynews.com/new-york/fdny-pioneer-henry-blake-dies-age-93-article-1.2286418 (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/fdny-pioneer-henry-blake-dies-age-93-article-1.2286418)


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 15, 2015, 02:00:31 PM
RET FDNY BC ROBERT SCHNIEDER BN*47 ...FF ENG*298 '60s ...LT ENG*73 '70s...REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....

James Funeral Home

540 Broadway

Massapequa, NY

 

Thursday 7-9:30

Friday 2-4:30, 7-9:30

 

Funeral Saturday  9:45 AM

Our Lady Lourdes Church

Massapequa Park , NY 

 
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: turk132 on July 17, 2015, 07:57:18 AM
Ret BC Edward Schoales B15, great man, FF E85, LT E37, Capt E48, die-hard engineman. Lost his son Tommy on 9/11. Rest in Peace Chief, a pleasure to know you and work with you.



Edward Charles Schoales, 76, of Stony Point, NY passed away on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015. He was born on March 14th, 1939 in Bronx, NY to Catherine V. (nee McDonald) and Edwin C. Schoales. Ed was a member of the US Army and NYPD prior to finding his passion in the FDNY. He retired as a Battalion Chief after 40 years of service. Ed will be remembered for his dedication to his family and humble nature. He loved family vacations at Cape May and time spent with his friends of the North Rockland Social Club. He is survived by his children Catherine Kasamis (Jim), Jennifer Gamboli (Mike), Edward (Lorella), Michael (Lisa), and Daniel (Carol). He is the cherished Poppy of Kyle, Christian, Christopher, Luke, Riley, Zoe, Thomas, Brianna, Kailyn, Michael, Grace, Ella and Daniel. Ed was predeceased by his loving wife Margaret (nee Hoban), youngest son Thomas, who perished as a Firefighter on 9/11 and granddaughter Brittany Kasamis.Family and friends will gather Saturday 7-9pm and Sunday 2- 4 and 7-9pm at the Higgins Funeral Home, 73 North Liberty Dr., Stony Point, NY. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered Monday 10am at Immaculate Conception Church, Stony Point, NY. Interment to follow at St. Raymond's Cemetery, Bronx, NY.In lieu of flowers, the family asks that all memorial gifts be directed to the Columbia Heart Valve Center, at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University Medical Center. Please make donations payable to The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of NY, with Columbia Heart Valve Center in the memo. Mail to: Office of Development CUMC, Attn: Jamie Bienstock, 630 West 168th Street, Room 2-421, New York, NY 10032.Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc.73 North Liberty Dr. Stony Point, NY 10980845-786-3500 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=edward-charles-schoales&amp;pid=175303570&amp;fhid=2173#sthash.VeymJy7R.dpuf (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=edward-charles-schoales&amp;pid=175303570&amp;fhid=2173#sthash.VeymJy7R.dpuf)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mikeindabronx on July 17, 2015, 08:52:51 AM
RIP Chief
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 17, 2015, 11:22:35 AM
RET FDNY BC EDWARD SCHOALES ...FF ENG*85..LT ENG*37..CPT ENG*48..BC BN*15.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY * FDNY.....CONTINUED RIP TO YOUR SON....http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=edward-charles-schoales&pid=175303570&fhid=2173 (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=edward-charles-schoales&pid=175303570&fhid=2173)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mac8146 on July 17, 2015, 05:59:14 PM
RIP Chief
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 27, 2015, 12:58:00 PM
RET FDNY LT THOMAS GALLAHUE  FF LAD*101...LT LAD*77....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....   http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/07/thomas_gallahue_77.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/07/thomas_gallahue_77.html) 
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 27, 2015, 01:10:29 PM
RET FDNY FF HARRY ANKER JOBERG  PASSED AWAY peacefully on July 19, 2015 in Greensboro, NC. He was 102 years old. Harry was born May 9, 1913 in Brooklyn, NY to Hans and Pauline Joberg. He attended Brooklyn Technical High School and went to work as a messenger for Chase Manhattan Bank to support his widowed mother. In 1937, he married Virginia Marie Andersen, his wife of 52 years, who predeceased him on July 19, 1989. Harry served as a firefighter for the New York City Fire Department from 1937 to 1957. After retirement from the fire department, he moved to Poughkeepsie, NY where he worked at DeLaval Separator Company. He was an active member of Freedom Plains Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon. He was also a proud Free and Accepted Mason and a Shriner. In addition to his parents and wife, Harry was preceded in death by his brother, William Joberg. He is survived by two daughters, Randi Petrovits and her husband David of Poughkeepsie, and Linda Knox and her husband William of Greensboro; six grandchildren, Stewart Petrovits and his wife Cynthia, Dana Wiehe and her husband Scott of Poughkeepsie, Linda Sudnik, Martha Stilson and her husband Philip, Sara Roman and her husband Douglas of Greensboro and David Knox and his wife Virginia of Charlotte; and nine great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held in Poughkeepsie, NY at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Uniformed Firefighters Association Widow's and Children's Fund 204 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010 or the Foundation at the Vassar Brothers Medical Center, 70 Livingston Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Online condolences may be offered at www.forbisanddick.com.Forbis (http://www.forbisanddick.com.Forbis) and Dick North Elm Street Chapel is assisting the family.

REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....102 Years...a great life.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 04, 2015, 03:13:12 PM
RET FDNY LT DENNIS PETITT ...FF LAD*28...LT LAD*56.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Dennis-Pettit&lc=7336&pid=175421669&mid=6540323 (http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Dennis-Pettit&lc=7336&pid=175421669&mid=6540323)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mikeindabronx on August 04, 2015, 05:25:45 PM
Rest in Peace Dennis.

Dennis Petit L-28 on the left:

(http://www.fdnysbravest.com/DennisPetit.jpg)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: turk132 on August 04, 2015, 07:21:30 PM
RIP Brother
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 10, 2015, 04:38:27 PM
RET FDNY FF RAYMOND FLANAGAN LAD*132 & ENG*167....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/08/roy_flannagan_70.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/08/roy_flannagan_70.html)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: fltpara16 on August 10, 2015, 05:46:18 PM
May all the brothers who have recently passed rest in eternal peace.  Thank you all for your service.
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Post by: 1261Truckie on August 11, 2015, 12:05:16 PM
Rest in Peace, Ray. Thoughts and prayers for your family.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 17, 2015, 06:18:34 PM


REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH USAF & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....FF ENG*298....LT LAD*106....CPT ENG*325....CPT*306....A great guy....The Unofficial Mayor of Bayside....always had usefull pension info to pass on as well as being very active at UFOA Mtgs.


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Post by: CFDMarshal on August 17, 2015, 09:23:22 PM
RIP Capt!
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 18, 2015, 03:32:17 PM
Arrangements for Cpt Thompson .....Wake to be held at Lloyd F.H., 214-43 39 Ave., Bayside. Wed. 8-19-15 6-9pm, Thurs. 8-20-15 2-5 then 7-9.
Funeral at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament 34-24 203st., Bayside Friday 8-21-15  10:30am....Internment to follow at Calverton National Cemetery.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 20, 2015, 04:23:07 PM
RET FDNY FF THOMAS A. TORMEY......101 YEARS OLD....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....A TRULY GREAT LIFE.... http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/08/thomas_tormey_101.html (http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/08/thomas_tormey_101.html)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 25, 2015, 05:32:45 PM
Update RET FF Herb Adelstein ENG*283 originally posted in reply # 405 on page 28.....Herbert Adelstein Memorial Service

Although Retired Firefighter Herbert Adelstein was laid to rest and interred on June 5, 2015 at the New Montefiore Cemetery, the family is holding a Memorial Service in North Miami Beach, Fl.

Details are as follows:

Date: Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Time: 12:00 noon

Place: Levitt-Weinstein Memorial Chapel

Address:

 18840 West Dixie Hwy
North Miami Beach, Fl 33180
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 27, 2015, 03:08:27 AM
RET FDNY FF JOHN W. TOEPFERT ..ENG*14....82 Years old ..RET in 1977 after 20 Years Service......REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY) & FDNY.... www.defriestgrattan.com/display.php?ID=632 (http://www.defriestgrattan.com/display.php?ID=632)

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 27, 2015, 03:29:23 AM
RET FDNY CPT CHARLES WEINHOFER ENG*293....Age 78...RET 1989 after 30 years Service.....His Son Gary is an FDNY CPT.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....    www.moloneyfh.com/obituary/charles-j-weinhofer-sr/ (http://www.moloneyfh.com/obituary/charles-j-weinhofer-sr/)


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: memory master on August 27, 2015, 07:57:00 AM
Chief, is he any relation to a former B.C. in the 52, Joe W?
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on August 27, 2015, 01:05:40 PM
He covered in 132 a couple of times as a newly promoted Captain. Good people. Rest in Peace, Captain.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 27, 2015, 02:06:05 PM
Chief, is he any relation to a former B.C. in the 52, Joe W?
I do not know.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 03, 2015, 04:31:46 PM
RET FDNY CPT THOMAS Mc GORTY ENG*226....On 8-30-15 at 87 years old...RET in '76 after 21 years OTJ... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US NAVY) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=175718816 (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=175718816)


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 08, 2015, 02:07:51 AM
RET FDNY SUPERVISING FIRE MARSHAL....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....,THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE ( USN ) & FDNY......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=175746880


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 12, 2015, 04:23:25 PM
RET CPT EDWARD SATKOWSKI  ENG*158....  QUOTE FROM THE OBIT...."Despite undergoing triple bypass surgery in the spring of 2001, he reported for duty at Engine 158 following the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001" UNQUOTE .... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY) & FDNY.......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/09/edward_satkowski_88.html



Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 15, 2015, 03:37:07 PM
Arrangements for Ed Pruden......Sat 9-19-15 viewing at St Benedict The Moor Church 171-17 Brinkerhoff (110) Av at Merrick Blvd South Jamaica NY 11433 from 0930 to 1100....service at the Church from 1100 to Noon....Burial at Rockville Cemetery 45 Merrick Rd Lynbrook NY....after the Burial a Collation will be held at the VFW Hall across from the Church at Brinkerhoff (110) Av & Merrick Blvd....NOT at St Pius Hall.


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Post by: nfd2004 on September 15, 2015, 09:24:10 PM
RET FF ED PRUDEN LAD*126...REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... A true Princeton St Tiger...Ed did 35 years in LAD*126 & his Son was in ENG*303 & is now a Marshal......ARRANGEMENTS....  Arrangements for Ed Pruden......Sat 9-19-15 viewing at St Benedict The Moor Church 171-17 Brinkerhoff (110) Av South Jamaica NY 11433 from 0930 to 1100....service at the Church from 1100 to Noon....Burial at Rockville Cemetery 45 Merrick Rd Lynbrook NY....after the Burial a Collation will be held at St Pius Church Hall At 106 Av & Liverpool St. South Jamaica (around the block from the FH).

  Chief JK, my condolences to you on the passing of retired FF Ed Pruden of Ladder Co 126.

  We have 31 pages of FDNYs War Years Firefighters who have passed on. A group of firefighters who faced the busiest time for fires throughout the entire history of the fire service. A very Special Group of individuals.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 16, 2015, 03:03:54 PM
RET FDNY FF FRANK A. TRUOCCHIO ENG*230...At 79 years of age after 28 yrs OTJ Services at Mangano FH..Mass at St Cyril & Methodious Deer Park NY..... www.manganofh.com/obituaries/Frank-Truocchio/#!/Obituary...... REST IN PEACE BROTHER .....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 19, 2015, 01:54:42 PM
RET FDNY FM/FF JAMES J. O' KEEFE..... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE  COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=james-joseph-okeefe&pid=175870196&fhid=12003
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 19, 2015, 02:05:28 PM
RET FF WILLIAM F. SCHLAGETER LAD*162...On 9-16-15 at 95 years of age after 27 years OTJ... REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... (Services held).... www.weigandbrothers.com/tribute/details/1196/William_F_Schlageter/obituary.html#tribute-start

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 22, 2015, 03:17:52 PM
RET FDNY FF THOMAS VELTEN...REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USAF) & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/09/thomas_velten_84.html


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 26, 2015, 03:32:59 PM
RET FDNY FF MICHAEL LUZZO / USN WW2 & KOREA .....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/09/michael_luzzo_90.html
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 03, 2015, 06:23:24 PM
RET FDNY LT GARY J. GATES JR.
Born: February 16, 1943
Died: September 29, 2015
U.S. Veteran Gary J Gates passed away on Tuesday , September 29, 2015 surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Brooklyn to the late Gary Sr. and Rita Gates on February 16, 1943. Graduated from Erasmus Hall in 1961. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1964 and was honorably discharged in 1969, he proudly served as an Aviation Tech. Gary found his calling in 1973 with the New York City Fire Department. The majority of his career was spent with Engine 221/ Ladder 104. After his promotion to Lieutenant he worked at Metro Tech in the Transportation Division and then Field Communications. Gary was a 9/11 First Responder.He retired in December of 2001.
Moving from Brooklyn to Queens Village, NY in 1971 where he raised his family. As a snowbird, Gary maintained residency in both Queens Village and Clearwater Florida where he had many ties to the communities. In Queens, he was active as a member of the Nights of Columbus, Saint Anne's Council, and The Velorian Club. He was a handyman, "Gary of Vanderveer " was always happy and willing to help anyone with any project. In Clearwater he was the President of the Italian American Club and a Member of the Elks. At the end of every summer he truly looked forward to travelling South and reuniting with his wonderful friends in Florida. Wherever Gary went, he brought his warm smile and wonderful energy. Throughout his life Gary lived an very active lifestyle. He was quick-witted, told corny jokes, loved to play softball, golf, bowl, play cards and spend time with friends and family he held so dear. He love travelling and taking cruises and enjoying life's experiences. He was a long-suffering Mets Fan (an anti- Yankee fan) loved the Jets and the Giants, he also loved a good breakfast, cigars, Scotch and "Stuff There Like That."

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Theresa (Caliendo), and his 2 daughters Dawn Gates of Westbury and Andrea Ronan of North Bellmore. His son-in-laws John Fleigner and Steve Ronan and his six grandchildren Lauren, Brian and Sean Byrne and Kathryn, Kristen and Paige Ronan. His sisters Suzanne Gates, Judith Napolitano, and Margaret Cardone. Gary was a true family man and loved his large extended Gates and Caliendo families.

A Celebration of his life will be held at 4pm on Columbus Day Monday October 12th 2015 at the Douglaston Golf Course.

In lieu of flowers please donate to The Suncoast Hospice in Clearwater or the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation.

www.thehospicefoundation.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=1333

nyffburncenter.com/


REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....Another War Years Williamsburg FF gone.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 09, 2015, 05:02:41 PM
RET FDNY FF CHARLES SCHMIDT ENG*10.... At age 83 ...RET in 1991 after 30 Years OTJ....Services already held....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 09, 2015, 05:14:56 PM
RET FDNY FF PETER JURANICH R*4...At age 90....Ret in 1966 ....Services already held....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 11, 2015, 02:44:29 PM
RET FDNY FF JACK WATSON ENG*303....Jack Watson E303 passed away. RET prior to 1985 ? .
Services will be at Calverton National Cemetery on October 26th at 11:15am.......REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


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Post by: nfd2004 on October 12, 2015, 01:40:33 PM
RET FDNY FF JACK WATSON ENG*303....Jack Watson E303 passed away. RET prior to 1985 ? .
Services will be at Calverton National Cemetery on October 26th at 11:15am.......REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

   My condolences to the family of Retired FDNY Brother Jack Watson, and to the members of FDNYs Eng 303/Lad 126. I recently stopped by that firehouse and the members there were speaking of the pride and honor that has been built over the past years. It is because of the high standards that have been set by previous members who have served there. 

  FF Watson may you Rest in Peace. You can be very proud of the members who have walked through those same firehouse doors that you once did.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 12, 2015, 05:19:49 PM
RET CPT DANIEL A. NIGRO ENG*313....Father of FDNY Fire Commissioner Nigro....on 10-11-15 at age 94....RET in 1977 after 31 yrs OTJ....Wake at Lloyds Funeral Home 214-43 39 Av Bayside Queens NY 11361 on Tues 10-13-15.. 2-4 & 7-9 .......Wed 10-14-15 ..2-4 & 7-9.....Mass Thur 10-15-15 at Our Savior Lutheran Church 1901 Northern Blvd Manhasset LI NY 11030.....Internment To Be Determined.......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...... www.legacy.com/funeral-homes/new-york/queens/lloyd-funeral-home-inc/fh-28632


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 14, 2015, 10:00:31 AM
RET FDNY FF CHARLES POMILLA LAD*131..... At age 79 ...RET 1990 after 30 yrs OTJ....Services already held on LI NY.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mikeindabronx on October 14, 2015, 12:01:23 PM
Ret. FDNY Lt. Walter J. Hettwer,


http://hosting-11936.tributes.com/obituary/show/Walter-J.-Hettwer-102929993 (http://hosting-11936.tributes.com/obituary/show/Walter-J.-Hettwer-102929993)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 15, 2015, 12:01:49 AM
Update on Internment FOR RET CPT DANIEL A. NIGRO (reply # 467 above)..10-15-15 ....Calverton National Cemetery LI NY.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE (USAF) BOTH WW2 & KOREA.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 15, 2015, 04:23:28 PM
RET FDNY CPT ANTHONY CAMELLO...REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/10/anthony_camello_91.html


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 21, 2015, 03:18:46 PM
RET FF ROGER RICHES ENG*230 & LAD*111....Viewing Friday 10/23 (2-5) (7-10) MJ Smith and Sons (718-788-2255) 255 Ninth St. Brooklyn
Funeral Mass Saturday 10/24 (10am) Holy Name of Jesus RC Church 245 Prospect Park West Brooklyn

REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....especially the extended Riches Family.....RIP RODDY 63 is still too young.



Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: STAjo on October 21, 2015, 07:54:31 PM
Update on Internment FOR RET CPT DANIEL A. NIGRO (reply # 467 above)..10-15-15 ....Calverton National Cemetery LI NY.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE (USAF) BOTH WW2 & KOREA.

God Bless Those Who Serve, and, Those Who Mourn.

Thank You, Capt. Nigro for Your Service to Our City, and This Great Nation. Peace and Comfort to Family & Friends.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 21, 2015, 09:14:18 PM
RET FF BRIAN AHR LAD*166... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/10/brian_ahr_49.html

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 24, 2015, 04:32:45 PM
RET FF FRANCIS MEYER.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN) & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/10/francis_meyer_83.html
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: fdny1075k on October 26, 2015, 11:35:00 AM
Rest in peace men. Thank you for your service. Thoughts and prayers for their families.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 28, 2015, 03:13:31 AM
RET FDNY BC ALFONSO C. ALTENBERGER....
www.bryantfh.com/obituaries/Alfonso-Altenburger/#!/Obituary

BC BN*39 then lifted to BN*51 (another great place) a taskmaster on some subjects but not afraid to take a hit instead of  another BROTHER which he did ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 30, 2015, 04:44:15 PM
RET FDNY CPT PHILLIP LOSPITALIER....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=philip-a-lospitalier&pid=176246969&fhid=22101
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 04, 2015, 04:53:35 PM
RET FDNY LT KENNETH COURTNEY LAD*156...ENG*228....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... http://www.denissoconnor.com/sitemaker/sites/DenisS1/obit.cgi?user=61075232_KCourtney
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 04, 2015, 05:59:08 PM
RET FDNY LT EDWARD LAMADORE..Occurred sept 30,2015 ....Services were held in FLA....http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sunsentinel/obituary.aspx?pid=176002325   ... .REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 06, 2015, 03:24:18 PM
RET FDNY FF GEORGE F. HENRY.. WW2..ENG*227.....Passed on 11-1-15...  The Service will be on 11-13-15 at the Lawrence Woodward Funeral Home ...Wake 1000 to 1100 hrs followed by a Funeral Service at 1100 hrs....location is 1 Troy Ave bet Herkimer & Fulton St's BKLYN NY....718-493-8120.. www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=1+TROY+AVE+ ..REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (WW2) & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


OBITUARY.... www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/brooklyn-tuskegee-airman-joined-fdny-dies-aged-95-article-1.2425539


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 06, 2015, 05:24:33 PM
RET FDNY FF JACK F. RYAN....  REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.wymanfisher.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=3371949&fh_id=12496


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 12, 2015, 04:52:27 PM
RET FDNY BC EDWARD CAIN BN*51..... At 75 years of age ...Ret 1996 after 33 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... www.massapequafuneralhome.com/obituary/edward-cain/


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 16, 2015, 03:17:49 PM
RET FDNY CPT TIMOTHY "TOUGH TIMMY" GALLAGHER ENG*88.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......A "TRUE" FDNY LEGEND...SEMPER FI... Obituary.. www.meaningfulfunerals.net/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/11761/id/3379709 .....The November 2015 DV*7 Newsletter has an excellent piece along w/color photos detailing the CPT & some of his deeds....hopefully someone can get the link on here...i have it in pdf from an e mail but i do not know how to put it up here ).


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 18, 2015, 02:51:00 AM
RET FDNY BN CHIEF LARRY LEE.....We regret to inform you of the passing of another FDNY War Years legend, BC Larry Lee, who was a former Lt in both E231 & L120. Larry served our Country in WW2 as a member of the US Navy. He was assigned to the FDNY in 1947 and had a distinguished 43 career, retiring in 1990. At L120 Centennial, then Chief of Department Pete Hayden said during his remarks, "He was as fine a Fire Officer as you could ever find....we used to call him (THOROUGH-LEE)" Larry Lee also served many years as an exceptional chief in Battalion 35. Whitefish


Wake:
Wednesday - (2pm-5pm & 7pm-9pm)
Denis O'Connor Funeral Home
91-05 Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway Beach NY

Funeral Mass:
Thursday - (10:30am)
St Thomas More RC Church
204-25 Rockaway Point Blvd, Breezy Point NY 11697

Please keep the Lee family in your thoughts and prayers...REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN ) & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on November 18, 2015, 06:56:17 AM
Rest in Peace to both Captain Gallagher and BC Lee truly two legends of the job.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mikeindabronx on November 18, 2015, 02:15:21 PM
RET FDNY CPT TIMOTHY "TOUGH TIMMY" GALLAGHER ENG*88.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......A "TRUE" FDNY LEGEND...SEMPER FI... Obituary.. www.meaningfulfunerals.net/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/11761/id/3379709 .....The November 2015 DV*7 Newsletter has an excellent piece along w/color photos detailing the CPT & some of his deeds....hopefully someone can get the link on here...i have it in pdf from an e mail but i do not know how to put it up here ).

Here is a link to the newsletter:  http://www.fdnysbravest.com/November2015final.pdf (http://www.fdnysbravest.com/November2015final.pdf)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 20, 2015, 06:54:17 PM
RET FDNY LT VINCENT CAVALIERI  ENG*154....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....Vincent A. Cavalieri

Date of Birth: January 23, 1938   Date of Death: November 19, 2015
Obituary:
Beloved husband of Jeanette (Nee Celano). Loving father of Anthony and his wife Dawn, Catherine Askew, Vincent and his wife Lisa. Cherished grandfather of Christina, Michelle, Jennifer, Anthony, Nicholas, Robert, Paul, Nicole, Angela, and Diana. Dear brother of Alicia Scranton.

Visitation:
Matthews Funeral Home (Staten Island)
Saturday, 11/21 2-4 & 7-9 PM
Sunday, 11/22 2-4 & 7-9 PM

Services:
Monday, 11/23 at 9:45 AM

Service Location:
Holy Family RC Church (Staten Island) Directions   Cemetery/Crematory:
Resurrection Cemetery Directions

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 22, 2015, 10:30:46 PM
RET FDNY BC RICHARD REWKOWSKI....Rich Passed To A Higher Level in Georgia at 68 years of age on 11-22-15 after a long battle w/ALS.....ENG*82...LAD*31...LAD*4...R*4...ENG*216...SQ*1...ENG*274...BN*32...BN*53.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Bethpage LI NY.......   Obituary..  http://www.stewartfh.com/obituaries/Richard-Rewkowski/#!/Obituary
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: manhattan on November 22, 2015, 10:40:31 PM
Chief, you're really to be congratulated for your efforts in honoring the departed.  Grand work by a true gentleman.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: ******* on November 23, 2015, 08:32:50 AM
Richie was on 82's back step 70-73 before crossing the floor to 31. Always dependable, tough piece of work. Suffered terribly the last few years, is now at peace. May the good Lord comfort his family and may he Rest in Peace. Was always a pleasure.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on November 23, 2015, 09:19:57 AM
Chief, you're really to be congratulated for your efforts in honoring the departed.  Grand work by a true gentleman.

 I also eco those words.

 Although I didn't know these firefighters, I watched them work. No other group of firefighters that I know of did what they did. Hence the term "FDNY War Years" came about.

 With all of these names listed, EVERY ONE of THEM paid their share as a firefighter with the City of New York. During the most chaotic time of fire activity in the history of this country.

 So many firefighters later were able to learn from the experience of these War Years Firefighters.

 As they pass on to a higher level, I know that "I won't forget what they did". I know of others as well who also feel the same way, because they saw them work too.

 I too am very grateful for the work that "68jk09" has done here in never forgetting those that served. I consider it an honor to personally know him and other FDNY War Years Firefighters who served during that time as well.

 Thank you Chief JK for the job you have done in remembering those who have served during that time. Who today, sadly are leaving us as time goes on.

 In closing, I want to assure ALL, that many who saw these FDNY War Years Firefighters, will NEVER forget them. 

 May they all Rest in Peace and NEVER be FORGOTTEN.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on November 23, 2015, 11:28:43 AM
I'll add my thanks to Chief JK for taking the time to remember the members who have left us. Each man is part of the history and tradition of the FDNY and were part of an unparalled time in the FDNY. The rememberance of their passing and the stories that are shared about their lives and deeds give an insight into the "War Years" for those who weren't around to experience those years.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 25, 2015, 05:10:56 PM
RET FDNY FF PETER SANDRE LAD*176.....Peter Sandre E 233-2 and Charter Member of L 176 passed away on Tuesday, Nov 24th
Viewing at Flinch and Bruns FH
34 Hempstead Ave. Lynbrook NY
Friday, Nov. 27 2-4PM and 7-9PM

Funeral Mass Sat. Nov 28
Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church
65 Wright Ave. Malverne NY

Petes son followed his father into the FDNY and was a member of E 209 and L 176 as well. On a side note, Nov 24th 1972 was the day E 233-2 was reorganized as L 176. God Bless the Sandre family in their time of mourning.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 27, 2015, 03:27:01 PM
RET FDNY FF WILLIAM OSTRANDER...At 79 years of age....Ret in 1994 after 31 years OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... www.moloneyfh.com/obituary/william-w-ostrander/ Ozzie had over 20 yrs in 123 during their busiest years then became a charter member of LAD*160.....when he lived on Shore Front Pkwy in Rockaway in the 70s he had his apt door painted Red White & Blue in support of the Troop's.....his Brother Bob was also OTJ.


Title: Re: ACTIVE FDNY FF PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 27, 2015, 10:54:26 PM
65-2 Today 11-27-15....ACTIVE FDNY FF JEFFREY WALLEN ENG*4.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ACTIVE FDNY FF PASSES.
Post by: fdny1075k on November 27, 2015, 11:25:12 PM
65-2 Today 11-27-15....ACTIVE FDNY FF JEFFREY WALLEN ENG*4.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
R.I.P. FF Wallen. Thoughts and prayers for his family and fellow brothers.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 28, 2015, 06:14:10 PM
OBIT FOR ACTIVE FF JEFFREY WALLEN.... http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/11/jeffrey_wallen_37.html
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on December 01, 2015, 01:16:27 PM
We have recently lost three legends from "The War Years": Capt Tim Gallagher, BC Larry Lee and F/F William Ostrander. You have to stop and acknowledge these men and all the men who served during that period, those who have passed and those who are still with us. It is men like these who have made the FDNY the greatest.
Rest in Peace to the departed. Continued thoughts and prayers for you. Thank You to those who are still here. Thoughts and prayers for you as well.
And may your stories continue to be told, over and over again, so we may always know what you did, what you lived through and never forget what you accomplished.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 12, 2015, 01:01:53 AM
RET FDNY CPT THOMAS M. BROWN....At 89 years old Ret in 1981 after 29 years OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY) & FDNY......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....Services already held.....     http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Thomas-Brown&lc=1233&pid=176825136&mid=6707317&locale=en_US
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 12, 2015, 01:07:11 AM
RET FDNY FF JOSEPH P. FORD At 85 years of age RET in 1967 after 7 yrs OTJ .......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....
Services already held... www.schmittfuneralhome.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/11474/id/3514713



Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 15, 2015, 02:43:10 PM
Ret. Supervising Dispatcher George Slattery passed away peacefully last night in West Palm Beach, FL. I believe he had been ill for awhile. There are be no funeral arrangements yet and Steve "Whitefish" Ternlund Ret BN*41 will be handling the arrangements, as per George's request.
George was well known to anybody who worked in BKLYN In the 70's & 80's. A REAL GENTLEMAN.
REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 20, 2015, 06:57:01 PM
RET FDNY LT WILLIAM MARSH.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC) & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES SEMPER FI.....   http://www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/12/william_marsh_86.html
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 25, 2015, 04:36:55 PM
RET FDNY LT JAMES O'MEARA ENG*276 ......  REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....Wake/Visitation   O'Connor Funeral Home
                          91-05 Beach Channel Drive
                          Rockaway Beach, NY
       Sunday    12/27/2015    2 - 5 and 7 - 9pm
 
Funeral Mass:     St. Thomas More R.C Church
                          204-25 Rockaway Point Blvd.
                          Breezy Point, NY
        Monday   12/28/2015    10:30am
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 25, 2015, 04:47:17 PM
REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/12/joseph_piccinini_73.html


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 25, 2015, 04:50:38 PM
RET FDNY FF JOSEPH PICCININI....... REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.silive.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2015/12/joseph_piccinini_73.html


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 04, 2016, 04:36:42 PM
RET BC STANLEY HIRSCHFIELD BN*4.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USNR 39 YEARS ) & FDNY 41 YEARS....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....He was the Father of Greg RET FF ENG*289 ...he was also a Cousin of RET Chief Of Ops Lew Harris & Uncle of Active LT Glenn Harris LAD*142 ....he also was on the cover of a WNYF years ago going from window to window on the exterior of a tenement while being steadied w/a 6'hook in his back to make a Rescue while a FF in LAD*40....(maybe someone can post it here)......obit & arrangements ......     http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Stanley-Hirschfield&lc=1401&pid=177116074&mid=6739976
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: scoobyd on January 04, 2016, 06:16:08 PM
RET FDNY LT JAMES O'MEARA ENG*276 ......  REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....Wake/Visitation   O'Connor Funeral Home
                          91-05 Beach Channel Drive
                          Rockaway Beach, NY
       Sunday    12/27/2015    2 - 5 and 7 - 9pm
 
Funeral Mass:     St. Thomas More R.C Church
                          204-25 Rockaway Point Blvd.
                          Breezy Point, NY
        Monday   12/28/2015    10:30am

On Christmas Eve, we were informed
that Jim O’Meara one of our
most respected and beloved members
suffered a heart attack right before he
was to undergo his dialysis treatment.
Jim was an 82 year old Navy veteran
of the Korean War. He stayed in the
U.S. Naval Reserves for more than
30 years attaining the rank of Chief
Warrant Officer 4 and was known
for his more than two decades of
volunteer work with the Korean War
Veterans at the Brooklyn VA Hospital
and also being a tour guide at the Fort
Hamilton Museum. He retired from
the FDNY as a Lieutenant after 32
years of service. At our Post, he will
be remembered as the gentleman who
always went out of his way to help a
comrade
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: turk132 on January 04, 2016, 08:37:53 PM
(http://s24.postimg.cc/f7q9j2sup/scan0006_Page_1.jpg) (http://postimg.cc/image/f7q9j2sup/)
FF Hirschfield
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 04, 2016, 08:50:03 PM
Thanks for posting the image turk....says volumes about Stan.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 04, 2016, 09:54:31 PM
RET FDNY FF THOMAS KELLY LAD*19....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... http://www.balsamocordovanofuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/2326307/Kelly-Thomas/service-details.php
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 04, 2016, 10:06:23 PM
RET FDNY BKLYN DISPATCHER BRENDAN O'CONNOR....  REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...  http://www.mcmanusfh.com/book-of-memories/2326855/OConnor-Brendan/service-details.php
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: JOR176 on January 05, 2016, 12:40:28 AM
Brendan was a Buff and AuxiliaryFF at E.280.He was one of the Four Horseman,Brendan,Jack Higgins,Donald Burns and Myself.He was a great guy.
R.I.P. Brendan.

Jack O'Reilly
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on January 05, 2016, 10:07:51 AM
Rest in Peace, Brendan. Good guy, friend and neighbor. Used to give 132 a heads-up when a 105 1st due-132 2nd due box was coming in so we had a chance to beat them in. I don't know that 105 ever figured it out.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: johnd248 on January 05, 2016, 01:25:04 PM
Brendan was a good friend of mine as well.  Always had a smile and good word.  He and I rode along the same time, in neighboring companies.  E 248 used to receive "tips" on incoming boxes from Dan Buckley when he was a dispatcher in the Brooklyn CO.  We used to beat E 281 to boxes without them knowing how.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 07, 2016, 04:07:10 PM
RET FDNY FF ROBERT MASELLI ENG*229....  https://webmail1.mail.aol.com/38947-111/aol-6/en-us/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=30475640&folder=OldMail&partId=3
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 17, 2016, 10:48:50 PM
Edward "Eddie" Francis Callahan Sr., 72 of New WIndsor, passed away on January 15, 2016. The son of William and Eileen (Moroney) Callahan, he was born March 25, 1943 in New York City.

Eddie proudly served his country with the US Army, and was retired from FDNY Engine Co. #47. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather ("Pop-Pop), and will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia; his children: Eileen Edge (Robert) of Mahwah, NJ; Edward Callahan Jr. of New Windsor, Robert Callahan (Sherri) of Homestead, FL, and Eric Callahan of Miami, FL; his grandchildren, Sera (11) and Ryan (9) Callahan, and Emily (9) Edge; his siblings: William Callahan, Mary Callahan-Dugan, Kathleen Callahan-Brannigan, John Callahan and Eileen Callahan-Smyth.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 pm on Wednesday, January 20 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass will be held at 10 am on Thursday, January 21 at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Cornwall-on-Hudson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation, 21 Asch Loop, Bronx, NY 10475

REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.......His Brother William was a FF in LAD*40 & a LT in LAD*147.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 18, 2016, 07:49:24 PM
RET CPT MICHAEL CZARNECKY ENG*232....Capt. Michael Czarnecky has passed away on Jan.15,2016. He will be waked at the Gleason Funeral Home located at 36-46 Bell Blvd. in Bayside. Wake is on Tuesday,1/19/2016, from 3-5 and 7-9. Tel. # 718-428-2210. He was 232's Capt. when 176 went to 266 Rockaway Ave.
REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 21, 2016, 02:32:58 AM
RET FDNY CPT WILLIAM P Mc LAUGHLIN....William P. McLaughlin, 93, of Rockway Beach, NY passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. He was predeceased by his two wives, Virginia McLaughlin and Louise McLaughlin; a brother Jim McLaughlin. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Virginia Watts-Smith and Ralph Smith, Endicott; son and daughter-in-law William and Laurena McLaughlin, Millsboro, DE; 7 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter; 13 nieces and nephews; 3 special cousins; and many friends especially his friends at the Endwell Senior Center. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Endicott. He was a retired Captain with the FDNY, a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army, was a member of the American Legion and former Commander of the New York State American Legion. Funeral services will be held Friday, 9:30 a.m. from the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph's Church, Endicott. Burial will be in St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in William's memory may be made to Broome County Veterans Memorial Association, P.O. Box 694, Johnson City, New York 13790. - See more at:

www.legacy.com/obituaries/pressconnects/obituary.aspx?n=william-p-mclaughlin&pid=177360920&#sthash.wLzg2Z5a.dpuf

REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY) & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 22, 2016, 03:56:59 PM
RET FDNY BC VINCENT J. FOWLER....Sad to post the passing of one of the FDNY "All Time Greats" my first LT.....Vinny Fowler....USMC VET...FF LAD*123...LT LAD*108...CPT LAD*105 ...BC BN*8...BC SAFETY BN.....Father of 3 FDNY Members Vinny LODD...& Andy & John.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE (USMC) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....(no further details as yet).


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: ******* on January 22, 2016, 04:00:59 PM
Chief Fowler was one of the best. May he Rest in Peace.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 69 METS on January 22, 2016, 11:27:55 PM
RET FDNY BC VINCENT J. FOWLER....Sad to post the passing of one of the FDNY "All Time Greats" my first LT.....Vinny Fowler....USMC VET...FF LAD*123...LT LAD*108...CPT LAD*105 ...BC BN*8...BC SAFETY BN.....Father of 3 FDNY Members Vinny LODD...& Andy & John.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE (USMC) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....(no further details as yet).

Prayers for the Chief and his family. I worked with his son Vinny as Firefighters in E 234.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: fltpara16 on January 22, 2016, 11:39:36 PM
Rest in peace Chief
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 23, 2016, 12:07:20 AM
Obituary & arrangements for RET BC Fowler....   http://branchfh.com/book-of-memories/2363279/Fowler-Vincent-/service-details.php
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mikeindabronx on January 23, 2016, 07:58:21 AM
Rest In Peace Chief
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on January 23, 2016, 11:13:27 AM
Rest in Peace, Chief. One of the legends. Thoughts and prayers for your family at home and on the job.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: JOR176 on January 23, 2016, 04:46:28 PM
Chief Fowler was one of the Best and a Gentleman.R.I.P. and condolences to the Fowler Family. The first time I met him was around the late 50's early 60's he was doing a 30 detail from L123 to L132.The last time I saw him was at a second alarm on Radde Pl off Herkimer St. was a BC in Safety.I asked him why he was sticking around the second so long and he told me that 90% of the injuries happen after the fire is out.
Jack O'Reilly
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 24, 2016, 11:12:09 PM
RET LT JOHN DILLON R*4..RET 1990.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....arrangements.....   Wake, Maloney Lake FH
825 Main St
Holbrook NY

1/26 7-9
1/27 2-4 7-9

Funeral
!/28 @9:45
Good Shephard Church
1370 Grundy Ave Holbrook NY


John Dillon appt 10-10-59
FF L-17
FF R3
Lt L136
Lt R4
Retired 3/17/90


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 25, 2016, 08:33:13 PM
RET FDNY BC VICTOR ABBOTT....It is with regret that we announce the passing of Victor H. Abbott (January 8, 2016)

Victor was a founding member of the Retired and Active FDNY of Palm Beach County and is still listed as one of the Directors of our organization.

Victor H. Abbott. Jr. passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on January 8th, 2016. He was 84. The son of Victor H. Abbott, Sr. and Eleanor (Nolan) Abbott, he was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 4th, 1932.

He is preceded in death by his sister Eileen, and brother Joseph, as well his wife Anna Marie (Husar) Abbott, whom he married in 1960.

After graduating Erasmus High School in 1948, he sailed around the world with the US Navy Merchant Marines.

He joined the New York Fire Department in 1957. He served as Captain of the fireboat Harry M. Archer (FDNY Marine 6), eventually attained the rank of Battalion Chief, and also served as acting Deputy Chief .

Upon retiring in 1982 he moved to North Palm Beach, Florida, where he enjoyed boating and fishing, earned his private pilot's license and attained certification as a real estate broker. Vic and Anna treasured more than 30 years of retirement together traveling the world, visiting 58 countries in total. He is survived by his daughter Gabrielle Burton, sons Kevin and Brian, as well as his 4 beloved granddaughters, Kristine Burton, Megan Abbott, Lauren Abbott, and Erin Abbott. Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation –
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 30, 2016, 04:19:35 PM
RET FDNY BC JOSEPH SMITHWICK...A Senior Member of the large FDNY Smithwick Family his 2 Sons ..His Brother ...His 3 Nephews.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... Wake: Friday 1/29/2016 (Only) 2 - 5 & 7 - 9 pm
Thomas Dalton Funeral Home
2786 Hempstead Turnpike
Levittown, NY 11756
(516) 796-0400

Funeral Mass: Saturday 1/30/2016 11 am
Holy Family R.C. Church
5 Fordham Avenue
Hicksville, NY
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 30, 2016, 04:28:46 PM
RET FDNY LT MARTIN Mc DONOUGH ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC) & FDNY .....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....   http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=martin-mcdonough&pid=177494901&fhid=21947
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 31, 2016, 04:50:03 PM
RET FDNY FF GERARD CURLEY ENG*233-2 & LAD*136... RET 1979......REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... Funeral arrangements are waked at St. Clair Bartolomew funeral home 302 Bedford Ave Bellmore NY 11710 times are Sun. 7-930, Mon 2-4 and 7-930. Funeral mass at St. Barnabas RC Tues. at 10:45 church is next to funeral home.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 01, 2016, 05:40:08 PM
RET FDNY LT RUDOLPH SPADARO...REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....Rudolph (Rudy) Spadaro, Appointed 1962 – Retired as Lieutenant from L-113 in 1976. Resident of Ft Lauderdale, Florida, passed away January 28th, 2016. Rudy was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 25th 1934.
Rudy was married to the love of his life, Caroline Spadaro, on August 27th,1955. Rudy is survived by his children John, Jim, Russell and Kim, and their spouses, Pat, Jeannie, Betsy and Steve; his grandchildren Megan, Nora, Timothy and Travis; and his great grandchildren Nathan, Liam and Abigail. Rudy is also survived by his brother Joseph.
 
Funeral arrangements will be held at:
 
Forest Lawn North
200 W. Copans Rd.
Pompano Beach, Florida, 33064
 
On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 -
Visitation is 11:00 am to 1:00pm, followed by a 1:00pm service and entombment. –
 
See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sunsentinel/obituary.aspx?pid=177528145#sthash.A8Q2lF4z.dpuf
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 04, 2016, 08:33:06 PM
RET FDNY FF PAUL QUICK JR  LAD*85....Ret 1990 after 28 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......

Date of Birth: July 3, 1933   Date of Death: February 2, 2016
Obituary:
Beloved husband of Barbara (nee Mauriello). Loving father of Eileen Decker, Suzanne Lisiewski and Paul Quick III. Devoted grandfather of 8. Dear brother of the late Marion White.

Visitation:
Friday, February 5th
2-4 & 7-9 PM

Services:
Saturday, February 6th
10:00 AM

Service Location:
Matthew Funeral Home SI NY   
Burial Resurrection Cemetery
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 06, 2016, 08:04:33 PM
RET FDNY LT ENG*246 & TRIPLE PURPLE HEART RECIPIENT WW2...PAUL MITCHELL....At age 97 ....RET 1975 after 25 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE (US ARMY WW2) & FDNY......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....Mitchell, Paul L., 97, of Southold, on February 3, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Helen and the late Rita. Loving father of Kevin (Jenny), Stephen (Retired NCPD Captain) (Alison), Peggy Ann (Frank) and Brian (Ret. FDNY Lt.). Cherished grandfather of 18 and great-grandfather of 4. Purple Heart Recipient 3 times, WWII and retired member of FDNY Lt. Visitation Monday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at M.A. Connell Funeral Home, 934 New York Ave., Huntington Station. Funeral Mass Tuesday 10:30 AM at St. Hugh’s Church, Huntington Station...... ARRANGEMENTS..    http://maconnellfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/5575/Paul-Mitchell/service-information.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on February 08, 2016, 12:10:53 PM
Ret F/F George J. Sullivan, Jr. former member of Marine 3, Ladder 132 and Ladder 158 passed away on December 2 2015 Rest in Peace.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 17, 2016, 03:27:05 PM
RET FDNY FF DONALD HUGHES LAD*146.....At 84 yrs of age...Ret in 1990 after 24 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.moloneyfh.com/obituary/donald-m-hughes/


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 17, 2016, 03:47:11 PM
RET FDNY FF ALFRED M LUCHETTI ...ENG*61...SQ*61...ENG*90... At 54 yrs old..Ret 2005 after 17 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....obit & arrangements... http://sistofh.com/book-of-memories/2379552/Luchetti-Alfred/service-details.php
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 21, 2016, 07:27:34 PM
RET FDNY CPT PAUL GREEN ENG*55.....On 2-17-16 at 79 yrs of age after 35 yrs OTJ....Viewing 2-25-16 from0900 to 1000 hrs at Frank R. Bell Funeral Home 536 Sterling Place BKLYN NY 11238 718-399-2500...Service at 1000 hrs at the Funeral Home.......Burial 2-25-16 at Calverton National Cemetery 210 Princeton Blvd Calverton NY 11933 at 1400 Hrs.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... Paul was a FF in 210 when R*2 was on Carlton Av always a gentleman.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 21, 2016, 08:06:18 PM
RET FDNY BC JOHN A BUONAITO BN*53....On 2-17-16 at 87 yrs of age (almost 88) RET 1989 after 30 yrs OTJ.......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY NG) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES
Obit & arrangements... http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=John-Buonaiuto&lc=1725&pid=177774152&mid=6808575
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 22, 2016, 06:09:42 PM
RET FDNY CPT JAMES SPILLANE...PO NYPD 79 PCT...FF ENG*280...FF...LAD*105...UFA SGT AT ARMS...LT LAD*102....CPT ENG*289......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN) & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....Jim's Brother Jack is a RET BC..... Obit & arrangements.... http://csbartholomewandson.com/tribute/details/257/James-Spillane/obituary.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 22, 2016, 06:23:54 PM
RET FDNY FF DONALD B DUGGAN BN*31....On 2-20-16 at 92 yrs of age....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... Wake and Funeral Arrangements are as Follows:

Viewing: Aievoli Funeral Home
1275 65th Street (Corner of 13th Avenue) Brooklyn,11219 (718) 331-2100

Wednesday 2/24 and Thursday 2/25 2 - 5 & 7 - 9 pm

Funeral Mass: Immaculate Heart of Mary R.C. Church
2805 Fort Hamilton Parkway (Between East 4th & East 5th Streets) B'klyn 11218

Friday 2/26/2016 @ 10:15 AM
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 23, 2016, 03:21:34 PM
In regard to the Obit for Jim Spillane in reply # 541 above...As per Danny Prince:
 
PleaseCorrect the last sentence in the Obituary by changing the address for the Donations to the Fire Family Transport Foundation to read:
 
Fire Family Transport Foundation
PO Box  340949
Brooklyn, NY  11234
 
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on February 23, 2016, 10:12:56 PM
Rest in Peace, Jim, you have earned it. Thoughts and prayers for your family and for the troops in the houses you served.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 24, 2016, 09:17:26 PM
RET FDNY FF GUS COZZI ENG*66...REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... Wake:
Wednesday, February 24th, 7-9pm
Thursday, February 25th, 2-5pm & 7-9pm

Balsamo Funeral Home
3188 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, New York 10461
718-597-8380
Funeral:
Friday, February 26th at 9:30am

Our Lady of Assumption Church
1634 Mahan Avenue, Bronx, New York 10461
718-824-5454

Son of a RET LT from ENG*91.

GONE WAY TOO SOON.....  https://www.gofundme.com/guscozzi
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 26, 2016, 11:52:40 PM
7-30-37 to 2-26-16.... He was a former member of Eng*232 both on Watkins St & in The Tinhouse then LAD*176 & LAD*152... a James Gordon Bennett recipient in 1978...He will be waked at the Bryant Funeral Home located at 411 Old Towne Rd. in East Setauket on Sun. 2/28 & Mon. 2/29 from 2-4 & 7-9. Tel. 631-473-0082. Funeral Mass on Tuesday 3/1 at 0930 at the St. James R.C. Catholic Church in East Setauket.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... Jim is pictured in 1967 while still in ENG*232 standing 6th from the right....... www.fire-police-ems.com/misc/fdny-tales-stories-the-banner.shtml

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 27, 2016, 11:29:37 PM
RET FDNY FF RICHARD MAASS.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... INFO RECD........April 16, 1941 - February 24, 2016

Chester, NY

Richard C. Maass, a 48-year resident of Chester, NY passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 74 years of age.

The son of the late Harry Maass and Margaret O'Neil, Richard was born on April 16, 1941 in Hollywood, Florida. Richard was predeceased by his loving wife, Alberta Maass in the year 2010.

Survivors include his three daughters: Jennifer and her husband, Jason, Danielle and her husband, Alex, Erika and her husband, John; as well as his brother, Jerry and his nephew, Jason and his wife, Kelli. Additional survivors include his five grandchildren: Jason; Morgan; Victoria; Nathan and Harrison.

Richard was a respected member of FDNY Engine 59/Ladder 30 in Harlem, New York. He was frequently referenced as "Midnight Maass" in the firehouse due to his outstanding late night meals.

Visitation will be held between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m., Monday, February 29th at Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc. located at 139 Stage Road, Monroe, NY 10950. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 1st at St. Columba R.C. Church, located at 29 High St., Chester, NY 10918. Burial will follow at St. Columba Roman Catholic Church Cemetery, Route 94, Chester.

Memorial contributions in Richard's name may be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.



Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 27, 2016, 11:38:16 PM
RET FDNY LT FRED POWERS LAD*105 & R*2.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....There will be no Wake but there will be a Service at St Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale LI NY on Monday 2-29-16 at 1100 hrs.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 29, 2016, 04:03:57 PM
RET FDNY LT JAMES P Mc BREARTY.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....James P. McBrearty, age 87,
> of Rocky Point, NY on February 27, 2016. Loving husband of
> Audrey for 68 years, father of Patricia, James (Rita), Kathe
> (Steve), Peter, and Thomas (Stephanie). Grandfather of 8 and
> great grandfather of 91/2. WW II US Navy Veteran and retired
> lieutenant FDNY, proud member of Engine Co. 58, Harlem and
> Engine Co. 328, Far Rockaway. Family and friends will
> remember his love for them, his generosity, and his
> enthusiasm for any occasion for good food and a sing-along.
> Funeral Mass 9:30 am Monday February 29, 2016 at St. Anthony
> of Padua RCC, Rocky Point, NY. Private Cremation.
>
> Arrangements under the direction of O. B. Davis Funeral
> Homes, Miller Place, NY.
>
> In lieu of flowers donations to Good Shepherd Hospice would
> be appreciated. goodshepherdhospice.chsli.org/
>
>


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 01, 2016, 02:34:55 PM
In regard to reply # 571 above......On Friday, February 26, 2016, FF James H. Battillo Retired L 176 / L 152 passed away. He was the recipient of the James Gordon Bennett medal in 1978 while in L 176......39 years ago this is what Jim did.

On March 3rd, 1977 at 10am, a fire broke out at 345 Saratoga Ave. FF Battillo had the OVM position in Ladder 176 that day. Ladder 123 had rescued a woman from a front room, she claimed her children were still inside. FF Battillo climbed the fire escape to the 4th floor. He saw the omious signs of a raging interior fire, the grime covered panes of glass rimmed by heavy smoke pushing through the frames. Knowing that a sudden in-rush of air could create the conditions for a flashback fire, FF Battillo opened the window just high enough to permit him to crawl into the apartment. He slid to the floor, without a mask, he crawled towards the brightness of the fire in the adjoining room. Facing 2 rooms of fire, the fire started to come out, rolling over his head. He noticed a reflection in the fire of what appeared to be a leg hanging over a couch. Shielding his face from the searing fire, he moved closer & reached a 3 year old boy. As he was moving back towards the window with the child, he saw another on the floor. Using the voice of another fireman as a guide, he made his way back towards the window, gave the child over, then went back for the 2nd. The heat was so great that he could not approach the 2nd victim from the front, he had to use his body as a shield & back into the fully involved room, stretch out his arms & picked up a 1 year old baby girl. Now, near totally exhausted & burned on his wrists & knees, FF Battillo crawled with the child to the window. Although both children suffered severe burns of 40% of their bodies, they survived because of the undaunted heroic actions of FF Battillo. .......as Jim is laid to rest i wonder where the 2 victims are today.....hopefully surviving Thanks to Jim.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 02, 2016, 02:56:03 PM
RET FDNY LT RICHARD JOHNSON...FF L*56, LT E*3

Son of the late Capt Harry T. E*65, brother of the late BC Thomas M. BN*3


Richard J. Johnson, 70, of Orleans, MA passed away on February 25, 2016 following a courageous battle with cancer. Richard is survived by his spouse Joanne Salottolo Johnson, his children: Brenna Johnson, Richard Johnson, Kristine Jacobs, and Philip Johnson, and his grandchildren: Colin Johnson, Sadie Johnson, Lucas Johnson, and Alexandra Jacobs.

Richard was born in New York City and lived in Bronx, NY for many years. He graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in Bronx, NY and Iona College in New Rochelle, NY. He was a retired Lieutenant of the New York City Fire Department following a 15-year career. Richard moved his family to Cape Cod in 1983 and worked as a printer in Harwich, MA at his company “Sho Card Press” and he later started a painting contract company “No Job Too Small”.

Richard was an excellent cook, a hobby that began during his firefighter days and carried on throughout his life. He had a great love for surf-cast fishing which is what initially drew him to the Cape, he enjoyed music, he was an avid Civil War history buff and a devoted fan of the NY Giants and NY Mets sports teams. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and great friend to so many. He will be greatly missed by his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday March 4, from 4-7 pm at the Morris, O’Connor & Blute Funeral Home, 678 Main Street, Harwich Center.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.



www.morrisoconnorblute.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=3614148&fh_id=11279


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 11, 2016, 11:26:40 PM
RET FDNY LT WILLIAM MARANGONI......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=william-a-marangoni&pid=178010605&fhid=22089
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 12, 2016, 02:05:41 PM
RET FDNY FF JOSEPH N NICHOLSON  ...ENG*43   LAD*59.......REST IN PEACE BROTHER ......THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....  http://wmgaganfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/668/Joseph-Nicholson/obituary.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: fdny1075k on March 12, 2016, 03:20:01 PM
R.I.P. to all, thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 13, 2016, 12:42:01 AM
RET FDNY CPT ANTHONY ALVA....Capt. Anthony "tough-Tony" Alva.
Long time Capt of L-19

Wake at McGowans Funeral Home, 71 North Central Highway, North Garner vile, NY 10923

3/14 Monday 6pm-9pm
3/15 Tuesday 2pm -4pm and 7pm-9pm

Mass 10 Am 3/16 at st Gregory's Church, Garnerville, NY

REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: ******* on March 13, 2016, 10:04:51 AM
Rest in Peace Captain. A leader and firefighter who made a tough job during tough times a little easier and a lot safer.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 15, 2016, 03:51:44 PM
RET FDNY BC GERARD J GEARITY...BN*58....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....   (nice photo gallery) http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Gerard-Gearity&lc=4818&pid=178040309&mid=6841341#
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 18, 2016, 03:19:22 PM
After a hard battle Uncle Joe has now Passed To a Higher Level....One of the best .....Always a pleasure to be around .FF LAD*14 & LAD*167...LT LAD*108 & LAD*143...CPT LAD*132.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....Arrangements to follow.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: fdny1075k on March 18, 2016, 03:50:36 PM
Rest in peace, Captain. Thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mikeindabronx on March 18, 2016, 07:04:38 PM
Rest In Peace
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 18, 2016, 07:37:12 PM
Arrangements for CPT Abruzzo (Reply # 558 above )....The arrangements for Capt. Joseph Abruzzo Ret. Lad. 132
Wagner Funeral Home
125 old Country Road
Hicksville N.Y.
516 935 7100
Viewing hours: Monday 3/21 7 P.M. -9 P.M.
Tuesday 3/22 2 P.M. - 4 P.M. 7 P.M - 9 P.M Mass 9:30 A.M. Wednesday Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs R.C. Church
Queens Blvd & Ascan Ave.
Forest Hills N.Y.
It will be an FDNY Funeral for Capt. Abruzzo, if possible if all members can be in FDNY uniform it would be greatly appreciated.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on March 18, 2016, 11:28:20 PM
Arrangements for CPT Abruzzo (Reply # 558 above )....The arrangements for Capt. Joseph Abruzzo Ret. Lad. 132
Wagner Funeral Home
125 old Country Road
Hicksville N.Y.
516 935 7100
Viewing hours: Monday 3/21 7 P.M. -9 P.M.
Tuesday 3/22 2 P.M. - 4 P.M. 7 P.M - 9 P.M Mass 9:30 A.M. Wednesday Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs R.C. Church
Queens Blvd & Ascan Ave.
Forest Hills N.Y.
It will be an FDNY Funeral for Capt. Abruzzo, if possible if all members can be in FDNY uniform it would be greatly appreciated.

  My condolences to the family and many members of this site who have lost their good friend, FDNY Captain Joesph Abruzzo, Ladder 132. During his illness many members here spoke very highly of Capt Abruzzo, who was often referred to as "Uncle Joe".

  Captain Abruzzo, as well as all the other previous FDNY War Year Vets of these pages, will always be known for the work they did. Never has any other group of firefighters had to face such a staggering number of serious building fires, day after day, on such a routine basis. Each and every one of them facing the toughest conditions in the entire history of the fire service.

  I did not know Captain Abruzzo or any other of the FDNY War Year Vets of these pages. But I can testify to the kind of work they faced. So many people owe so much for what these very brave firefighters did for them. They were always willing to offer me their help when I asked for it. At times they allowed me into their firehouse homes, where I saw for myself, the kind of work these firefighters did. Very often I went in curious and left to be astonished.

 Thank you for your service to the City of New York.

  May Captain Abruzzo and all the other FDNY War Year Vets of these pages "Rest in Peace".
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on March 19, 2016, 07:38:37 AM
Rest in Peace Cap. Thoughts and prayers for your family at home and for your extended  family on the job
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 22, 2016, 12:56:00 PM
Update from above for Joe Abruzzo...Funeral home is on "West" Old Country Road...... Burial will be at St John's on Metropolitan Av in Middle Village Qns.... http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Joseph-Abruzzo&lc=7328&pid=178128758&mid=6853712

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 23, 2016, 11:55:47 PM
Nice tribute & turnout today by 280/132 young & old for Uncle Joe.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 28, 2016, 02:53:04 PM
RET FF STEPHEN P. ZIENIEWICZ E251.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....Obit & arrangements...  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=179410674
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 29, 2016, 03:28:02 PM
RET FDNY DC ANDREW KERZNER.....On 3-24-16 at 96 years old ....38 years OTJ...BC BN*34 ..DC DV*12....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY AIR CORP WW2) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....Keep that smile going in Heaven......Services were already held..... Obit...   http://weigandbrothers.com/tribute/details/1286/Andrew-Kerzner/obituary.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 31, 2016, 09:46:22 PM
RET FDNY FF RICHARD PAGANI LAD*108....Just recd the sad news that Dick Pagani (aka The Jap) Passed To a Higher Level in NC this afternoon after several illness's including a recent leg amputation & resulting infection....a great all around War Years FF...Chauf...mechanic...teacher....friend & all around Good Guy......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....no arrangements at this time.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on March 31, 2016, 10:58:33 PM
RET FDNY FF RICHARD PAGANI LAD*108....Just recd the sad news that Dick Pagani (aka The Jap) Passed To a Higher Level in NC this afternoon after several illness's including a recent leg amputation & resulting infection....a great all around War Years FF...Chauf...mechanic...teacher....friend & all around Good Guy......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....no arrangements at this time.

  My condolences Chief on your loss of a Ladder Co 108 member. .
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mikeindabronx on March 31, 2016, 11:52:18 PM
Rest In Peace
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on April 02, 2016, 10:34:42 AM
Rest in Peace F/F Pagani, thoughts and prayers for your family and the troops on Union Ave
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 07, 2016, 04:43:37 PM
RET LT BILL PESEK LAD*165.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...
Wake..
Saturday 4/9 and Sunday 4/10
2-4 and 7-9 pm

William E. Law Funeral Home
1 Jerusalem Avenue
Massapequa, NY 11758
(516) 541-8070

Funeral

Monday 4/11
10:45 am
Our Lady of Lourdes Church
855 Carmans Road
Massapequa, NY
(516) 541-3270

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 08, 2016, 06:34:10 PM
RET FDNY FF EDWARD BEACH....Received from Ed Beach's daughter,



> It is with deep regret that I write this email to you. Ed passed away
yesterday afternoon. His wishes were to be cremated without a
viewing/wake. The arrangements have been made for this Saturday at the
crematory.
>
> As you know it's been a difficult time for both Ed and mom's health.
Mom's started immunotherapy treatment, but has experienced some bumps
along the road. Once mom is stronger we plan to have a celebration of
Ed's life and will communicate the information once planned.
>
> He enjoyed his time in the FDNY where he made so many great friends
and was dedicated to the job. Especially his Safety Bn team.
>
> Best regards
> Emily Ed's daughter
REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES & FOR ED's WIFE ALSO BATTLING CANCER.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 12, 2016, 07:08:32 PM
RET FDNY CPT PAUL KESTER ENG*291...Father of Ed also FDNY.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... Arrangements.. ...... www.mccourtandtrudden.org/book-of-memories/2472227/Kester-Paul/service-details.php


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 16, 2016, 03:40:03 AM
RET FDNY FF / WW2 VET  EDWIN "ED" CALLAN.....Ed was a USN WW2 Vet in both the Atlantic & Pacific Theaters.....After joining the FDNY in 1952 Ed worked in ENG*11 then on the Lower East Side ....when it was disbanded in 1959 the Unit formed the then short lived ENG*91-2 (not the later Fire War Years version) then when 91-2 was disbanded shortly after he went to ENG*294 where he worked until that was also disbanded (the first time) then he went to ENG*285 until he Retired in 1976 & ultimately moved to Fla...... Ed while in 91-2 worked in the same FH in Harlem on E 111 St for awhile in the late '50s that my Father in LAD*43 worked in ....after Ed transferred to the Queens Firehouse in my neighborhood i as a teenager & aspiring FF in 1961 used to go by there very often & hang out & talk to the FFs ...i found out that Ed had worked in Harlem before & that he knew my Father.... Ed was one of the friendliest guy's in that Firehouse & even several years later after i myself was on the FDNY i still saw Ed around the neighborhood from time to time....after he Retired & moved away i lost track until about a year & a half ago when a friend involved w/a Retirees group in Fla sent me some literature from them & one of the comments was from an Ed Callan ....i contacted my friend & asked him to find out if it was the same Ed from Engine 294 & it was...my friend gave Ed my e mail & we started corresponding & exchanging some old remembrances & i always forwarded Ed anything i received relative to the USN & of big Fires occurring in Woodhaven or Richmond Hill & we always exchanged many Patriotic things....last year in one of our back & forth messages Ed mentioned his Birthday was in April which was the same as mine....i guess i did not notice the lack of anything from him recently but today i sent him something & i was curious what exact date was his Birthday & it was "returned to sender" by the server then i realized i had not received anything from him for awhile....not sure how else to investigate i googled his name in Fla & sadly came up with this Obituary. from January ....REST IN PEACE TO A GREAT FF & A GREAT AMERICAN...THANK YOU FOR THE WW2 USN MILITARY SERVICE PERFORMED....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN....   http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bradenton/obituary.aspx?pid=177491908
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: fdce54 on April 16, 2016, 09:56:18 AM
May Mr. Callan rest in peace and thank you for your service.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on April 16, 2016, 05:35:05 PM
RET FDNY FF / WW2 VET  EDWIN "ED" CALLAN.....Ed was a USN WW2 Vet in both the Atlantic & Pacific Theaters.....After joining the FDNY in 1952 Ed worked in ENG*11 then on the Lower East Side ....when it was disbanded in 1959 the Unit formed the then short lived ENG*91-2 (not the later Fire War Years version) then when 91-2 was disbanded shortly after he went to ENG*294 where he worked until that was also disbanded (the first time) then he went to ENG*285 until he Retired in 1976 & ultimately moved to Fla...... Ed while in 91-2 worked in the same FH in Harlem on E 111 St for awhile in the late '50s that my Father in LAD*43 worked in ....after Ed transferred to the Queens Firehouse in my neighborhood i as a teenager & aspiring FF in 1961 used to go by there very often & hang out & talk to the FFs ...i found out that Ed had worked in Harlem before & that he knew my Father.... Ed was one of the friendliest guy's in that Firehouse & even several years later after i myself was on the FDNY i still saw Ed around the neighborhood from time to time....after he Retired & moved away i lost track until about a year & a half ago when a friend involved w/a Retirees group in Fla sent me some literature from them & one of the comments was from an Ed Callan ....i contacted my friend & asked him to find out if it was the same Ed from Engine 294 & it was...my friend gave Ed my e mail & we started corresponding & exchanging some old remembrances & i always forwarded Ed anything i received relative to the USN & of big Fires occurring in Woodhaven or Richmond Hill & we always exchanged many Patriotic things....last year in one of our back & forth messages Ed mentioned his Birthday was in April which was the same as mine....i guess i did not notice the lack of anything from him recently but today i sent him something & i was curious what exact date was his Birthday & it was "returned to sender" by the server then i realized i had not received anything from him for awhile....not sure how else to investigate i googled his name in Fla & sadly came up with this Obituary. from January ....REST IN PEACE TO A GREAT FF & A GREAT AMERICAN...THANK YOU FOR THE WW2 USN MILITARY SERVICE PERFORMED....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN....   http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bradenton/obituary.aspx?pid=177491908

  Chief JK, I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. I'm sure he went to many of the same fires that your father went to.

  FF Callan was a Role Model, a Great American and an FDNY War Years Firefighter. 
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 69 METS on April 17, 2016, 10:36:28 PM
RET FDNY FF / WW2 VET  EDWIN "ED" CALLAN.....Ed was a USN WW2 Vet in both the Atlantic & Pacific Theaters.....After joining the FDNY in 1952 Ed worked in ENG*11 then on the Lower East Side ....when it was disbanded in 1959 the Unit formed the then short lived ENG*91-2 (not the later Fire War Years version) then when 91-2 was disbanded shortly after he went to ENG*294 where he worked until that was also disbanded (the first time) then he went to ENG*285 until he Retired in 1976 & ultimately moved to Fla...... Ed while in 91-2 worked in the same FH in Harlem on E 111 St for awhile in the late '50s that my Father in LAD*43 worked in ....after Ed transferred to the Queens Firehouse in my neighborhood i as a teenager & aspiring FF in 1961 used to go by there very often & hang out & talk to the FFs ...i found out that Ed had worked in Harlem before & that he knew my Father.... Ed was one of the friendliest guy's in that Firehouse & even several years later after i myself was on the FDNY i still saw Ed around the neighborhood from time to time....after he Retired & moved away i lost track until about a year & a half ago when a friend involved w/a Retirees group in Fla sent me some literature from them & one of the comments was from an Ed Callan ....i contacted my friend & asked him to find out if it was the same Ed from Engine 294 & it was...my friend gave Ed my e mail & we started corresponding & exchanging some old remembrances & i always forwarded Ed anything i received relative to the USN & of big Fires occurring in Woodhaven or Richmond Hill & we always exchanged many Patriotic things....last year in one of our back & forth messages Ed mentioned his Birthday was in April which was the same as mine....i guess i did not notice the lack of anything from him recently but today i sent him something & i was curious what exact date was his Birthday & it was "returned to sender" by the server then i realized i had not received anything from him for awhile....not sure how else to investigate i googled his name in Fla & sadly came up with this Obituary. from January ....REST IN PEACE TO A GREAT FF & A GREAT AMERICAN...THANK YOU FOR THE WW2 USN MILITARY SERVICE PERFORMED....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN....   http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bradenton/obituary.aspx?pid=177491908
Thanks for posting this Chief, I didn't realize that Ed had passed away. I'm very sorry to hear it.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 17, 2016, 11:45:46 PM
69 thanks for getting me back in touch w/him.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: L-103(ret) on April 23, 2016, 05:54:43 PM
'from another site'...It is with great sorrow, POSA announces the passing of FF Jimmy Moehring L103, Gravesite Services Monday April 25th, at 1 PM at the Maple Grove Cemetery, 83-15 Kew Gardens Rd.. All wishing to attend please meet at 12:30PM at the administration building. God bless Jimmy, may he rest in peace-


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on April 23, 2016, 07:07:59 PM
 My condolences on your loss L-103(ret). And to the family and friends of FF Jimmy Moehring.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: L-103(ret) on April 23, 2016, 08:50:04 PM
Ya never knew Jimmy was there till ya turned around an needed help....
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 24, 2016, 04:16:18 PM
REST IN PEACE BROTHER MOEHRING...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 24, 2016, 05:50:57 PM
RET FDNY BC DENNIS MARTIN BN*56....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE  COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..Wake Monday 6-8, Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9, McGowan Funeral Home, Garnerville. Funeral is Wed 10 a.m Mass at St. Gregory's in Garnerville, NY.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 25, 2016, 04:28:34 PM
RET FDNY FF ROBERT LANDAU ENG*14...FORMER UFA SGT AT ARMS...CURRENT PRESIDENT OF THE RMA...REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....FF Robert Landau , Formerly of Eng 14, UFA sergeant of arms and current President of the Retired Members Association (RMA)
May he rest in peace

Funeral Arrangements as follows:

Bedell Pizzo Funeral Home
7447 Amboy Road
Staten Island, New York 10307
718-984-0913

Tuesday, April 26th From 2 - 4, and 7 - 9 pm
Wednesday, April 27th From 2 - 4, and 7 - 9 pm

Funeral Mass:

Thursday, April 28th at 10 AM
Our Lady Help of Christians Church
7369 Amboy Road
Staten Island, New York 10307
718-317-9772

Burial to follow at Maravian Cemetery, 2205 Richmond Road, Staten Island, NY 10306



Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 30, 2016, 03:38:30 PM
RET BC GEORGE LAUB....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN KOREA) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... http://obits.silive.com/obituaries/siadvance/obituary.aspx?n=george-laub&pid=179817866&fhid=14065
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 01, 2016, 03:57:53 PM
RET FF ALBERT J. WALSH ENG*81... REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... 86 years of age ...Ret in 1982 after 25 yrs OTJ..... www.balsamocordovanofuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/2485629/Walsh-Albert/service-details.php


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 08, 2016, 02:00:30 AM
RET FDNY CPT VINCENT GIAMMONA.....US ARMY VET...NYPD...FF LAD*142 ....LT LAD 8...CPT ENG*304....Father of Cpt Vincent Giamonna LAD*5 RIP 9-11...Father of Linda very active in Widows & Childrens ..FD/PD Foundations....Father in law of Tim Julian Ret FDNY....REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... Arrangements.. T F Dalton FH 29 Atlantic Av Floral Park NY 11001 .. . Mon May 9 1900 to 2130 hrs ...& Tues May 10 1400 to 1700 & 1900 to 2130 hrs ....Funeral Services St Anne's 35 Dartmouth St Garden City NY 11530 ... Mass Wed May 11 (time to be confirmed but probably 0945 hrs )....Burial to follow at ST Mary's Cemetery Booth Memorial Av & 172 St Flushing NY


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 10, 2016, 01:21:46 AM
Mass update ...confirmed 1000 hrs Wed May 11.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 10, 2016, 01:47:15 AM
RET FDNY FF KEVIN MOONEY ENG*28 AT 66 YEARS OF AGE....I had the pleasure of meeting Kevin at some affairs "back when" (which were more on the somber side as they were FDNY Funerals for our BROTHERS)....he was always held in the highest regard by those who introduced me to him ....one early Saturday morning maybe late '70s/early '80s there was a Fire in a Hi Rise bldg on the water on the lower West Side of Manhattan....R*1 was occupied so R*2 responded in their place & also ENG*28 as a Second Alarm ENG .....this was before the standardization of equipment of what was carried in your Standpipe Kit....the original 1st Due ENG had a POS corroded fog nozzle on their line which in essence had the power of a garden hose....they made no headway & after our arrival the IC ordered us & ENG*28 to relieve them.... we joined w/28 to push the line onto the floor & into the apt. & put the Fire out & search....Kevin was on the Knob the whole time & did an amazing job....RESPECT DUE....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES


Info on the arrangements Recd by e mail .......With deepest sympathy and regret announcement is made of the death of retired firefighter Kevin Mooney, formerly of E-28, which occurred on May 7, 2016.

Kevin was 66 years old & was a member of the FDNY Retirees Association of Brevard County, Florida.

Details:

WAKE: Casey Funeral Home
350 Slossen Ave.
Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 447-4242

Tuesday 5/10/16 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday 5/11/16 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM


FUNERAL: St. Theresa RC Church
1634 Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10314

Thursday 5/12/16 - 10:45 AM


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 10, 2016, 09:13:54 PM
In regard to reply # 588 above at the Funeral Mass for Ret CPT Vincent Giamonna at 1000 hrs Wed the Family is requesting Class A Unif if possible....(if not possible then just turnout)....let's stand in place of the younger Vinny RIP 9-11.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 11, 2016, 12:18:36 AM
FORMER DEP COMM LEONARD MANCUSO....Former Deputy CommIssioner Leonard Mancusi passed away Sunday at 5:17 am. He will be laid out at Flinch & Bruns 34 Hempstead Ave Lynbrook NY.....Wake WED AND THURSDAY 2-4 & 7-9 ....Mass FRI at ST JOSEPH CHURCH HEWLETT NEW YORK 11AM Burial to follow at ST MARY's CEMETERY FLUSHING NY .......REST IN PEACE.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 11, 2016, 12:26:46 AM
RET FF GEORGE CENTAURO....Recd from Brevard Co Retirees....It is with regret that we announce the passing of Retired Firefighter George Centauro, 93, of Coconut Creek who passed May 7th. He is survived by his wife Marie; children Rosemarie, George, Maryann, Patty, Richeard, Barbara, their spouses, 11 grandchildren, and 9 great Grandchildren. He worked in Bed-Sty and then drove Engine-294 in Richmond Hill. Retired: 1968.

Visitation: Wednesday May 11th from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at Kraeer Funeral Home, 1 North State Rd. 7/441, Margate (just south of Atlantic).

Mass: Thursday May 12th at St. Vincent's Catholic Church, 6350 NW 18th St. Margate.

Burial: South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 South State Road 7, Lake Worth.

Directions to:

Funeral Home: W. Atlantic Blvd. to State Rd. 7/441, SOUTH on State Rd. 7 ¼ mile on the right.

St. Vincent’s Church: State Rd. 7/441 to Royal Palm Blvd., Go WEST on Royal Palm Blvd. approx. ½ mile and turn LEFT onto NW65th Ave. Go to end, NW 18th St., and turn LEFT. Church in on your right.

South Florida National Cemetery: State Rd. 7/441 between Hypoluxo Rd. and Lantana Rd.

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

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: guitarman314 on May 13, 2016, 12:32:50 AM
Retired FDNY Captain Vincent W. Julius.     http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/retired-fdny-captain-prominent-war-years-dies-88-article-1.2633957
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on May 13, 2016, 10:56:55 AM
Rest in Peace, Capt. Julius. Prayers and thoughts for your families at home and on the job. Capt Julius was a Lieutenant in 132.
Thanks G-Man for the link to the story.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: JOR176 on May 13, 2016, 01:46:11 PM
Vincent was a Capt in L112 Reginald was the Lieutenant of L132
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: lucky on May 13, 2016, 03:51:13 PM
Reginald was Capt. of L112 late sixties to 70 or 71. Vinny was Capt. of L112 in the mid to late seventies.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on May 13, 2016, 07:17:36 PM
Jack,
When was Reginald Julius the Captain of 132?
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 13, 2016, 07:52:04 PM
RET BC JOSEPH F. VIGLIETTA BN*43 at age 93 ...Ret in 1978 after 29 yrs OTJ.....Father of BC Joe & CPT Mike..... REST IN PEACE BROTHER... PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....   http://www.massapequafuneralhome.com/obituary/joseph-f-viglietta/
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 13, 2016, 08:12:03 PM
RET BC JOSEPH D. PURCELL BN*35....At 85 years old ....Ret in 1988 after 30 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....                               

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Joseph-Purcell&lc=7321&pid=179910157&mid=6919590
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 13, 2016, 08:44:01 PM
RET BC PATSY PAGLEN....FF & LT ENG*76...CPT LAD*22... BC BN*50....on May 6, at age 90 ...Ret in 1987 after 35 yrs OTJ...REST IN PEACE BROTHER .....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN WW2) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....Services held & Burial was in Calverton...Obit.. www.moloneyfh.com/obituary/patsy-v-paglen/


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 13, 2016, 09:03:26 PM
RET FF PAUL WEST ENG*299... At 73 yrs old ...Ret 1990 after 28 yrs OTJ...... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.manganofh.com/obituaries/Paul-West-4/#!/Obituary


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 13, 2016, 09:51:26 PM
In regard to reply # 594 Cpt Vincent Julius... http://florida.obituaries.funeral.com/2016/05/10/vincent-julius/  ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY WW2 ) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES. .........RECD FROM A FLA RET GROUP.... QUOTE..
Subject: PASSING OF VINCENT JULIUS CENTRAL FLORIDA RETIREE FDNY
Date: May 14, 2016 at 9:59:49 AM EDT


BROTHERS

IT IS WITH REGRET THAT I ANNOUNCE THE PASSING OF VINNY JULIUS
VINNY RETIRED AS CAPTAIN OF 314 ENGINE AFTER 32 YEARS OF SERVICE WITH FDNY
VINNY WAS ALSO A LONG TIME MEMBER FDNY RETIREES OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

DETAILS AS FOLLOWS:

VIEWING WILL BE AT 10:00 AM WITH SERVICES FOLLOWING AT 11:00 AM
MONDAY MAY 16 2016

MOUNT CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH OF PALM COAST
75 PINE LAKES PARKWAY SOUTH
PALM COAST FL. 32164

THE FAMILY HAS REQUESTED HONOR GUARD AND FUNERAL DETAIL
WE WILL MEET AT CHURCH AT 9:15 AM MONDAY
FULL DRESS UNIFORM ......UNQUOTE.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: JOR176 on May 14, 2016, 12:19:21 AM
Jack,
When was Reginald Julius the Captain of 132?
my mistake he was a Lt. in L132 not Vincent.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: JOR176 on May 15, 2016, 12:52:00 AM
Jack,
When was Reginald Julius the Captain of 132?
my mistake he was a Lt. in L132 not Vincent.

I guess it was a senior moment and or just forgetfulness  LOL   It was Lt Vince that worked in 132 not Reginald. Sorry for the confusion but finally got it right.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 15, 2016, 09:29:12 PM
RET FF JACK BLOMQUIST....REST IN PEACE BROTHER .....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USCG) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...."Retired Firefighter Jack Blomquist formerly of Ladder 3 and Ladder 78 peacefully passed away yesterday 5-14-16 in Rehobeth Delaware. He was originally from Staten Island and well known on the North Shore."
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on May 18, 2016, 01:41:08 PM
 Not one week, or maybe a day goes by when "Another War Years Vet Passes". The conditions they worked under, the huge amount of daily risk, the staggering number of fires, as well as the experience they all passed on should never be forgotten.

I know because I was there. Not as a firefighter, but only as an observer. Many of us who watched the job these firefighters did still talk about it today, including firefighters from many other departments. If you were NOT there, it is hard to imagine just what these guys did. Going from one fire to another with no breaks in between. They were the strong link in the chain holding a desperate city and its citizens together.

 I'm sure many of those fire dispatchers have also passed on as well. They also did an incredible job with no use of high tech aids or computers. Just phones and a radio. They did their best trying to get companies for these War Year Vets, who often battled the red devil with whatever companies would be able to show up.

May EACH and EVERY ONE - Rest in Peace. They did an AMAZING JOB under the Worst of Conditions.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 19, 2016, 03:44:56 PM
In regard to reply # 606 above,..Memorial Mass Friday May 20th @ 11:00AM
Our Lady of Good Counsel
10 Austin Pl
Staten Island, NY 10304
Class A Uniform Please

http://obits.silive.com/obituaries/siadvance/obituary.aspx?n=jack-blomquist&pid=180015494
Jacks son is a active member of Ladder 83
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 24, 2016, 09:49:13 AM
RET FF KENNY SCOTT ENG*232....On May 22, 2016..... He will be waked on Tuesday, 5/24, at the Claude R. Boyd Funeral Home located at 448 W. Main Street in Babylon Village at 2-4 and 7-9 , tel. #669-2400. A mass on Wed and private cremation to follow......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 28, 2016, 01:40:22 AM
In regard to page 28 reply # 42 on 6-16-15 for Ret BC Larry Byrnes...Hampton Bays Road Renamed

 

On Tuesday, 5-24-16 the Town Board  unanimously voted to declare Columbine Avenue North in Hampton Bays as FDNY BC Larry Byrnes Way in honor of a longtime hamlet resident who died of cancer last year.

 

The road will be renamed to honor Battalion Chief Lawrence M. Byrnes, a 44-year member of the United States Navy and a 42-year member of the Fire Department of New York who achieved the rank of chief. Although he was retired from his firefighting duties when the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center took place on September 11, 2001, he went to Manhattan that day to help his former colleagues in any way he could.

 

Chief Byrne developed cancer as a result of his work on September 11, and died June 14, 2015.

 

The ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, June 11th 2016 at 10am, Columbine Avenue North.

 
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 31, 2016, 03:41:31 PM
RET FF JAMES "CORN" MABEN LAD*156...REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....WAKE:
Miraglia Funeral Home
8519 New Utrecht Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
VISITATION: Thursday June 2, 2016 4 - 7 pm
FUNERAL SERVICE AT CHAPEL FOLLOWING VISITATION AT 7:00pm

FUNERAL: Friday June 3, 2016
Leaving Funeral Home at 10:00am.
----- Honor Guard Formation Requested I/f/o Funeral Home. -----

INTERMENT: Rosehill Cemetery
355 East Linden Avenue
Linden, NJ. 07036
REPAST: Following Burial. 1pm
36 Calvanico Lane
Staten Island, NY 10314

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 06, 2016, 05:59:33 PM
RET FF THOMAS v. MACDOWELL LAD*17....Memorial Service ...Silverton Funeral Home..2482 Church Road Toms River New Jersey..Wed June 8th...2 to 4 PM.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY RVN) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....    http://www.silvertonmemorial.com/obituaries/Thomas-Macdowell/#!/ObituaryObituary for Thomas V. MacDowell

Thomas V. MacDowell, 72 years old passed away on June 4, 2016 at the Ocean Medical Center, Brick, NJ.
Born in Queens, New York to Thomas and June MacDowell, Tom was a Firefighter for the FDNY 31 years retiring in 1999.
He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of the Manasquan Elks Lodge
Surviving are his daughter Jill MacDowell, his son Michael and his wife Kyle and cherished grandchildren Ryan and Keira.
Family will receive relatives and friends, for a Celebration of Tom’s Life on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Silverton Memorial Funeral Home 2482 Church Rd., Toms River.
Everyone is invited to PJ Sweeney's 447 Brick Blvd, Brick, NJ 08723 (732) 202-6414 after the services from 5-7PM. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the NYFF Burn Center Foundation, 21 Asch Loop, Bronx, NY 10475 would be appreciated. http://www.silvertonmemorial.com/.


To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Thomas V. MacDowell please visit our Sympathy Store.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 07, 2016, 06:32:01 PM
RET FF JOHN ALESSI ....LAD*101...LAD*108...R*4...on May 20 2016 at age 70 in a Fla Hospice from cancer......REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....(wish we could go back to the '70s John).


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on June 07, 2016, 09:32:18 PM
RET FF JOHN ALESSI ....LAD*101...LAD*108...R*4...on May 20 2016 at age 70 in a Fla Hospice from cancer......REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....(wish we could go back to the '70s John).

 Chief JK, I'm very sorry to hear of the recent passing of your good friend and Brother Firefighter John Alessi. May he Rest in Peace and we thank him for his services to the people of the City of New York.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 69 METS on June 07, 2016, 10:34:32 PM
RET FF JAMES "CORN" MABEN LAD*156...REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....WAKE:
Miraglia Funeral Home
8519 New Utrecht Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
VISITATION: Thursday June 2, 2016 4 - 7 pm
FUNERAL SERVICE AT CHAPEL FOLLOWING VISITATION AT 7:00pm

FUNERAL: Friday June 3, 2016
Leaving Funeral Home at 10:00am.
----- Honor Guard Formation Requested I/f/o Funeral Home. -----

INTERMENT: Rosehill Cemetery
355 East Linden Avenue
Linden, NJ. 07036
REPAST: Following Burial. 1pm
36 Calvanico Lane
Staten Island, NY 10314


I worked with Jim on 'the Highway'. Good Fireman, good guy. Sorry to hear of his passing, may he rest in peace.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 13, 2016, 04:03:39 PM
RET CPT JAMES WALKER....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....His Son is a Ret LT....no further info.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 13, 2016, 04:14:56 PM
RET BC MIKE BRADLEY BN*4....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (NAVY , ARMY & NYSG) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....Newsday 6-13-16

BRADLEY - Michael J., age 80, of Bayport, on June 9, 2016. Beloved husband of Mary and the late Linda. Loving father of Kelly. Cherished grandfather of Georgie, Angie and A.J. Dear brother to the late William and Edward (Margaret). Brother to John (Millie), Robert (the late June), James (Catherine) and Thomas. Cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews. Very proud member of the FDNY for 38 years where he was a Battalion chief with Battalion #4. Served proudly for 50 years in the Navy, Army and NY State Guard. Reposing at Bayport-Blue Point Funeral Home, 683 Montauk Hwy., Bayport, Tuesday 9:30-10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass 11:00 am Tuesday at Our Lady of the Snow RC Church in Blue Point. Interment to follow at Calverton National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to OLP Outreach: Sister Barbara Faber, 25 Fowler Avenue, Lynbrook, NY 11563. or a charity of your choice . - See more at: www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=michael-j-bradley&pid=180301498&

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 15, 2016, 02:35:49 PM
RET FF EARL KELLY LAD*13....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....Flinch & Bruns Funeral Home
34 Hempstead Avenue @ Peninsula Boulevard
Lynbrook, NY

Visitation
Thursday June 16, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday June 16, 2016, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Funeral Mass
Friday June 17, 2016, 9:45 AM at
Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
65 Wright Avenue
Malverne, NY

Cremation Private
Friday June 17, 2016

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: soda-acid on June 16, 2016, 04:54:48 PM
I don't think I ever saw Earl get excited or mad. He was always calm, cool, and collected. A great firefighter, terrific truck chauffeur, and an outstanding role model as a senior man. Rest In Peace, it was an honor and a privilege to know you.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 20, 2016, 04:32:16 PM
RET FF JOSEPH PATRICK MURPHY LAD*156..... REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....SEMPER FI....Wake/Viewing:    Wednesday 6/22 and Thursday 6/23.     2-4 & 7-9 pm
                            Marine Park Funeral Home
                            3024 Quentin Road (bet. marine Pk'wy & East 31st Street)
                            Brooklyn, NY  11234     (718)   339-8900

Funeral Mass:     Friday  6/24     10:00am
                            Good Shepherd R.C. Church
                            Avenue S (bet. Batchelder @ Brown Streets).  11229
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 20, 2016, 04:44:54 PM
In regard to Joe Murphy above....This is a message recd from a friend who worked w/Joe.... QUOTE..He always did more than was expected and his sense of humor was unmatched with a "smidgen" of FDNY sarcasm. His devotion to his Roman Catholic Faith was unwavering.
His last few years on the job, do to an injury, Joe worked with the HELP TEAM and assisted hundreds of firefighters. For years he was in the FDNY Bagpipe Band and was the President of the Brooklyn- Queens Holy Name Society. Prior to joining the FDNY Joe was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corp and a stern Patriot. Joe, you did well so now may your Soul Rest in Peace. Semper Fi ..UNQUOTE.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 25, 2016, 01:11:41 PM
RETIRED FF/FM NICHOLAS RERES....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....
Former member of Engine Co. 92/Engine Co. 288/ Haz-Mat Co. 1


Wake:
Saturday, June 25th, 2pm-4pm & 7pm-9pm
Sunday, June 26th, 2pm-4pm & 7pm-9pm
Robertaccio Funeral Home
85 Medford Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-475-7000


Funeral:
Monday, June 27th at 9:30am
Saint Sylvester RC Church
68 Ohio Avenue, Medford, NY 11763
631-475-4506



All Off-Duty Members should attend in Class A Uniform.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 08, 2016, 03:21:41 PM
RET FF BRIAN P SLATTERY ENG*329....Retired 2001 ..former member of ENG*275

Wake: 7/7/2016
Time: 1900-2100
Place: Casey & Porello Funeral Home
100-18 159 Ave
Howard Beach, Queens, NY

Funeral: Fri. 7/8/2016
9:30am
Our Lady of Grace
100-05 159 Ave
Howard Beach, Queens, NY

REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
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Post by: 68jk09 on July 08, 2016, 03:26:48 PM
RET FF REX D. JEFFRIES LAD*108....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USAF) & FDNY......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....Rex was appointed to 108 in 1970.....Arrangements ...
Wake Johnsons Funeral home in LIndenhurst.
Friday, 2-4 & 7-9
Burial Saturday 6-9-16 1100 to 1200 hrs at Pinelawn Cemetery.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 01, 2016, 04:38:43 PM
RET FF/FM GREG MORALES....Ret Fire Marshal Gregg Morales Bx Base, L-56 ,E-46 Passed away 07/31/2016 in Texas , He wil be laid to rest in San Antonio Texas on August 12th with a mass at 11am at St Padre Pio Catholic Church and burial same day at Ft. Sam Houston National cemetery at 1:15 pm. A memorial mass will take place in the bronx in Late September. Details to follow.



REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 09, 2016, 01:51:58 AM
RET FF JOHN J COADY....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY) & FDNY... www.recordonline.com/article/20160807/OBITUARIES/308079999/101027


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: STAjo on August 13, 2016, 09:31:02 PM
RET FF JOHN J COADY....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY) & FDNY... www.recordonline.com/article/20160807/OBITUARIES/308079999/101027

 With Profound Thanks, God Bless, RIP, Comfort for Those Who Mourn.
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Post by: 68jk09 on August 16, 2016, 09:13:29 PM
RET FF JOE LAURIA ENG*219 1954 TO 1990....From their page online .............
"FDNY Retirees Phoenix Division
Yesterday at 12:33pm ·
It is with great sadness that the FDNY Retirees of Phoenix announces the death of our “First Whip”, Senior Man Joe Lauria.
Our Beloved Brother passed away peacefully Sunday August 14th with his two sons, Richard and Robert by his side.
REST IN PEACE JOE...YOU WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED AND ALWAYS REMEMBERED."


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on August 17, 2016, 11:40:42 AM
Another War Years Warrior has passed on. Rest in Peace, Joe. Thoughts and prayers for your families at home and from the job.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 20, 2016, 12:03:30 PM
RET FF WILLIAM CARBERRY LAD*27.... Assigned to Ladder 27 in 1968.
REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Wake Monday Aug.22 Donavan Funeral Home So. Church St Goshen NY 2-4 7-9
Funeral Mass Tuesday Aug 23 11:00 AM St John the Evangelist Murray Ave
Burial Orange County Veteran Cemetry Craigville Road, Goshen NY

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 26, 2016, 08:00:11 PM
RET FF EDWARD V MATUSIAK LAD*11 & LAD*83.....Sad news from the Staten island Advance:

Edward V. Matusiak, 69
NYC fireman, Navy veteran
Edward V. Matusiak, 69, of Travis died on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, peacefully in his home. He was born in Elm Park and lived most of his life in Travis.
He was a fireman for the NYC Fire Department from 1972 to 2000. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1966 to 1970. He was a member of the American Legion, Gold Star Post in Travis. He was the 98th Grand Marshall of the Travis 4th of July Parade, and a member of St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church where he served as an usher for many years. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Elks Club. His hobbies included working around his home, and he was an avid sports fan, especially concerning the NY Yankees, Giants, and Rangers.
He is survived by his wife, Julianna (nee Bonczek); loving children, Edward J. Matusiak, Michele Romano, Laura Howley, and Susan Houle; his sister, Lorraine Silvestri, and by his 11 loving grandchildren.
Funeral from Cherubini McInerney Funeral Home, formerly Meislohn-Silvie, is on Monday at 9:15 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anthony of Padua at 10 a.m. Interment is at St. Peter's Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, 4055 Victory Blvd. would be appreciated.
Cherubini McInerney
Funeral Home
1289 Forest Ave.
Staten Island, N.Y. 10302
(718) 442-9047 -

REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 28, 2016, 03:20:10 PM
RET FF MATTHEW KELLY...At 87 years of age....FF SQ*7 & ENG*286...(no further info at this time).


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 01, 2016, 04:42:59 PM
ACTIVE FF MICHAEL D. MOYLE LAD*81....9-1-16 SIGNAL 65-2 It is with regret that the Department announces the death of FF Michael D. Moyle of Lad*81which occurred on Thursday 9-1-16. Funeral arrangements to follow.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: STAjo on September 02, 2016, 12:23:18 AM
ACTIVE FF MICHAEL D. MOYLE LAD*81....9-1-16 SIGNAL 65-2 It is with regret that the Department announces the death of FF Michael D. Moyle of Lad*81which occurred on Thursday 9-1-16. Funeral arrangements to follow.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

 Amen.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 04, 2016, 03:22:10 PM
65-2
An Official Communication
from the Uniformed Firefighters Association
#34 of 2016         -        September 2nd
Firefighter Michael Moyle
Ladder Co. 81
 
The Executive Board of the UFA regrets to share the passing of Firefighter Michael Moyle.  Mike was a 17 year veteran of the FDNY and served as the delegate for Ladder 81 in Staten Island.
 
Wake:
Sunday, September 4th from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm
Monday, September 5th from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm
Bedell Pizzo Funeral Home
7447 Amboy Road
Staten Island, NY 10307
718-984-0913
 
Funeral:
Tuesday, September 6th at 11am
Our Lady Help of Christians
7396 Amboy Rd
Staten Island, NY 10307
718-317-9772
 
All Off-Duty Members should attend in Class A Uniform.


Fraternally,
Stephen Cassidy, President
LeRoy McGinnis, Recording Secretary
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 06, 2016, 04:46:39 PM
http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/insider/resources/do/2016/055_2016.pdf
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 06, 2016, 10:18:12 PM
ACTIVE FF JAMES M. DUNN LAD*114 ....2210 hrs ...65-2 announcing his death. which occurred on  9-6-16..Funeral arrangements to follow....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 09, 2016, 06:23:36 PM
Arrangements for FF Dunn.... http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/insider/resources/do/2016/058_2016.pdf
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: turnout on September 10, 2016, 10:12:35 AM
Ret FF Thomas Reilly  78 yrs old  passed on 9/7/16  24 years on the job   
Appt 1959    L-8           Retired  1983   L-77

Arrangements as follows:
Wake :
Boroughs Funeral Home
3558 Old Kings Hwy
Murrells Inlet, SC
Hours 2-4  6-8

Mass:
St Michaels
542 Cypress  Av
Garden City , SC
8AM
   
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on September 10, 2016, 12:47:25 PM
From another site:

 "With regret the Department announces the death of retired firefighter John Schinelli Jr. appointed July 1, 1957, retired June 11, 1972 formerly of E-280, residing in Margate, Fl, which occurred on June 29, 2016"

Rest in Peace, John. Thoughts and prayers for your family at home and on St. John's Place

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: JOR176 on September 10, 2016, 06:58:31 PM
R.I.P. John. John was the Commisar at 280 for a long time.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 12, 2016, 06:17:43 PM
RET FF RAY NODELL.... Recd this e mail....QUOTE..Subject: 65-2 Ray Nodell Wake arrangements.
Guys, Just heard from Gloria Nodell. Wake service for Ray Nodell: 2 PM - 4 PM and 6 PM - 8 PM on Monday Sept. 12th. Funeral Home: Ralph's: 371 NW 136th Av. Sunrise 33325. West on 595 or State Rd. 84. North a few blocks on 136 AV. Funeral Home is on the west side of the Avenue. Gloria suggested we come to the 6-8 PM viewing as there will be Pipers and prayers. FD shirts or uniform please. No church service the next day. He is being cremated and will be buried some time in the future at the Vet's cemetery in Lake Worth. Steve Whalen. Please send to all. UNQUOTE....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


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Post by: 68jk09 on September 13, 2016, 03:53:28 AM
RET FF KEVIN O'MALLEY LAD*35.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. at Hodder-Farenga Funeral Home, 899 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 10:45 A.M. at St. Barnabas Church, Bronx, NY

Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY


REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 13, 2016, 04:51:33 PM
RET FF & BRIGADIER GENERAL GEORGE JONES .....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.... http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/wwii-fdny-veteran-brigade-general-george-jones-dies-93-article-1.2789477
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 18, 2016, 04:25:24 PM
RET FF JOSEPH LE DEOUX.....65-2
An Official Communication from the Uniformed Firefighters Association
#38 of 2016 September 17th

Retired Firefighter Joseph LeDeoux
Formerly of Lad-164, Eng-294, & Eng-64

The Executive Board of the UFA regrets to share the passing of Retired Firefighter Joseph LeDeoux. Joe was an almost 30-year veteran of the FDNY.

Wake:
Viewings will be Tuesday, September 20th from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm
Wesche Funeral Home
495 Main Street
Center Moriches, NY 11934
631-878-0007


Funeral:
Wednesday, September 21st at 10am
Christ Lutheran
100 Frowein Road (177 Frowein Road on GPS)
East Moriches, NY 11940
631-878-2277

All Off-Duty Members should attend in Class A Uniform.
REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 18, 2016, 05:00:40 PM
RET LT JOE SHALLEY....At age 92...WW II Navy Veteran who fought in The Battle Of Okinawa & served 31 Years with the FDNY.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 26, 2016, 09:43:49 PM
RET BC JACK MILEY BN*12 at 90 years of age...former CPT of LAD*27.. Viewing 9/27 at Clark Funeral Home, Yorktown, NY from 4PM-8PM. Mass 9/28 at St. Patricks Stone Church 11:15, Yorktown, NY.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 30, 2016, 02:56:44 AM
RET LT JOHN D Mc KEAN...REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... Jack was a War Years FF & a Charter Member of LAD*175 then a FF in LAD*120 then a LT in LAD*54 then LT R*3....he also was involved w/a FF tool company.....his Son is Ret from the Job....his Father was John D. Mc Kean who the former Marine 1 was named after since he was killed in a steam explosion as a Fireboat Pilot on the Fireboat George B Mc Clellan in the Fifties...... Visitation: Friday, September 30th 2-4:30 & 7-9:30 p.m. at our West Sayville location, 245 Main Street West Sayville

Funeral Mass: Saturday, 9:45 a.m. at St. John Nepomucene RC Church Bohemia

Interment to follow in the parish cemetery

McKean, John D. (Jack) age 77, of Sayville, on September 27, 2016. Retired Lieutenant FDNY Rescue 3. 4th Degree Member and Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Sunrise Council #6607. Long time choir member of St. John Nepomucene RC Church. Life member of Ancient Order of Hibernians, founding member and Chief of Escort, Tara Court Major Degree Team, Division 7, East Islip. Charter member of Hibernian Festival Singers. Founder and Director of Hibernian Players, Division 2, Babylon. Retired member of the Saffron Kilts Pipe Band, Color Guard, AOH Division 2. Proud member of American Legion, Bohemia. Past President of the Sunrise Village Homeowners Assoc. Beloved husband of Maureen. Loving father of Maureen Batemen (Alex), John (Janet) and the late Kathleen. Cherished grandfather of Connor, Alex, Ian, Brian, Brendan, Sean and Emma. Dear brother of Pat Murray (Bill) and the late Marilyn O’Donnell. Reposing Friday, 2-4:30 & 7-9:30 p.m. at Raynor & D’Andrea Funeral Home, 245 Main St. West Sayville. Funeral Mass Saturday at St. John Nepomucene RC Church. Followed by interment in the parish cemetery.
http://watkinsst.com
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: L-103(ret) on September 30, 2016, 10:14:03 AM
Sorry to hear of Jacks (John) passing , worked with him hundreds of times.  Men like Jack put the pride in this job, another iron fireman gone, we had some great adventures on the LIRR when he'd show up with a square bag for the commute...strength and honor to his family
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mack on September 30, 2016, 12:38:48 PM
RIP LT McKean.

Was he related to Engineer John D McKean, LODD 1953 - fireboat namesake?
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 30, 2016, 01:39:18 PM
RIP LT McKean.

Was he related to Engineer John D McKean, LODD 1953 - fireboat namesake?
Yes that was his Father.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mack on September 30, 2016, 05:10:14 PM
Thanks Chief.  A family of heroes.  God bless them.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 02, 2016, 10:20:35 PM
Richard Kubler: former member of Engine Company 307 passed away Friday.
His father (RIP) was in E-291, his brothers: DC Steve Kubler D-14 and Ret. FF Kevin Kubler Sq-288

Arrangements:

Richard Kubler
Franklin Funeral Home
42 New Hyde Park Rd.
Franklin Square, NY 11010
516 775-9491
Monday and Tuesday
2-4pm, 7-9pm

Funeral Mass
Wednesday 9am
St.Catherine of Sienna
RC Church
33 New Hyde Park Rd.
Franklin Square

REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Richard to the American Heart Association:

American Heart Association
2550 US Highway 1
North Brunswick, NJ 08902-4301
or
www.donatenow.heart.org

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: lucky on October 03, 2016, 09:22:08 AM
What happened to the sad news of the passing of Engine 235's late Captain?
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 03, 2016, 11:08:18 AM
It is in "Another 9-11 Member Passes".
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 02, 2016, 12:46:17 AM
RET DC ROBERT O KELLER.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (ARMY AIR CORPS WW2).....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... http://riverheadnewsreview.timesreview.com/2016/11/77306/robert-o-keller/
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 69 METS on November 04, 2016, 12:15:05 PM
I remember Chief Keller from the 17th Division back in my buffing days riding with my dad in the 38th Battalion. Rest in peace Chief, thank you for your service. Prayers for his family.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 15, 2016, 03:43:32 PM
REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....Harry started on Sheffield Av in 103-2 prior to the layoffs....when rehired he went to 175.....I worked w/Harry on Bradford St where he was great LCC ....some newer FFs thought the nickname "lead foot" had to do w/his driving but actually had to do w/him having a RM tormentor accidentally come down on his foot...... on the night tour of 9-10-11 he was detailed to SQ*41 & was in transit back to SQ*18 for the day tour but it was thought he responded w/41 & he was on the original list of the missing but was gladly seen alive at the site later.



Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 15, 2016, 03:47:47 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/ErichRoden/status/797983326992633857
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: L-103(ret) on November 15, 2016, 05:20:52 PM
Harry the Hat...another iron fireman gone.  Glad to have worked with him
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 16, 2016, 01:16:31 AM
RET LT KENNETH J DENU of North Bellmore on April 22, 2011, in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy. Loving father of Lorraine Cerar (Frank), Nancy Armbruster (James) and Alan (Susanne). Chersished grandfather of Karyn Cerar, Kevin Cerar (Alison), Marc (Kristy) Armbruster and Brett Armbruster. Adored great-grandfather of Wyatt Armbruster. Proud U.S. Army Veteran, 8th Bomber Squadron Army Air Corps. Thirty-five year member of the FDNY, attached to Engine 55 and Lt. in Ladder 106. Family will receive friends after 2 pm on Tuesday at the Charles J. O'Shea Funeral Home, 603 Wantagh Ave. (Exit 28N SSPKWY) Wantagh, NY.Religious service will be held in the Funeral Home on Tuesday at 8 pm. Private Cremation to follow. Reposing Tuesday 2-5 and 7-9 pm. Entombment of ashes will be held on Thursday at Long Island National Cemetery time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The New York BurnCenter Foundation, American Heart Foundation and the American Cancer Foundation.


A name from the past ...i remember interchanging W/108 to 106 back when....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE US ARMY AIR CORPS WW2 & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.



Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 18, 2016, 02:18:03 PM
In regard to reply #658 above ..Obit for RET FF HARRY LEE DAVIS..... http://rtfoard.tributes.com/obituary/show/Harry-Lee-Davis-104145040
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 05, 2016, 03:30:01 PM
RET BC JOHN DOWNES BN*7...WW2....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY WW2) ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... http://obits.silive.com/obituaries/siadvance/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=182978422
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 06, 2016, 11:27:17 PM
Not the helmet belonging to BC Downes above but still a 7 BN Helmet that oddly appeared on eBay the same time his death was posted......  http://www.ebay.com/itm/cairns-FDNY-vintage-chief-7th-battalion-leather-fire-helmet-1940/222335454227?_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982&_trkparms=aid%3D888007%26algo%3DDISC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D38530%26meid%3D2d058d45e9904a4e94e2bd90dcaa3a65%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D222336669642&rmvSB=true
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 06, 2016, 11:46:31 PM
RET FDNY FF ANTHONY WEIGAND ENG*67....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...   At 71 years of age.....   portcitydaily.com/2016/12/06/obits-anthony-wiegand-71/


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 08, 2016, 03:22:31 PM
RET FF JEROME BELFORD  LAD*119....Jerome Belford 79 Jackson NJ on December 3rd 2016. (Brother of Joe Ret L108 & Tom RIP Ret LAD*105)
REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Wake at George Hassler Funeral home . 980 Bennetts Mills Rd. Jackson NJ 08527
Visitation is on Friday Dec. 9th from 2-4 and 7-9pm.
Funeral December 10th at 9:30 am at St, Aloysius RC Church 93 Bnnetts Mills rd. . Jackson NJ.
Complete obituary in 12/7/16 Asbury Park Press.....    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/app/obituary.aspx?n=jerome-m-belford&pid=183000984&fhid=17076
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 11, 2016, 01:01:10 PM
RET DC CHARLES HOYLER...WW2..... passed away Friday 12-8-16 . Deputy Chief in the old 4th Div. Former Captain of 283 Engine.  One day wake today at Chapey's in West Islip, NY. Funeral is tomorrow at St Joseph's in Babylon Village (10 AM).  a WW-2 Navy Vet .....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 16, 2016, 10:20:14 PM
RET FF RAY McCANN LAD*40...REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... www.jordanfh.com/obituary/Raymond-G.-McCann/Rockville-Centre-NY/1678122


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 17, 2016, 01:18:29 AM
RE FF McCann above posted Thanks to  tjm9993

 
From 1973 Medal Day book:

Fireman 1st Grade RAYMOND G. MCCANN. Ladder Co. 40
Fire at 2066 Seventh Avenue, Manhattan. Box 22-1450.
0415 hours, October 16, 1972.
5 story. N.F.P., Old Law Tenement.

Upon arrival at the fire building, fire was showing at the 2nd and 3rd floor windows. Both of the buildings air shafts were fully involved. Engine Company 36 had advanced their line to the kitchen. The nozzle man had sustained burns of the neck and face. The line was shut down while he was being removed from area. Captain Abseck and Fireman McCann had completed initial ladder operations on fire floor and while the injured man was being removed, they moved to place the engine's line in operation. Suddenly, without warning, the ceiling collapsed and pinned both members under the rubble.

Within moments a secondary collapse of partition walls with kitchen cabinets occurred. This added to the mound of debris, which was on fire and blocking escape through the hallway. Fr. McCann, stunned and shocked, found the lower half of his legs pinned by assorted articles. Pockets of fire, smoldering embers, and negative visibility surrounded him. Heat conditions were unbearable. He attempted to pull his legs free but they were pinned in the rubble. With great effort he managed to extricate his legs from his boots.

Without helmet and boots, trapped, dazed and in extreme pain; the hallway route blocked, he determined to effect his escape through the rear fire escape.

Crawling over the obstacles, Fr. McCann heard the anguished calls of Capt. Abseck, who was almost completely buried under the smoldering debris. Fr. McCann searched and located the captain. Ignoring his own injuries, and by sheer brute strength, he clawed and dug the debris away, actually pulling Captain Abseck out of his boots. In a dynamic effort he dragged and pulled the semi-conscious officer to a rear fire escape. Fr. Demry, Ladder 40, found both men on the fire escape and removed them to the floor below. Fireman McCann then collapsed from his injuries. Both members were removed to the hospital, suffering 2nd and 3rd degree burns, smoke inhalation, and exhaustion.

This heroic act was performed under the most difficult and trying conditions, which is attested to by the injuries sustained by both members. Fr. McCann's extreme valor and unselfish regard for his own personal safety is in the highest tradition of the fire service.

..........................A recipient of both the James Gordon Bennett & Harry Archer Medals.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 17, 2016, 05:48:28 PM
RET BC PETER BONGO.......REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......Wake: Arthur F. White Funeral Home
315 Conklin Ave
Farmingdale NY 11735
Thursday 7PM - 9PM
Friday 2-4PM, 7-9 PM
516 249-0336
Mass: St. Killians
485 Conklin Ave.
Farmingdale, NY 11735.......I remember him as the CPT of ENG*222 when i was a Cov LT he later was a BC in Safety....i think he was a FF in ENG*225 ?


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 20, 2016, 03:42:36 PM
At 79 years of age.Ret in 1982 after 20 years OTJ ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... www.bedellpizzo.com/obituaries/obituaries.asp?listing_id=199552


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 22, 2016, 03:14:29 AM
RET FF ED HERTING Jr...... I remember the name & the picture looks familiar....maybe from a Medal Day Book ?....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FFDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... obit ... www.raynordandrea.com/notices/Edward-HertingJr


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: scoobyd on December 22, 2016, 09:12:00 AM
Columbia Association Medal

Awarded to Fireman 1st Grade Edward C. Herting, Jr., Ladder Co. 114, for heroic rescue of a mother and daughter at unusual personal risk from a fire at 233 52nd Street, Brooklyn, Box 75-2669, 0508 hrs., June 14, 1979
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 27, 2016, 05:53:28 PM
RET FF MICKEY WALTER DOLLINGER LAD*78.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/app/obituary.aspx?n=mickey-walter-dolinger&pid=183213053
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Post by: 68jk09 on January 02, 2017, 06:13:21 PM
RET FF WILLIAM TELFORD ENG*236....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....William Telford, age 70, formerly of Oceanside, NY, passed Tuesday, December 27, 2016.

A memorial service will be held 10:30AM on Wednesday, January 4th at St. Anthony's RC Church, 110 Anchor Ave, Oceanside, NY.

Calling hours will be Tuesday, January 3rd from 2-4 & 7-9PM at Towers Funeral Home Inc., 2681 Long Beach Rd, Oceanside, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Williams memory to The New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation, 21 Asch Loop, Bronx, NY 10475 or The Nassau County Burn Center, PO Box 246, Levittown, NY 11756, would be greatly appreciated.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 03, 2017, 03:46:00 AM
RET FF PAUL KURZ ENG*275...KURZ – PAUL F. of Wantagh, NY on January 1, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Eileen. Loving father of Kevin (Meredith) and Christopher (Chrissy). Cherished grandfather of Maggie, James, Nina, Hailey, and Juliet. Dedicated retired FDNY Firefighter. Proud US Marine Corps Veteran. Family will receive friends:
Wednesday, 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm, at the Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home 603 Wantagh Ave (Exit 28N SS PKWY) Wantagh, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, 10:00 am, at St. Frances de Chantal R.C. Church Wantagh, NY. Interment to follow at Holy Rood Cemetery Westbury, NY. www.osheafuneral.com
.........................................................................
Only met Paul once or twice after he was RET when i was was the CPT of 275 but he was certainly looked up to by the guys that had worked w/him & talked about often ...An Early War Years Warrior five years in SQ*5..16 years in 275 & 9 years in 326......REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....SEMPER FI !



Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 05, 2017, 05:09:58 AM
RET FF OTTO STEMWEDE......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES ....SEMPER FI   http://obits.silive.com/obituaries/siadvance/obituary.aspx?n=otto-stemwede&pid=183275138
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 13, 2017, 05:55:28 PM
RET FF JOESEPH BOCCIA.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..
65-2
An Official Communication
from the Uniformed Firefighters Association
#2 of 2017
Retired Firefighter Joseph Boccia
Squad 41, Engine 53
 
WAKE
Sunday, January 15th, 2017 from 2-6pm
Monday, January 16th, 2017 from 2-5pm and 7-9pm
 
Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Funeral Home
17 Oakland Avenue
Warwick, NY  10990
845-986-4331
 
FUNERAL MASS
Tuesday, January 17th at 10am
St. Stephen’s RC Church
75 Sanfordville Road
Warwick, NY  10990
 
Interment to follow at Warwick Cemetery.
 
All Off-Duty Members should attend in Class A Uniform. http://www.lsvpmemorialhome.com/Obituary/4421/Joseph+C+Boccia
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 14, 2017, 09:45:20 PM
RET FF FRANK E. STUMPF ENG*231 & 331....WAKE: Massapequa Funeral Home

4980 Merrick Road

Massapequa Park, NY 11762

516-882-8200

Sat. & Sun. 2 - 4pm and 7 - 9pm





MASS MON. @ 11am

Cure of Ars R.C. Church

2323 Merrick Ave

Merrick, New York

516-623-1400



Burial Monday 1-16-17 Calverton National Cemetery 210 Princeton Blvd Calverton LI NY 11933.


RECD THIS TODAY FROM A LONGTIME FRIEND OF FRANK & HIS WIFE...... "Frank 'Paco' Stumpf has passed away during the early morning hours at the rehab center where he was recuperating from triple by-pass surgery. Yesterday his wife told us that he was having difficulty breathing and couldn't do his exercises, so, he was scheduled to be taken back to Stony Brook Hospital for the surgeon to look at him today. Unfortunately, he didn't make it.

Frank was an icon of Watkin's St. for about 20 - 25 years then went to 331 and will be missed by many. "

...
REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....I remember Frank from the old neighborhood growing up....Frank was born in 1939.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 24, 2017, 09:58:11 PM
RET FF JOSEPH P. MARTIN...REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... Retired FF Joseph P Martin Sr. Appointed in 1960 to E-58. Transferred to E-313 in 1973. Retired in 1976 due to a line of duty injury. He was survived by his wife Margaret, married 60 years.
His wake will be held at St James Funeral Home. Monday & Tuesday, 2-4, 7-9. Funeral Wednesday at 10a.m. Saints Philip and James Church
One Carow Place
Saint James, NY 11780

Phone (631)584-5454 Fax (631)862-9675    .....OBIT.. www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=183677583


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Post by: 68jk09 on January 31, 2017, 05:16:09 PM
RET FF BEN NICOLOSI LAD*144....   REST IN PEACE BROTHER......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....
65-2
An Official Communication
from the Uniformed Firefighters Association
#8 of 2017
Retired Firefighter Ben Nicolosi
Ladder 144
(Father of Retired Firefighter Lou Nicolosi L125)
 
 
WAKE
Wednesday, February 1st from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm
 
Donohue Funeral Home
290 Post Ave
Westbury NY 11590
516-333-0615

FUNERAL MASS
Thursday, February 2nd  at 10am
St. Paul the Apostle Church
2534 Cedar Swamp Rd
Brookville NY  11545
516-935-1880

All Off-Duty Members should attend in Class A Uniform.


 
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 02, 2017, 11:14:25 PM
Letter from a FFs Daughter (see reply 674) above .... http://www.silive.com/opinion/letters/index.ssf/2017/02/firefighters_dont_take_brother.html#incart_river_index
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: JOR176 on February 03, 2017, 11:05:16 AM
Letter from a FFs Daughter (see reply 674) above .... http://www.silive.com/opinion/letters/index.ssf/2017/02/firefighters_dont_take_brother.html#incart_river_index

Outstanding letter and beautifully written. The Brotherhood at it's finest.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 28, 2017, 01:32:00 AM
RET FF ROBERT SCHURTMAN

SCHURTMAN, ROBERT, PH.D / L 148 .
Psychoanalyst and FDNY firefighter, died Feb 4. As a firefighter in 1962 assigned to L 148 and in 1972 he used his passion for psychology to direct the FDNY counseling service at Pier A until retirement in 1979. Then went on as supervisor at Brooklyn VA and was a singular influence on countless future psychologists. Donations to FDNY Foundation on behalf of the FDNY 23rd St fire.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: manhattan on February 28, 2017, 01:52:38 AM
Chief, I've got to congratulate and thank you for your untiring work in assuring that those who have served their fellow man so well are remembered as they so greatly deserve.  I know that I speak for many, many others on NYCFIRE.NET

God Bless and maintain the grand work.  Bravo Zulu!
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 28, 2017, 03:51:23 AM
Manhattan ....Thank You for your acknowledgement Sir & Thank You for your continuously Honoring Vets....the scary thing is that a friend for many years had a few years ago said in regard to my postings of Passings "well soon you will be posting me"  & a month or so later after not getting any regular Patriotic e  mails from him like i always  did i googled his name & wound up getting  his obituary  ....one never knows ...Thank You .
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 04, 2017, 06:01:21 PM
RET FF HENRY "AL" DANZ ENG*271...WW2....DANZ - Henry "Al" on March 2, 2017 of N. Babylon, NY. Reunited with his wife Catherine and his daughter, Patricia. Loving father of Barbara (Paul) Schaldonat, John (Debbi), Thomas (Angela) and Catherine (Eddie) Goldstein- Iannotti. Cherished Grandpa of 11 and Great grandpa of 7. Proud WWII Submarine Veteran. Retired FDNY Eng 271. Family and friends may visit at the Claude R. Boyd-Caratozzolo Funeral Home, 1785 Deer Park Avenue, Deer Park, NY on Sunday from 2:00-4:30 & 7:00-9:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at Ss Cyril & Methodius RC Church at 10:15 am. Interment at Calverton National. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to: Leukemia Foundation or FDNY Burn Center. nyffburncenter.com boyd-caratozzolofuneralhome.com
...

I remember back when we (108) were still on Siegel St & Al was the ECC in ENG*271.....we were both at a Third Alarm in a furniture store on Myrtle Ave.....after the Fire we drove back to qtrs (a good distance as went on the Third)....after we backed into qtrs i was walking alongside the Rig & on the side running board i saw a ring just sitting there...it was Al's 20 year ring which flew off his hand as he was hooking up.....what are the chances of it sitting there all the way back ?.......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (WW2) & FDNY..... PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...... His Son Tom is a BC in BN*6.



Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 07, 2017, 11:02:25 PM
RET FF RONALD WOLKEN  LAD*174 & MARINE*1....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....On Sat 3-4-17 after a 2 year battle w/lung cancer...... Arrangements are as follows:
Denis O'Connor Funeral Home
91-05 Beach Channel Drive
Rockaway Beach NY
Viewing Thursday 3/09 2-5 7-9
Mass at 10:00 Friday 3/10
St Camillus Church
99-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd
Rockaway Park NY


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 14, 2017, 10:47:18 PM
RET FF FARREL PATRICK CASSIDY....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=184493819
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 18, 2017, 05:56:37 PM
RET FF VINCENT MASSUCCI LAD*168..ENG*243..LAD*153......REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..
 
Wake will be on Monday and Tuesday from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm at M.A. Connell Funeral Home - 934 New York Ave, Huntington Station, NY 11746 - 631-427-1123.

The funeral mass is on Wednesday at 9:30am - Church of St. Elizabeth of Hungary - 175 Wolf Hill Rd., Melville, NY 11747 - 631-271-4455

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mack on March 18, 2017, 09:28:45 PM
RIP.

Any relationship to Louis Massucci?  Former Aide 43 Bn?
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mack on March 21, 2017, 10:43:00 AM
FF Louis Massucci, Coney Island FF, Aide 43 BN, competent, well-respected, well-liked, great sense of humor, big heart, War Years aide when CI burned down, lived Rockville Center, died from heart attack 1995, too soon after retirement, RIP. 
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 01, 2017, 01:58:20 PM
RET LT ROBERT KOSTER....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....
Arrangements are as follows:
Friends may call at

Weigand Funeral Home
49 Hillside Ave
Williston Park NY
2-4 7-9 Sunday April 2nd

A mass of Christian burial will take place on
Monday April 3rd, at 10:15 at St Aidan's Church
505 Willis Ave, Williston Park NY


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 02, 2017, 03:26:10 PM
RET FF GEORGE DESMARAIS WW2 VET...REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USA WW2) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.pearlriverfuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=4179250&fh_id=12496


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on April 07, 2017, 08:39:53 AM
From another site: " With  regret,  the  Department  announces  the  death  of  retired  Firefighter Anthony  P.  Genardo appointed April   6,   1963,   retired   July   3,   1983,   formerly   of E-219,   residing   in   Maryland,   NY,   which   occurred   on February 21, 2017."
Always a big smile and a warm greeting. Rest in Peace, Tony. Thoughts and prayers for your family at home and on Dean Street.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 11, 2017, 04:26:47 PM
ACTIVE EMT ALAN COOKE EMS SATION 58...REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/insider/resources/do/2017/033_2017.pdf


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 11, 2017, 04:50:32 PM
RET CPT LOUIS MAFFEO...REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC KOREA) & FDNY.....SEMPER FI....ALSO CONTINUED RIP TO YOUR SON JOSEPH 9-11.

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/04/louis_maffeo_retired_fdny_capt.html
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: tem217 on April 11, 2017, 05:49:46 PM
nice man capt maffeo
rest in peace..your hero son (9/11) awaits you
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: enginecap on April 11, 2017, 06:06:44 PM
Capt Maffeo was the truck captain when I was a probie.......super nice man.   I remember his son coming to the firehouse to visit.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 18, 2017, 02:43:27 AM
RET FF WALTER KROMM....Walter John Peter Kromm a FF in ENG*216 on Scholes St early '60s...later a BN*FF in BN*35 both on Siegel St & Union Ave....he battled cancer for several recent years in Punta Gorda FLA & Passed To a Higher Level on Easter Sunday 4-16-17 .... there will be a Memorial Service this coming Sat in FLA....i am Honored to have known Walter well over 50 years....a good Friend .....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 19, 2017, 03:14:25 PM
^^^^^^^^  from above^^^^WALTER JOHN PETER KROMM 12-11-37 to 4-16-17 Arrangements ... Memorial Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 211 West Charlotte Ave Punta Gorda Fla. 33950 Friday 4-21-17 at 1300 hrs................ Saturday 4-22-17 ..Social Gathering 1030 hrs to 1100 hrs followed by a Celebration Of Life at Kays, Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home 635 East Marion Ave Punta Gorda Florida 33950.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 21, 2017, 05:44:44 PM
RET LT DANNY BLAINE....REST IN PEAE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... http://www.silive.com/sports/advance/gordon/index.ssf/2017/04/island_golfer_saloon-keeper_da.html
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 01, 2017, 12:39:42 AM
RET BC JAMES SCHUPPEL BN*12.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....Retired BC Jimmy Schuppel passed away in Florida on Thursday April 28th. at age 87  Services as follows:

Wake: Tuesday, May 2nd

2-4 and 6-8 pm
@ Dobbie's Funeral Home
701 East Tarpon Ave.
Tarpon Springs, FL. 34689

Funeral: Wednesday, May 3. 10 am

St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church
715 Orange St.
Tarpon Springs, FL

Jimmy was appointed on December 14, 1957, and retired on July 20, 1990. & was the Captain of 27 Truck from '77-'84.then BC BN*12.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 04, 2017, 03:25:56 PM
RET LT MELVIN HARPER LAD*120..ENG*235....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....    http://watkinsst.com
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 07, 2017, 10:43:19 PM
RET FF JOHN MAHER ENG*218.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....    http://osheafuneral.com/tribute/details/3308/John-Maher/service-information.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 12, 2017, 05:50:34 AM
RET CPT VIC MOKARRY..LT LAD*132....CPT..LAD*126....ONE OF THE BEST ALWAYS A GENTLEMAN ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...Recd this message..QUOTE
To Our FDNY Family,

I'm the son of retired FDNY Captain Victor P. Mokarry, Sr. Our Dad passed last Sunday from lung cancer. He lived a great life and his fondest memories and those of his sons were of the FDNY Firemen he served with. Dad served in Ladder 132/Engine 280, Ladder 126, among others.

Here's the link to his obituary.
www.donnellanfuneral.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1962204
We hope you and your families are doing well. In the Eye of the Storm, the Bravest!

​Tim Mokarry...UNQUOTE... & in the link to the obit w/his picture that is Vic always smiling.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on May 12, 2017, 08:45:41 AM
Rest in Peace Cap. Thoughts and prayers for your family at home and on the job
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on May 12, 2017, 10:29:08 AM
 For each and every one of these FDNY War Years Vets who passes on, my sincere condolences goes out to their families and friends, along with the members of the FDNY. Particularly to those FDNY members who knew and worked with them.

 Every time Another War Years Vet Passes, I read the names and the story that goes along with it. For the most part, I never knew them. But I certainly knew of the kind of work that these guys had done for their careers. I watched them do it. I learned from their every move. I saw them functioning during the busiest time for fires ever recorded in any history of any other fire department.

 I may have talked to them in the street after a tough job. I may have ridden on the same fire truck with them when I was invited to do so. I'm sure that some of us had met along the way.

 I will ALWAYS ADMIRE and RESPECT those guys as Firefighters for the job they did. Today I also know that I couldn't deal with the life that so many spouses and family members had to deal with. Worrying about their loved ones doing this job. I realize that those spouses and family members also played a major part in dealing with these FDNY War Years Firefighter careers. They lived a large part of that life as well.   
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 19, 2017, 06:20:09 PM
RET LT JERRY SLEVIN ...  REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....Funeral was held on L.I. on 5-18-17......      http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=185399233
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 20, 2017, 08:29:38 PM
RET FF JAMES R. FOX ENG*157 ... WW2 VET. REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN WW2) & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES. http://obits.silive.com/obituaries/siadvance/obituary.aspx?n=james-fox&pid=185477517
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 23, 2017, 03:16:49 AM
ACTIVE FDNY EMT .... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/insider/resources/do/2017/047_2017.pdf
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 23, 2017, 03:34:55 AM
PHILLIP J. KOPP JR....FF LAD*28 ...LT LAD*14....REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...

June 19, 1932 - May 19, 2017
Obituary

Philip J. Kopp, Jr. passed away on May 19, 2017 at 84 years of age. Retired Lieutenant, FDNY Ladder 14. Beloved husband of Gloria (nee Bellusci). Loving father of Philip J. Kopp, III, Lori Letzler and Barbara Kopp. Dearest brother of John and the late Virginia Maddi. Cherished grandfather of 7.

Reposing at the
Wake:
Monday May 22, 2017 from 2-5pm and 7-9pm. (Today)
Frederick Funeral Home of Flushing
192-15 Northern Blvd.
Flushing, N.Y. 11358.
http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Philip-Kopp%2c&lc=5095&pid=185498375&mid=7415370

Funeral Mass:
Tuesday May 23, 2017 10:00am.
Holy Family R.C. Church
175-20 74th Ave
Flushing, NY 11366

Interment Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery. In Lieu of Flowers donations to the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation would be greatly appreciated. https://nyffburncenter.com/

Please forward to others that worked with Phil....Twin Brother of John Kopp LAD*108...UFA BKLYN Trustee...FM.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on May 23, 2017, 05:29:59 PM
Rest in Peace, Lt. Kopp. Thoughts and prayers for your family at home and your family in the Hilton and in Spanish Harlem
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mikeindabronx on May 23, 2017, 07:49:19 PM
REST IN PEACE, Lt.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 28, 2017, 04:42:35 PM
RET FF JAMES ABERNETHY.....     http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/app/obituary.aspx?n=james-abernethy&pid=185629472&fhid=8780
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 31, 2017, 02:29:34 PM
RET FF CHRIS ECKOFF ENG*314 & WIFE BOTH ON SAME DAY.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER & MRS ECKOFF...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OFTHE FAMILIES.....Chris and his Wife JoAnn arrangements
Charles j oshea 2515 n.jerusalem ave east meadow
weds may 31 2pm - 5pm and 7pm - 9pm
thurs june 1 2-5 and 7-9
Service
Friday june 2 at the funeral home
final resting place 11 am - 12 pm Pinelawn memorial 2030 wellwood ave farmingdale

In lieu of flowers
the children of Chris and Jo Ann eckhoff
www.gofundme.com/children-of-joann-and-chris-eckhoff

St Judes Research Hospital or
Tuesdays Children            http://osheafuneral.com/tribute/details/3338/Chris-and-JoAnn-Eckhoff/service-information.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on June 05, 2017, 09:28:11 PM
From another site:
 "Firefighter Frank Caluri E-232..........REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....One of the true faces of the great BKLYN Tin House...Frank The Wolfman...BMA On The Way."
Another War Years Warrior. Rest in Peace. Thoughts and prayers for your family at home and in The Tin House
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 06, 2017, 03:10:20 PM
RET FF FRANK CALURI ...  http://www.nazarefuneralhome.com/obit.php?decedid=1969
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: JOR176 on June 07, 2017, 10:37:19 AM
From another site:
 "Firefighter Frank Caluri E-232..........REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....One of the true faces of the great BKLYN Tin House...Frank The Wolfman...BMA On The Way."
Another War Years Warrior. Rest in Peace. Thoughts and prayers for your family at home and in The Tin House


R.I.P.           Frank was apt in 1968 to Eng 232 when they were still on Watkins St.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 08, 2017, 02:45:41 AM
LT ENG*232 in  THE BKLYN TIN HOUSE on Rockaway Ave '73 to '86 .... REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... Wake ..Scott funeral home located at
20 Ponquogue Ave. Hampton Bays NY 11946 . Viewing is on Saturday (6/10) from 2-4 and 7-9. Monday 6/12 is the funeral at St. Rosalies Church located at 31 East
Montauk Highway at 10:30 Am. Burial at Calverton Cemetary. Family is requesting Honor Guard, so if possible wear Class A's.
Tel # of Funeral home is 631-728-3660.




Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: JOR176 on June 08, 2017, 10:44:14 AM
LT ENG*232 on both Watkins St & THE BKLYN TIN HOUSE on Rockaway Ave.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... Wake ..Scott funeral home located at
20 Ponquogue Ave. Hampton Bays NY 11946 . Viewing is on Saturday (6/10) from 2-4 and 7-9. Monday 6/12 is the funeral at St. Rosalies Church located at 31 East
Montauk Highway at 10:30 Am. Burial at Calverton Cemetary. Family is requesting Honor Guard, so if possible wear Class A's.

Lt. Frank Lenahan is the Officers name.
Tel # of Funeral home is 631-728-3660.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: JOR176 on June 08, 2017, 01:31:16 PM
Calling Post from the Tinhouse Alumni stated that Lt Frank Lenahan was longest tenured officer assigned to E232 from 1973 until 1986, also not in Watkins St. as previously posted.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on June 08, 2017, 02:16:21 PM
Rest in Peace Lt. Lenahan. Thoughts and prayers for your family at home and in the Tin House. Another member of the War Years generation.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 13, 2017, 05:13:06 PM
RET CPT ROBERT E. WATT....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=robert-watt&pid=185784440
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 14, 2017, 06:24:29 PM
RET CPT FRANK PAMPALONE...  FF LADS*40 & 42....LT LAD*59....CPT LAD*111.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Frank-Pampalone&lc=1725&pid=185803744&mid=7447159


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mikeindabronx on June 14, 2017, 06:57:19 PM
Rest in peace, Captain.

(http://www.fdnysbravest.com/firephoto342.jpg)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 16, 2017, 07:06:31 PM
RET BC PATRICK KILDUFF...REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...      http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=patrick-e-kilduff&pid=185801624
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 19, 2017, 03:32:20 PM
in regard to reply 725 & 726 above CPT FRANK PAMPALONE....His Pallbearer's at his final resting place were eight of his Men from places he worked ....all well respected BROTHERS as well as a US Navy Honor Guard who also performed a Military Service.....Frank was in the USN during the Korean War.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 20, 2017, 05:08:25 PM
Paragraph 1.6 announces the Death of the inventor of the Lorenzo Ladder..... http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/insider/resources/do/2017/057_2017.pdf
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 22, 2017, 02:20:01 AM
RET FF BOB BURNS R*1...REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....Wake on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9.
Bellmore Funeral Home
2340 Jerusalem Avenue
North Bellmore, 11710
516-781-2022

Funeral Mass at St. Bernard's Church at 12 noon.
3100 Hempstead Tpke.,
Levittown, L.I., 11756
515-731-4220


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 23, 2017, 08:08:28 PM
RET BC BERNARD "TOM" LALLY...FF LAD*4...LT ENG*40....CPT...R&T (SHOPS)....BC ?....ADC FIRE PREV... REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... weigandbrothers.com/tribute/details/1517/Bernard-Lally/service-information.html#content-start


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: ******* on June 24, 2017, 08:18:40 AM
Sorry doesn't express the words for the passing of Tom Lally. The heart and soul of the FDNY are the men. Tom was one of the finest most dedicated to the job of the men I had the privilege of working with during my time.  Rest in Peace Tommy.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on June 24, 2017, 01:06:49 PM
 Author Unknown.

 A Fireman knocked at the heavenly gate, his face was scarred and old
 He stood before the man of fate for admission to the fold

 What have you done St Peter said to gain admission here
 I've been a firefighter sir, he said. For many, many years

 The Pearly Gates swung open wide as St Peter touches the bell
 Come in and choose your harp my son, you've seen your share of hell
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: memory master on June 25, 2017, 07:11:50 AM
Firefighter Douglas William Corson, 67, Retired 1997, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 at his home in Pocono Lake, Pa.
Services will be held on Friday, June 30, 2017 2-5 p.m. at Marine Park Funeral Home, 3024 Quentin Road, Brooklyn, N.Y. There will also be a viewing on Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 2-5 p.m. at Bolock Funeral Home, 6148 Paradise Valley Road, Cresco, Pa. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: The Myositis Foundation at myositis.org and The FDNY Fire Family Transport Foundation at firefamilytransport.org
(This obituary from the Pocono Record newspaper 6/25/17)

Rest In Peace Sir and condolences to the family.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 30, 2017, 09:57:25 PM
RET FF ANTHONY DRAGONETTI...REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... csbartholomewandson.com/tribute/details/452/Anthony-Dragonetti/obituary.html#tribute-start


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 30, 2017, 10:02:37 PM
RET LT RAY KELLY....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....Retired Lieutenant Ray Kelly passed away suddenly on a June 28, 2017.

Appt. 1/16/1965 - Retired 7/13/2001

FF. in L-42, E-88, L-58, E66
Promoted to LT. 8/12/1995
Assigned to E-26 - 12/95 - 7/01

Wake - Sunday - 3pm-7pm
Schuyler Hill Funeral Home
3535 E. Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY 10465
718-792-0270

Funeral - Monday 10am
St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church
590 City Island Avenue
Bronx, NY 10464

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 02, 2017, 03:09:35 PM
RET FF WALLY HASTINGS ENG*23....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC & ANG) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....SEMPER FI ....Wake at Moloney Funeral Parlor on Ocean Ave, in Lake Ronkonkoma, almost to Portion Road. Wednesday July 5th 2-4, 7-9 , Thursday 2-4, 7-9, Friday prayer at the Funeral home with Full Military Honors at Calverton to follow. time unknown for Prayer. Wally was a proud Marine, & also in the 106th Air National Guard for at least 30 years. 


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 05, 2017, 11:48:55 PM
RET FF CHARLES E. QUIGG  E40/35 Truck   REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...   In Venice Florida on July 1st, 2017.....NFI at this time.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: JOR176 on July 06, 2017, 08:27:04 PM
RET FF CHARLES E. QUIGG  E40/35 Truck   REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...   In Venice Florida on July 1st, 2017.....NFI at this time.

Charles E, Quigg  E 217, Eng 40 L35, L27-2,  Bronx Help Team.  The Suncoast Florida Retirees attended the service for Charlie,Yesterday at the Sarasota National Veterans cemetary, The Venice American legion was present also. The service was well attended.
R.I.P.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 06, 2017, 09:22:46 PM
RET FF CHARLES E. QUIGG  E40/35 Truck   REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...   In Venice Florida on July 1st, 2017.....NFI at this time.

Charles E, Quigg  E 217, Eng 40 L35, L27-2,  Bronx Help Team.  The Suncoast Florida Retirees attended the service for Charlie,Yesterday at the Sarasota National Veterans cemetary, The Venice American legion was present also. The service was well attended.
R.I.P.
JOR Thank you....my original post was the only info i recd in an e mail.....do you know what years in 217 ?
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: JOR176 on July 06, 2017, 11:07:22 PM
Chief, not sure but I will try to find out and let you know, my guess would be the early to mid 60's. I'm leaving for Pennsylvania tomorrow to visit My son and family.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 08, 2017, 02:54:59 PM
RET BC GEORGE MICKEL JR.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC KOREA) & FDNY......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....SEMPER FI ...       

http://obits.silive.com/obituaries/siadvance/obituary.aspx?n=george-mickel&pid=186028320&fhid=26320&f=portal
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 12, 2017, 06:31:30 PM
RET LT WILLIAM LUTTER....REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY...William C. Lutter, 75, of Sea Bright, New Jersey passed away on July 9, 2017, with his loving wife of 52 years by his side.
Bill was born on December 15, 1941 in New York City to the late William M. Lutter and late Catherine (Condren) Lutter.
He served in the Army National Guard from 1963 through 1970. He joined the New York City Fire Department in 1970, a career that he called “the best job of his life.” He served as a firefighter at Engine 60 and Ladder 17. When he was promoted to lieutenant he was transferred to Ladder 14.
A memorial gathering will be held at the Thompson Memorial Home on Sunday July 16th from 11:30 to 12:30 with a prayer service at 12:30. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to a charity of your choice.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 18, 2017, 03:59:29 PM
RET BC JOHN FOX...       http://marineparkfh.com/tribute/details/2156/John-Fox/obituary.html


John M. Fox suddenly on July 17, 2017 at home. He was 65. The son of the late John & Mary, he was born October 23, 1951 in Brooklyn NY.

John served Our Country with the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam Conflict. Upon returning home John joined the FDNY retiring as an FDNY Chief.

Father of John P. Fox, Meghan Fox, Camille Cabrera (Ruben) and Michael Winfield. Grandfather of Austin and Ashley. Dear brother of Ellen Fox, Maura Frawley (Larry) Patrick Fox and the late Kathleen Fox.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Judes Children's Hospital or the Heart Share Foundation.

A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday July 20th from 3 to 9:00PM. REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC RVN) & FDNY .....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... FF ENG*290...LAD*112...LAD*113......LT SQ*1......CPT*ENG*254.......BC BN*33.....While a LT in SQ*1 John received the James Gordon Bennet Medal for the rescue of a fellow FF who had fallen into the hole at the 1993 WTC Bombing......SEMPER FI.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 18, 2017, 04:51:47 PM
RET FF/FM MIKE McGRORTY LAD*111..FIRE MARSHAL....

www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?pid=186101589

REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...... www.legacy.com/guestbook/DignityMemorial/guestbook.aspx?n=michael-mcgrorty&pid=186100859


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 19, 2017, 11:45:24 AM
In regard to reply # 144 above....From 1994 Medal Day Book:

Lieutenant JOHN M. FOX Squad Company 1

The bomb blast at the World Trade Center on February 26, 1993, is an event that is etched in everyone's mind as one of the most horrific to hit New York in many years. The level of destruction and the number of lives affected by the bombing are staggering. Much has been written of what happened that day and many more volumes are yet to come. Those who experienced the devastation firsthand will never forget it.

Lieutenant John M. Fox was having an average day until Box 33-69 was transmitted at 1231 Hours and Squad 1 was summoned to the World Trade Center for an explosion of undetermined origin. The company was directed to report to Deputy Chief Steven De Rosa in the lobby of the Vista Hotel. He informed them that a firefighter from Rescue 1 was missing and he ordered them to search on the B-1 level.

John led the other members of Squad 1, FFs James Brogan, William Walker, Peter Runfola, Joseph O'Donnell and Edmund Stoebe, on a very important journey. As they made their way down the stairs, the smoke pushing up at them grew darker and more acrid. Several firefighters were calling for a line and the members of Squad 1 stretched hose lengths in that direction until they ran out of line.

They continued forward and met Lieutenant John McAllister of Rescue 1, who informed them that Firefighter Kevin Shea had fallen into a hole. They followed McAllister to the edge of the hole, where the immensity of the blast became more apparent. Though the smoke made visibility poor, John saw fires burning on several levels across the chasm. Through the eerie light he caught glimpses of destruction that made him wonder if his eyes were playing tricks on him. The noise level from broken steam pipes, water pipes and car alarms was intense, but John was able to pinpoint Kevin calling for help. BC Richard Rewkowski arrived on the scene and ordered a roof rope operation to get someone down to help Shea. John chose to go and the other members of Squad 1 cleared the area and prepared to lower him. Conditions were severe with fire and no visibility in the immediate area and no protective hose line in place.

The entire operation was being conducted from a concrete slab that was cantilevered out, rough-hewn at the edge and had reinforcing rods protruding from it. John was forced to crawl backward off the slab across the reinforcing rods and had to grapple for a dropping-off point. The initial free fall until the rope tightened, gave the entire slab a jolt and caused it to lean even farther into the crater.

The uncertain condition of the rescue area increased the danger of the operation. Lt. Fox had no smooth surface to balance off as he descended. The heat and smoke rising up around him made him wonder what he was getting into. At the bottom of the pit, John had to walk, crawl and stumble over the jagged pieces of concrete and metal that lay between him and Kevin. When John finally made his way through the smoky maze, Shea remarked, "Boy am I glad to see you."

John heard someone else nearby struggling through the debris, so he called out and, after approximately ten minutes was joined by Firefighter John Tighe of Rescue 5. In his present position, Shea was getting drenched by water from broken pipes. The precarious position of another concrete slab from overhead, also added to John and Tighe's decision to move Shea to a safer place. After they stabilized Shea they prepared him for the long haul up out of the crater and then to a point where he could be removed to safety. They secured him to a Stokes stretcher and guided the basket through the pile of rubble. The other members of Squad 1 and additional firefighters helped lift Shea up.

For his actions, risking his own life to save the life of a fellow firefighter, the New York City Fire Department is proud to present the James Gordon Bennett Medal to Lieutenant John M. Fox.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 19, 2017, 02:39:18 PM
In regard to reply # 145 above....From 1985 Medal Day Book

FF Michael P. Mcgrorty Ladder Company 111

An alarm at five in the morning in Brooklyn will usually mean a fire with people in jeopardy. At that hour people will still be asleep in their beds and the toxic smoke will insidiously rise through floors and walls and kill them in their sleep without their ever knowing what transpired below them.

As the members of Ladder 111 arrived at 144 Lewis Avenue, they found a three story apartment house with a grocery store on the first floor. The store was roaring with heave fire. Heavy metal security gates were all down and locked in place impeding access to the fire. The first unit on the scene, Engine 217, had raised their portable ladder to the second floor fire escape balcony to help a man off the landing. The rescued victim said that there was a woman inside the apartment over the store. At this time heavy, black smoke was issuing from all floors of the building.

Lt. Glianna and the forcible entry man, Fr. McGrorty, raced up the interior stairs to the second floor. The fire was venting through the rear wall of the store and was travelling up the public stairway. The two firefighters were forced back down the stairs by a savage heat condition. They ran to the fire escape and used it to get to the second floor. They smashed through the windows and entered the apartment which was superheated by the fire raging directly below them. They were now in the frying pan.

At this point in the operation, water had not yet been applied to the fire because of problems created by the security gates. Fire was extending into the apartment via pipe recesses in the kitchen and bathroom and by auto-exposure into the bedroom window. The smoke condition was severe. The firefighters knew they did not have much time before the apartment lit up, trapping them.

Despite the rapidly deteriorating conditions, Fr. McGrorty, fully aware of his position, crawled to the farthest reaches of the bedroom and found Esther Jones. The 75-year-old woman was semi-conscious, on the floor gasping for air. Fr. McGrorty dragged the victim across the bedroom and with the help of the Lieutenant placed her in the bucket of the tower ladder.

Mrs. Jones was then removed to the street where she was given oxygen and evacuated to Woodhull Hospital. Her life was surely forfeited had it not been for the tenacious determination of this firefighter.

Today the F.D.N.Y. is proud to present the Emerald Society Pipes and Drums Medal to Firefighter Michael P. McGrorty.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: scoobyd on July 19, 2017, 09:57:27 PM
There is a photo that was in WNYF-  showing then Fr. Fox of L 113 assisting in a scaling ladder rescue.  Anybody got it?   Chief Fox was well known during his time at 113 for extreme acts of bravery, most of which were not written up, as related by some old Rats.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 26, 2017, 03:17:41 PM
RET LT DENNIS HORIGAN...REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... OTJ 1968 .. FF 103..143..102..127..R*1...LT LAD*159... www.massapequafuneralhome.com/obituary/dennis-c-horigan/

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: JOR176 on July 26, 2017, 03:44:48 PM
RET FF CHARLES E. QUIGG  E40/35 Truck   REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...   In Venice Florida on July 1st, 2017.....NFI at this time.

Charles E, Quigg  E 217, Eng 40 L35, L27-2,  Bronx Help Team.  The Suncoast Florida Retirees attended the service for Charlie,Yesterday at the Sarasota National Veterans cemetary, The Venice American legion was present also. The service was well attended.
R.I.P.
JOR Thank you....my original post was the only info i recd in an e mail.....do you know what years in 217 ?

Chief, Charlie was appointed in 1961 no further info today..    R.I.P.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 26, 2017, 07:24:32 PM
RET FF SCOTT KIRCHOFFER... Ladder 40 & Haz Mat 1 passed at his home this morning.

Appointed 1973, Retired 1996

Details as follows:

Wake Friday July 28th
2-5
7-9
@ Dalton's Funeral Home, Floral Park, NY

Funeral Mass Saturday July 29th 9:45am @ St Anne's RC Church, Garden City NY
.........................................................................................


REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......Scott was at times nicknamed the mad inventor....very good ideas...i remember when he started to introduce the whizzer saw into the Job...he had a crude model he put together using manufactured pieces but sort of like the ones today.....he was told to take it to the Safety Bn for approval...they immediately knocked it because the disc spinning at 2200 rpm (if i remember) had no guard...they said if the disc shatters etc etc....Scott went to the doorway of a tile wall utility room & with the trigger taped on he reached his arm into the room holding the hose about a foot & a half back he started swinging it around gouging the tiles but no damage to the blade....he got his point across....a very simple but very useful tool was introduced.



Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 01, 2017, 07:49:40 PM
RET FF GEORGE TAYLOR LAD*108.....I just saw on the Dept Orders that George Taylor had Passed To A Higher Level on 6-17-17....George was appt to 108 on 2-20-60 a Gentleman & all around nice guy...he was a burly man but could stand next to the kitchen table & leap onto it in one shot......after taking many feeds George was forced to have a hole cut in his throat in order to breathe & was put out of the Job on 10-12-72......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES. 
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on August 01, 2017, 10:03:57 PM
RET FF GEORGE TAYLOR LAD*108.....I just saw on the Dept Orders that George Taylor had Passed To A Higher Level on 6-17-17....George was appt to 108 on 2-20-60 a Gentleman & all around nice guy...he was a burly man but could stand next to the kitchen table & leap onto it in one shot......after taking many feeds George was forced to have a hole cut in his throat in order to breathe & was put out of the Job on 10-12-72......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

 Chief JK, my condolences on the loss of your friend and Brother Firefighter, George Taylor of Ladder 108. 
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 03, 2017, 06:26:24 PM
RET FF PHILLIP MAHANEY....   http://obits.silive.com/obituaries/siadvance/obituary.aspx?n=philip-mahaney&pid=186273410       REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY) & FDNY......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... As a Cov Lt in R*5 late '80s i had the pleasure of having Phil as the Rescue Chauf on several occasions....as said in his Obit he was a very capable man....i remember one night we were at a job in a Queen Anne.....the Fire was in several areas all starting in the walls due to an electrical issue....we tried shutting power in the basement in the normal manner but the lines remained charged & the Fire continued to extend & it seemed like we were going to lose the whole bldg & there was no ETA for the Utility Company.....i thought about cutting the service where it entered the box in the basement since it was raining outside.....i went outside to tell the Chief & get electrical cutters as i was telling the Chief (with my back to the bldg) the Chief suddenly went WTF ? ...i turned to see what he was looking at & Phil (who unbeknown to me was a Licensed Electrician) was standing on the porch roof w/a small pair of cutters separating & cutting the service eliminating the problem......always a pleasure to work with....his Twin Brother Pat was also OTJ.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 05, 2017, 05:41:43 PM
IN REGARD TO REPLY # 754 ABOVE.....Fireman 1st Grade Philip M. Mahaney Ladder Co. 103
Off-duty rescue at 378 Pennsylania Avenue, Brooklyn. Box 7-5-2001,
1539 hours, December 18, 1970. 4 story, N.F.P., Multiple Dwelling.
FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT MEDAL (Naer Tormid Society)

Off-duty and driving his car along Pennsylvania Avenue, Fireman Mahaney observed heavy volumes of smoke issuing from a building at the above address. He raced to the scene and was informed by civilians gathered in front of the building that people were trapped inside. He immediately directed a civilian to transmit an alarm and entered the building to make a search. When he reached the fire floor, he was attracted by the crying of a child. Guided by this crying, he searched the fire apartment and found Curtis Faison huddled in the corner of a room. He picked the child up and rushed to the street.

Re-entering the building, Fireman Mahaney proceeded to the 3rd floor where he found a woman and her 4 children, completely disoriented by the heavy smoke condition, wandering aimlessly. He calmly took the youngest in his arms, a 7 year old girl by the hand, and instructed the woman to hold her other two children by the hand and follow him. All were safely escorted down the stairs to the safety of the street.

Civilians in the street informed Fireman Mahaney that there were still more people in the building, despite the fact that the heat and smoke conditions in the building had reached severe proportions; Fireman Mahaney once again entered the building. This time, he proceeded to the 4th floor to search that area. There he found Mrs. Taylor, in a state of shock, holding a 9 month old infant. Gently reassuring her that all would be well, he guided her and the child down the stairs. On the way down, members of arriving units met them between the 1st and 2nd floors. Advising them of the prevailing conditions, in the now blazing building, Fireman Mahaney continued to lead the woman and her infant to the street and safety.

Fireman Mahaney performed all of these rescues before the arrival of fire department units, without any protective fire clothing and without the benefit bf breathing equipment. He unhesitatingly risked his life for the safety of others.

The efficient and professional manner in which Fireman Mahaney performed, certainly is in keeping with the finest traditions of the Fire Department.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 09, 2017, 06:52:59 PM
RET FF CHARLES ANDERSON LAD*103....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....    http://www.manganofh.com/obituaries/Charles-Anderson-28/#!/Obituary
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 14, 2017, 06:14:44 PM
RET FF PETER RICCARDI LAD*6 ...UFA MANHATTAN TRUSTEE....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY KOREA) & FDNY......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....
65-2
An Official Communication from the UFA
#43 of 2017 · August 14th

Former Manhattan Trustee
Retired Firefighter
Peter Riccardi
Ladder Company 6


WAKE
Monday, August 14th from 2-4pm & 7-9pm
Tuesday, August 15th from 2-4pm & 7-9pm
Casey Funeral Home
350 Slosson Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314
718-447-4242

FUNERAL MASS
Wednesday, August 16th at 10:00am
Blessed Sacrament Church
30 Manor Road
Staten Island, NY 10310
718-442-1581


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 15, 2017, 08:28:18 PM
RET FF VINCENT IGNATIUS McGUIRE  ENG*13 ...WW2 VET .... A very impressive life...      http://times-journal.com/obituaries/article_17a1edee-81ff-11e7-a0a5-ef691b1ba308.html
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: tem217 on August 15, 2017, 08:57:31 PM
a very impressive obit
greatest generation..thank you (usn..nypd..fdny)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 18, 2017, 03:48:37 AM
RET FF AIDEN G. SPOONER .... On 8-17-17....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....
Viewing: Friday 8-18-17 0900 to 1000 hrs.
Service: Friday 8-18-17 1000 to 1100 hrs....both held at
Lawrence Woodward Funeral Home. 1 Troy Ave. off Fulton St. Brooklyn NY 11213
Interment: Evergreen Cemetery. 1630 Bushwick Avenue. Brooklyn


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 18, 2017, 03:30:56 PM
RET FF JAMES HYLAND... REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... obits.silive.com/obituaries/siadvance/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=186404481


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on August 18, 2017, 04:23:06 PM
a very impressive obit
greatest generation..thank you (usn..nypd..fdny)

 Every time I read of another War Years Vet passes, I stop and think about what this guy might have done over his career as a firefighter.

 In most cases, I really have no idea who they were. But I do have a pretty good idea of what they did. Each one has their own story to tell of a time when fires throughout New York City had reached a staggering amount. An amount that I don't think will ever be seen again, anywhere.

 These guys while performing their jobs would amaze even the most experienced firefighters from across the country. It was totally unbelievable what these guys did. Not just in one night or one week, but for years - every single day. At times often going from one serious building fire to another. There was also the constant rubbish fires, car fires and false alarms.

 When it comes to the Fire Dept, there is no doubt, these guys really were the Greatest Generation.   
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 20, 2017, 08:00:46 PM
RET FF SALVATORE "SAM" FRISINA  ENG*70......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....    http://claytonkingspark.com/book-of-memories/3066263/Frisina-Salvatore/service-details.php
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mack on August 20, 2017, 09:42:40 PM
a very impressive obit
greatest generation..thank you (usn..nypd..fdny)

 Every time I read of another War Years Vet passes, I stop and think about what this guy might have done over his career as a firefighter.

 In most cases, I really have no idea who they were. But I do have a pretty good idea of what they did. Each one has their own story to tell of a time when fires throughout New York City had reached a staggering amount. An amount that I don't think will ever be seen again, anywhere.

 These guys while performing their jobs would amaze even the most experienced firefighters from across the country. It was totally unbelievable what these guys did. Not just in one night or one week, but for years - every single day. At times often going from one serious building fire to another. There was also the constant rubbish fires, car fires and false alarms.

 When it comes to the Fire Dept, there is no doubt, these guys really were the Greatest Generation.

Agree totally, Bill.  Everyone had their own story to tell - and the stories are remarkable.  Dedicated, motivated, tireless, self-less service.  Thank you to all in this tread.  God bless you.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 21, 2017, 05:53:53 PM
RET FF JOHN J. O'SULLIVAN ....LAD*125...UFA....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.thomasfdaltonfuneralhomes.com/obituary/john-j-osullivan/


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 21, 2017, 06:03:12 PM
RET BC JOSEPH McKEON... MOVED TO  "ANOTHER 9-11 MEMBER PASSES ".  reply # 206.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: lucky on August 22, 2017, 05:25:56 PM
Joe was made lieutenant out of 112 Truck.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 22, 2017, 09:27:03 PM
RET CPT PATRICK J. CONNOLLY ENG*65....Viewing/Visitation: (as per Rebecca @ Funeral Home)

IN Our Lady of Grace R.C. Church
100-05 159th Avenue Howard Beach, NY 11414
(Under Supv. of Casey-Porrello Funeral Home - (718) 843-7820 )
Wed. 8/23 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 pm
Thurs 8/24 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 pm

Funeral Mass: Same Church Friday 8/25 10:30 am

Interment: St. John Cemetery
80-01 Metropolitan Avenue
Middle Village, Qns NY 11379
REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: turnout on August 23, 2017, 02:01:24 PM
Retired Lt Ferdinand 'Fred'  Hartman of Longs, SC passed on August 18th, 2017.    Fred was appointed 1958 and assigned  to L13  Promoted 1973  and retired out of L143 in 1991.  Fred also worked in Sq 5 and L18 during the war years. Was a charter member of the FDNY Carolinas Retirees Association
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 23, 2017, 03:36:23 PM
RET DR COLE LAO WW2 POW....REST IN PEACE DR...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....Dr Lao was a WW II American POW. The FDNY respected and still respects these wonderful men and woman that have served this country.

Dr Lao as well as many of our other Veterans spent time in numerous Firehouses,traveled down to Walter Reed and Bethesda on numerous occasions with many of our FDNY Personel.
The POW's were also honored at HQ a few years ago.
Dr. Cole Lao
Colecronio M Lao
1922-2017

First Visitation:
Wednesday 8/23/2017
2pm to 5pm

James Romanelli- Stephens Funeral Home
89-01 Rockaway Boulevard
Ozone Park, NY
11416


Second Visitation:
7pm- 9pm

8/24/2017
Church service:
St. Sylvester's
9:30 AM
416 Grant Avenue near 97 Ave Cypress Hills,
Brooklyn, New York
11208

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 25, 2017, 07:55:12 PM
RET FF ROBERT HERR LAD*142...On 8-24-17 at 81 years of age... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=robert-herr&pid=186476875


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 27, 2017, 06:54:54 PM
RET FF JAMES E. PERKINS ENG*279....On 8-25-17 at 83 yrs of age ....Ret at age 65 in 1999 after 41 yrs & 42 days OTJ .....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USAF) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....    http://obits.nj.com/obituaries/starledger/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=186497510
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 30, 2017, 01:22:29 AM
RET FF RICHARD GEHRINGER LAD*1...REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...    www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Richard-F.-Gehringer-105142650


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 30, 2017, 01:32:53 AM
RET FF CARMINE IANNIELLIO ENG*311....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...   http://www.franklinfuneralhome.net/obits
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 01, 2017, 04:19:56 PM
RET FF GEORGE A. ZULCH ENG*70  WW2 VET.........   REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY AIR CORP WW2) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.dapsonchestney.com/notices/George-Zulch


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 02, 2017, 03:21:51 AM
RET LT WALLY MALONE ENG*214....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.... PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... Commack Abby F.H. 631-499-4422
96 Commack Rd.
Commack, N.Y. 11725
Visiting Hours are Sat Sept. 2nd & Sun Sept. 3rd from 2-4 & 7-9 pm.
Mass at Christ the King R.C. Church Monday Sept 4th at 10am
2 Indian Head Rd.
Commack N.Y. 11725
Interment at Calverton National Cemetery
Calverton N.Y.
...........................................
Also FF Bedford Ave 209/102 then FF R*2 & also as a LT in 214 then i think LT in 313 then Bur Of Pers... always a friendly upbeat well respected Member.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 02, 2017, 10:37:45 PM
RET FIRE MARSHAL JOHN D. VRANICK....(Ret 8-5-85)...REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...    http://www.branchfh.com/book-of-memories/3115125/Vranick-John/service-details.php
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 07, 2017, 12:51:32 AM
RET FF MICHAEL J. GRIFFIN  LAD*61....   REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....RET 4-1-76.... www.silvertonmemorial.com/obituaries/Michael-Griffin-11/#!/Obituary


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 16, 2017, 02:51:12 AM
RET LT GEORGE W. GUINAN JR...FF ENG*231..LT ENG*251....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... http://www.nhpfh.com/single-post/2017/09/15/George-W-Guinan-Jr
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 17, 2017, 03:26:27 PM
RET FF THOMAS W. DOWDLE....RET 5-1-82... REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... Evergreen Funeral Home ,Greenpoint.... www.evergreenfuneral.com/obituaries

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 19, 2017, 04:41:18 PM
RET BC OWEN McCRUDDEN.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... a few places he worked were LAD*24 ..R*3.. CPT LAD*14.. BC BN*14 ... He Passed To A Higher Level while in his sleep this morning...NFI at this time.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 21, 2017, 03:13:17 AM
^^^^^^^^RET BC  Owen McCrudden Batt.14
Wake will be held at the Clarke Funeral Home
2104 Saw Mill River Road
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Hrs: Thursday, 2 - 4 pm and 7 - 9pm
Service: Mass of Christian Burial: Friday 10am, St. Joseph's Church, Somers
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the New York Firefighters Burn Center, 21 Asch Loop, Bronx, NY 10475, nyffburncenter.com

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 21, 2017, 03:15:24 AM
RET FF CHARLES MARKS...  ENG*246 ... RET 1977....REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... http://www.scaliahome.com/obituaries/Charles-Marks-3/#
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 25, 2017, 12:17:25 AM
RET FF PATRICK A. DE ROSA ENG*161...REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....
DOD: 9/18/2017 Ret. 7/30/1997

Wake/Visitation: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home
7447 Amboy Road
Staten Island, NY 10307

Thursday 9/28/2017 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 PM

Funeral Mass: St. Joseph-St. Thomas Parish
6097 Amboy Road
Staten Island, NY 10309

Friday 9/29/2017 10:30 AM

Interment: Cemetery of the Resurrection
361 Sharrot Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10309

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 25, 2017, 12:27:03 AM
RET FF ANTONY APUZZO ENG*34...REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...
DOD: 9/19/2017 Ret. 3/10/1975

Wake/Visitation: Michael J. Higgins Funeral Services, Inc.
113 Lake Road
Congers, NY 10920 (845) 213-3642
Sunday 9/24/2017 2 - 9 PM
Monday 9/25/2017 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 PM

Funeral Mass: St. Paul's R.C. Church
82 Lake Road
Congers, NY 10920
Tuesday 9/26/2017 10:00 AM


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 25, 2017, 12:36:45 AM
RET FF EDWARD COOPER...
ON 9-23-27... FF LAD* 24....R*2....LAD*105... REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... NFI AT THIS TIME.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on September 25, 2017, 07:42:30 AM
 This morning I read the sad news of THREE MORE War Years Vets passing.

 We are loosing the Greatest Generation of Firefighters that ever lived. I really don't know who most of these guys were. BUT I know what they did, day after day and night after night.

 Today to try and explain what it was like then is hard for even the most seasoned firefighters to understand.

 They shared a Brotherhood that perhaps could only be compared to military members under combat conditions.

 "THEY REALLY WERE THE GREATEST".

 May They Rest in Peace and Thank you for your years of dedicated service risking your lives for the citizens and many visitors to the City of New York.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on September 25, 2017, 01:10:24 PM
Rest in Peace Firefighter Edward Cooper. Thoughts and prayers for your family at home and on the job. I believe F/F Cooper was also DC Phil Burns Aide in the 11 Div.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 25, 2017, 03:32:47 PM
Yes he finished up driving in DV*11.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 25, 2017, 03:33:38 PM
Arrangements for Ed Cooper....DOD:    9/24/2017                    Ret.     1/21/2001
 
Wake/Visitation:                Chapey & Sons
                                        20 Hicksville Road
                                        Bethpage, NY  11714
 
                  Thursday  9/28/2017    2 - 4:30 & 7 - 9:30 PM
 
Funeral Mass:                    St. James R.C. Church
                                         80 Hicksville Road
                                         Seaford, NY  11783
 
                   Friday  9/29/2017     10:15 AM
 
Interment:                         All Faiths Cemetery
                                        67-29 Metropolitan Avenue
                                        Middle Village, NY  11379
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on September 27, 2017, 04:33:18 PM
^^^^^^^^^From the 1991 Medal Day Book:

Firefighter EDWARD X. COOPER
Ladder Company 105

DR. JOHN F. CONNELL MEDAL
February 13, 1990
2239 Hours
682 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn
Box 75-0978

At the Dean Street firehouse in Brooklyn's downtown section that calm winter evening, Firefighter Edward Cooper had prepared his work tools and stowed his turnout gear on the apparatus. The night tour had been relatively quiet during the early part of the evening, but that would soon change as, suddenly, alarm tones filled every corner of the firehouse, their mournful sound alerting the members that they had a run.

Arriving at a four-story occupied frame multiple dwelling in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, they found a fire so intense that the smoke belching from every window, door and opening made it impossible to see the building itself from the street. In a way that only a firefighter that has faced the situation could understand, Ed's thoughts were simple and sage, "This is gonna hurt."

Through the darkness and a momentary parting of the smoke, Ed, the outside ventman, could see two occupants on the top floor hanging out one of the windows. Then the breeze shifted and the smoke swallowed them up again. With his outside team partner, Firefighter Bill Stark, Ed set up the apparatus tormentors and jacks and jumped into the tower ladder basket. The apparatus groaned and shook as the tons of steel boom and basket lifted out of the carriage and rotated toward the building. The basket cut through the blinding smoke and zeroed in on the location where the people in the window were last seen. As the huge bucket inched toward the building, Ed realized that they would be unable to properly position next to the window because of the zero visibility, so he positioned the bucket next to the raised aerial ladder of Ladder 132, already in position with its ladder placed in a window. Ed and his partner climbed out of the tower bucket and onto the ladder, precariously perched forty feet above the ground.

Once at the window, the team entered a front bedroom, located the victim, Patricia Harris, 32, and dragged her to the window. However, removing her was extremely difficult because of her size, at least 300 pounds, and the various obstacles that had to be negotiated: the window sill, aerial ladder rails and rungs, and the tower ladder bucket side rails. Through a Herculean effort, the two of them pulled and tugged, inch-by-inch, until the victim was finally in the basket. As Ed administered rescue breathing to the victim, Stark reentered the room and emerged with another victim, Leroy Rivers, 45, and the dangerous process of getting him into the bucket while fire raged below was repeated.

Now the basket could be lowered to the street, in what Ed thought would be the final touch in a dramatic series of heroic efforts. Within seconds, the two victims were handed over to EMS to be transported to Brooklyn Jewish Hospital. But his work was not yet over as another victim, Carroll Eliot, 31, was found in the apartment and Ed had to ascend through the smoke and fire again to retrieve her, only to discover that she had already succumbed to the fire. Two lives were saved as a result of Firefighter Edward Cooper's cool, steady control under adverse conditions of zero visibility and an out-of-control fire below him. It is with great pride and satisfaction that the John F. Connell Medal is awarded to Firefighter

Edward X. Cooper of Ladder 105. Appointed to the FDNY on October 6, 1962. Cited on seven previous occasions. Father, FF. Edward X. Cooper, was with Ladder 104; grandfather, FF. Joseph T. Cooper, was with the Brooklyn Volunteer Fire Department; great-grandfather, FF John J. Cooper, was with Engine 18; great-grandfather FF. Henry Jones, was with the FDNY; uncle, FF. Benjamin Cooper, was with Engine 222; and cousin, Chief Joseph Cooper, was with Battalion 46.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 07, 2017, 03:46:23 PM
RET FF ANTHONY FUINA LAD*127.....RET 1975... REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....   http://osheafuneral.com/tribute/details/3494/Anthony-Fuina/service-information.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 08, 2017, 11:50:24 PM
RET LT PETER J. LOCASTRO ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER .....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....FF ENG*209 & LT ENG*75....OTJ '69 to '89... www.donohue-cecere.com/tributes/Peter-LoCastro

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 09, 2017, 06:17:19 PM
RET FF PAUL C. DOPSCH ENG*14...RET 1975..OTJ 27 years.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...Wake: Leo F. Learns
445. East Meadow Ave
East Meadow, NY 11554
Tues. 10/10/2017. 4 - 8 PM

Funeral Mass: St. Raphael R.C. Church
600 Newbridge Road
East Meadow, NY. 11554
Wed. 10/11/2017 10:45 AM

Interment: CALVERTON National Cemetery

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 11, 2017, 12:07:26 AM
RET FM EDWARD PIAZZA....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....  http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Edward-Piazza&lc=1392&pid=186904461&mid=7593965&locale=en_US

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 14, 2017, 03:17:23 PM
RET FF BIAGIO ALBA  ENG*313....RET 1980 after 20 yrs OTJ... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY KOREAN WAR) & FDNY......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.branchfh.com/book-of-memories/3213754/Alba-Biagio/service-details.php


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 15, 2017, 03:07:25 PM
ACTIVE FF CHRIS MUCCINI LAD*35 ...USMC 2/6.....In his sleep at 46 years of age...arrangements to follow... his Brother is a LT in 319......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC) & FDNY.....SEMPER FI....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 16, 2017, 03:52:01 PM
Arrangements for FF Muccini  ^^^^^^    http://foxfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/344/Christopher-Muccini/service-information.html#content-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 19, 2017, 02:31:07 AM
RET LT ROBERT STEIN...At age 72...RET Sept 2000 after 22 yrs OTJ.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN) & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....In the link Please click on "PLAY VIDEO" & offer a Prayer... www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=186952637


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 25, 2017, 05:35:54 PM
RET FF EUGENE J. SKELLY...LAD*173....Ret 1987 after 25 yrs OTJ.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...     
http://mccourtandtrudden.org/book-of-memories/3240245/Skelly-Eugene/view-a-condolence.php?RegisterBookItemId=10826670
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 27, 2017, 08:40:38 PM
RET LT WILLIAM AHEARN LAD*131 At 71 yrs of age....RET in 1987.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...    http://marineparkfh.com/tribute/details/2245/William-Ahearn/obituary.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 27, 2017, 08:57:41 PM
RET CPT PHILLIP PISTILLI  LAD*76.... Ret 1992 after 34 yrs OTJ... REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....   http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Philip-Pistilli&lc=1392&pid=187074604&mid=7616316
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 28, 2017, 03:17:41 PM
In regard to RET LT WILLIAM AHEARN ^^^^^above.

Billy always took care of the BROTHERS....he was appt to ENG*230 back during the War Years....he was a bull on the Football Field...he was involved opening the first Suspenders on 2 Av & E 28 St where he had a great bunch of well known FDNY guys working there.....then the Wall St area Broadway & Thames location where after the Tunnel to Towers Runs he would shut down the whole Block of Thames & put additional folding tables & chairs in the street to accommodate the BROTHERS....he had also been involved in Suspenders East on LI .....when the rent forced him out of Broadway a few years ago he then opened the present location on Washington St by the WTC site..... one day several years ago my Wife & i had gone to the UFOA Office for something & we then went to Suspenders on Broadway ...Billy was there & was talking w/us then he he left & a few minutes later he came back & gave my Wife a long stemmed Rose which she still has in a dried out form....i last saw Billy a few weeks ago at Pudgie's St re naming & Billy gave a great spirited Eulogy on Pudge....Billy's Dad Harry was a LT in ENG*58 in the '50s & '60s & was the author of "Ghetto FF" & a few other books.... www.amazon.com/Ghetto-Firefighter-Harry-J-Ahearn/dp/1879848015




Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 03, 2017, 04:13:35 PM
RET FDNY CAPTAIN THEODORE MALINOWSKI ...MARINE RAIDER WW2....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC WW2) & FDNY.....SEMPER FI...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=187119185

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 03, 2017, 06:15:21 PM
RET FF WILLIAM J. JOHNSON ENG*221....Ret 1995 after 27 yrs OTJ.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... www.leofkearns.com/book-of-memories/3277630/Johnson-William/service-details.php


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 03, 2017, 07:33:41 PM
RET LT PAUL GEIDEL R*1....  REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.... PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....    he was one of the Band Of Dad's who were present at the site until the last day on May 30, 2002...here is a link to his book... www.fire-police-ems.com/books/bi8381.shtml


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 05, 2017, 05:06:44 PM
RET CPT GEORGE KELLY...REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC & FDNY).....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....I worked W/George on SIEGEL ST....I saw George a few weeks ago at his good friend Pudgie's Street renaming....He was a FF in 172 before 108 then a LT in LAD*103-2 & then 147 & then CPT ENG*28 & then LAD*153...his Son is a LT OTJ.

Wake Marine Park Funeral Home on Sunday November 5, 2017 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM and 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church on Monday November 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Family requests donations be made in George's honor to FDNY Fire Family Transport Foundation



Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 07, 2017, 03:41:28 AM
RET BC RONALD HANSEN... RET 1995 after 36 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...  http://www.thomasfdaltonfuneralhomes.com/obituary/ronald-t-hansen/
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on November 07, 2017, 06:46:11 AM
RET CPT GEORGE KELLY...REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC & FDNY).....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....I worked W/George on SIEGEL ST....I saw George a few weeks ago at his good friend Pudgie's Street renaming....He was a FF in 172 before 108 then a LT in LAD*103-2 & then 147 & then CPT ENG*28 & then LAD*153...his Son is a LT OTJ.

Wake Marine Park Funeral Home on Sunday November 5, 2017 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM and 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church on Monday November 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Family requests donations be made in George's honor to FDNY Fire Family Transport Foundation

 Chief, I'm sorry for the loss of your friend.

 ALL of these guys were "TOP SHELF". They all were a separate breed of firefighters within a huge city that was burning up.

 I really didn't know any of them. But I know that I will never forget them.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 08, 2017, 05:40:01 PM
RET FF JAMES DRAKE....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....Jim was a FF in LAD*118...R*2 & LAD*158....His Son is a LT OTJ....     
http://towersfuneralhomeny.com/tribute/details/1287/James-Drake/obituary.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 10, 2017, 04:30:54 AM
RET LT JOSEPH FAY ENG*72....  RET 1990...REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE (BOTH MILITARY USN KOREA & FDNY) ... PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....      http://clarkassociatesfuneralhome.com/obituary-joseph-fay/
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 14, 2017, 06:30:44 PM
RET LT EARL KIESEL WW2 & KOREA...REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN) & FDNY....      https://patch.com/new-york/commack/earl-kiesel-world-war-ii-and-korean-war-veteran
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 15, 2017, 05:30:49 PM
RET CPT JOHN R. JOHNSON ENG*84....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY (35 yrs)....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... John R. Johnson

Reposing Tuesday 7-9 pm &

Wednesday 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm

Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 10am

Christ the King R.C. Church

Commack, New York

Interment

Calverton National Cemetery

Calverton, New York

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 18, 2017, 04:20:17 PM
RET FM TOM BIESLEN....I received this e mail from RET Corona Tiger Pete G. regarding Tom.....QUOTE..To All, I have some bad news. "Tom Bieslen" retired Fire Marshal out of the Brooklyn Base and a member of "The Peoples Firehouse", has passed away. Tom has been cremated already. No Funeral or wake. He passed 3 days ago. What he left is money for all of us to have a party on HIM! That will be at a later date, I will contact everyone. Tom was also know as MSGT Tom Bieslen from the 106th C.E, Fire Dept. at Westhampton, Gabreski Airport. I had the pleasure of calling Tom a good friend. As, many of you know Tom and a lot of us traveled the world together. We, Lovingly called Tom "Joe Polucka" The last time I saw Tom was at Wally Hasting wake, He was not in good health then. He and talked for some 2 hours. It hurts me deeply even to write this to you guys. Please remember Tom and his Family Jeanie and her two daughters in your paryers. Pete G. ..UNQUOTE.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......Before Promotion to Fire Marshall Tom was a FF in ENG*94 then ENG*212.

BIESELIN Thomas J. 72, award-winning husband, coolest dad-grandpa, master storyteller, avid reader, lover of beer and super friend to many, died on November 14, 2017. Tom was a shining example of hard work and tenacity which he put into practice in all of his career paths, most notably for decades as Firefighter and Fire Marshall with the FDNY at Engine 212 in Brooklyn. Tom was a Veteran and served in the US Marine Corps, Army National Guard and retired as a Master Sergeant from the Air National Guard. In his retirement, Tom was the President and CEO of his self-made company, Case Closed Inc., providing investigative services for EEO claims. Tom's legacy as an incredible person lives on through his wife of 50 years, best friend and teenage sweetheart, Jean Bieselin, his smart, kind daughters Julie, Christine and Amy, their equally fantastic husbands, Josh Faby, James Clark and Mark Craparo, his favorite (and only) grandchild Casey Elizabeth Craparo, his sister Lee and her husband Larry Blatt, his brother Herb (who recently passed away) and Herb's wife Dorothy, and a village of friends gained over his many well-lived decades. In lieu of flowers, have your car's oil changed and check your tire pressure. Tom would have wanted you to drive safely. Donations can also be made in Tom's name to: The NY Firefighters Burn Center Foundation, The Bowery Mission (NYC), Marine Toys for Tots Foundation or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-­ all charities that Tom & Jean proudly supported. A celebration of Tom's life is planned for December with details to follow.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: L-103(ret) on November 18, 2017, 08:00:07 PM
I wish i knew dis guy....strength and honor to his family
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on November 18, 2017, 09:43:36 PM
 I have read every individual name posted in these 56 pages. No matter who they were or where they worked, "these guys fought some fires". Every one of them saw their share of work. They were the most experienced firefighters the world has ever seen. If you wanted to learn something about the job, these guys were the one's to learn it from. Not one ever hesitated to try and help me or anybody else who wanted to learn from their experience. Yet they were the last one's to brag about the great jobs they did.

 What I learned from them you just can't learn from a book or a classroom. The moral in the firehouses was at it's highest level. These guys taught firefighters what Brotherhood is really all about.

 The spouses and families of these guys had to be a very special type of individual as well. With the staggering numbers of fires, there was so much more chance of getting hurt, or worse.

 I was just lucky that I got to be a very small part of this generation of FDNY firefighters. It is sad to see so many of them passing on these days. I'm sure each guy could write his own book on his FDNY experiences.

 May they ALL Rest in Peace. They certainly did their part in saving so many lives. They helped so many people over those years. If any body gets to go to a place called Heaven, "it's these guys". NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT. 

 
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 19, 2017, 07:21:17 PM
RET LT ROBERT DURYEA....FF LAD*110...LT ENG*286...RET AFTER 31 YEARS OTJ.... (his Son is a LT OTJ)...... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... www.yardleypino.com/memsol.cgi?page=services&user_id=2037317

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mack on November 19, 2017, 10:06:49 PM
I have read every individual name posted in these 56 pages. No matter who they were or where they worked, "these guys fought some fires". Every one of them saw their share of work. They were the most experienced firefighters the world has ever seen. If you wanted to learn something about the job, these guys were the one's to learn it from. Not one ever hesitated to try and help me or anybody else who wanted to learn from their experience. Yet they were the last one's to brag about the great jobs they did.

 What I learned from them you just can't learn from a book or a classroom. The moral in the firehouses was at it's highest level. These guys taught firefighters what Brotherhood is really all about.

 The spouses and families of these guys had to be a very special type of individual as well. With the staggering numbers of fires, there was so much more chance of getting hurt, or worse.

 I was just lucky that I got to be a very small part of this generation of FDNY firefighters. It is sad to see so many of them passing on these days. I'm sure each guy could write his own book on his FDNY experiences.

 May they ALL Rest in Peace. They certainly did their part in saving so many lives. They helped so many people over those years. If any body gets to go to a place called Heaven, "it's these guys". NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT.

Very appropriate sentiments, Bill.  Thank you all - RIP.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 21, 2017, 02:38:36 AM
RET FF/FM GEORGE KALLIMANIS....REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=George-Kallimanis&lc=5095&pid=187261929&mid=7641805
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 22, 2017, 04:40:20 PM
RET BC RALPH LEOCE BN*58....RET 2000 after 32 yrs OTJ...REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Ralph-Leoce&lc=7329&pid=187318698&mid=7649713


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 28, 2017, 05:57:55 PM
RET FF VITO LEPORE ENG*202.....RET 1990 after 29 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER..PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....

Visitation: F G Guido Funeral Home
440 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Friday 12/1/2017 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 PM

Burial: 12/2/2017 at Green-Wood Cemetery


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 29, 2017, 04:14:55 PM
RET LT GEORGE E ARMSTRONG ENG*3....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (WW2) & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... Lt. George E. Armstrong Retired E-3. Father of Brian Armstrong Ret'd E-34, Brother-in-law of Capt. Jim Leddy (Ret'd E-306) & Mike Leddy (Ret'd L-61) . Multi-decorated WW-II veteran. He was 94.......NFI at this time.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 29, 2017, 06:12:47 PM

On Sunday 11-26-17 at 90 years of age... REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN WW2) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....FUNERAL 11-30-17 1030 hrs at St Mary's Nativity RC Church Parsons Blvd & 46 Ave Flushing NY....
He was a WWII Navy Veteran then a FF in ENG*30...ENG*13 ....BN*FF in both BNs 5 & 54.
Relatives OTJ include Son In Law Tom Harrington LAD*163 RET....Grandson Tom Harrington Jr LAD*163...Bill Delmore LAD*162....Amy Delmore ENG*291. www.robertacciofuneralhome.com/obituaries/William-Delmore/



Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 30, 2017, 08:43:26 PM
RET BC CHARLES N. DOUGHERTY BN*27.... On 11-23-17...RET 1992 after 38 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... NFI at this time.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 02, 2017, 05:15:12 PM
RET FF JAMES E. SLAVIN ENG*273....RET 1983 after 26 yrs OTJ......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... Viewing/Visitation: Martin A. Gleason Funeral Home
10-25 150th Street
Whitestone, NY 11357

Saturday 12/2 and Sunday 12/3 2 - 5 & 7 - 9 PM

Funeral Mass: St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen R.C. Church
123-14 14th Avenue
College Point, NY 11356

Monday 12/4/2017 9:30 am

Interment: Mt. St. Mary Cemetery
172-00 Booth Memorial Avenue
Flushing, NY 11365

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: memory master on December 02, 2017, 05:39:16 PM
I believe that he had a brother, Pete, who worked in 296 prior to its disbanding and then went to 272 which later was disbanded.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 02, 2017, 10:16:34 PM
RET FF JOSEPH C. LIMBERG ENG*288.....On 11-26-17 residing in Panama City Fla....RET 1962 after 16 years OTJ
REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Funeral Mass: St. Mary R.C. Church
42 Goshen Avenue
Washingtonville, NY10992
Tuesday. 12-5-17 1130 hrs.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 06, 2017, 07:55:55 PM
DANIEL E. STODDARD LAD*78...   On 12-2-17 at 92 yrs of age..RET 1970 after 23 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY AIR CORPS WW2) & FDNY PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....      http://obits.silive.com/obituaries/siadvance/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=187424654

 
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 07, 2017, 08:48:37 PM
RET FF SEBASTIAN J. CARUSO ENG*326....  On 12-5-17 ....RET 1991 after 24 yrs OTJ.......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...... www.moloneyfh.com/obituary/sebastian-j-caruso/


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: scoobyd on December 08, 2017, 11:11:01 PM
"Sonny" Caruso was a member of E 94 during some of their very busy years.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 09, 2017, 05:57:30 PM
RET LT THOMAS M. KING LAD*51...On 12-8-17 at 96 years of age..RET 1988 after 36 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY WW2) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....  www.mcgrathandson.com/current-services/34-obituaries-2017/1096-king-thomas-m.html


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 10, 2017, 05:13:32 PM
RET DC RICHARD VONO..FF LAD*24...LT ENG*65 ...CPT ENG*237....BC BN*34 ?...DC DV*15....RET 1995 after 37 yrs OTJ...REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....
Wake Thurs 12-14-17 at Branch Funeral Home 190 East Main Street
Smithtown,NY
631 724 7824
Private Cremation.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 10, 2017, 05:27:35 PM
RET LT CHARLES F. BRENNAN .....FF LAD*49..LT ENG*22....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR  SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN SEABEES) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thereporter/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=187379814
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 10, 2017, 05:59:30 PM
RET LT WILLIAM S. LEONARD ...ON 12-11-17 ...RET 1998 after 33 yrs OTJ last assigned to DV*8....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... Wake at Casey McCallum-Rice Funeral Home 30 Nelson Ave SI NY 10308 TUES 12-12-17 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 Funeral Mass Wed 12-13-17 0945 hrs at St. Claire R. C.. Church 110 Nelson Ave Staten Island, NY 10308 Interment: Resurrection Cemetery 361 Sharrott Avenue Staten Island, NY 10309

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 10, 2017, 06:22:38 PM
RET BC JOHN McGLYNN BN*43....On 12/9/2017.... RET 1999 after 36 yrs OTJ .....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES........Wake at Arthur White Funeral Home 234 Broadway Bethpage NY 11714 Tues 12-12-17 & Wed 12-13-17 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 Funeral Mass at St Martin Of Tours RC Church 220 Central Ave Bethpage NY 11714....Internment at St Charles Cemetery 2015 Wellwood Ave Farmingdale NY 11735



Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: eng65ine on December 10, 2017, 06:50:33 PM
RET DC RICHARD VONO..FF LAD*24...LT ? ...CPT ENG*237....BC ?...DC DV*15....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....
Wake Thurs 12-14-17 at Branch Funeral Home 190 East Main Street
Smithtown,NY
631 724 7824
Private Cremation.
He was a LT. in E-65.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 13, 2017, 03:47:36 PM
^^^^^^^^^    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=richard-vono&pid=187498570&fhid=10169
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on December 15, 2017, 11:36:38 AM
From another site:

"With   regret,   the   Department   announces the death of retired Firefighter Roy J. Coghill appointed June 2, 1962, retired October 1, 1989, formerly of L-151, residing in Massapequa, NY, which occurred on November 2, 2017."

Roy was a Firefighter in Engine 280 before being promoted to Lieutenant. He was another "War Years Warrior".

Rest in Peace, Roy. Thoughts and prayers for your family at home and your family on the job, especially "In the Eye of the Storm"
   
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 15, 2017, 10:15:32 PM
RET FF JOHN M. YANCIGAY ENG*317.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....
On 12-14-17.. RET 1980 after 20 yrs OTJ.      http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=John-Yancigay&lc=4053&pid=187540413&mid=7680103

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 19, 2017, 01:50:10 AM
RET FF JOHN J. KNAPIK ENG*285... On 12-16-17...RET 1977 after 20 yrs OTJ... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.barnes-sorrentinofh.com/viewings/john-knapik/227/

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 28, 2017, 05:43:42 PM
RET FF CHARLES COSTELLO ...REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....".It is with regret that the FDNY Florida Retirees announces the death of their member Charles Costello that occurred on November 2, 2017.
He was appointed December 30, 1968 and retired July 25, 1988.
Chuck was assigned to L-86, E-160, E-18, E-152 and E-218"
 
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 28, 2017, 06:02:08 PM
RET FF LARRY SINGLETARY ENG*304....On 12-25-17....RET 12-26-98 after 25 yrs OTJ

REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Visitation. Hempstead Funeral Home
89 Peninsula Blvd.
Hempstead, NY 11550
Saturday 1/6/2018 9:30 - 11:00 am

Cremation Private



Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 30, 2017, 08:36:10 PM
RET FF VINNY PETROCELLI LAD*153.
REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Viewing/Visitation:                   Mather-Hodge Funeral Home
                                                 40 Vandeventer Avenue
                                                 Princeton, NJ                Tuesday 1/2/2018   2 - 4 & 7 - 9 PM
Graveside Funeral Service       Resurrection Cemetery
                                                 361 Sharrott Avenue
                                                  Staten Island, NY  10309       Wednesday   1/3/2018   12:15 PM
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 02, 2018, 05:51:16 PM
RET FF MICHAEL HALQUEST LAD*136....Mike was appointed to 136 after graduating in class 2 of '05 a fine fellow from day one who shortly became a fine FF.....Mike fought valiantly with a brain tumor for years & Ret from the job & the profession he loved.....the end result was the loss of Mike last night ...Gone Way Too Soon.....The Brothers worked very hard helping Mike along the way & will continue to help his young Family.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....  Whitting Funeral Home Inc.
300 Glen Cove ave
Glen Head NY 11545
Thurs 2-4 7-9
Friday 2-4
Firematics services will be 7-9 at St Boniface Church
St Boniface Church
145 Glen Ave
Sea Cliff NY 11579
Mass at Saturday 9:45am
Locust Valley Cemetery
117 Ryefield Rd
Locust Valley, NY 11560
Following Mass




Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on January 02, 2018, 09:32:54 PM
RET FF MICHAEL HALQUEST LAD*136....Mike was appointed to 136 after graduating in class 2 of '05 a fine fellow from day one who shortly became a fine FF.....Mike fought valiantly with a brain tumor for years & Ret from the job & the profession he loved.....the end result was the loss of Mike last night ...Gone Way Too Soon.....The Brothers worked very hard helping Mike along the way & will continue to help his young Family.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....  Whitting Funeral Home Inc.
300 Glen Cove ave
Glen Head NY 11545
Thurs 2-4 7-9
Friday 2-4
Firematics services will be 7-9 at St Boniface Church
St Boniface Church
145 Glen Ave
Sea Cliff NY 11579
Mass at Saturday 9:45am
Locust Valley Cemetery
117 Ryefield Rd
Locust Valley, NY 11560
Following Mass

 As I read this, I find this very sad that apparently such a young member of the FDNY who got on the job in 2005 has passed away. Giving him less that 13 years OTJ.

 Chief, it is my guess that you know this member personally. If that is the case, my sincere condolences to you, as well as his family members, and firehouse Brothers.

 May Firefighter Mike Halquest Rest in Peace. 
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 03, 2018, 03:50:05 AM
RET FF JAMES J. KELLY ENG*283...On 1-1-18 at 81 years of age...RET 1980 after 20 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... Service .. Towers Funeral Home 2681 Long Beach Road Oceanside NY 11572


Thursday (1/4) and Friday (1/5) 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 pm

Funeral Mass: St. Christopher R.C. Church
11 Gale Avenue
Baldwin, NY 11510
Saturday 1/6/2018 9:45 am

Private Cremation

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 04, 2018, 03:59:39 PM
In regard to reply 844 above.... http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=michael-hallquest&pid=187724035
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: memory master on January 04, 2018, 06:10:12 PM
Rest In Peace Sir. May God hold you in his hand and may He forever comfort and protect your family.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 12, 2018, 09:38:55 PM
RET FF ANTHONY J. KLIMKOWSKI ENG*291.....  ON 1-11-18 ...RET 1979 after 21 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....       http://weigandbrothers.com/tribute/details/1613/Anthony-Kimkowski/obituary.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 12, 2018, 09:56:23 PM
RET FF JOSEPH P. DENTATO....On 1-11-18 .. RET 1972 after 18 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... http://sinatraffh.com/tribute/details/3052/Joseph-Dentato/service-information.html#content-start

   
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 12, 2018, 10:08:29 PM
RET FF ANGELO M. CARELLA  ENG*320....On 1-10-18...RET 1990 after 32 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...

NO VIEWING OR VISITATION

Funeral Mass: Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church
34th Avenue & 202nd Street
Bayside, NY 11361
Wednesday 1-17-18 at 0945 hrs.

Interment: Flushing Cemetery
163-60 46th Avenue
Flushing, NY 11358

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 13, 2018, 04:30:19 PM
RET LT ROBERT ALT....FF LAD*48..LT LAD*42....(Brother of Ret BC Anthony Alt)......NO SERVICES WILL BE HELD...  REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...no services will be held.

www.klsharpfuneralhome.com/notices/Robert-Alt

Robert W. Alt, 68, of Conklin, NY, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at his home, while surrounded by his family.

Bob was born in Saddle Brook, NJ, on December 6, 1949, the son of the late Antone and Lillian Kellaway Alt. He was a 1967 graduate of Cincinnatus Central School and served as Fire Lieutenant for the FDNY Ladder Company 42 until his retirement in 1989. After retirement, he worked as a self-employed contractor.

He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Jean Alfano Alt; his children, Nichelle Langone of NYC and Robert Alt of Pitcher; and a step-son, Sean Mahoney of Mineola. He also leaves behind his granddaughters, Jenna and Jillian Langone; a brother, Freddy “Bruce” Alt of NC; a sister, Laureitta Fealy of FL; his mother-in-law, Emma Alfano of Bayside; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Anthony and William Alt; and a sister, Mary Moore.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no services. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Bob may be directed to UFA, Widows & Children Fund, 204 E. 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010 or by visiting www.ufalocal194.org.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mikeindabronx on January 13, 2018, 06:29:47 PM
Rest In Peace Lt.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: memory master on January 13, 2018, 06:51:33 PM
Rest In Peace Sir and continued Everlasting Rest to B.C.Tony Alt. God Bless you!
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: scoobyd on January 13, 2018, 06:53:11 PM
FYI-  The late BC Alt is the father of supermodel Carol Alt.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on January 14, 2018, 08:45:19 AM
Rest in Peace Lieutenant Alt, continued Rest in Peace to your brother Anthony, thoughts and prayers for your family at home and on the job.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: scoobyd on January 14, 2018, 02:04:19 PM
RET. FF GERARD KANE   E277

KANE – Gerard passed away on January 13, 2018 surrounded by his family. Korean War Veteran. Retired NYC Firefighter, Engine 277 – Ladder 112. Beloved husband of 59 years to Mary (Dempsey) Kane . Loving father of Noreen Kane, Gerard Kane (Sharon), the late John Kane, Christopher Kane (Dana) and Helen Mangan (Christopher). Cherished grandfather of Meghan, Keri, Jaimie, Kristen, Sean, Sophia and Jack. Dear brother of John Kane.

Reposing Monday, January 15 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM at Marine Park Funeral Home, Inc., 3024 Quentin Road, Brooklyn, NY.

Mass of Christian burial will be held 9:30 AM on Tuesday, January 16 at St. Bernard R.C. Church, 2055 East 69th Street, Brooklyn, NY. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: Atlas on January 14, 2018, 05:33:16 PM
It is with regret that I announce the death of Retired Supervising Fire Marshal THOMAS J. MULVEY.   Tom, as a firefighter served with Marine 5, Rescue 4, Field Communications Units 1 & 2, in addition to other land companies. Mr. Mulvey is an Army veteran serving during the Korean War era.

Services for Thomas Mulvey are as follows:
     Wake will be held at the Martin A. Gleason Funeral Home, 36-46 Bell Blvd, Bayside, Queens on Monday, 15 Jan, from 2:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
      Funeral Services will be on Tuesday, 16 Jan, at St Robert Bellarmine R.C. located at 56-15 213 St, Bayside, Queens at 10:45 a.m.
 
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 14, 2018, 06:37:09 PM
RET FF JOSEPH FLANAGAN ENG*311... On 1-12-18 in Hendersonville NC...RET 1973 after 20 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....

ViewingVisitation/Funeral Service Forest Lawn Funeral Home
Flat Rock, NC 28731
Monday 1-15-18 1400 hrs.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 17, 2018, 03:38:17 AM
RET FF ELI V. QIAQUINTO LAD*29...eb 13, 1936 - May 1, 2017

Passed away unexpectedly at CPMC in San Francisco. Born and raised in Harlem, NYC to Babette and Peride Giaquinto. Eli was a navy veteran and decorated NYC fireman. He drove the ladder truck at Engine 83, Ladder 29 "Da Bums On Da Hill" So. Bronx and retired after 25 yrs. He moved to SF after meeting Susan, who became the love of his life. Eli started two successful business in SF, Giaquinto Janitorial and Great Escape Fire Escape Service. Eli had a warm and generous heart that showed by spoiling any animals. He would cook special meals for Truckie, Maggie, Rocky, Rita and Kook-A-La.

He loved playing softball, starting in NYC as a teenager until age 58 in the SF bar leagues. Eli also spent his years having fun as a bartender at Zhivago's and "The Bell" and being a patron to many others. He frequented the Abbey Tavern with everyone laughing from his stories complete with NY accent while drinking his favorite, a Makers Mark Manhattan on the rocks.
Eli was into gaming and had the magic touch in choosing many winning horses at Bay Meadows OTB, picking yearly football pool winners; even just winning the 2017 Masters Golf pool by picking the long shot. His infamous AA "Attitude Adjustment" party he hosted with Susan for 12 years and monthly poker nights with "the guys" allowed him to express his love for entertaining friends.

Everyone has a favorite "Eli" story to smile upon; The Big "E" will be missed by all.

He leaves behind his wife, Susan Stanich Giaquinto; daughter Kim Giaquinto Hart, granddaughters Toni Marie Wright (Benny), Sammi Jo Jean; and Kayla Rae Powell, daughter of the late Lori Giaquinto-Powell; sister and brother-in-law Francine Stanich Bailey and Jim Bailey; nephew Michael Bailey; half-brother and sisters Bill, Carol, Marian and Nancy.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 26th at the Irish Cultural Center of San Francisco at Noon.

- Published in San Francisco Chronicle on May 14, 2017

RIP.


Great Escape Fire Escape Company

greatescapeinc.com/about-us/
REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 17, 2018, 05:49:30 PM
RET CPT JAMES SANDQUIST DV*5...WW2....On 1-12-18...RET 11-69 after 26 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY WW2 & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.cassidyfh.com/obituaries/James-P-Sandquist?obId=2869811#/obituaryInfo .........UPDATE ...Family is now requesting an Honor Guard for his Graveside Service.

Saturday, January 20, 2018 10:30 am

Cemetery: Cemetery of the Holy Rood
111 Old Country Road
Westbury, NY 11590

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 17, 2018, 06:03:40 PM
RET FF LAWRENCE L.FURSICH ENG*76....On 1-16-18 at 62 yrs of age....RET 8-18-2000 after 21 yrs OTJ..... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....
http://clarkassociatesfuneralhome.com/obituary-lawrence-fursich/
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 20, 2018, 04:59:16 PM
RET LT ARNOLD J. GRAZIANO LAD*158....On 1-18-18 .....RET 9-10-94 after 28 yrs OTJ.....  REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...

Reposing Sunday 3pm-7pm
Commack Abbey, Inc.

96 Commack Road,
Commack, N.Y. 11725
Tel : (631) 499-4422
Fax: (631) 499-5273

Mass of a Christian Burial Monday 9:45am

St. Anthony of Padua RC Church

E. Northport, New York

Interment

Calverton National Cemetery

Calverton, New York

In Lieu of Flowers please make donations to

NYFF BCF Burn Camp Foundation

16 Revilo Road

Bayville, New York 11709

​Attention: Gwen Curran
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: memory master on January 21, 2018, 06:03:49 AM
RET CPT JAMES SANDQUIST DV*5...WW2....On 1-12-18...RET 11-69 after 26 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY WW2 & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.cassidyfh.com/obituaries/James-P-Sandquist?obId=2869811#/obituaryInfo .........UPDATE ...Family is now requesting an Honor Guard for his Graveside Service.

Saturday, January 20, 2018 10:30 am

Cemetery: Cemetery of the Holy Rood
111 Old Country Road
Westbury, NY 11590
You couldn't meet a nicer gentleman than Jim. Knew him when he was a Lt. in 297. Rest in peace Sir and may God hold you in the palm of his hand.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 21, 2018, 05:11:11 PM
RET FF DONALD L. SULLIVAN LAD*48....At age 90 on 1-19-18.....RET 6-30-76 after 21 yrs OTJ.......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... www.sistofh.com/book-of-memories/3405355/Sullivan-Donald/service-details.php


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 21, 2018, 05:34:35 PM
RET FF ALFRED V. CACHIE LAD*134....On 1-19-18 in Spotsylvania , Virginia at 86 yrs of age....Ret 6-10-78 after 21 yrs OTJ.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....

www.owensfuneralservices.com.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 25, 2018, 01:59:36 AM
RET CPT THOMAS LADKA LAD*48...REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....  On 1/20/18 at the age of 79...

Wake: Thurs. 1/25 2-5, 7-9
Flynn Funeral Home, 139 Stage Rd., Monroe NY

Mass: Friday 1/26 11am
St. Anastasia, 21 N. Main St., Harriman NY

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 28, 2018, 11:00:52 PM
RET LT WILLIAM LAFFEY....FF ENG*92/LAD*44...LT ENG*241.... On 1-26-18....Ret 3-31-99 after 21 yrs OTJ
REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Viewing Visitation: Thomas Dalton Funeral Home
125 Hillside Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY. 11040
Wed. 1-31-18. & Thurs. 2-1-18 4 - 9 PM

No Funeral Services - Cremation Private

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 29, 2018, 02:56:52 AM
RET FF RAYMOND PHILLIPS R*3.....65-2
#5 of 2018 · January 28th
Retired Firefighter
Ray Phillips
R-3
The UFA regretfully announces the passing of Retired Firefighter Ray Phillips R-3. Ray was a UFA Delegate, The 2017 UFA Co-Man of the Year and long time Santa Claus at the UFA Widows and Children’s Christmas parties.

Wake:
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
4-8 PM
Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush Funeral Home
117 Maple Ave
Monroe, NY 10950

Funeral:
Thursday, February 1, 2018
11:30 AM
St. Mary’s R.C. Church
42 Goshen Ave (Rt. 208)
Washingtonville, NY 10992

Collation to follow at:
South Blooming Grove Firehouse
819 Rt. 208
Monroe, NY 10950.........REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... "Raymond R. Phillips, Jr., Ret. Rescue 3, was sworn into the FDNY on November 5, 1977. After graduating from probie school in December 1977, he was assigned to Engine 42. Later he was transferred across the floor to Ladder 56 in 1979 and then to Ladder 29 in September 1980. From there, Ray went to Rescue 3 in June 1990 and was assigned to Special Operations Command in February 1999. He was assigned to TAC on June 1, 2001. Ray retired from the FDNY after 26 years of service on January 16, 2003.

Ray was a union Delegate and continues to be active in the Emerald Society and is the Vice President of the Holy Name Society. On May 20, 2001, Ray was hon- ored as the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island Holy Name Society Man of the Year. Ray played for the Bravest Football Team from 1980-1987. In 1985, Ray became the offi- cial Santa Claus for the UFA and continues this role annually at the Widow’s & Children’s Christmas Party. Ray married his wife Maureen on June 15, 1984 and has three children, Raymond, Brian, and Courtney."


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: STAjo on January 30, 2018, 01:17:35 AM

 Chief - I was thinking the Name was familiar; but I don't Know any Bronx Guys...
 Then I see he played on The Team, ( RIP, Pudgie). That's Where I remember him From -
 The Bravest, Marine Park, The Mariner's Inn.... Good Times.   ;)

 Rest In Peace FF Ray Phillips, Well Done.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: manhattan on January 30, 2018, 07:12:50 AM
On 1-26-18....Ret 3-31-99 after 21 yrs OTJ
REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Viewing Visitation: Thomas Dalton Funeral Home
125 Hillside Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY. 11040
Wed. 1-31-18. & Thurs. 2-1-18 4 - 9 PM

No Funeral Services - Cremation Private

Chief,

Re: Post number 868, what's the name of the deceased?
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 30, 2018, 05:07:12 PM
Post 868 updated.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mikeindabronx on January 30, 2018, 06:58:00 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/fdny-firefighter-played-santa-kids-dies-9-11-illness-article-1.3788247 (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/fdny-firefighter-played-santa-kids-dies-9-11-illness-article-1.3788247)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 02, 2018, 02:59:32 AM
RET BC FRANK DONALDSON BN*56.... no arrangements have been made...  REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... https://www.facebook.com/nycfirewire/photos/a.502505136493704.1073741834.492465197497698/1576179302459610/?type=3&theater
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 03, 2018, 03:35:21 AM
RET FF RICHARD P. GALANTE ENG*83 & ENG*52.....  On 1-30-18 at 78 yrs of age...RET 11-19-84 after 21 yrs OTJ.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....   
http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Richard-Galante&lc=7339&pid=188024096&mid=7745188
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 04, 2018, 08:33:24 PM
RET FF JOHN H. MATTHEWS ENG*97......On 1-27-18...RET 10-12-02 after 25 yrs OTJ.
REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Visitation: Metropolitan Baptist Church
151 West 128th Street
NYC 10027
Saturday. 2-3-18 1100 to 1300 hrs.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 06, 2018, 04:21:26 AM
RET FF JOHN M. REILLY LAD*53....On 2-4-18 in Warrington Pennsylvania RET 2-1-03 after 33 yrs OTJ... REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...... PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....

No further info available at this time.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 07, 2018, 11:36:13 PM
RET DC MICHAEL MULLINS DV*3...On 2-6-18 at age 65...RET 5-22-12 after 35 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....
http://frankpatti.com/tribute/details/418/Michael-Mullins/obituary.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 16, 2018, 11:36:08 PM
RET LT JOHN TAMOLA BN*25....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... Wake:
Tuesday February 20, 2018
2-5 and 7-9
Fredericks Funeral Home
192-15 Northern Blvd.
Flushing NY, 11358

Funeral:
Wednesday February 21, 2018
09:45
St. Kevin's Church
45-21 194th St
Flushing, NY 11358​...........Internment at Calvary Cemetery QNS NY. ..... www.calvarycemeteryqueens.com/location-and-directions.asp


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 18, 2018, 06:37:35 PM
RET FF RICHARD B. CHASE LAD*173.....On 2-16-18 ...RET 1-18-90 after 33 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...... www.jamesromanellistephen.com/book-of-memories/3430027/Chase-Richard-B./service-details.php


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 18, 2018, 06:47:44 PM
RET FF MICHAEL J. LUCIANO MARINE*9  WW2.... On 2-16-18 at 93 yrs of age....RET 7-15-83 after 26 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... http://obits.silive.com/obituaries/siadvance/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=188218299
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 18, 2018, 07:05:58 PM
RET LT DESHA THOMPSON LAD*36....On 2-14-18...RET 7-12-94 after 27 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... WAKE.. McCalls Bronxwood Funeral Home
4035 Bronxwood Avenue
Bronx, NY 10466
Wednesday 2/21/2018 4 - 9 PM
Thursday 2/22/2018 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Funeral Service: Shiloh Baptist Church
15 Marble Place
Tuckahoe, NY 10707
Thursday 2/22/1018 11:00 AM

Interment: Ferncliff Cemetery
280 Secor Road
Hartsdale, NY 10530

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 18, 2018, 07:17:14 PM
RET FF PATRICK J. QUINN LAD*116.....On 2-16-18 at 87 yrs of age....RET 10-10-90 after 28 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... http://dodgethomas.com/tribute/details/1126/Patrick-Quinn/obituary.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 20, 2018, 05:54:43 PM
RET CPT VICTOR VALVA...On 2-19-18...RET 3-29-05 after 31 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY) & FDNY.... PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... Recipient of 3 Bronze Stars in Vietnam as a SGT.....FF LAD*147...LT ENG*332...CPT ENG*167....
 www.scaliahome.com/obituaries/Victor-Valva/#


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 21, 2018, 01:33:45 AM
RET FF WILLIAM J. GAGLIARDI ENG*153  WW2.   On 2-18-18 at 94 yrs of age.....RET 3-25-78 after 31 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY WW2) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... obits.silive.com/obituaries/siadvance/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=188232768


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 21, 2018, 02:00:26 AM
RET CPT BRENDAN F. MC CORMICK LAD*137... On 2-20-18....RET 11-10-89 after 26 yrs OTJ.....also Former CPT ENG*231.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.moloneyfh.com/obituary/brendan-f-mccormick/


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 21, 2018, 02:10:11 AM
RET FF DONALD E. ROZAS BN*37.....Viewing/Visitation: Hanley Funeral Home
60 New Dorp Lane SI
Sat. 2/24 and Sun. 2/25 2-4 & 7-9PM

Funeral Service: At the Funeral Home
Monday 2/26/2018 11:00am
REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....His Son is a BC in BN*57.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on February 21, 2018, 08:19:04 AM
 It saddens me every time I come on here to read Another War Years Vet passes. The list here continues to grow as I read another three names added within the last 24 hours. Everyone of them a part of the GREATEST GENERATION of FIREFIGHTERS - who proved themselves over and over again, working under the toughest conditions any group of firefighters were ever up against.

 Many of us buffs still talk about how GREAT these guys were. Many of us watched and learned from them as they did their jobs. Many of those buffs are now retired firefighters themselves. Some attaining promotions within their own fire departments because of some of what they learned from watching and talking to these firefighters. And those who watched and learned, taught others who today, many are leaders and high ranking officers within their own fire departments as well.

 These Greatest Firefighters not only gave so much to the citizens of New York for the work they did, but they also gave so much to so many OUTSIDE of New York City within the fire departments and the cities they served as well.

 How do you measure or thank someone for so much they gave ? They not only served their purpose as the busiest and most experienced firefighters ever in the history of the FDNY, but "indirectly" they served their purpose in helping so many others to do the job of firefighters and saving lives beyond that of NYC.

 THANK YOU and May They ALL Rest in Peace.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 147 on February 23, 2018, 09:14:06 PM
RIP to my good friend Vic Valva along with the three bronze stars he had two purple hearts. Chief he started in L 166 until layed off and assigned to 147 when he was rehired.  He was one of the best.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 24, 2018, 12:03:07 AM
RET FF WALTER R. FAY LAD*150....FAY - Walter R., (85) of Greenlawn, N.Y, passed on February 21, 2018. Born in the Bronx on October 25, 1932. Korean War Veteran, NY City Firefighter for 33 years and retired from the Coast Guard Reserve. He served as honor guard for numerous 9/11 burials. He was a member of the American Legion Post 1244 and an usher for many years at St. Francis of Assisi in Greenlawn. He loved the beach, boats, swimming and walking, but most of all his family. Beloved husband of Therese for 62 years. Devoted father of Mary Ellen, Kathy, Walter Jr., and Christopher. Loving grandfather of Nicholas, Brittany, Steven, Courtney, Christian, Danielle, Brianna and Erin. Loving great-grandfather of Juliana. Visiting Sunday 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 pm at the Brueggemann Funeral Home, 522 Larkfield Rd., East Northport, NY. Funeral Mass Monday 11:00 am at St. Francis of Assisi in Greenlawn. Interment to follow at Northport Rural Cemetery. www.bfhli.com
....................................................................
RET FF Walter R. Fay, L-150 .
At 85yrs of age... Walter was a Veteran of the USN during the Korean War and a retired PS1 of the USCGR.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN KOREA & USCGR) & FDNY.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 24, 2018, 12:10:53 AM
RIP to my good friend Vic Valva along with the three bronze stars he had two purple hearts. Chief he started in L 166 until layed off and assigned to 147 when he was rehired.  He was one of the best.
Thank You for updating on the 2 Purple Hearts....Another Veteran who did his FDNY Job to the max afterwards....RESPECT DUE !
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 25, 2018, 02:24:16 AM
RET LT ANTHONY MINICHELLO.....On 2-20-18...FF LAD*123...LT ENG*277...LT ENG*331...RET 5-7-97 after 28 yrs OTJ...REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Anthony-Minichello&lc=1233&pid=188261757&mid=7770249
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 25, 2018, 02:38:47 AM
RET FF WALTER FAY LAD*150.....
On 2-21-18 at 85yrs of age...RET 1-21-90 after 33 years OTJ...... Walter was a Veteran of the USN during the Korean War and a retired PS1 of the USCGR.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN KOREA & USCGR) & FDNY.....     FAY - Walter R., (85) of Greenlawn, N.Y, passed on February 21, 2018. Born in the Bronx on October 25, 1932. Korean War Veteran, NY City Firefighter for 33 years and retired from the Coast Guard Reserve. He served as honor guard for numerous 9/11 burials. He was a member of the American Legion Post 1244 and an usher for many years at St. Francis of Assisi in Greenlawn. He loved the beach, boats, swimming and walking, but most of all his family. Beloved husband of Therese for 62 years. Devoted father of Mary Ellen, Kathy, Walter Jr., and Christopher. Loving grandfather of Nicholas, Brittany, Steven, Courtney, Christian, Danielle, Brianna and Erin. Loving great-grandfather of Juliana. Visiting Sunday 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 pm at the Brueggemann Funeral Home, 522 Larkfield Rd., East Northport, NY. Funeral Mass Monday 11:00 am at St. Francis of Assisi in Greenlawn. Interment to follow at Northport Rural Cemetery. www.bfhli.com


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 25, 2018, 02:59:48 AM
RET FF WALTER STOLARSKI  D.O. 3....KOREAN WAR VET....On 2-22-18 at 86 yrs of age...RET 9-5-82 after 20 yrs OTJ...REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... www.fivesfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Walter-Stolarski/#!/Obituary


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 25, 2018, 05:23:21 PM
RET FF DANIEL LUIZZI....In FLA on Thurs 2-22-18 at age 65 He RET from Eng*314 & had been in ENG*94/LAD*48 and was NYC Fire Rider..... His Father was a BC in BN*3.
Services are at Nolan Taylor Funeral Home 5 Laurel Road Northport LI
Tues Feb 27 2-5 and 7-9
Funeral Mass Wed Feb 28 at 10 am at St Phillip Neri 344 Main St Northport LI
Burial to follow at Northport Rural Cemetery ........   http://nthfh.com/tribute/details/1979/Daniel-Luizzi/obituary.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 27, 2018, 07:29:27 PM
RET FF FREDERICK A. KLINGER LAD*76 ...USMC KOREAN WAR VET.....On 2-23-18 at age 87.... RET 10-6-90 after 33 yrs OTJ.
REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC KOREAN WAR) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES. SEMPER FI.
Wake .... Regan Denny Stafford FH
Queensbury NY. 12804
2-27-18 1600 to 1900 hrs.
www.sbfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Frederick-Klingler/#!/Obituary


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 01, 2018, 10:55:20 PM
Although February 2018 had only 28 days in the month there were 20 postings of the "Passing To a Higher Level" of 20 RET FDNY BROTHERS.



Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 01, 2018, 10:58:11 PM
RET LT PETER KELLER ENG*46....    REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....     http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=188310328
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 03, 2018, 12:34:56 AM
RET LT DANIEL T. O'SHEA BUR OF OPS.....On 2-28-18 in The Villages 32162....RET 1-3-87 after 20 yrs OTJ...Cremation NFI....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 03, 2018, 12:38:33 AM
RET LT AXEL D. ESANNASON ENG*266.....  On 2-18-18.....RET 8-2-94 after 28 yrs OTJ.....Funeral 3-5-18 in the US Virgin Islands.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER... PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 03, 2018, 12:43:53 AM
RET FF JOSEPH P. RACHUTA ENG*23..... On 2-28-18.. RET 1-1-90 after 27 yrs OTJ .......REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.evergreenfuneral.com/obituaries


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 03, 2018, 12:49:16 AM
Sadly 3 more BROTHERS from February 2018 were added today to the 3-1-18 post reply # 897 above bringing the February 2018 total to 23.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 08, 2018, 03:56:12 AM
RET FM MICHAEL J. McCAFFREY  On 3-26-18...RET 12-1-91 after 26 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER .... PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....    https://memorials.colonialfuneralhomesi.com/michael-j-mccaffrey/3440907/service-details.php
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 08, 2018, 04:18:08 AM
RET LT THOMAS J. WALSH ENG*82... On 3-4-18 at age 94 ....Predeceased by his four Children ... RET 8-14-85 after 32 yrs OTJ.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN WW2) & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES. www.flynnfuneral.com/obituary/thomas-walsh .... A REAL OLD SCHOOLER....anybody who has a copy of "FIREHOUSE" by Jill Freedman will have seen some pictures chronicled of this War Years Boss.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: ******* on March 08, 2018, 08:28:53 AM
As Captain of 82 engine 9/73-5/76 Tommy was one of my Lieutenants. As busy as 82 was then it was a smooth running company before I arrived, during my years and after. So many officers I knew who would do a tour in 82 either on overtime or post coverage would comment to me that when they were given 82 for that tour, the first time, they thought sure that with all the running and work the office etc. "would be a shit house." It wasn't, far from it. It wasn't me it was the three Lt's then, Andrade, Simmons and Tommy. Tommy wasn't liked by his guys he was loved. His firefighting experience, courage and caring for his guys, his family were number one. It was always a pleasure to be with him, to work with him. I know I speak for the guys in the "big house,"thank you Tommy," Rest in Peace.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mikeindabronx on March 08, 2018, 10:23:22 AM
Rest In Peace

Chief, thanks for the insight
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on March 08, 2018, 12:15:30 PM
Rest in Peace. Thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the War Years Warriors who have passed on. God bless you one and all.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 10, 2018, 08:30:58 PM
RET FF JOHN McMANUS...KOREAN WAR VET....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY KOREAN WAR) & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......(delayed obituary...Mass was held 1-20-18 in Florida)..... www.legacy.com/obituaries/news-journalonline/obituary.aspx?n=john-joseph-charles-mcmanus&pid=187884633


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 14, 2018, 12:03:49 AM
RET FF/FM CHARLES R. SHEDD LAD*156 & BFI...On 3-10-18 at age 74....RET 10-29-89 after 24 yrs OTJ   REST IN PEACE BROTHER .....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... http://marineparkfh.com/tribute/details/2394/Charles-Shedd/obituary.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 14, 2018, 12:41:15 AM
RET LT DANIEL ROGERS ENG*329....On 3-7-18 at age 85 ....RET 7-5-88 after 29 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN) & FDNY......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES ..... www.jamespbyrnesfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Daniel-Rogers-9/#!/Obituary

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 16, 2018, 06:21:46 PM
RET FF JAMES J. SPEER LAD*49....On 3-8-18...RET 8-28-75 after 10 years OTJ.

Private Cremation in Moreno Valley CA. REST IN PEACE BROTHER .......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 16, 2018, 06:47:02 PM
RET FF WILLIAM E. SWITZER LAD*161.... On 3-12-18...RET 11-14-98 after 11 yrs OTJ... REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... www.mcmanusfh.com/book-of-memories/3450020/Switzer--William/service-details.php


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 16, 2018, 07:09:21 PM
RET LT ROBERT R. WARNS ENG*206.....On 3-9-18...RET 9-28-90 after 31 yrs OTJ....Also former FF LAD*43 On East 111 St.
REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Viewing/Visitation: Wantagh Abbey FH
3374 Park Ave. Wantagh NY
Sun 3-18-18 2-4 & 7-9pm

Funeral Mass: St. Frances de Chantal R.C. Church
1309 Wantagh Ave. Wantagh 11793
Mon. 3-19-18 10:00 am

Interment: St. Johns Cemetery
Middle Village NY. 11379


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: eng65ine on March 24, 2018, 11:11:54 AM
RET FF PETE SLANE ENG*65....ON 3-20-18. RET 1970 after 10 yrs OTJ.  REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

http://www.qohcfh.org/obituary/Peter-J.-Slane/Scottsdale-Arizona/1788006
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 25, 2018, 04:59:48 PM
RET FF JAMES J. MULLEN LAD*174....On 3-21-74 at 73 yrs of age....RET 7-31-76 after 8 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...... www.denissoconnor.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=2085979


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 25, 2018, 05:21:33 PM
RET BC FRANCIS G. GRIFFIN BN*16.....On 3-23-18 RET 8-2-98 after 37 yrs OTJ..... REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/suffern-ny/francis-griffin-7800901


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: scoobyd on March 26, 2018, 08:58:49 PM
CAPT FRANCIS G. GRIFFIN JAN. 11, 1981 FIRE MARSHALS

     
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 28, 2018, 10:32:29 AM
RET LT PATRICK J. McGREEN LAD*107....On 3-26-18 at 87 yrs of age....RET 1-20-90 after 29 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC) & FDNY......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....SEMPER FI.
http://towersfuneralhomeny.com/tribute/details/1404/Patrick-McGreen/obituary.html#content-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mack on March 28, 2018, 09:09:44 PM
CAPT FRANCIS G. GRIFFIN JAN. 11, 1981 FIRE MARSHALS

   

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RIP.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 01, 2018, 05:45:04 PM
RET CPT MARTIN VAN OUTRYVE ENG*255....On 3-2-18 in Anderson Island in the State of Washington....RET 4-12-64 after 20 yrs OTJ......RET 54 YRS !.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 06, 2018, 05:22:18 PM
RET BC MICHAEL J. QUINN BN*39 WW2 VET...at 95 yrs of age.
37 yrs OTJ plus 6 years NYPD.
REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC WW2) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...SEMPER FI.

http://chapeyfamily.com/tribute/details/1398/Michael-Quinn--Jr-/obituary.html#content-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: scoobyd on April 06, 2018, 07:10:58 PM
LAD.   10   FIREMAN   MICHAEL J. QUINN   EMILY TREVOR-MARY B. WARREN     SEP. 7, 1955
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 11, 2018, 01:33:37 AM
RET FF JOSEPH J. BATTISTA ENG*90.... On 4-5-18 at 64 yrs of age....RET 9-30-07 after 25 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....   http://josephlucchesefuneralhome.com/obituaries/joseph-j-battista/
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 11, 2018, 01:40:36 AM
RET LT EDWARD J. AHEARN LAD*42...On 4-8-18...RET 3-31-83 after 30 yrs OTJ...REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... Services in Palm Bay Florida.

Father of Brian LAD*42 & ENG*230 Killed on 9-11-01.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 11, 2018, 01:45:15 AM
RET FF JOHN O. FIEGER LAD*125.....On 4-8-18....RET 7-5-86 after 28 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY     
http://claytonkingspark.com/book-of-memories/3470305/Fieger-John/service-details.php
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 11, 2018, 01:53:31 AM
RET FF/FM  CHARLES E. WILLERS QNS BASE....On 4-8-18...RET 9-30-96 after 26 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....Services held in N.C.

Obit w/Service info.... www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/conover-nc/charles-willers-7816776


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mikeindabronx on April 11, 2018, 07:49:25 PM
RET LT EDWARD J. AHEARN LAD*42...On 4-8-18...RET 3-31-83 after 30 yrs OTJ...REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... Services in Palm Bay Florida.

Father of Brian LAD*42 & ENG*230 Killed on 9-11-01.

Rest in Peace Lt., continued Rest in Peace Brian
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 12, 2018, 03:43:03 AM
^^^^^^^   In reference to LT Ahearn above ...Updated info Thanks to CPT AL....QUOTE....THE PASSING OF LT. ED AHEARN LADDER29 /SQUAD 2 /LADDER42:
ED HAD 31 YEARS IN THE FIRE DEPT
ED WAS A VETERAN OF W.W.2 HE STARTED IN THE FIRE DEPT IN 29 TRUCK AND WAS RECALLED INTO THE NAVY FOR THE KOREAN WAR
AFTER DISCHARGE RETURNED TO 29 TRUCK THEN WENT TO SQUAD 2 IN THE LATE FIFTY'S
WAS PROMOTED TO LIEUTENANT AND WAS ASSIGNED TO LADDER 42 IN 1968 TO 1983
IN 2001 ED,S SON BRIAN (LADDER 42 ENG. 260) WAS KILLED IN THE WORLD TRADE CENTER
ON SEPTEMBER 12 2001 ED WAS AT THE FIRE HOUSE WITH HIS TURN OUT GEAR
HE SPENT WEEKS ON THE PILE SEARCHING.

HE WILL BE MISSED

WAKE: THURSDAY 4/12 FOUNTAIN HEAD FUNERAL HOME
7359 BABCOCK ST S.E.
PALM BAY FL 32909

FUNERAL: FRIDAY 4 4/13 1 PM
ST. JOSEPH,S R.C. CHURCH
5320 BABCOCK ST. N.E.
PALM BAY FL 32905

ED,S WIFE JUNE HAS ASKED FOR UNIFORMS AT THE WAKE AND FUNERAL
WE WILL HAVE A CEREMONY AT CHURCH AFTER MASS ..... UNQUOTE.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 14, 2018, 06:21:34 PM
RET FF PATRICK J. GILMORE SR. LAD*155... on April 4, 2018 of The Villages, FL., formerly of Syosset, NY. Retired FDNY Ladder 155. Beloved husband of Mary E. (Simmons). Loving father of Patrick Jr. (Constance), Kathleen (Richard) Axelsen, Mary (Christopher) McGann, Michael, Teresa (Jason) Hirschhorn, Cherished grandfather of Richard, Justin Paul, Maggie, Patrick, Kristen, Kevin, Colin, Quinn, Gavin, Ryan, Gabe and Cooper. Dear brother of Sister Margaret Rose, O.F.M. and late Kathleen Rush, Jane Argue, James, John and Owen. Reposing at the Beney Funeral Home, 79 Berry Hill Road, Syosset, NY. Visiting Saturday 7-9pm and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral Mass, Monday 9:45am at St. Edward Confessor RC Church, 205 Jackson Ave., Syosset. Interment to follow at Calverton National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, 40 Franciscan Way, Garrison, N.Y. 10524 or Cornerstone Hospice Foundation, 2445 Lane Park Rd.., Tavares, Fl., 32778.......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY .....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 23, 2018, 03:33:24 AM
RET FF JOHN J. MORAN.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/northjersey/obituary.aspx?n=john-moran&pid=188798127
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 24, 2018, 08:27:51 PM
RET LT EDWARD J ALSTON JR.. MARINE*1....On 4-21-18 ....RET 8-1-01 after 39 yrs OTJ...... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... Services... Benta's Funeral Home
630 St. Nicholas Avenue
NY, NY 10030
Friday 4-27-18 0930 hrs to 1130 hrs.

Service: At Funeral Home 1130 hrs to 1230 hrs.

Cremation to follow: Ferncliff Cemetery Hartsdale, NY 10530


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 24, 2018, 08:39:46 PM
RET LT GEORGE F PHELAN ENG*284....
On 4-19-18 .... RET 5-24-93 after 37 yrs OTJ. ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Viewing/Visitation: Conway funeral Home
82-19 Northern Blvd.
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Friday 4-27-18 0900 hrs to 1000 hrs

Funeral Mass: St. Joan of Arc R.C. Church
82-00 35th Avenue
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Friday 4-27-18 1030 hrs

Interment: St. John Cemetery
80-01 Metropolitan Avenue
Middle Village, NY 11379


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 24, 2018, 08:55:11 PM
RET DC JOHN J McMAHON (2)  BHS........On 4-23-18.... RET 7-19-97 after 37 yrs OTJ ... REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Viewing/Visitation: Weigand Brothers Funeral Home
49 Hillside Avenue
Williston Park, NY
Thurs 4-26-18 1900 to 2100 hrs
Friday 4-27-18 1400 to 1600 & 1900 to 2100 hrs.

Funeral Mass: St. Aidan R. C. Church
505 Willis Avenue
Williston Park, NY
Saturday 4-28-18 0945 hrs.

Interment: Holy Rood Cemetery
Old Country Road,
Westbury, NY 11590

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 24, 2018, 09:08:10 PM
RET LT JOHN C LAMENDELLA ENG*164.....
On 4-22-18 ......RET 1-1-77 after 29 yrs OTJ..... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....     http://matthewfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/262/John-Lamendella/service-information.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 24, 2018, 09:35:37 PM
RET FF SAMUEL H THOMPSON MARINE DIV....... On 4-16-18 .... RET 8-29-70 after 13 yrs OTJ .

Memorial Visitation Service Kingdom Hall Union City GA
Saturday 4-28-18 1300 hrs.
REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 25, 2018, 05:24:44 PM
In regard to post 930 above ^^^^^^^^^Post by ladder2
from the 1982 Medal Day Book

EDITH GOLDMAN MEDAL
Awarded to
Firefighter 1st Grade JOHN J. MORAN
Engine Company 34

John Moran came up out of the subway on August 31, 1981, and walked through the Port Authority Bus Terminal to get to 9th Avenue. As he exited the terminal, a late summer breeze swirled across Manhattan's 9th Avenue, driving discarded newspapers before it, flattening early morning shoppers against the red dingy Old Law tenements. It was 8:04 A.M. and John Moran, a firefighter assigned to Engine Company 34, was on his way to the 38th Street firehouse for a day tour (9 A.M. to 6 P.M.). He stood on the comer of 9th Ave and 41st St and waited for the traffic light to change.

Suddenly, like a house of cards tumbling, a building under renovation, at 569 9th Ave began to crumble. A tremendous roar and then a collapse that unleashed a falling fury of bricks, mortar and heavy timbers. Moran activated Box 765 as the Fire Communications Center was deluged with phone calls. The firefighter raced to the collapse and dug out a civilian who was trapped in front of Exposure Number 2, (building to the left of the collapse) that address being 567 9th Ave.-Both the exposure and the collapsed building were 4-story non-fireproof Old-Law tenements with commercial occupancies on the first-floor.

A dry cleaning establishment occupied the first-floor premises at 567 9th Ave. Seven people were trapped inside as the bricks and mortar continued to drop. The fire escape from the collapsed building, Number 569, had fallen in front of the cleaners and blocked any egress. Add to this, a strong odor of natural gas drifting through the air. Obviously, gas lines had broken during the initial collapse. Another collapse and a possible explosion were real dangers. As the hail of debris continued to rain down, John Moran crawled through it and underneath the downed fire escape to reach the employees and customers in the store. Gaining command of the situation, Moran waited for things to clear. He then led the seven trapped people to safety.

Ironically enough, Moran's own unit, Engine 34, came rolling in as the first unit on the scene. The firefighter quickly apprised the officer, Lt John McGovern, of conditions and rescue operations commenced in order to reach other people who were trapped on the upper floors. As the other FDNY units rolled in, portable ladders and buckets from the tower ladders went up and down searching and removing people and workmen from the upper floors. Unfortunately, one occupant was caught in the main collapse and succumbed. Five other people were injured and removed to St. Clare's Hospital and another six required first aid for cuts and bruises.

BC William Grimes had this to say in his official report. "The remaining structural components, the serious degree of collapse and the bulging walls in Exposure 2 all were mute testimony to the life threatening situation encountered by Firefighter John J. Moran #2. By placing himself in immediate jeopardy, he successfully extricated 8 people from a very perilous situation. He continued to operate after the arrival of units and his knowledge of conditions aided immeasurably in the overall strategy that was implemented."

Operating alone, before the arrival of incoming FDNY units, FF Moran crawled through the collapse to reach the trapped people. John J. Moran #2, of Engine 34, is truly a credit to the Fire Department. His cool professionalism under fire and his heroic manner are great testaments indeed to the commitment and long tradition of New York's Bravest.



Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 27, 2018, 03:26:23 PM
Just recd word that Charlie Boyce has Passed To A Higher Level at age 84 on 4-26-18.....FF ENG*14...LAD*150...LAD*108 both on Siegel St & Union Ave.....LT LAD*143.....CPT LAD*103.....a good FF/Officer as well as a good friend....His Son Ronnie is a RET BC from BN*44...Two other Sons former NYPD....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANKS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USAF) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.......further details on the Services to follow when available.



Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on April 27, 2018, 05:25:08 PM
RET CPT CHARLES BOYCE LAD*103....Just recd word that Charlie Boyce has Passed To A Higher Level.....FF ENG*14...LAD*150...LAD*108 both on Siegel St & Union Ave.....LT LAD*143.....CPT LAD*103.....a good FF/Officer as well as a good friend....His Son Ronnie is a RET BC from BN*44...Two other Sons former NYPD....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.......further details on the Services to follow when available.

 Chief, my condolences on the loss of your friend and Brother Firefighter Captain Charles Boyce. As well as to his family members and other FDNY Brothers. 
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 28, 2018, 04:22:47 PM
^^^^^^  Arrangements for RET CPT Charles Boyce LAD*103...Wake will take place on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 2-4 & 7-9 and Thursday, May 10 2-4 & 7-9 at Whites Funeral Home in Bethpage, NY
234 Broadway, Bethpage NY 516-931-1454

Funeral Service will be at 10 AM at St. Martin of Tours Church, 220 Central Ave, Bethpage, NY 11714 on Friday, May 11, 2018.

In lieu of Flowers. If you would like to make a donation in his name. Please send your donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital www.stjude.org

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 28, 2018, 04:25:13 PM
^^^^^^^Thanks to ladder 2...From 1975 Medal Day Book

Brooklyn Citizens Medal
Fireman 1st Grade CHARLES R. BOYCE
Ladder Company 108
Fire at 161 Penn Street, Brooklyn. Box 22-335
At 2234 hours, June 27, 1974, 4 Story, 20' x 40' N.F.P., Multiple Dwelling

Heavy fire conditions prevailed as Ladder Company 108 arrived on the scene. Fire had complete possession of the interior stairs from the 2nd floor up to and through the roof of the old Brooklyn Brownstone. Operations, especially laddering, were made difficult by the great number of people in the street yelling and screaming, and the presence of two large trees that obscured part of the building. At the third floor window over the stoop an adult male was passing children to people on an adjoining fire escape.

Ladder 108 raised its aerial to perform necessary ventilation, examination and search on the 4th floor. As Fireman Boyce ascended the ladder he saw that the person who had been passing the children from the 3rd floor had collapsed. Realizing the extreme life hazard, Fireman Boyce ordered the aerial lowered to the 3rd floor while he remained on the ladder.
As he climbed over the man, Chaim Reich, 30, Fireman Boyce found that he had collapsed on top of his 26 year old wife, Sarah. Fireman Boyce struggled to push both through the window, and with the help of another fireman operating on the top rung of the ladder placed them in Ladder 119's bucket. Fireman Boyce continuing his search through extreme heat and smoke found an unconscious child, age 3. He immediately retreated to the window and had the child placed in the bucket.

Returning again to the heavy smoke and heat, Fireman Boyce crawled through a small room into a large bedroom where he found two more unconscious children. Again he delivered them to the front window and passed them to members on the aerial.

The ladder was now moved to the 4th floor. Fireman Boyce again ascended the- aerial and climbed into the front bedroom window. As he reached the room he could see the unconscious forms of an adult female and two children. Reaching one of the children he quickly grabbed the child and carried her to the window and passed her out to a waiting member.
Although near the point of exhaustion Fireman Boyce started to return once again, when the room suddenly burst into flames. Fireman Boyce had to leap into Ladder 119's bucket to save his life. The child removed from the 4th floor was badly burned and died while members were administering first aid.

The five people removed from the 3rd floor were all unconscious and in need of resuscitation to revive them. In successfully rescuing five people and removing one unfortunate victim, Fireman Boyce operated before lines could protect him. While each attempt was made, the fire had increased in volume and intensity. Fireman Boyce laid his life on the line in behalf of his fellow man. He can be justly proud of his actions and the honor bestowed upon him this day.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 06, 2018, 03:48:18 AM
RET MARINE PILOT JAMES E. WEHNER ...MARINE*2....On 5-3-18...RET 2-3-80 after 20 yrs OTJ.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.leonefh.com/obituaries/James-E-Wehner?obId=3079268#/obituaryInfo


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 06, 2018, 07:46:02 PM
RET CPT ANTHONY LOGUERCIO DV*15......On 5-4-18....RET 12-21-89 after 30 yrs OTJ.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC & FDNY)...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....SEMPER FI.

Viewing/Visitation           Brueggemann Funeral Home
                                       522 Lakefield Road          East NorthPort  NY11731

   Sunday  5/6/2018          ( 2 - 4  )  &  7-9 PM

Service:           At the Funeral Home      Monday 5/7/2018         10:00 AM

Interment:             Calverton National Cemetery
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 08, 2018, 12:57:05 AM
RET LT JOHN J. SULLIVAN LAD*14..... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC KOREA) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....SEMPER FI...scroll for info... www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/manchester-nj/john-sullivan-7841969


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 08, 2018, 04:09:35 PM
^^^^^^^reply 937 thru 940 RET CPT CHARLES BOYCE.....  https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=charles-boyce&pid=188941428
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 10, 2018, 04:53:47 AM
RET LT DOMINCK GENTILUMO ENG*253....Ret. Lt. Dominick P. Gentiluomo, Eng. Co. 253
DOD: 5/8/2018 Ret. 11/11/1990 Yrs. of Serv. 27
Viewing/Visitation: Casey McCallum Rice Funeral Home
30 Nelson Avenue. SI 10308
Thurs. 5/10/2018 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 pm
Funeral Mass: Church of the Holy Child
4747 Amboy Road SI. 10312
Friday. 5/11/2018. 11 AM
Interment: Resurrection Cemetery.
361 Sharrott Avenue SI

Fireman in E269 & L168.

Son, Steven, is the Capt. of L078

REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... A familiar face at the UFA Meetings back when.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 10, 2018, 05:14:05 AM
RET DC ROBERT J. BLUME DV*1..... FF LAD*159...LT LAD*103...CPT LAD*108...BC BN*17 then BN*35...DC DV*1......My first CPT in 108, i learned a lot from him......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....Services were held in FLA... www.taylorandmodeenflorida.com/obituaries/Robert-Blume-2/#!/PhotosVideos ....His Son is a RET BC from BN*14


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 10, 2018, 05:22:20 PM
^^^^^^^^ Thanks to ladder2...From the 1968 Medal Day Book:

Emerald Society Medal

Captain Robert J. Blume
Ladder' Co. 108 (Then Lieutenant Ladder Co. 103)
Fire at 331 Hinsdale St, Brooklyn.
Box 1719. 12:09 a.m. April 30. 1967.
4-Story NFP Multiple Dwelling

Upon arrival of Ladder Co. 103, two rooms of a four room 1st floor apartment were completely involved in fire. A third room was partially involved, and flames were licking at the window frames on the second floor. There was an intense heat and smoke condition on the first floor, and masks were required by firemen advancing a hoseline to the second floor. Occupants of the building were visible escaping down fire escapes.

Upon opening the door of the fire apartment, Lt Blume with 3 men from his company found a woman, unconscious, on the floor. Lieut. Blume ordered his men to remove the woman to safety. He then proceeded into the smoke and heat of the burning apartment in a desperate search for additional victims. Despite severe physical punishment to himself from the extreme fire conditions in the apartment, Lt Blume located a bedroom and found an unconscious 3-month old infant. While making his way back out of the apartment he heard a moan. He removed the infant he had found to the outer air and turned him over to other firemen for resuscitation. He then returned into the burning apartment and searched further for the other victim whom he had heard moaning. His efforts resulted in the rescue of a 4 year old boy who was found huddled unconscious under an empty crib. He picked up this child and also brought him to safety.

Lt. Blume, by his actions, displayed initiative and ability in the face of grave personal risk to himself, thereby reflecting great credit upon the department. Three lives were saved by his courage and heroism.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 147 on May 10, 2018, 05:34:31 PM
RIP Chief a friend of my father
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 10, 2018, 10:04:48 PM
RET FF JOHN TIMPANARO BN*58....On 5-8-18....RET 3-31-99 after 25 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.bryantfh.com/tributes/John-Timpanaro


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 12, 2018, 07:14:25 PM
RET FF WILLIAM R. GRAHAM  BHS..... On 5-10-18.....RET 7-12-90 after 34 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....   http://tjmcgowansonsfh.com/tribute/details/90561/William-Graham/obituary.html#tribute-start  Private Cremation.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 12, 2018, 07:32:41 PM
RET BC MICHAEL F. KEARNEY BHS... On 5-9-18....RET 1-3-95 after 37 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.hawthornefuneralhome.com/notices/Michael-Kearney


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 15, 2018, 06:07:08 PM
ACTIVE FF TERENCE M. LORINO LAD*51.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... UFA 65-2...#30 of 2018 · May 15th
Active Firefighter
Terence M. Lorino
Ladder Company 51

WAKE
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday, May 17, 2018
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Charles G. Schmitt Funeral Home
3863 Merrick Road
Seaford, NY 11783

FUNERAL
Friday, May 18, 2018
11:00 am
St. William the Abbot Church
2000 Jackson Ave
Seaford, NY 11783

All Off-Duty Members should attend in Class A Uniform.



Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 17, 2018, 06:20:13 PM
RET FF JOSEPH R. STUDE ENG*18....
On 5-14-18 .....RET 4-1-78 after 20 yrs OTJ......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....      https://forrestermaherfuneralhome.com/2018/05/15/joseph-stude/
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 17, 2018, 06:50:18 PM
RET FF WALTER P. FITZPATRICK JR.  ENG*165....ON 5-14-18 ....RET 2-26-77 after 13 yrs OTJ...... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.... PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...    www.bedellpizzo.com/notices/Walter-FitzpatrickJr


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 27, 2018, 10:58:30 PM
RET BC THOMAS FAWCETT WW2 .....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY   (US ARMY AIR CORPS WW2 ) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....http://obits.silive.com/obituaries/siadvance/obituary.aspx?n=thomas-fawcett&pid=189120894&fhid=9320
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 27, 2018, 11:30:23 PM
RET FF JAMES J. HURSON ENG*318.....ON 5-22-18....RET 10-29-05 after 12 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=189118760


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 02, 2018, 03:20:46 PM
RET FF FRANK J. BALDASSARRE....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY WW2) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....Frank J. Baldassarre, 89

NYC firefighter, chef, lifelong Staten Islander, and devoted family man and friend
Frank J. Baldassarre, 89, loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away quietly at home on May 31, 2018.
Frank is survived by his wife of 59 years, Frances (Carbone Loschirico); children, Dr. James S. Baldassarre (Susan), Susan Little (Larry), Maria Kirby (Dennis), Dorothy Glawson (Stephen), and Frank Baldassarre Jr. (Jane); brother, Albert, and 16 grandchildren, Alyssa, Julia and Andrew Baldassarre; Ted, Henry and Francesca Little; Dennis Jr. and Nicholas Kirby; Stephen Jr., Eric, Thomas, Ava Glawson; Frank III, Gabriella, Sophia and Antonia Baldassarre. He was predeceased by his brother, Sylvester.
Frank lived a rich and full life. He was born and raised in New Brighton, attended PS 17 and Curtis High School, and lived his entire life on Staten Island. During World War II, he joined the U.S. Army and served with the U.S. 1st Cavalry in Japan. After the war, he returned to school at Wagner College and earned his B.A. in economics followed by his master's in education, which enabled him to substitute teach all over Staten Island and he concluded his teaching at Mount Loretto school.
During a vacation trip to Italy, he met Frances Loschirico, and they married in 1959. Five children followed with many family adventures, including a cross-country road trip in 1976.
Frank became a NYC firefighter in 1959 and served with Engine 10 in Manhattan until 1984. Frank loved his fire department brothers and organized a number of reunions for Battalion 1. Even in retirement he volunteered at the September 11 disaster site. He put on his uniform to attend dozens of memorial services during those sad days.
Frank was an excellent chef, a skill honed by preparing thousands of firehouse meals. This lead him to open The Barnard catering facility in Tottenville, where he was proprietor and chef for many years. Many good times were celebrated there.
Frank retired for the last time in 2000 to spend more time with his family and hobbies. He built a large new home for the children and grandchildren to gather. He tended his gardens, enjoyed woodworking and birding, and collected antiques. He volunteered hundreds of hours to various charitable causes, especially Community Mayors of New York, and was a regular at the VFW Granito-Smith Post in New Brighton.
For all of his interests and accomplishments, Frank was first and foremost for family and friends. He was outgoing, lively and sociable, always quick with a story or a joke. He maintained childhood friendships for over 80 years, as well as enduring friendships from his time in the service and the NYFD. He continued to make new friends throughout his life, wherever he went, from the Adirondack Mountains to the shores of Florida. He loved to host parties for new and old friends at his Tottenville home and he loved to have his family around him. It was common to have 30 or more around the table for holidays with Frank at the head of the table. He will be truly missed.
Funeral is from Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home on Monday at 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady Help of Christian's R.C. Church at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may visit on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank's memory may be made to FDNY Holy Name Association, 4 Maple Drive, New Hyde Park, NY 11040 or www.communitymayors.org.
[]
Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home
7447 Amboy Rd
Staten Island, NY 10307
(718) 984-09

Published in Staten Island Advance on June 2, 2018
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 05, 2018, 06:15:15 PM
RET LT ROCCO N. AIELLO SR. KOREAN WAR VET..... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US AIR FORCE KOREAN WAR & FDNY) PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... www.oliveriefuneralhome.com/obituaries/Rocco-Aiello/#!/Obituary
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 06, 2018, 03:24:57 PM
RET FF JAMES T. BRENNAN ENG*96....On 5-31-18....RET 3-17-99 after 28 yrs OTJ.... REST IN IN PEACE BROTHER......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......

Visitation: Gleason Funeral Home
36-46 Bell Blvd.. Bayside NY 11361
Friday 6/8/2018 2 - 4:30 & 7 - 10PM
Funeral Mass: Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament
34-24 203rd Street Bayside, NY
Saturday 6/9/2018 9:45 am

Interment: Mount St. Mary Cemetery
Fresh Meadows. NY 11365

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 09, 2018, 04:53:15 AM
RET FF JOHN T. GILLESPIE ENG*295....On 5-23-18....RET 7-31-02 after 25 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Funeral was held in Mahopac Falls on 5-26-18 at Ballard's Cemetery


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 09, 2018, 05:00:14 AM
RET FF RALPH H. HESS  LAD*7 ....On 5-31-18..... RET 3-24-73 after 24 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Funeral was held in Beverly Hills, FL on 6/6/2018 at Memorial Cemetery


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 09, 2018, 05:11:45 AM
RET FF THOMAS S. RANDLES LAD*45....On 6-17-18....RET 10-10-85.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (KOREAN WAR & FDNY)....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....     http://obits.lohud.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=189241522
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 10, 2018, 04:31:59 PM
RET FF JOHN PASSERELLI ENG*260....VETERAN OF WW2...KOREA...CUBAN MISSLE CRISIS...VIETNAM....On 6-8-18...RET 7-2-87 after 30 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=189253119


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: Atlas on June 10, 2018, 04:57:45 PM
Michael A Ciferri served as a firefighter with Ladder 44, Batt 20, Fire Marshal, and Director of FDNY's Computer Services.

Michael A. Ciferri of Pelham passed away on June 9, 2018. He was born in the Bronx on April 13, 1945 to Anthony and Josephine Ciferri. Beloved husband of Maria Ciferri for 50 years; loving father of Kimberlie Weisse, Christene (Scott) Johnson and Michael S. (Christine) Ciferri; cherished grandfather of Raymond Weisse, Christian Johnson, Alicia Johnson and Victoria Johnson; dear brother of Rita (Robert) Hammer. Michael was a very proud member of the FDNY for 30 years and also worked at Sound Shore Medical Center for over 15 years. He was very involved with the Pelham Civics, Pelham Boosters Club, and ARRL (national association for amateur radio) volunteer administer. Michael enjoyed many hobbies which included, HAM Radio Operator (W2MAC), Control Op of a local VHF Amateur Radio repeater, self taught Computer. IT specialist and muscle car enthusiast. Family will honor Michael on Wednesday June 13, 2018 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the Yannantuono Burr Davis Sharpe Funeral Home, 584 Gramatan Ave, Mt. Vernon, NY 10552.  Funeral Mass 10:00 am Thursday June 14, 2018 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Pelham, NY
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 13, 2018, 07:56:33 PM
^^^^^^  VIDEO OF MICHAEL'S LIFE....RET 4-8-99 after 30 yrs OTJ  .....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....
www.yannantuonofh.com/notices/Michael-Ciferri
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 16, 2018, 04:07:55 PM
RET FF ARTHUR R. BARLOW LAD*156....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.... PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... http://www.jamespbyrnesfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Arthur-Barlow/#!/Obituary
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 21, 2018, 04:36:01 PM
RET FF CONO LOMBARDI ENG*310....On 6-2-18 at 86 yrs of age.....RET 6-25-82 after 24 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.scaliahome.com/obituaries/Cono-Lombardi/#!/Obituary


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 21, 2018, 04:58:35 PM
RET FF JOSEPH BIONDI PHOTO UNIT..WW2 VETERAN.....On 6-19-18 at 90 yrs of age.....RET 7-24-81 after 22 yrs OTJ....(anyone who has 1970s WNYFs will remember his frequent Fire photos)..... REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY WW2) & FDNY... PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... www.flinchandbruns.com/notices/Joseph-Biondi


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 69 METS on June 22, 2018, 08:35:05 PM
65-2 Retired  Lt. Martin J. Connelly, Rescue 2 ( Fr. Ladder 120 )

DOD:  6/22/2018    Ret. 10/5/1978   Yrs. of Service.  15

Viewing/Visitation:     Marine Park FH
                                  3024 Quentin Road
                                  Brooklyn, NY 11234
     
Monday                     6/25/2018     2-5 & 7-9

Funeral Mass:           Good Shepherd RC Church
                                 Avenue S & Batchelder St.
                                 Brooklyn, NY   11234
       
Tuesday                   6/26/2018     9:45 AM

Interment:               St. Charles Cemetery
                                2015 Wellwood Avenue
                                Farmingdale,  LI   11735
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 23, 2018, 05:11:53 AM
RET LT MARTIN CONNELLY .....FF LAD*120..LT R*2....On 6-22-18...RET 10-5-78 after 15 yrs OTJ...REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....    https://marineparkfh.com/tribute/details/2482/Martin-Connelly/obituary.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 28, 2018, 04:52:30 PM
RET FF DOUGLAS RICE MANH BORO COMMAND....On 6-18-18 RET 12-9-76 after 21 yrs OTJ ......REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES

Viewing: Christ Church International
122-20 Merrill St. Jamaica, NY
Thursday 6/28/2018 5 - 7 pm

Funeral: At the Above Church
Thursday 6/28/2018 7 - 8:30 pm

Interment: Pinelawn Memorial Park
2030 Wellwood Avenue Farmingdale, NY 11735
Friday 6/29/2018 11:00 am
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 29, 2018, 03:05:40 AM
RET CPT RAYMOND J INGRAM  DOT...KOREAN WAR VETERAN....
On 6-25-18 ....RET 1-1-77 after 18 yrs OTJ..... REST IN PEACE BROTHER .....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY KOREAN WAR) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=189410352
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 02, 2018, 04:59:10 PM
RET FF PETER D'ANCONA ......A retired New York City firefighter who spent months working at Ground Zero after 9/11 and his girlfriend, a hospital office manager, were found dead Sunday, apparently from carbon monoxide poisoning, on a docked boat in the Fire Island community of Cherry Grove, Suffolk County police said.
Authorities found Peter R. D’Ancona, 54, and Tina Sgambati, 51, both of Moriches, aboard a 35-foot Mainship boat docked near Bayview Walk around 2:25 p.m. Sunday, police said.
The couple, who had been dating for six years, were pronounced dead at the scene by officials with the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The deaths appear to have been caused by carbon monoxide poisoning, police said.
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D'Ancona's son, Peter Jr., 30, of Center Moriches, remembered his father as a generous and gregarious man who was deeply devoted to his family and to public service.

"He was the biggest, loudest guy," Peter D. D'Ancona said in an interview Monday at D’Ancona Contracting, a roll-off container service in Medford, where he worked at with his father. "He would do anything for you. He'd give you the shirt off his back."
D'Ancona said the family has much to celebrate in the coming months. D'Ancona's daughter, Krysta, 27, of Raleigh, North Carolina, is 12 weeks pregnant with a baby who would have been his first grandchild.
Sgambati had worked for NYU Winthrop Hospital for nine years, most recently managing one of hospital's largest office branches in North Babylon.

"Tina was a long-standing and highly respected member of the NYU Winthrop staff," said hospital spokesman Edmund Keating. "Our entire community is saddened by her loss."
Relatives of Sgambati could not be reached Monday.
Peter R. D'Ancona was on the football team at Bellport High School, had a construction company that built homes in Fire Island and served as a U.S. Marines reservist for a decade until 1985, according to family members and a Marines spokeswoman.
He joined the NYPD in 1996 and worked as a police officer at the 113th Precinct in Jamaica, Queens, until he moved to the FDNY in 1999, agency officials said.
D'Ancona was stationed at Engine Co. 10, one of the closest firehouses to the World Trade Center. On 9/11, D'Ancona was supposed to be on duty but had switched shifts with a colleague, Jeffrey Olsen of Staten Island, Peter D. D'Ancona said.
Olsen, who had been a firefighter for two years, was one of six members of the firehouse killed in the terror attack.
D'Ancona spent months working on the debris pile at Ground Zero, eventually suffering severe lung and sinus health problems that required surgery, his son said.
"I am very proud to say that I came from that firehouse," D'Ancona said during a September 2015 interview with MSNBC as Pope Francis visited the World Trade Center site. "I work with the best that there is.
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D'Ancona transferred to Ladder 127 in Queens in 2005 and retired from the force the following year when he opened his contracting company.
Chris Lindberg, an FDNY Hazmat specialist, called D'Ancona, a friend of 15 years, a "top-notch firefighter" who exemplified bravery and led by example.
"He was the hardest working guy I've ever known," said Lindberg, an assistant chief at the Manorville Fire Department, where D'Ancona also worked for several years. "He was dedicated to friends, family and the fire service."
D'Ancona's parents remembered Peter as a straight shooter who was popular with friends and colleagues.
“He liked boating," said his father, Peter, 76, also of Moriches. "He liked anything. He was just an all-around guy everyone loved."
His mother, Linda, 72, said: “He was good to everyone, but he told you like it was.”
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REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....SEMPER FI.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 03, 2018, 06:19:40 PM
^^^^^^^^^ Arrangements for RET FF Peter D'Ancona......   https://chapeyfamily.com/tribute/details/1589/Peter-D-Ancona/service-information.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 03, 2018, 06:34:18 PM
RET BC WILLIAM UELLENDAHL BN*51.....Post by 68jk09 on a few seconds ago
On 1-6-18....RET 11-27-80 after 32 yrs OTJ ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Chief Uellendahl passed away in January and was Cremated/
His Cremated Remains will be interred :
Holy Rood Cemetery
110 Old Country Road
Westbury, NY
Monday 7-16-18 AT 1200 hrs.
Family is requesting FDNY Presence (Color Guard/Representative) at the Cemetery


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 06, 2018, 05:01:11 PM
RET FF JOHN  "CIO"  CIORCIARI  ENG*216.....On 7-5-18 ....RET 7-10-94 after 31 yrs OTJ .
REST IN PEACE BROTHER ......THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY) & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....John was a longtime Member of 216 both on Scholes St & Union Ave & spent his time on The Backstep .....John was a regular attendee at our Siegel Eagles / Scholes Moles annual re unions.....Sadly his Son a FF in LAD*142 was killed by a criminal while off duty awhile back..
Viewing/Visitation: Papavero Funeral Home
72-27 Grand Avenue
Maspeth, NY 11378
Sat. 7/7 7-9pm
Sun. 7/8. 2-5 & 7-9 pm

Funeral Mass: St. Francis de Paola RC Church
219 Conselyea Street
Brooklyn NY 11211
Mon. 7/9/2018. 9:45 am ...... Internment at All Faiths Cemetery Metropolitan Ave off 69 St Middle Village QNS NY........UPDATE... 
Nice Job by the 216/108 Honor Guard....so many civilians commented (& many personally Thanked the BROTHERS ) on how impressed they were with the Respect shown to John .


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 08, 2018, 02:13:46 PM
RET CPT JOHN VIGIANO  WTC RELATED.
REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....FF LAD*103....LT LAD*132...LT R*2..CAPT LAD*176....HIS FATHER WAS A FF IN ENG*238....HIS SONS JOHN FF LAD*132 & JOE DETECTIVE ESU TRUCK*2 BOTH WERE KILLED ON 9-11....This Man led an exemplary life both on & off the Job....he & his Wife Jan raised two Sons that anyone would be proud to have had either of them marry their Daughter.....his accomplishments on the Job are well known ....a real leader who got things done in a calm but determined manner all the time....His attention to detail was phenomenal no matter the task...i can say that my favorite years of my 41 years in the FDNY were the nine years of them that i sat next to John driving him in the Cab of R*2 & working alongside him on numerous tough jobs ....GONE BUT CERTAINLY NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN.....SEMPER FI.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: mikeindabronx on July 08, 2018, 03:16:22 PM
Rest In Peace Capt. Vigiano

Lt. John T. Vigiano, R-2, receiving the Thomas A. Kenny Memorial Medal, 1981.
He is accompanied by his wife & two sons, John & Joseph.
John was a member of L-132 & Joseph was an NYPD detective
working in Squad 2.
Both of his sons perished on 9/11 in the line of duty, continued RIP.
Lt. Vigiano retired as a Captain from L-176.


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Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 147 on July 08, 2018, 03:54:55 PM
RIP Vig
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: IRISH on July 08, 2018, 04:04:56 PM

RIP Ret FF John 'Cio' Ciorciari 216 Eng. Thoughts are with his family, friends and former colleagues in 216/108 at this time. For those of us who attend the annual 216/108 reunion there is a pic of FF Ciorciari on this link. Im sure we'll all know his face

http://www.papaverotributelink.com/guestbook/john-ciorciari

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

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RIP Ret Capt John Vigiano. Very saddened to hear of Capt Vigianos passing after his lenghtly battle with cancer. No doubt his 2 boys will be there to great him. Thoughts are with his family, friends and the Dept Family at this time

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam


Lovely words Chief K on both passings
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Post by: fdce54 on July 08, 2018, 06:07:41 PM
May both of these fine gentlemen Rest in Peace. Prayers and condolences to their families and friends.
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Post by: guitarman314 on July 08, 2018, 07:15:19 PM
This is from NYC FIRE WIRE:
(https://s15.postimg.cc/vcp4pnxdz/Viggiano_10_commandments.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/vcp4pnxdz/)
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Post by: JOR176 on July 08, 2018, 08:01:43 PM
R.I.P. to Capt. Vig and condolences to His wife Jan. I can't say anything more than has already been said or posted.

Excellent post by Chief JK.
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Post by: mack on July 08, 2018, 10:15:22 PM
Very sorry for family and friends.  John Vigiano accomplished so much, gave so much, was respected so much and will be missed so much.   
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Post by: AuxWarYearsCapt on July 08, 2018, 10:53:11 PM
Very sad to hear about the passing of CAPTAIN JOHN VIGIANO.
Chief those words were no doubt expressing how we all feel.
I will also miss those crazy nights during the war years waving to both you as we passed each other on Pennsylvania , Pitkin Ave ect.... IT'S HARD STAY STRONG
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Post by: 68jk09 on July 09, 2018, 02:04:04 AM
^^^^^^^^Captain John T. Vigiano arrangements:
Mangano Funeral Home
1701 Deer Park Avenue
Deer Park, NY 11729

Viewing:
Thursday and Friday
July 12 and July 13
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mass of Christian Burial:
Saturday, July 14 at 10:15 AM
Saints Cyril & Methodius R.C. Church
125 Half Hollow Road
Deer Park, NY, US, 11729

www.manganofh.com/obituaries/John-Vigiano/#!/Obituary


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 09, 2018, 02:37:07 AM
^^^^^^^  https://twitter.com/NYPDSpecialops/status/1016116431036002304?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on July 09, 2018, 09:41:39 AM
 EVERY Name that I read on here represents "The Greatest Generation of Firefighters". The Greatest Generation of Firefighters, I have ever seen in my life. As a Buff, I followed them for years. I watched them work, I talked to them, they invited me to ride with them, and when I tell you; "These Guys were the GREATEST, they really were".

 I have always considered myself to be a very lucky guy to be able to follow them and watch them work. Sometimes I was there twice a week, during these very busy years. None of them ever bragged about the amount of work they did or really how GREAT they were. But as a Buff, with an interest in what they did, I knew that and they didn't have to tell me.

 As a Volunteer Firefighter, we learned so much from watching these guys. We never realized it at the time, BUT we were all getting an education that we couldn't get from a classroom or a book.

 A few years later, many of us were lucky enough to become career firefighters and we all credit this group of the Worlds Greatest Firefighters for teaching us so much about the job. Many of my friends got promoted and became very respected officers within their own departments. And it all began because of a group of Firefighters and Officers of the FDNY that we HONOR here today.

 Later in years, many of us got to meet and know some of these FDNY Firefighters who have since passed on.

 We could NEVER pay them back for everything they've done for so many of us.

 In one of the most recent postings here (Reply # 976), the Passing of Retired FF Joe "CIO" Ciorciari, Engine 216, I was privileged to get to meet him and talk to him for awhile. I know the kind of work he did because many times I saw Engine 216 at jobs I was buffing in Brooklyn. Maybe we even talked on the street years ago. But it sure was great to be able to talk to him the last two years when I got to meet him.

 Of course another recent loss of the FDNY's Greatest Generation was Retired FDNY Captain John Vigiano. Although I never met him personally, I also spent time following Ladder Co 176, which Capt Vigiano was the Commanding Officer of. One of the busiest ladder companies in the city during those very busy War Years. 

 Many of us of course remember the difficult days after 9/11 when we learned that Retired FDNY Capt Vigiano had lost his two sons. One a FDNY Firefighter and the other a NYPD Officer. Ironically, I've heard talk that his two son's were nicknamed "The Twin Towers".

 For EVERY NAME posted here on this thread, there's a Special Story to tell of each individual during their careers as FDNY War Years Firefighters.

 My condolences goes to retired Chief Jake K., "68jk09", on the recent loss of his two very good friends and Retired Brother Firefighters, Capt John Vigiano and FF Joe "CIO" Ciorciari. As well as to all the other members and friends who have suffered the loss of their Brother Firefighters and friends who served the City of New York during those very busy FDNY War Years.   

 
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Post by: 1261Truckie on July 09, 2018, 11:25:31 AM
Rest in Peace Captain Vigiano. A true legend. Thoughts and prayers for your family at home and on the job.
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Post by: 68jk09 on July 09, 2018, 02:51:54 PM
^^^^^     https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/2002/04/30/a-hearts-ground-zero/2142c615-dc7c-410b-8d38-8ed3275163ca/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ac6597f60620
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 09, 2018, 03:00:02 PM
^^^^^^^  http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-fdny-john-vigiano-20180708-story.html#
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 09, 2018, 03:21:35 PM
http://lerant.proboards.com/thread/11875/joe-john-vigianos-father-hospice
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Post by: 68jk09 on July 10, 2018, 02:30:27 AM
RET FF CLIFFORD BOENISCH ENG*45....REST IN PEACE BROTHER .....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....   
https://ssqfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/2189/Clifford-Boenisch/obituary.html#tribute-start
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Post by: 68jk09 on July 10, 2018, 02:54:25 AM
RET D.C. FIRE MARSHAL MICHAEL DiMARCO....   https://williamlawfh.com/tribute/details/394/Michael-DiMarco/obituary.html#tribute-start
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Post by: 68jk09 on July 10, 2018, 03:15:38 AM
RET FF LEWIS A. BENTIVEGNA.... On 7-8-18.....RET 7-5-82 after 20 yrs OTJ...... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/port-jefferson-station-ny/lewis-bentivegna-7907723


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Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 10, 2018, 04:12:16 AM
AS FAR AS JOHN VIGIANO ABOVE^^^^^THANK YOU TO POSTER "ladder2" FROM ANOTHER SITE.....1969 Medal Day Book:
Thomas F. Dougherty Medal awarded to:

Fireman 1st Grade John T. Vigiano Ladder Co. 103
Fire at 468 Berriman Street, Brooklyn. Box 7-5-1918, 2251 hours
December 28, 1968. 2 story Brick, 20 x 40 Class 3 P.D. (Building 3 stories in Rear)

0n arrival of L103, the cellar was fully involved, with an extremely heavy smoke and heat condition throughout the remainder of the building. After the initial size up, the officer in command of L103 requested a full first alarm assignment. Civilians at the scene reported a woman was in the 2nd floor of the building.
Fr. Vigiano had gained access to the roof of the fire building via an adjacent building and had completed preliminary roof ventilation, and was proceeding to ventilate at the rear While carrying out this task he heard a moan from within the building. He immediately lowered himself to the fire escape balcony with a short piece of rope he had been carrying with him. He forced a door to a rear bedroom and made a search, being forced to his hands and knees by the extreme conditions. Approximately 10 feet into the room he found a 65 year old woman in a semi-conscious state lying on the floor near a bed. He removed her to the rear balcony an started mouth to mouth resuscitation. While rendering this aid. Fr. Vigiano collapsed. Subsequently, both he and the victim were removed to the hospital. After initial treatment Fr. Vigiano was released. After returning to quarters to rest, he experienced chest pains, nausea and severe headaches. He was returned to the hospital where he remained overnight for observation It was later disclosed that the victim had a history of tuberculosis and Fr. Vigiano is now being watched to protect him from any possibility of contracting the disease.
This rescue was made under heavy smoke and heat conditions, prior to the use of handlines, and without the protection of a mask. In addition the woman was very heavy, and great exertion was required to effect her rescue by Fr. Vigiano. He showed initiative and determination under arduous circumstances and his aggressiveness undoubtedly saved the life of this person. He acted in the finest traditions of this great department.

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1972 Medal Day Book:
Albert S. Johnston Medal awarded to:

Fireman 1st Grade John T. Vigiano Ladder Co. 103 (now Rescue 2)
Fire at 420 Williams Avenue, Brooklyn. Box 7-5-1720, 2115 hours,
April 9, 1971. 4 story N.F.P., Multiple Dwelling.

Upon arrival at the fire building, members of L103 set out performing their assigned duties. Fire had originated on the 2nd floor and had communicated to 3rd floor via ceiling and flooring. Flames were shooting out of 2nd floor windows and enveloping the fire escape on south side of building. Units attempting to gain access via interior were encountering difficulties due to intense heat and heavy volumes of smoke. No lines had been able-to penetrate and get above the fire. Members on roof were unable to descend fire escape due to flames, heat and smoke.
At this stage, Fireman Vigiano, the chauffeur of L103 and the last to leave the apparatus, noticed a woman at the 3rd floor window in an alley on the south side of the building. He immediately returned to the apparatus and removed a 35' portable ladder, and with the assistance of an auxiliary fireman raised it and placed it alongside the fire escape at the 3rd floor. By this time the woman had disappeared from the window. He quickly climbed the ladder to the 3rd floor balcony where he dashed aver the railing through the smoke and flame and entered the open window where he had seen the woman. Dropping on his stomach he began to crawl through the apartment searching for the woman. He located her in a hallway off the bathroom, in a highly emotional and disoriented state. Dragging and carrying her, he returned to the window. Using his body as a shield from the heat and flames, he got her on the ladder and guided her down to the street. There she told him that her brother was still in the apartment. Although near exhaustion from exertion and the effects of the heat and smoke, Vigianao again climbed to the 3rd floor and despite the worsened conditions, re-entered the apartment to search for the brother.
Crawling through the apartment he finally located the brother in a hallway leading to the interior of the building. He then dragged him through the intense heat and smoke, back to the window. There be carried him out the window to the ladder and then down to the street, again using his body and protective clothing to protect the boy from the heat.
As a result of his actions Fireman Vigiano was later hospitalized and treated for Carbon Monoxide poisoning. His unbelievable courage, in singlehandedly rescuing these two people who were trapped in their apartment, is deserving of the highest praise. His unselfish devotion to duty was of the highest order and in the best traditions of this department.
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1979 Medal Day Book:
Thomas A. Kenny Memorial Medal awarded to:

Lieutenant JOHN T. VlGlANO Rescue Company 2
Fire at 70 Clermont Avenue, Brooklyn
Box 75-385,0100 hours, October 27, 1978
Four story, 20'x40’, Frame Private Dwelling

Arriving at the fire scene, Lieutenant John T. Vigiano and members of R2 observed that fire had full possession of the front bedroom and hall of the 4th floor. Occupants of the dwelling yelled to Lieutenant Vigiano that an elderly woman was trapped upstairs at the attic floor level. R2 members were ordered by the lieutenant to assume the duties of the first arriving ladder company and ascended the stairs to the third floor. He also tried to determine in which room the victim was located. Informed there was no fire escape in the rear of the building, Lieutenant Vigiano requested, via. Handi-Talki, that a roof rope be taken to the roof for an attempted rescue from that point. Moving to the top of the attic stairs with the can man, they encountered severe heat. The door to the fire room had been burnt away. At this moment, Fireman Sullivan dragged a victim to the stairs. Assisting them down the stairs, Fireman Sullivan informed Lieutenant Vigiano that there was another victim in the room.
A second extinguisher was brought up to the fire floor. Lieutenant Vigiano crawled into the back room under the protection of the second extinguisher. Crawling on his stomach, he made his way across the bedroom to the window on the far side. There he discovered the unconscious victim, wedged between the bed and the wall. The room was crowded with furniture, therefore it was difficult to maneuver around the bed. Lieutenant Vigiano was forced to pull the lifeless body up onto the bed and drag her across it onto the floor. Fire had full possession of the front room, interior hall, and was burning across the ceiling of the rear bedroom. Burning paint was I dropping and igniting the mattress in the room.
Lieutenant Vigiano dragged the unconscious and non-breathing, severely burned victim to the stairs. Then other members assisted them down to the third floor. He immediately began mouth-to-mouth resuscitation until a resuscitator was placed in operation.
Lieutenant Vigiano acted in a manner which is in keeping with the highest traditions of the Fire Department. If not for his courageous act, this victim would have perished

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1981 Medal Day Book:
Thomas A. Kenny Memorial Medal awarded to:

Lieutenant JOHN T. VlGlANO Rescue Company 2

Brooklyn's R2 was returning to its quarters after operating at a fire when the dispatcher announced via the Department radio, that an alarm of fire was being transmitted for a 4 story brick apartment house at 713 Lafayette Avenue. The dispatcher finished his message advising that a full first alarm assignment (3 engines and 2 ladders) would be rolling in to the scene due to the numerous phone calls received at the Communications Center. As he signed off announcing the time at 2125 hrs., Lieutenant John T. Vigiano radioed his units availability since he was only two blocks from the fire scene. "Take it in" came the terse reply. As R2 rolled into the block, members observed a heavy fire condition on the third floor with possible extension to the fourth floor. Instructing his unit to function as the first arriving ladder company, Lieutenant Vigiano raced to the third floor, where a dazed resident informed the rescue officer that people were trapped on the fourth floor.
Fire was now showing at 4 front windows, the roof had not been vented, and without any engine company's at the scene affording the luxury of a hose line to back up his rescue efforts, Lieutenant Vigiano knew he had to act quickly to reach any victims. While donning the facepiece to his mask, he reached the fourth floor landing, where intense smoke and heat drove him to a crawling position. Upon entering the apartment, he crawled down a long hallway, stopping occasionally to listen for cries of help. Half way down the hall, he heard the anguished pleas for rescue. Temporary renovations to the apartment slowed the rescue attempt. After doubling back from the kitchen, he found the opening to the front bedroom just as the victim, Lincoln Dawkins, cried out one more time. Near exhaustion from searching four other rooms prior to locating the victim, Vigiano now had to remove the semi-conscious victim. While dragging him from the apartment, he stopped a few times to administer air from his own mask.
At one point, the victim, barely audible, informed the rescue officer that his mother was in the front of the bedroom. Vigiano took Dawkins to the hallway and headed back to the bedroom in search of the mother. Fire had gained complete control of the thud floor and blew in the windows of the bedroom on the fourth floor, cutting the lieutenant. Fire now was spreading in his locale and an urgent message from Chief James Duffy (B57) advised him that all residents had been accounted for, and ordered a hasty retreat. Fire was now gaining headway on the fourth floor and as Lieutenant Vigiano made his exit, members of Engine Companies 209 and 217 were moving a hoseline into position to extinguish the blaze.
For Mr. Dawkins and the residents on the fourth floor, it was fortunate indeed that R2 was in such close proximity to the building as the fire broke out.
R2 has a long and glorious history of heroism. Lieutenant Vigiano added another remarkable feat to its already outstanding record. It is interesting to note that Lieutenant Vigiano's son, Joseph, was recently awarded one of the Boy Scouts of America highest awards for heroism. The youngster saved three lives last summer in Clearwater, Florida. As young Joseph looks on today, he will watch his father honored for his valiant actions. Whoever first called New York's Firefighters-"The Bravest"-had to be thinking of men like Lieutenant John T. Vigiano of R2.
..................................................John had received the Thomas A. Kenny on two separate Medal Days.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 10, 2018, 06:09:32 PM
^^^^^^     http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/insider/resources/do/2018/065_2018.pdf
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 14, 2018, 12:18:37 AM
A Thank You to SCPD for controlling traffic on very busy Route231/Deer Park Ave & allowing groups to safely cross directly from the parking lot to the Funeral Parlor to & from the Wake.


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Post by: 68jk09 on July 15, 2018, 01:27:48 PM
     A Thank You to all those who attended John's Funeral & especially His Grandchildren who presented their Eulogy detailing their Love & Caring for John....also Thanks to Sal Cassano....& R*2 FF / US Marine Jason Brezler.....& LT George Guinan LAD*176 who delivered their Eulogies....The FDNY Ceremonial Unit....the Emerald Pipes & Drums....The USMC Ceremonial Unit .....The NYPD ....The SCPD ....ENG*233/LAD*176/FieldCommUnit for their work at the Coalition .....The Deer Park community ...& those that helped behind the scenes ...i KNOW John was impressed.....in addition to the many old faces that travelled long distances to attend i must single out one not for the distance travelled to get there but for the distance travelled in life....RET FF Sweeney LAD*170 who entered the USMC in the late '40s & Served in the Korean War & now in his '90s was in attendance responding pushing his walker to Honor John..SEMPER FI....          https://nypost.com/2018/07/14/fdny-captain-who-lost-both-sons-on-9-11-laid-to-rest/

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Post by: 68jk09 on July 15, 2018, 01:58:17 PM
Farewell to a legend

CHAUNCEY ALCORN AND LARRY MCSHANE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Legendary FDNY Capt. John Vigiano, during a life of faith and service, earned a spot in the hereafter with his sons and the saints.

The 79-year-old Vigiano was praised Saturday as a man of devotion to the FDNY and the gospel at a jampacked Long Island funeral where his grandchildren recounted his impact on their lives after the deaths of their dads on 9/11.

"A Marine, a fireman, a hero," said his granddaughter Nicolette Vigiano of her granddad. "He was all those things, but to me he was also grandpa. He had more than anything a love for life, a love for people, and a love for his family."

Vigianio, 79, died last Sunday of cancer -- nearly 18 years after his sons, John Jr. of the Fire Department and NYPD Detective Joseph, both died trying to rescue people from the doomed World Trade Center. The former Marine Corps sergeant spent his days after the terrorist attack down at Ground Zero, where the remains of Joe were recovered -- but not those of John Jr.

"He didn't despair," recalled Monsignor John Delendick in his eulogy. "He certainly grieved, but he never lost faith. He knew where his sons were. Maybe not their bodies, but he knew."

Vigiano joined the FDNY in 1962, working his way up to captain at Ladder Co. 176. He retired after 36 years on the job -- a tenure spent entirely in Brooklyn.

"We hear the words hero or legend thrown around all too easily today," said former FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano. "John's courage and heroism were second to none."

Delendick recalled that Vigiano, while not a perfect man, lived by a code of values that made him a special individual.

"Saints aren't people who are necessarily canonized," the monsignor said. "Saints are people who live their lives in the service of the Lord. John did that."
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Post by: 68jk09 on July 17, 2018, 12:08:23 AM
RET FF DANIEL J LOPEZ  ENG*205 ......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....    https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/new-york-ny/daniel-lopez-7934188
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Post by: manhattan on July 17, 2018, 07:39:14 PM
Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church, 230 East 90 Street, Manhattan, between Second and Third Avenues.  Note that there is an elevator to the Upper Church through the door at the at the extreme east end of the church.  If the door is locked, go to the rectory at the west end of the church.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 18, 2018, 12:05:33 AM
RET LT JOSEPH P. CIARAVINO ENG*254.....On 7-13-18....RET 8-31-95 after 22 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... https://www.johnedayfuneralhome.com/tributes/Joseph-Ciaravino
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Post by: 68jk09 on July 18, 2018, 01:08:37 AM
RET CPT FRANK R. CIAVARELLA.. SAFETY DIVISION..WW2 VETERAN....On 7-14-18 at 93 yrs of age...RET 9-18-86 after 35 yrs OTJ REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY AIR CORPS WW2 ) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Quite an impressive Obituary.... www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/long-island-city-ny/frank-ciavarella-7934195 ........Funeral Mass: St. Mary R.C. Church]
10-08 49th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
Wednesday 7/18/2018 10:30 am

Interment: 7-18-18 All Faiths Cemetery
67-29 Metropolitan Avenue
Middle Village, NY 11379
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Post by: 68jk09 on July 22, 2018, 03:50:31 PM
RET FF BERNARD J. KAZLAUSKY LAD*143....On 7-18-18....RET 4-17-82 after 21 yrs OTJ.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER .....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Viewing/Visitation: Moloney FH
825 Main Street
Holbrook, NY 11741
Sunday 7/22/2018. 2-4 & 7-9pm

Funeral Mass: Good Shepherd RC Church
1370 Grundy Avenue
Holbrook, NY. 11741
Monday 7/23/2018. 10:45am

Interment: St. Charles Cemetery
Farmingdale, NY
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 23, 2018, 01:52:54 AM
RET BC JOHN P. MOLLOY BN*35.....
On 7-21-18 .....RET 9-14-06 after 40 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....   http://www.mclaughlinandsons.com/book-of-memories/3567294/Molloy-John/service-details.php ......John's Late Son John was a FF in LAD*156 & a LT in 279/131....

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Post by: scoobyd on July 23, 2018, 08:00:54 PM
RET FF THOMAS SPENCER ENG*53

Wake
Commack Abbey Funeral Home
96 Commack Road
Tuesday July 24th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm

Funeral Mass
Wednesday July 25th at 11am
Christ the King Church
2 Indian Head Road, Commack, NY

No Cemetary
Reception to follow at Commack Firehouse on Jericho Turnpike
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Post by: 68jk09 on July 24, 2018, 12:40:33 AM
REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=189660404
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Post by: 68jk09 on July 24, 2018, 01:01:20 AM
RET FF/FM ALAN CATANEO  ENG*18/BFI.... On 7-21-18...RET 10-21-90 after 22yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN VIETNAM) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... www.scaliahome.com/obituaries/Alan-Cataneo/#!/Obituary

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Post by: 68jk09 on July 24, 2018, 01:48:41 AM
RET DC JOHN D. MORO  ADMOP...
On 7-23-18 ....RET 4-9-93 after 34 yrs OTJ.......Father of DC Steve Moro DV*15.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... https://weigandbrothers.com/tribute/details/1704/John-Moro/obituary.html#tribute-start
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Post by: 68jk09 on July 24, 2018, 11:12:17 PM
VIDEO (Thanks to Steve Spak) OF FUNERAL MASS FOR RET CPT JOHN VIGIANO  WTC RELATED..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHz3CGgcgmE
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Post by: AuxWarYearsCapt on July 25, 2018, 01:22:16 AM
I was honored to be the first to meet then BC MORO Batt 55 from the boogie down Bronx. Who drove to queens with his aide to check out E 319s quarters since he would be transferring to the new re- established Batt 59.. This was in August of 1984.There were many storys l can tell you but the OTJ brothers from the 59 Batt but there were a few interesting ones no body expected.

Patty DiMaria the chief aide was very sick inn the bunk when l talked in around 1400.  A run came in for the 59 Batt.  BC Moro asked me if l knew where the box was.  I told him yes and stayed to get in the chiefs seat.  WELL THE CHIEF SAID I HAVE THE BRASS ON MY COLLARS SO YOU WILL DRIVE ME. Wer had 3 runs the last withE 319 at a class 3 on Woodhaven & 75 Ave.  When l pulled up the chief told McBride, Cosentiin from 319 that he commandeered me to drive and all the guys from 319 and 135 went historical.    There's plenty more.  RIP CHIEF  l will miss you
The funniest part was that l was a Aux Capt with long long hair and a full beard
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Post by: 68jk09 on July 25, 2018, 07:39:52 PM
RET FF MICHAEL LEAMY  LAD*111......
On 7-23-18....RET 1-7-91 after 17 yrs OTJ .......REST IN PEACE BROTHER ......THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN VIETNAM) & FDNY......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....I first met Mike when he was appt to 146 & would get detailed to 108 ...we became friends right away....i had the pleasure of running in with Mike thru out his career ...he spent the majority off his time OTJ in 111 & drove some great Boss's..... www.franklinfuneralhome.net/obituary/michael-leamy


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Post by: 68jk09 on July 26, 2018, 05:06:16 PM
Active FF George Scheer ENG*249 ......REST IN PEACE BROTHER ......PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILIES.  NO FURTHER INFO AT THIS TIME.
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Post by: 68jk09 on July 27, 2018, 01:41:16 AM
RET FF RICHARD M. LULTZ  ENG*23.....On 7-25-18....RET 5-31-18 after 33 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER .....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....    https://ssqfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/2197/Richard-Lutz/obituary.html#tribute-start
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Post by: 68jk09 on July 27, 2018, 02:05:22 AM
RET FF VINCENT GUERRA LAD*114...On 7-25-18.....RET 7-2-83 after 20 yrs OTJ. REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Viewing/Visitation: Casey Funeral Home
350 Slosson Avenue. SI. 10314
Sunday 7/29/2018. 2-4. &. 7-9pm

Funeral Mass: St. Teresa RC Church
1634 Victory Blvd SI. 10314
Monday. 7/30/2018. 10:45am

Private Services to Follow.

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Post by: 68jk09 on July 27, 2018, 03:56:55 PM
ACTIVE FF GEORGE SCHEER ENG*249....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....     http://www.ufanyc.org/cms/contents/view/26002
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on July 27, 2018, 08:01:34 PM
^^^^^     http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/insider/resources/do/2018/072_2018.pdf
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Post by: 68jk09 on July 31, 2018, 12:00:44 AM
RET LT ANTHONY SANFILLIPO ENG*318...
Father of BC Steve Sanfillipo ......REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....Wake & Service 7-31-18 only at Colonial Funeral Home SI NY ..Cremation Private....    https://memorials.colonialfuneralhomesi.com/anthony-sanfilippo/3575281/service-details.php
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Post by: 68jk09 on August 04, 2018, 02:03:23 AM
RET BC JOSEPH ARCHBOLD BN*38....On 8-2-18 at 87 yrs of age....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...... His Son Dan is a FF RET from LAD*175...It is with deep regret and profound sadness that the Board of the Fire Chiefs Association announces the passing of former Fire Chiefs Association Board member and retired Battalion Chief, Joseph W. Archbold B-38.
Wake will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 2-4PM and 7-9PM at the Lindenhurst Funeral Home, 424 South Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Funeral will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 0945 hours at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 210 South Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Class "A" Uniforms are requested.
Please keep our friend Joe and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.


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Post by: 69 METS on August 05, 2018, 11:50:24 AM
RET BC JOSEPH ARCHBOLD BN*38....On 8-2-18 at 87 yrs of age....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...... His Son Dan is a FF RET from LAD*175...It is with deep regret and profound sadness that the Board of the Fire Chiefs Association announces the passing of former Fire Chiefs Association Board member and retired Battalion Chief, Joseph W. Archbold B-38.
Wake will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 2-4PM and 7-9PM at the Lindenhurst Funeral Home, 424 South Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Funeral will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 0945 hours at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 210 South Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Class "A" Uniforms are requested.
Please keep our friend Joe and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

My dad and Chief Archbold were both assigned to the 38th Battalion. On weekends, if I was riding with my dad on his day tours, I would stay over on Saturday 6x9 and ride with Chief Archbold. He was a really good guy as well as chief officer. I think he was still in the 38 when I was assigned to 234 from proby school. Rest in peace chief.
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Post by: 68jk09 on August 05, 2018, 05:32:53 PM
RET FF JULIAN PENA ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... https://mail.aol.com/webmail/getPart?uid=30731640&partId=1.2.2&scope=STANDARD&saveAs=Embedded1533395775845.png
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Post by: 68jk09 on August 07, 2018, 05:54:44 PM
RET FF KENNETH J. MORRIS LAD*152.....On 8/4/2018 Ret..3/14/1999 after 30 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES

Viewing/Visitation: Hufcut Funeral Home.
3159 NY-22
Dover Plains NY 12522
Wed. 8/8/2018 2-4 and 6-8 pm

Funeral Mass: St. Charles Borromeo RC Church
62 Mill St. Dover Plains. NY
Thursday 8/9/2018 10:00am

http://www.hufcutfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/3580209/Morris-Kenneth/service-details.php
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Post by: 68jk09 on August 07, 2018, 06:15:51 PM
RET BC ROYAL E. FOX....  On 8/5/2018 Ret. 7/13/1995 after 38 yrs OTJ....Awarded the James Conran Medal for the 1966 23 St Fire... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....His Son is RET after being OTJ....   www.sifuneralhome.com/chief-royal-e-fox/
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Post by: 68jk09 on August 07, 2018, 07:49:42 PM
^^^^^ BC FOX's writeup thanks to ladder2.....
William F. Conran Medal
Lt Royal E. Fox 7th Battalion (working in Ladder 3)
Fire at 7 East 22nd Street Manahttan Box 598 9:36 pm,
October 17, 1966 (Act performed at 6 East 23rd Street)

Upon arrival at the fire with his unit, Lt. Fox was directed to enter the cellar of 6 E. 23rd St. to make an examination and check for any extension of fire from cellar of 7 East 22 St., the original fire site. Ceilings were, being opened when they heard a call to evacuate the cellar. Almost simultaneously, as the ceiling had been opened, a tremendous heat wave traveled across the cellar ceiling as fire showed through the opened ceiling. The heat barrier that built up at the top of the stairs leading from the cellar was so intense that 7 members of the units working in the cellar received burns on exposed parts of their bodies as they hurriedly left the cellar.

Lt. Fox disregarded his personal safety and remained in the cellar until he was certain all members were out safely. By the time most members had gotten out, the heat barrier had lowered from the ceiling and made the cellar almost untenable. As the last man to leave before Lt. Fox was making his way from the cellar, the heat was so intense at the top of the stairs that the man had to back down again, and appeared on the verge of collapse. Lt. Fox then took hold of him and half pushed and half carried him up to the first floor and out through the front door to the street. There, both members were aided by their comrades.

Both were then removed to Bellevue Hospital for treatment of burns. A Chief at the fire remarked "When those men came out of the cellar I went to help one of them and his coat was so hot I had to pull my hand away".

Had Lt. Fox not exposed himself to these extreme risks by staying behind in the cellar to make sure everybody else got out safely, the life loss at this tragic fire might have been still greater. In performing this act of selfless courage Lt. Fox upheld the finest traditions of the fire service and the department.


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Post by: 68jk09 on August 07, 2018, 08:24:38 PM
BC FOX at the 23rd St Fire 50th Anniversary....    http://fdnyrant.proboards.com/attachment/download/1057
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Post by: 68jk09 on August 08, 2018, 02:20:41 PM
^^^^^BC ROYAL FOX.. Info Thanks to ladder2....Below is an excerpt from DC Jonas' D7 Newsletter from March 2016 regarding the LODD fire at 461 Broadway on 11/18/1960:


463 Broadway was a 5-story loft building at the corner of Broadway and Grand St. The dimensions were 110’ x 160’. The fire building was a textile factory with many wholesale textile firms as tenants within the building. Exposure 3 was a 5-story loft building at 112-114 Grand St. Exposure 4 was another 5-story loft building at 469 Broadway and Exposure 4A was a 5-story loft building at 471 Broadway.

E31 was commanded by Lt. John A. McDermott. He saw that the fire was located in the cellar of 463 Broadway. The cellar was rented by the tenant of the first floor and it contained large bolts of textiles. There was a heavy smoke condition coming from the cellar. Lt. McDermott found the stairway that led to the cellar. It was only 3½ feet wide. Two feet of the width of the cellar stairs was covered with a hinged wooden chute. The hinged wooden chute was in place to aid the first floor tenant in moving stock. This hampered access and egress to the cellar. Lt. McDermott had the chute raised out of the way. He ordered his unit to stretch a 2½ inch hand line into the cellar. On the nozzle was Fr. Francis J. Sammon, E31.

Squad 8 responded from their quarters on 243 Lafayette St. When Sq8 arrived at the fire, BC Anderson ordered them to enter the cellar and assist E31 on the hose line. Entering the cellar from Sq8 was Capt. Howie Borden, Fr. Royal Fox, Fr. Robert Barnickle and Fr. John C. Cosner. Historical Note: In 1960, Engine Companies had only two SCBA. Squad Companies had 6 SCBAs, and Rescue Companies had 6 SCBAs.

E31 and Sq8 were searching for the source of the fire. The cellar was heavily charged with smoke and heat. The large bolts of textiles were hampering the operations in the cellar and, as it turns out, was providing a fuel source for the expanding fire. Capt. Borden Sq8 went up the stairs to the first floor to give BC Anderson a report of the high heat and heavy smoke condition in the cellar.

The Firefighters working in the cellar were experiencing punishing conditions. They continued to search for the location of the fire. Although the source of the fire eluded them, the heat was extreme. When water from the hose was played upon the walls of the cellar, it turned to steam.

Lt McDermott E31 and the other 4 Firefighters in the cellar decided to evacuate their position in the cellar. They all headed for the stairway. Fr. Barnickle of Sq8 was the first to hit the stairway. His head reached the ceiling level of the cellar when the opening erupted in flame. He stumbled backward. Behind him was Fr. Royal Fox of Sq8. Fr. Fox pushed Fr. Barnickle back up the stairs. They both pushed through a wall of fire to make it to the first he first floor and it contained large bolts of textiles. There was a heavy floor. Every part of their bodies that was not covered by their SCBA mask or their turnout gear was burned.

As second alarm units arrived at the fire at 463 Broadway, they saw Fr. Barnickle and Fr. Fox staggered by burn injuries they received in their climb to the first floor. Firefighters Barnickle and Fox thought that the other three Firefighters in the cellar were behind them. They were not. The two burned Firefighters were immediately transported to nearby Bellevue Hospital.

……………………

Lieut. John A. McDermott of Engine Co. 31 was 34 years old. He left behind a wife and six children. Fr. Francis J. Sammon of Engine Co. 31 was 34 years old. He was a former Police Officer with the NYPD and had been a member of the FDNY for two years. He left behind a wife. Fr. John C. Cosner of Squad Co. 8 was 25 years old and was a member of the FDNY for only 13 months. He left behind a wife and a 5-week old daughter. May they all rest in peace. Never forget!

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Post by: 68jk09 on August 10, 2018, 01:57:49 AM
RET FF KENNETH J. MORRIS LAD*152...REST IN PEACE BROTHER .....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN VIETNAM) & ALSO REPRESENTING THE USA IN '68 & '72 OLYMPICS....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...   http://www.hufcutfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/3580209/Morris-Kenneth/obituary.php
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Post by: 68jk09 on August 10, 2018, 02:26:29 AM
^^^^ scroll to page 313 Ken Morris....   http://library.la84.org/6oic/USOC_Reports/1972/USOCReport1972pt2.pdf
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 16, 2018, 03:32:08 AM
RET LT JOHN COX....FF ENG*290...LT ENG*332 ....US ARMY PARATROOPER ....LONG TIME EMERALD SOCIETY DRUMMER...   https://osheafuneral.com/tribute/details/3888/John-Cox/service-information.html    ....I was working in R*2 & took John on his last ride on an FDNY Rig one night around 1985 or so....during a big rain storm lightning had struck a large Church in East New York... John was the LT in 332 & as they arrived the custodian directed them inside up to a room on an upper floor where smoke was emanating from the electric outlets....suddenly Fire blew up the stairs as someone opened the heavy interior doors to the basement area trapping the Members on the upper floor....the stained glass windows had plexiglass on the outside to protect them & this was hampering the Members trying to break there way out thru them....John was looking for another way for them to escape & fell off the Balcony to the Church floor below seriously injuring himself....we had a PD escort from the 75 Pct & i drove him to the Hosp....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY & FDNY) PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....(John was definitely Old School )....this was not the only time i had driven an Officer from 332 to a Hospital in R*2s Rig ( Pre FDNY EMS )....sadly i had driven LT Robert Dolney LODD to a hospital after a Fire & collapse in East New York....also i did not transport another LT from 332 but we did assist him after he had to jump out a lower floor window into a shaft after the room flashed over.... a few years later after i was Promoted i got a LTs spot in 332 in Group 7 (which was the Group 2 of the 3 LTs mentioned had been in) & always remembered those incidents & the LTs involved

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 21, 2018, 05:14:33 AM
ACTIVE FDNY EMT ERIC MALEH....REST IN PEACE BROTER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... No further info at this time... nypost.com/2018/08/20/off-duty-emt-killed-in-motorcycle-crash/


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Post by: memory master on August 21, 2018, 06:48:45 AM
ACTIVE FDNY EMT ERIC MALEH....REST IN PEACE BROTER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... No further info at this time... nypost.com/2018/08/20/off-duty-emt-killed-in-motorcycle-crash/
Rest In Peace
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Post by: nfd2004 on August 21, 2018, 09:22:23 AM
RET LT JOHN COX....FF ENG*290...LT ENG*332 ....US ARMY PARATROOPER ....LONG TIME EMERALD SOCIETY DRUMMER...   https://osheafuneral.com/tribute/details/3888/John-Cox/service-information.html    ....I was working in R*2 & took John on his last ride on an FDNY Rig one night around 1985 or so....during a big rain storm lightning had struck a large Church in East New York... John was the LT in 332 & as they arrived the custodian directed them inside up to a room on an upper floor where smoke was emanating from the electric outlets....suddenly Fire blew up the stairs as someone opened the heavy interior doors to the basement area trapping the Members on the upper floor....the stained glass windows had plexiglass on the outside to protect them & this was hampering the Members trying to break there way out thru them....John was looking for another way for them to escape & fell off the Balcony to the Church floor below seriously injuring himself....we had a PD escort from the 75 Pct & i drove him to the Hosp....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY & FDNY) PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....(John was definitely Old School )....this was not the only time i had driven an Officer from 332 to a Hospital in R*2s Rig ( Pre FDNY EMS )....sadly i had driven LT Robert Dolney LODD to a hospital after a Fire & collapse in East New York....also i did not transport another LT from 332 but we did assist him after he had to jump out a lower floor window into a shaft after the room flashed over.... a few years later after i was Promoted i got a LTs spot in 332 in Group 7 (which was the Group 2 of the 3 LTs mentioned had been in) & always remembered those incidents & the LTs involved

 Chief JK, once again sorry for the loss of your friend and Brother Firefighter Retired Lt John Cox. My condolences also goes out to ALL the families and friends of ALL of these members of the so called FDNY War Years.

 In my opinion all these guys mentioned were a very Special Breed of firefighters. As I read the names posted here, I feel as though I know them all. I watched them work during their busiest days. I will NEVER forget the kind of work I saw these guys do going back to the late 60s.

 I feel confident that they all have a place in heaven today. I think if there is such a place and anybody deserves to be there - its these guys whose names we read here today. 
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Post by: 68jk09 on August 21, 2018, 08:35:00 PM
Regarding reply # 1031 above ....ACTIVE FDNY EMT ERIC MALEH.   .http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/insider/resources/do/2018/080_2018.pdf
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on August 22, 2018, 06:43:45 PM
RET FF DALBERT D. HINKSON.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......Dal was a FF in ENG*216 both on Scholes St & Union Ave then went to ENG*308....With regret, the Department announces the death of retired
Firefighter Dalbert D. Hinkson appointed
June 16, 1957, retired July 2, 1987, formerly of E-308, residing in
Jamaica, NY, which occurred on
July 6, 2018. DO 78/18


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Post by: 68jk09 on August 23, 2018, 08:08:29 AM
RET FF ELIO L. GEHRSI....From D.O. 78 8-20-18.. With regret, the Department announces the death of retired Firefighter Elio L. Ghersi appointed September 14, 1968, retired January 2, 1997, formerly of E-79, residing in Hampton Bays, NY, which occurred on July 5, 2018..REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......Another Member of our proby class in 1968.....Elio & i had a mutual friend..he died in her backyard in July....   http://www.rjosheafuneralhome.com/obituary/elio-ghersi
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Post by: mack on August 23, 2018, 10:16:18 AM
Chief - Condolences for family and friends.  Sorry to hear.
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Post by: 68jk09 on August 28, 2018, 12:09:39 AM
RET LT JOSEPH MUNDA....   REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....     
http://obits.silive.com/obituaries/siadvance/obituary.aspx?n=joseph-munda&pid=190062631
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Post by: ******* on August 29, 2018, 08:45:07 AM
FF Joe Ferrari, Ladder 19. Joe was assigned to 19 from 1962 to 1982. Joe could be the "poster boy" for a FDNY  war years firefighter. Tough, dedicated and professional, took no nonsense either in the FH kitchen or at a job. A role model for the younger guys. Rest in Peace Joe, was always a pleasure.
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Post by: 68jk09 on August 31, 2018, 01:03:06 AM
RET CPT JOHN J. McCORMACK ENG*231...On 8-27-18 in Sunny Hills Florida.... RET 11-19-68 after 23 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....

Funeral Mass: Our Lady of Loretto Chapel
Pensacola Naval Air station
Wednesday. 9-5-18. 1000 hrs.

Interment. 1100 hrs.


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Post by: 68jk09 on August 31, 2018, 01:15:41 AM
RET CPT R. J. MILLITELLO ENG*160.... On 8-23-18 at 88 yrs of age....RET 7-5-91 after 34 yrs OTJ.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.legacy.com/obituaries/greenwichtime/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=190083528

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Post by: 68jk09 on August 31, 2018, 01:31:16 AM
RET LT JOHN G. SCANLON LAD*122.... On 8-28-18 at 87 years of age...RET 7-21-86 after 23 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN) & FDNY......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....
http://obits.silive.com/obituaries/siadvance/obituary.aspx?n=john-scanlon&pid=190081230&fhid=14065
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Post by: 68jk09 on September 07, 2018, 06:08:27 PM
RET CPT JAMES P. LEDDY ....On 9-7-18 at 88 yrs of age.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC WOUNDED IN KOREA) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...SEMPER FI... He was a FF in LAD*21 & R*1... & a LT in ENG*39 & LAD*16...CPT of LAD*108 & ENG*306 & a CPTs Representative on the UFOA Executive Board....I had the pleasure of driving him for my last year in 108.
His Brother & His son in law are also both RET from the Job...... ARRANGEMENTS...https://chapeyfamily.com/tribute/details/1713/James-Leddy/service-information.html#tribute-start............................................ OBITUARY....https://chapeyfamily.com/tribute/details/1713/James-Leddy/obituary.html#content-start
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Post by: scoobyd on September 07, 2018, 09:24:10 PM
Lt in E 39 then L 16
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Post by: scoobyd on September 28, 2018, 09:39:30 PM
Lt. Al Calmbacher, ret.

https://obits.lohud.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=adolph-calmbacher&pid=190312698&fhid=2172
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 09, 2018, 02:12:39 PM
RET FF GEORGE STORZ LAD*156.....   On 10-6-18 at 59 yrs of age....Appt LAD*156 1989 ...Ret 2014.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....     https://marineparkfh.com/tribute/details/2570/George-Storz/obituary.html#tribute-start
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Post by: 68jk09 on October 12, 2018, 03:03:12 PM
RET FF MICHAEL LOPIANO....on 10-12-18 at 93 yrs of age ...RET 10-25-75 after 20 yrs OTJ ..... REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......Mike was appt to 108 on Seigel St ...Mike stayed for many years then went to LAD*150 for a few yrs then came back to 108 while we were still on Seigel St then when we moved to the new Qtrs he went back to Hollis in ENG*301....    https://powellfh.com/tribute/details/1030/Michael-LoPiano/obituary.html#tribute-start
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Post by: 68jk09 on October 15, 2018, 05:04:07 PM
RET FF JAMES GINTY SR. KOREAN WAR VETERAN ....FF James Ginty Sr. (Ladder 42-Retired Original member of the FDNY Pipe Band) has passed away. REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC KOREA) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... SEMPER FI.
Arrangements are as follows:
WAKE:
Wednesday October 17, 2018 7PM-9PM
Thursday October 18, 2018 2PM-9PM
St. James Funeral Home
829 Middle Country Road
St. James NY, 11780
OBITUARY... www.stjamesfuneralhome.com/

FUNERAL:
Friday October 19, 2018 11:15 AM
St. Phillips and James Church
1 Carow Pl.
St James NY
www.sspj.org/
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 15, 2018, 05:05:55 PM
^^^^^^^^    https://s3.amazonaws.com/CFSV2/obituaries/photos/4614/470565/5bc4db4e4879c.jpg
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Post by: 68jk09 on October 15, 2018, 05:12:15 PM
^^^^^^   http://www.photojordan.com/FDNY/pages/FDNY41.html
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Post by: 68jk09 on October 15, 2018, 05:15:11 PM
Son Jim DC in SOC.....Son Pat BC in BN*54....Grandson Pat EMS Station 54....Son In Law Ed M. FF R*2.



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Post by: mikeindabronx on October 15, 2018, 06:23:09 PM
If only helmets could talk!  RIP to a great guy.

(http://www.fdnysbravest.com/JGinty.jpg)
http://www.fdnysbravest.com/JGinty.jpg (http://www.fdnysbravest.com/JGinty.jpg)
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Post by: enginecap on October 15, 2018, 08:23:45 PM
He was a classic with those bagpipes
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Post by: 1261Truckie on October 16, 2018, 10:27:40 AM
Rest in Peace Mister Ginty. Thought and prayers for your family at home and on Prospect Avenue.
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Post by: 68jk09 on October 17, 2018, 06:07:52 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-fdny-pipe-band-founder-dies-20181015-story.html
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: jkal on October 18, 2018, 07:47:31 AM
I have had the privilege to work in the South BX in the late 70's and early 80's. I was in 48 Truck and we ran in with both 31 & 42 Trucks. Georgie Munch, legendary BX Dispatcher, told me the 3 busiest Trucks when the BX was Burning were 31, 42 & 48. Seeing these Legends operate was beyond belief. Big Jim Ginty was in the middle of it all. I loved going down Bruckner Blvd towards their area. St John's & Beck was a Good box. I then had the opportunity to work with his son, Jimmy, in 59 Truck (The Blue Devils). Jimmy & I studied together for the LT exam and were promoted on the same day in 1994. When I had the Honor to become the Captain of Tower Ladder 120, Big Jim's other son, Patty became the Capt of Hook & Ladder 175. We saw then often and had a great time when we did, besides going to many fires together. We were part of the 44 Battalion. Arguably the best Battalion on the Job. I am trying to wrap my limited skull around this loss and it is difficult. We just buried Capt Frank Pampalone (Ladders 40, 42, 59 & 111) within the last year and he and Jimmy worked together in 42. As a young Fireman in Ladder Company 48, I would be working the holidays. We would go to midnight mass at 42 Truck's quarters on Christmas Eve. There would be 10-12 rigs outside. It was a wonderful & moving experience. Today, they would "hook you up" for being out of your area. Big Jim, rest easy My Friend. The Best thing I have heard since Jimmy's passing was from a 236 Engine guy (and former Marine) thanking Jimmy for starting up "this Beautiful thing, the band". RIP to a True FDNY & American Legend...

Read more: http://fdnyrant.proboards.com/thread/21008/ret-james-ginty-korean-veteran?page=1#ixzz5UHZZtSTf
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on October 18, 2018, 08:08:26 AM
I have had the privilege to work in the South BX in the late 70's and early 80's. I was in 48 Truck and we ran in with both 31 & 42 Trucks. Georgie Munch, legendary BX Dispatcher, told me the 3 busiest Trucks when the BX was Burning were 31, 42 & 48. Seeing these Legends operate was beyond belief. Big Jim Ginty was in the middle of it all. I loved going down Bruckner Blvd towards their area. St John's & Beck was a Good box. I then had the opportunity to work with his son, Jimmy, in 59 Truck (The Blue Devils). Jimmy & I studied together for the LT exam and were promoted on the same day in 1994. When I had the Honor to become the Captain of Tower Ladder 120, Big Jim's other son, Patty became the Capt of Hook & Ladder 175. We saw then often and had a great time when we did, besides going to many fires together. We were part of the 44 Battalion. Arguably the best Battalion on the Job. I am trying to wrap my limited skull around this loss and it is difficult. We just buried Capt Frank Pampalone (Ladders 40, 42, 59 & 111) within the last year and he and Jimmy worked together in 42. As a young Fireman in Ladder Company 48, I would be working the holidays. We would go to midnight mass at 42 Truck's quarters on Christmas Eve. There would be 10-12 rigs outside. It was a wonderful & moving experience. Today, they would "hook you up" for being out of your area. Big Jim, rest easy My Friend. The Best thing I have heard since Jimmy's passing was from a 236 Engine guy (and former Marine) thanking Jimmy for starting up "this Beautiful thing, the band". RIP to a True FDNY & American Legend...

Read more: http://fdnyrant.proboards.com/thread/21008/ret-james-ginty-korean-veteran?page=1#ixzz5UHZZtSTf
If only helmets could talk!  RIP to a great guy.

(http://www.fdnysbravest.com/JGinty.jpg)
http://www.fdnysbravest.com/JGinty.jpg (http://www.fdnysbravest.com/JGinty.jpg)

 As a buff, I always read these announcements. I didn't really know anybody but I know the kind of work they did. Never in the history of any fire dept has any group of firefighters seen the amount of very heavy fire activity as this group. The group that I refer to as the "Greatest Generation of Firefighters". It was really what the FDNY was all about.

 May Firefighter Ginty, and all the rest of the Greatest who have since past, Rest in Peace.

 Thank you for your services to the City of New York - risking your life during the busiest of times in the entire history of the FDNY.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 21, 2018, 04:04:53 PM
RET FF DENNIS FREYRE ENG*46.......On 10-18-18 at 65 yrs of age.... RET 11-30-06 after 24 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......     https://memorials.sistofh.com/dennis-freyre/3632673/obituary.php
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 24, 2018, 05:08:16 PM
ACTIVE FF MICHAEL J. REILLY ENG*79....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... http://www.riverdale-on-hudson.com/obituary-notices/2018/10/24/michael-j-reilly
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 26, 2018, 01:30:28 AM
^^^^^^^   http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/insider/resources/do/2018/099_2018.pdf
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on October 29, 2018, 09:26:26 PM
RET LT DONALD P. DUNNE ENG*271....   On 10-28-18......RET 8-1-84 after 25 yrs OTJ ......DONALD WAS THE BROTHER OF CPT JOHN T. DUNNE ORIG CPT OF LAD*175 LODD MARCH 1972.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... www.manganofh.com/obituaries/Donald-Dunne-2/#!/Obituary


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on October 30, 2018, 12:08:01 PM
I believe Lt. Dunne was a fireman in E-219 before getting made. A nice guy. Rest in Peace. Thoughts and prayers for your family.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 01, 2018, 09:40:08 AM
JOHN "JACK" McCARTHY...  REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... SEMPER FI..... https://www.raynordandrea.com/notices/JohnJack-McCarthy
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 02, 2018, 06:21:10 PM
RET BC JOHN "JACK" SCHNEIDER BN*17....On 11-1-18 at 87 yrs of age...RET 1993 after 39 yrs OTJ.....FF ENG*64...SQ*8...SQ*?...LT LAD*9...CPT ENG*71...BC BN*17...REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....A friendly Man & "War Years Warrior" who will be missed around Bayside....His Son is CPT of LAD*55... Wake Gleason’s Funeral Home
10-25 150th St
Whitestone

November 5th , Monday
4-8
November 6th, Tuesday
2-4
7-9

Funeral Service

Sacred Heart R.C. Church
215-35 38th Ave
Bayside, NY 11361

November 7th , Wednesday
10:00 Am


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 02, 2018, 06:26:42 PM
RET BC JAMES J. TRAINOR BN*49.... On 10-31-18 ...RET 3-1-00 after 37 yrs OTJ...... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/port-jefferson-station-ny/james-trainor-8041315


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 07, 2018, 05:24:36 PM
In regard to reply # 1064 above ^^^^ ...  RET BC Jack Schneider ...Heartfelt eulogies by Jacks Son & one Daughter chronicling a wonderful life spent with his departed Wife Lynn of 63 yrs raising 7 Children...21 Grandchildren & 1 Grandchild.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 15, 2018, 12:41:59 AM
RET FF RICHARD A. ROSMARIN LAD*158....  On 11-11-18 at 83 yrs of age.....RET 7-4-89 after 29 yrs OTJ REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Richard-A.-Rosmarin-106580429
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 15, 2018, 06:19:25 PM
RET FF LARRY YETMAN LAD*132 & LAD*159...  On 11-12-18 at 85 yr of age....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY TOMB OF THE UNKNOWNS GUARD ) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on November 16, 2018, 10:25:15 AM
Rest in Peace Mister Yetman. Thank you for your friendship, your guidance and your perspective. This is a truly sad day, but I'm sure there was a helluva reunion in the kitchen upstairs. The biggest guy in the house, and underneath one of the biggest hearts. Thoughts and prayers for your family at home and the family on St. Johns Place.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 16, 2018, 03:54:49 PM
^^^^^   Thanks to Ladder2.....From the 1962 Medal Day Book:

Mayor LaGuardia Medal

Lawrence J. Yetman
Fireman 3rd Grade, Ladder Co. 132
Fire at 103 Rogers Ave., Brooklyn. Box 954, 4.08 P. M.,
January 8, 1961. 3 Story Frame, Store and Dwelling.

The fire had started beneath stairway from the 1st to 2nd floor, completely burning the stairway out, and had swept to the rear of the 1st floor, and then via the stairwell to the 2nd floor, heavily involving the rear of the second floor apartment. On arrival, the members of Ladder Co. 132 were informed that three children were trapped in the 2nd floor apartment and that several people were on the rear fire escape, afraid to pass flame that was leaping from one of the 2nd floor windows.

Fireman Yetman immediately went to the rear of the building and up the fire escape. Leading several people, and carrying Mrs. Bertha Sammis, age 70, and with a cast on her leg, he returned to the rear yard.

Then, again ascending the fire escape, he entered the 2nd floor window. Crawling because of the intense heat, he searched and finding one of the children unconscious on the floor brought him to the window to the waiting arms of other firemen. Twice more, did Fireman Yetman enter the fierce heat of this apartment, bringing out an unconscious child each time, before he retreated to the safety of the yard.

Fireman Yetman's action was performed before water was on the fire, and the heat on the fire escape was such as to burn the hands of the people who descended it, using the guard rails.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: JOR176 on November 16, 2018, 08:33:44 PM
R.I.P. Larry you were one of the absolute BEST.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on November 26, 2018, 09:23:17 PM
RET FF VITO SALIANI LAD*47...On 11-24-18 at 89 yrs of age.....Ret 10-1-77 after 15 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY KOREA) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....   https://pizzifuneralhome.com/?p=3607
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 13, 2018, 02:59:47 AM
RET LT JAMES McLAUGHLIN..... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....Retired lieutenant James McLaughlin passed away last night.
40 year FDNY member, 1962-2002
Firefighter 1962
L36 1962-65
L17 1965-70
R3 1970-81
Lieutenant 1981
E82 1983-85
E81 1985-90
E63 1990-2002

Michael Higgins Funeral Home
321 S Main Street
New City, NY 10956
Saturday 6-9pm
Sunday 2-4 & 7-9

Funeral
Monday 10am
St Paul’s Church, Lake Road, Congers, NY

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 15, 2018, 03:51:42 PM

Ed Higgins was THE MAN.... He came OTJ in 1957 & RET in 1989 after 32 yrs in some of the Busiest ENGs during his time.....He ran King Of the Hill like a well oiled Firefighting machine.... He knew how to work hard & play hard. ... A great role model as an Officer....He started in Harlem in ENG*91 then went to Brownsville in ENG*283 then in 1968 was Promoted to LT & was assigned to ENG*227 on Ralph Ave (originally with LAD*123) & after being Promoted to CPT he stayed in 227 for a total of 21 yrs there....In the 1980s when groups 4 to 9 were working four of Ed's five Sons would all be working in Bklyn on the same tours as him....Bob 290...Joe 217 & later 111...Mike 108...Tim RIP 132....A great aggressive well respected Firefighting Family ...REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN) & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...also Continued Rest In Peace to Tim ..FF 132 & R*2...LT SQ*252 on 9-11.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 15, 2018, 05:47:18 PM
^^^^OBITUARY & SERVICE INFO RET CPT EDWARD HIGGINS...... https://hungerfordandclark.com/tribute/details/877/Edward-Higgins/obituary.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: jkal on December 15, 2018, 06:30:11 PM
I spoke with Ed at Timmy's Funeral and possibly at Dan Tracy's funeral in Baldwin, about 5 years ago
(but I am not sure of that). Had the opportunity to work with Mike, Joe (in TL-111) and Timmy when he was in R-2. To say that they are a Great FDNY family would be a complete understatement. Engine Company 227 is one of the classic Engines on the Job and one of the Best of All Time. One of my favorite Engines ever. I ran in with them many, many times during my years in Brooklyn. I know Ed wasn't doing well so it was his time. May the good Lord bless him and open up the gates for his just reward. My deepest condolences to all the Higgins family.

Read more: http://fdnyrant.proboards.com/thread/21171/ret-edward-higgins-king-hill#ixzz5ZnYjP2Vw
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on December 15, 2018, 11:23:01 PM
Rest in Peace Captain Higgins. Continued Rest in Peace to Tim Higgins. Thoughts and prayers for your family and home and your extended family throughout the FDNY. Truly one of the classic FDNY families.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 16, 2018, 08:41:37 PM
RET LT RONALD E. GRABOSKI ENG*241....On 12-14-18 at 83 yrs of age....NYPD '57 to '62...FDNY '62 to '78......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY NATIONAL GUARD 28 Years) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/staten-island-ny/ronald-graboski-8088993


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 16, 2018, 08:51:22 PM
RET CPT THOMAS W. HAMMOND ENG*234..... On 12-14-18 at 77 yrs of age RET 10-10-93 after 27 yrs OTJ....Tom was a FF in LAD*120 ....LT LAD*174 ....CPT ENG*234...... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=190999244


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 17, 2018, 08:42:58 PM
^^^^^^    In regard to reply # 1074 above CPT ED HIGGINS.... https://www.facebook.com/nycfirewire/photos/pb.492465197497698.-2207520000.1545096934./1971102859633917/?type=3&theater
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 18, 2018, 01:08:34 PM
^^^^ CPT ED when a LT....   http://fdnyrant.proboards.com/attachment/download/1160
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 19, 2018, 01:36:38 AM
^^^ CPT Ed's Wake...... As sad as a Wake may be this afternoon was one that Eddie would have been proud to take part in...hope he was watching from above.... the strong Higgins Family ...the old faces as well as the "younger" faces (that Ed helped shape into what they are today in the FDNY).....& the Prayer Service by Father Arcoleo the local Pastor from OHR which was punctuated with some levity & tailored to individual Higgins Family Members was very nice & well received by all......A fitting tribute .


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 21, 2018, 09:15:34 PM
RET FF JOHN KOLB... On 12-19-18 at 74 yrs of age....John came to ENG*216 from ENG*28 in the mid '70s after the layoffs & later became a BN FF in BN*35....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/glendale-ny/john-kolb-8094666


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 22, 2018, 04:25:49 AM
RET LT CHARLES STEPHANS...REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THE UFOA....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...."With regret, The Uniformed Fire Officers Association announces the death of retired Lieutenant Charles Stephans, residing on Marco Island, FL, which occurred on December 15, 2018.

Lt. Stephans was appointed to the New York City Fire Department on February 1, 1943 and retired September 1, 1967. Charles worked as a Firefighter in Woodhaven at Engine 293 and as a Lieutenant in Bedford Stuyvesant at Engine 214.

A long serving UFOA Board Member, Charles became President in 1960. Under the administrations of Mayor Lindsay and Governor Rockefeller, Charles secured 3/4 Disability Benefits for Fire Officers injured in the Line of Duty.

Charles is survived by his two daughters, his step-daughter and 20 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Hodges‐Josberger Funeral Home, 577 Elkcam Circle, Marco Island, Florida on Sunday January 6th, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. with the Funeral services following from 2:00 to 3:00 at the Hodges‐Josberger Funeral Home, with Father Duong Nguyen, officiating.

Burial will follow at Marco Island Cemetery."

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 22, 2018, 02:30:30 PM
RET FF GEORGE O'KANE ENG*331...On 12-20-18 ...RET 1-5-80 after 20 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....       
http://donzafuneralhome.com/2018/12/20/george-d-okane/
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 22, 2018, 02:41:21 PM
RET FF MARTIN G. MERRICK  ENG*156.....On 12-20-18 RET 9-30-03 after 28 yrs OTJ
Viewing/Visitation Miraglia FH 8519 New Utrecht Ave (718) 236-2442
Wednesday 12/26 2-4 & 7-9PM.
Funeral Mass: Our Lady of Perpetual Help
526 59th Street. Brooklyn
Thursday 12/27. Time to be Determined (Call Funeral Home)
Interment: Greenwood Cemetery

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 25, 2018, 04:26:51 PM
RET FF WILLIAM "WILLIE" VENEZIA  ENG*234....On 12-23-18 at 87 yrs of age ....RET 1982 after 27 yrs OTJ......REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US NAVY) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.



Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 25, 2018, 06:08:46 PM
^^^^^^^  https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/william-venezia-obituary?pid=191077794
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on December 26, 2018, 04:43:51 PM
RET BC MARTIN J. CONNOLLY  BN*53 ?....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....It is with deep regret that the UFOA announces the passing of retired Battalion Chief Martin J. Connolly. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Connolly family. The arrangements are as follows:


Funeral Home 
O.B. Davis
2326 Middle Country Road
Centereach, NY 11720
631-585-8895
 
Visitation:
Thursday 12/27/2018 - 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm
 
Funeral Mass on 12/28/2018 at 9:45 am
Assumption of the B.V.M.
33 Crown Acres Road, Centereach, NY 11720
 

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery following the mass.
https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/centereach-ny/martin-connolly-8097244
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 03, 2019, 12:56:21 AM
RET LT WILLIAM J. HIGGINS....On 12-30-18 at age 78 ....FF LAD*30..LT LAD*45... RET after 27 yrs OTJ....2 Sons both still Active LTs OTJ......REST IN PEACE BROTHER.... PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....  www.flynnfh.com/obituary/mr-william-j-tully/
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: scoobyd on January 11, 2019, 06:55:19 PM
Ret. FF Neil T. Gray

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/NewsTimes/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=190480337
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 12, 2019, 07:12:30 PM
RET LT JAMES R. McENROE KOREAN WAR VETERAN......On 1-9-19...Jim was a long time FF in LAD*150 & was Promoted to LT in 1989...REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY KOREA & FDNY)...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...Jim's Brother is Ret CPT Tom McEnroe former Cpt of LAD*111 & 175. www.legacy.com/obituaries/Newsday/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=191238302


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 13, 2019, 06:04:58 PM
RET CPT JOHN CERATO R*1.....On 1-10-19....RET 8-18-93 after 31 yrs OTJ .
No Wake.
Funeral Service: 1130 hrs Monday 1-14-19 at Maloney Lake Funeral Home
132 Ronkonkoma Avenue
Ronkonkoma NY. 11779
Burial to follow at Calverton Cemetery.
.........REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... John was a FF in LAD*4 & R*1......a LT in LAD*112 & SQ*1 (Charter Member 1977)...LT R*1 ....CPT in Car 13 David (the old Rescue Services Supervisor)....CPT R*1....John was always very hands on & an innovator with tools.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on January 18, 2019, 01:32:45 PM
From another site " With   regret,   the   Department   announces the   death   of   retired   Firefighter Sims   L.   Jones appointed June  2,  1962,  retired  April  30,  1991, formerly  of  BHS,  residing  in  Palm  Coast,  FL,  which  occurred  on December 2, 2018. "
Sims was at one time a member of L-149, E-231 and L-132. A good friend. Rest in Peace, Sims. Thoughts and prayers for your family at home and on the job.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 18, 2019, 05:54:32 PM
^^^^^^^   In regard to RET FF Sims L. Jones    REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...   https://www.jtfisherfuneralservices.com/obituaries/Sims-L-Jones/#!/PhotosVideos/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000/Photo-15723259
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on January 18, 2019, 05:58:22 PM
Chief,
Thanks for the link to Sims
Jim
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 18, 2019, 05:59:08 PM
RET FF FRANK (FRANKIE BUCKLES) McCUE....RET FF FRANK (FRANKIE BUCKLES) McCUE....Appointed 9/14/1953. Retired 8/28/1976.

Serving with Engine 22, Engine 78 (Fireboat), Marine 5 and Engine 14 before retiring.

He also served in the USMC and spent time in the South China Sea. He spent time on several Navy ships - observing atom bomb testing in the Pacific, in the post World War II era.

At one time, Frankie was known to everyone, in every firehouse, in the entire city. He would sell "dupe" badges and other paraphernalia to the members. But most important to him, he loved visiting all of the firemen in all the firehouses in the city.

Frankie lived on the Grand Concourse & E. 167th Street throughout and after the War Years - before moving to Roscoe, NY to live with his nephew, where he passed away.


REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....SEMPER FI...... Arrangements... www.labellafuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/3699091/mc-cue-frank/service-details.php
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 22, 2019, 01:20:57 AM
RET FF JOHN S. CICERO ENG*43....On 1-19-19 at 92 yrs of age....RET 1-26-77 after 20 yrs OTJ.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US NAVY) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... (extensive photo album) www.giordanofuneralhome.com/notices/John-Cicero


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 22, 2019, 02:05:27 PM
In regard to reply #1092 above FF Jim McEnroe....From the 1986 Medal Day Book:

Thomas E. Crimmins Medal
Awarded to FF James R. McEnroe, Ladder Co. 150

''Seniority," when most of us hear it, brings vaguely negative thoughts to mind. Whether this is generally just or not, it is a point too broad to cover here except as it relates to the F DNY. On May 16, 1985, FF James McEnroe of L150, was just four days away from his 25th FDNY Anniversary. The following account of his actions that day shows how the senior Firefighters in this job step up to lead the way when the going gets tough.

At the Queens Communications Office, Dispatcher 101’s 25 years experience picked up the urgency and sincerity in the caller's voice. This was no false alarm. The nearest ladder company, L150, was finishing up at a vacant building fire. Realizing precious minutes could be saved, Dispatcher 101 sent out the call. After checking with Captain Thomas Kubanick, Jim McEnroe, the company chauffeur, radioed that they were on the way.

As L150 responded to Box 5343, additional information came from the Dispatcher: "Fire reported at 91-32 195th Street. ... many callers reporting 3 people trapped on the top floor." When they rolled in, smoke had enveloped the top floor and roof of this 6-story 50' x 100' occupied MD. Dispersing like a veteran combat unit, the Firefighters adeptly moved to their various firefighting assignments. Captain Kubanick led his Interior Attack Team up to the top floor, while FF Donald Plante raced to the roof. FF Michael Bordes brought a 35-foot ladder to the rear and FF McEnroe began lowering the fire escape drop ladder in front of the building.

On the roof, Don Plante drawn to screams, looked over the rear parapet (knee-high wall) and through the swirling smoke he could see a woman leaning halfway out the 6th-floor window. She was hysterical, screaming that she had thrown her children out the window and she was going to jump herself if he didn't save her right away. The Interior Attack Team's progress was impeded by three heavy-duty security locks on the apartment's metal door. Despite the zero visibility in the smoke, they were able to force their way into the apartment where they were confronted by a solid wall of fire. Realizing that there wasn't a quick way around or through the flames without an Engine Company's hose line, Captain Kubanick radioed the situation.

In the meantime, Plante radioed McEnroe to bring the life-saving rope to the roof. During the minutes it took McEnroe to reach him, Don Plante kept a constant reassuring dialogue with the victim. When McEnroe joined Plante, they both continued to reassure Venay Mobley, while they tied the necessary knots and took the other steps so vital to a rope rescue. Within a matter of moments, secure within the 9/16-inch diameter rope, Jim McEnroe slipped over the parapet into the clouds of swirling smoke.

The volume of smoke and heat indicated the strong possibility that fire had entered the cockloft (the space between the underside of the roof and the top-floor ceiling). Both Firefighters realized that if this was the case, Plante's position on the roof would be in jeopardy. Since it was Plante who controlled McEnroe's descent, both men were at great risk.

As McEnroe reached the 6th-floor window, he was struck by the tremendous heat and steam venting from it. Despite Jim's efforts to reassure Ms. Mobley and his instructions for a safe pickup, the second he reached the ledge she leaped out on him. Frantically grasping at him, this 300-pound woman was almost lost. It took all of Jim's experience and strength to secure her and hold onto her. The sudden impact caused all the knots to tighten and coupled with the designed impact stretching (a foot or so) of the nylon rope, there was an awful sensation for a long moment. As the descent continued, both Jim McEnroe and Don Plante were strained almost beyond endurance, but they endured, and Venay Mobley is alive and well today because of it.

Today the FDNY is proud to present the Thomas E. Crimmins Medal to Firefighter James McEnroe, a Firefighter who shows what seniority means in the FDNY.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on January 22, 2019, 06:24:27 PM
 WOW - WHAT A STORY in the above post of "ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES". 

 There was no time outs. Or somebody would die.

 There were no promises made that the rescue attempt would be successful.

 Thank you FF James McEnroe for the GREAT JOB you did that day.

 Thank you Chief JK, "68jk09", for passing this story onto us, as well as all the other stories and names of FDNYs War Years Firefighters who have passed on.

 Thanks to ALL of THEM. And May They ALL Rest In Peace.

 
Title: ACTIVE FF STEVE BRADY ENG*84.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 22, 2019, 09:15:14 PM
65-2.... Active FF Steve Brady ENG*84......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....Wake is Friday 1/25 2-4 7-9 Higgins FH 113 Lake road East Congers NY 10920 sat 1/26 visitation from 12 noon to 2pm with funeral service at 230 pm at the funeral home (no church)

Report of a diving accident.
Title: ACTIVE FF STEVE BRADY ENG*84.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 23, 2019, 04:14:40 PM
^^^^^^   https://www.ufanyc.org/cms/contents/view/26815
Title: ACTIVE FF STEVE BRADY ENG*84.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 24, 2019, 03:34:19 PM
^^^^^^   http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/insider/resources/do/2019/009_2019_eoe.pdf
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 24, 2019, 04:15:34 PM
RET FF PETER J. LOSCALZO ENG*54....On 1-18-19 at 87 yrs of age.....RET 7-20-80 after 23 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... https://clarkassociatesfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/338/Peter-Loscalzo/obituary.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 24, 2019, 04:31:57 PM
RET FF MARTIN GITTLEMAN ENG*163.....On 1-22-19.....RET 7-19-87 after 21 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....Funeral was held in Sun City CA. Evans-Brown Mortuary 27010 Encanto Drive 92585


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 29, 2019, 04:49:02 PM
RET FF/FM/UFA BKLYN TRUSTEE JOHN J. KOPP....On 1-27-19 in NC at 87 yrs of age .....John was appointed to LAD*108 on Siegel St in 1960 & later became the BKLYN Trustee of the UFA....after several yrs John returned to 108 now on Union Ave & then became a Fire Marshal....John RET in 1992 after 32 yrs OTJ...John was a Proud US Marine....his twin Brother Phil RIP was a War Years FF in LAD*28 & a LT in LAD*14... one of John's Sons was an NYPD LT.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC) & FDNY .....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....SEMPER FI..... arrangements will follow .

Funeral arrangements for John.

The viewing will be Thursday 1/31 4-8 pm
Brown-Wynne Funeral Home
200 SE Maynard Rd
Cary NC 27511
Friday 2/1 11am
Funeral Mass @
St. Michael Catholic
Church
804 High House Rd
Cary NC 27513
Graveside Service 1400 hrs Carolina Coastal State Veterans Cemetery 110 Montford Landing Road Jacksonville NC 28540 www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/cary-nc/john-kopp-8142032
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on January 29, 2019, 05:34:40 PM
 Chief "68jk09", I'm sure the passing of FM John Kopp is also a personnel loss to you, as well as the retired and active members of Ladder 108.

 A Proud Marine, and a twin brother to FDNY War Years Firefighter Phil Kopp. Plus a father to a son who was a NYPD Lt.

 My condolences to FM John Kopp's family and friends as well.   
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on January 29, 2019, 06:21:02 PM
Rest in Peace Mister Koop. Thoughts and prayers for your family at home and on the job (Union Avenue, the UFA and the Marshal's Office). A well known FDNY family.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 30, 2019, 01:32:28 AM
RET LT JOSEPH V. HART LAD*52 ...WW2 VETERAN ...On 1-27-19 at 91 yrs of age...CHARTER MEMBER ORIGINAL SQ*1 IN HARLEM.....RET (from a botched Line Of Duty spinal operation) on 10-2-69 after 17 yrs OTJ ...REST IN PEACE BROTHER .....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US NAVY WW*2) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Visitation: Beecher Flooks Funeral Home
418 Bedford Rd. Pleasantville, NY. 10570
Friday 2/1/2019 3-5 & 7-9 pm
Funeral Service: The Church of the Magdalene
525 Bedford Rd. Sleepy Hollow,NY 10591
Saturday 2/2/2019. 1PM
What a TERRIFIC  Obituary....    https://beecherflooksfh.com/book-of-memories/3707233/Hart-Joseph/service-details.php
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 31, 2019, 12:43:27 AM
RET FF ROBERT BRODERICK ..... On 1-28-19 at 76 yrs of age in Pompano Beach Florida ...FF ENG*209 DISBANDED....BN*FF BN*34 w/BC Regler DISBANDED..... FF LAD*159....BN*FF SAFETY BN*2 DISBANDED.......REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/pompano-beach-fl/robert-broderick-8143160


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on January 31, 2019, 09:37:18 PM
RET FF CATHERINE LOHAN....REST IN PEACE....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-one-of-first-female-fdny-firefighters-dies-20190130-story.html
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 02, 2019, 10:36:01 PM
RET LT CHARLES LEHNER  ENG*225...On 1-31-19 at 87 yrs of age....RET 7-5-89 after 36 yrs OTJ.......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......https://chapeyfamily.com/tribute/details/2014/Charles-Lehner/service-information.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 07, 2019, 06:37:03 PM
RET FF KENNETH ROLLOCK ENG*261.....On 2-3-19 .....RET 1-1-77 after 18 yrs OTJ. REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Visitation: Benta's Funeral Home
630 St. Nicholas Ave. NY
Sun. 2/10/2019. 2-5 pm
Service at Funeral Home. Mon. 2/11/2019. 10 - 11 AM

Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery
Hastings on the Hudson

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 07, 2019, 06:41:45 PM
RET LT GEORGE P. KEOHAN  LAD*131....On 2-6-19 at 72 yrs of age.....RET 1-30-94 after 28 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/staten-island-ny/george-keohan-8152292


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 07, 2019, 07:12:55 PM
In regard to reply # 1112 above RET LT Charles Lehner.....   Thanks to Ladder2....From the 1960 Medal Day Book:

Vincent J. Kane Medal
Fireman 1st Grade Charles E. Lehner Engine Co. 233
Fire at 498 Marion St., Brooklyn.
Box 849, 10:33 A.M., Jan. 8, 1959.
3-story brick, non-fireproof, 2-family dwelling.

Engine Co. 233 was first to arrive and was greeted by smoke and flame issuing from all front windows, 3rd floor. An excited civilian informed the officer that four children were trapped.

While the remainder of the company was stretching, Fr. Lehner was ordered to make a search for the children. In an atmosphere of severe heat and smoke, he ascended to the third floor via interior stair, and negotiated a long hallway that led to the front room door. This door was locked and backed up by a large sofa.

Using his shoulder as a ram, Fr. Lehner finally managed to force the door. Entering on hands and knees, he discovered Anthony Beneduce, age 2, on the far side of the room, unconscious and severely burned. He removed the child to safety and continued search for other children All this before any water was used on the fire. Fr. Lehner was later removed to a hospital.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 10, 2019, 10:16:57 PM
RET FF PAUL ZYDOR R*2....On 1-31-19 at 87 yrs of age ....Services already held.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US NAVY KOREA) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...... www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=paul-zydor&pid=191464626&   ......    PREVIOUS NEWS STORY...Heroes to remember heroes in Merrick
Posted May 18, 2017
Veteran Paul Zydor, pictured in 1951, will be the Grand Marshal at this year’s annual Memorial Day Parade in Merrick.

COURTESY RICHARD AMBROSINO

By Erik Hawkins
On Memorial Day, May 29, members of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Jewish War Veterans will march through the streets in honor of all their comrades who made the ultimate sacrifice.

This year’s annual Memorial Day parade’s Grand Marshal will be Paul Zydor, who has served as Commander of the VFW Merrick/Freeport Post 1310 for more than 40 years, and was recognized in 2015 as the Town of Hempstead’s Veteran of the Year for his dedication to the veterans community.


“Paul Zydor is a true example of what it means to be an American,” said Richard Ambrosino, a volunteer with Merrick American Legion Post No. 1282.

Zydor was born and raised in Freeport. In 1947, he joined the United States Navy where he was deployed many times during his active duty service, serving during the Korean War, and was deployed on the USS Grampus Submarine SS-523 and the USS Yellowstone AD-27.

While in the Navy, Zydor received many decorations and service medals. As a submariner aboard the USS Grampus, Zydor was on-board the fastest submarine in the U.S. Navy Fleet. According to Ambrosino, Zydor was always first to volunteer for difficult and dangerous assignments. He was one of the only Navy personnel at the time who volunteered to test the “100 foot free escape” under water. The training simulated how a submariner would escape from a disabled submarine, however, in this case, without a supporting re-breathing apparatus. Zydor was placed in an airlock 100 feet underwater and once the airlock was filled up with water he had to surface from the lock to the surface. He succeeded in doing the exercise two times.

In 1954, Zydor was honorably discharged from military service and returned home to Merrick. In 1956, he met his future wife Marguerite whom he has been married to for 61 years. The couple has four children whom were all raised in Merrick and number of grandchildren. In 1957, Zydor joined the New York City Fire Department where he was assigned to Ladder 10 and later assigned in 1960 to the prestigious FDNY Rescue Co. 2.

In 1972, he joined the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The VFW advocates for all veterans, encourages cameraderie, serves the community and promotes patriotism.

Zydor also currently sits on the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency Advisory Board, Congresswomen Kathleen Rice’s Veterans Advisory Board and the Freeport Village Veterans Advisory Council. He has dedicated his life to public service and will continue to do so for years to come, said Ambrosino.

Also in honor of Memorial Day, The Camp Avenue Barber Shop at 22 Camp Avenue is giving a $2 discount on a haircut from until May 28 to all veterans when they present a County Veterans ID Card or a current membership card from a recognized Veterans Organization.

Monday’s parade will start at 9:30 a.m. at Broadcast Plaza and conclude, with a ceremony at Merrick’s Veterans Memorial Park at 10:45.

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who died in service of the United States. It was born out of the Civil War and a desire to honor the dead. General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, on May 5, 1868, in his General Order #11, officially proclaimed “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, of otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country in the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land.”

On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890, it was recognized by all the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who fought in any war).

With Congressional passage of the National Holiday Act of 1971, Memorial Day is now observed in almost every state on the last Monday in May,

— Information courtesy Past Commander Gunny Lewis, American Legion Post 10, Manassas, VA



Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 10, 2019, 10:45:20 PM
^^^^^  PAUL while in the US NAVY.....    http://fdnyrant.proboards.com/attachment/download/1233
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 10, 2019, 11:27:20 PM
^^^^^^^ Paul Retired about a year or so before i got to R*2 but i do remember seeing him at jobs before that.....big Man with a flat top hair cut.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 13, 2019, 06:57:32 PM
RET AC FRANK NASTRO....  On 2-12-19 After 38 years on the job.FF in Eng-220 and Lad-105,LT in Lad 110,Captain of Engine 217,BC in the 8th Battalion,Deputy in the 15th division and retired as Chief of Support Services.Also a member of the FDNY Football and Hockey teams.
Wake-Sunday Feb 17th-3-8pm at Flinch and Bruns in Lynbrook at 34 Hempstead ave.Funeral is Monday February 18th at 9:45am at Our Lady of Peace in Lynbrook-25 Fowler ave.Burial to follow at Calverton.

REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....His Son is a RET FF LAD*170....He had a Brother Dan who also was OTJ .

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 13, 2019, 07:07:47 PM
^^^^Photo of Frank thanks to Fivestar...  http://fdnyrant.proboards.com/attachment/download/1238
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 13, 2019, 07:09:35 PM
Article by Frank thanks to fivestar....   https://www.fireengineering.com/content/dam/fe/online-articles/FE091990Happyland.pdf
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 13, 2019, 07:52:51 PM
RET FF DOUGLAS BUSH LAD*78...On 2-5-19 at 76 yrs of age.....RET 1-29-77 after 15 yrs OTJ..... REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US AIR FORCE) & NYPD & FDNY.... PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....     https://scamardellafuneralhome.com/tribute/details/251/Douglas-Bush/obituary.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 15, 2019, 09:57:30 PM
RET FF THOMAS J. FEY  LAD*48.....On 2-12-19 at 81 yrs of age ....RET 9-75 after 8 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYER FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... Another proby classmate.... www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/babylon-ny/thomas-fey-8158945


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 19, 2019, 09:00:49 PM
RET DC FRANCIS T. McLOUGHLIN DV*9...WW2 VETERAN.....On 2-17-19 at 97 yrs of age...RET Jan 1987 after 40 yrs OTJ .... REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (WW2) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...
Viewing/Visitation: Chapey & Sons FH
1225 Montauk H’wy. West Islip
Tues. 2/19 3-7 pm
We’d. 2/20. 12:00 - 12:30 pm

Service at FH. 2/20 1:00pm

Interment: Queen of All Saints Cemetery.
Central Islip OBITUARY....     https://chapeyfamily.com/tribute/details/2058/Francis-McLoughlin/obituary.html#content-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 20, 2019, 03:21:15 AM
RET LT PATRICK MURPHY ENG*275....Patrick was born on October 6, 1935 in the Bronx, NY to John (Jack) and Elizabeth Murphy. After serving his country in the U.S Army, he joined the New York City Fire Department and proudly served the City of New York for 30 years before retiring at the rank of Lieutenant in 1990.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
2-4pm & 7-9pm
Thomas A. Glynn And Son Funeral Home
20 Lincoln Avenue
Rockville Centre, New York

FUNERAL MASS
10:00 am
Thursday, February 21, 2019
St. Agnes Cathderal
29 Quealy Place
Rockville Centre, New York
...

REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....We never met .... I became the CPT of 275 in January of 1994 but always heard your name mentioned.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 22, 2019, 04:19:50 AM
RET BC JOSEPH BARRACATO  MBC....On 2-18-19...RET 12-3-89 after 35 yrs OTJ.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
..
Visitation: Hunsicker FH Orefield, PA
Friday 2/22/2019. 2-5 PM
Graveside Service: Maple Grove Cemetery.
127-15 Kew Gardens Road. Queens NY
Saturday 2/23/2019 11:00 am
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on February 27, 2019, 03:49:00 PM
RET LT JOHN G. PARODI ENG*63.....On 2-11-19......RET 9-30-74 after 21 yrs OTJ ......REST IN PEACE BROTHER .....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....Funeral was already held in Clearwater Florida.




Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 04, 2019, 07:20:42 PM
RET FF DONALD KING....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... http://www.denissoconnor.com/m/?p=memorial&id=2164845
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 147 on March 05, 2019, 09:44:40 AM
RIP Retired FDNY FF Donald King . 1978 Waldbaum fire survivor who fell through the roof.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 06, 2019, 12:31:26 AM
RET FF JOSEPH NARDI ENG*257 & ENG*331.....   REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... www.affordablecremationservicesnewyork.com/obituary/joseph-john-nardi/


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 15, 2019, 08:46:32 PM
RET LT JOHN T. FENIMORE  ENG*329... On 3-13-19....RET 7-6-89 after 32 yrs OTJ......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES ...... https://mcmanusfh.com/book-of-memories/3772632/Fennimore-John-T/obituary.php
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 17, 2019, 05:49:42 PM
RET LT THOMAS J. GILMARTIN LAD*158 KOREAN WAR VETERAN.....On 3-15-19 at 86 years of age.... RET 10-30-81 after 20 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY ( US NAVY KOREAN WAR) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... www.legacy.com/obituaries/Newsday/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=191848415


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 17, 2019, 06:04:50 PM
RET FF JOSEPH P. WAINRIGHT LAD*169.....On 3-15-19 at 60 yrs of age....RET 1-1-90 after 8 yrs OTJ......REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.carmonabolenfh.com/obituaries/Joseph-Wainwright/#!/Obituary


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 18, 2019, 01:20:27 AM
RET FF JOSEPH BELFORD LAD*108.. ....On 3-17-19 ....RET 12-1-78 after 20 yrs OTJ....A SEIGEL EAGLE & a Good Friend from an FDNY FF FAMILY...Joe was a Flatbush guy & in 108 was a Seigel St FF & then a LCC with then LT Vinny Fowler SR. in 108 & then a LCC with then CPT Bob Blume Sr. in 108 & then a BN*17 FF w/BC Bob Blume Sr in BN*17 & then a DV*1 FF w/DC Bob Blume Sr, in DV*1 .... His Brother Tom was a fellow Recruit in my USMC Parris Island Boot Camp Platoon in '64 ...Tom B. RIP became a FF in LAD*105 (who died way too soon) ... their other Brother Jerry B. RIP was a FF In LAD*119 ....CONTINUED REST IN PEACE TO ALL !...... www.moloneyfh.com/obituary/joseph-w-belford/

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 21, 2019, 08:20:19 PM
RET CPT JOSEPH H. PARISE ENG*157.... On 3-18-19 at 93 yrs of age....RET 1-24-87 after 34 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....  https://matthewfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/631/Joseph-Parise/service-information.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 22, 2019, 08:12:18 PM
RET FF EMIL PAGANO LAD*18 & LAD*143  WW2 VETERAN.... Info Thanks to RAYYORKSON... At 92 yrs of age ......RET 4-1-78 after 26 yrs OTJ.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY WW2 & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILES.... kearnsfamily.com/book-of-memories/3778223/Pagano-Emil/index.php
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 23, 2019, 01:43:00 AM
RET CPT JOHN J. McCAFFREY ....On 3-21-19 at 93 yrs of age...RET 1-1-90 after 37 yrs OTJ...John was a FF in LAD*105 ...a Siegel Eagle as a LT in LAD*108 & a CPT in LAD*5.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES .... Viewing/Visitation: Johnstons’ Wellwood FH
305 North Wellwood Avenue.
Lindenhurst, NY. 11757
Monday 3/25/2019. 5 - 9 PM

Funeral Mass: Our Lady of Grace RC Church
666 Albin Avenue
West Babylon, NY 11704
Tuesday 3/26/2019. 10:00 AM

Interment: Most Holy Trinity Cemetery
685 Central Avenue
Brooklyn NY. 11207. www.slate.com/blogs/atlas_obscura/2014/11/13/a_metal_cemetery_in_brooklyn_new_york.html



Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: nfd2004 on March 23, 2019, 08:14:48 AM
RET CPT JOHN J. McCAFFREY ....On 3-21-19 at 93 yrs of age...RET 1-1-90 after 37 yrs OTJ...John was a FF in LAD*105 ...a Siegel Eagle as a LT in LAD*108 & a CPT in LAD*5.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES .... Viewing/Visitation: Johnstons’ Wellwood FH
305 North Wellwood Avenue.
Lindenhurst, NY. 11757
Monday 3/25/2019. 5 - 9 PM

Funeral Mass: Our Lady of Grace RC Church
666 Albin Avenue
West Babylon, NY 11704
Tuesday 3/26/2019. 10:00 AM

Interment: Most Holy Trinity Cemetery
685 Central Avenue
Brooklyn NY. 11207. www.slate.com/blogs/atlas_obscura/2014/11/13/a_metal_cemetery_in_brooklyn_new_york.html

 To my Special Friends of the "The Siegel Eagles" - Ladder Co 108, as well as the members of Ladder Co 5 and Ladder Co 105, my condolences on the loss of Retired CPT John McCaffrey.

 Another Sad Loss of the FDNYs War Years Vets. Guys who I consider to be the "Greatest Generation of Firefighters - Ever".
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 30, 2019, 03:41:42 PM
RET LT HAROLD HANSON  LAD*111 ....On 3-26-19 .... RET 5-28-19 after 17 yrs OTJ.....
REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Visitation: Maloney FH. - Chapel in the Rear
132 Ronkonkoma Ave. Lake Ronkonkoma NY
Saturday 3/30/2019 6 - 8 pm


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 31, 2019, 09:33:14 PM
RET CPT WILLIAM POPIOLEK ENG*222 KOREAN WAR VETERAN..... ON 3-28-19 at 87 yrs of age....RET 7-7-74 after 20 yrs OTJ...REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY ( US NAVY KOREAN WAR )& FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
https://nfwalkerfh.com/tribute/details/1001/William-Popiolek/obituary.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on March 31, 2019, 09:59:16 PM
RET FF LESLEY O. SATTERFIELD..ENG*277.. OPS/DSCO....   On 3-27-19 ....RET 4-30-97 after 36 yrs OTJ. REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES
Viewing/Visitation: Fri 4/5/2019 9 - 10 am ONLY
Service: at Woodward Funeral Home 1 Troy Ave BKLYN NY 10:00 am   https://lhwoodwardfh.com  Interment: Calverton National Cemetery Calverton NY

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: lucky on April 01, 2019, 10:07:20 AM
Les will be remembered as a good firefighter. He served 20 years + on the back step of Eng. 277 as the surrounding area was burnt down while the city just let it happen.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 01, 2019, 08:34:41 PM
RET FF GARY SHERMAN LAD*142....On 4-1-19 at 82 yrs of age .... RET 1-3-97 after 34 yrs OTJ.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER ..... PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Viewing/Visitation: Chapey & Sons
20 Hickville Road Bethpage, NY
Wed 4/3/2019 2 - 4:30 & 7 - 9:30 pm
Funeral Mass: St. Luke RC Church
145 Prospect  St. Farmingdale, NY
Thurs. 4/4/2019 10:00 am
Interment: Pinelawn Memorial Park
Farmingdale, NY ....

https://chapeyfamily.com/tribute/details/2160/Gary-Sherman/service-information.html#tribute-start
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Post by: 68jk09 on April 01, 2019, 08:50:26 PM
RET LT JOHN T. MOORE ENG*289....On 3-31-09 at 83 yrs of age....RET 1-27-19 after 35 yrs OTJ .....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Viewing/Visitation: St. James FH
829 Middle Country Road St. James NY
Tues: 4/2/2019 2 - 4 & 6 - 9pm
Wed. 4/3/2019 2 - 4 & 6 - 9pm
Funeral Mass: St. Patrick RC Church
280 East Main St. Smithtown, NY
Thurs. 4/4/2019 11:15 am      https://www.stjamesfuneralhome.com/notices/John-Moore
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 02, 2019, 11:30:50 PM
RET CPT JOSEPH DESTHERS SR...KOREAN WAR VETERAN....On 4-1-19 at 86 yrs of age....RET 7-2-83 after 26 yrs OTJ...I remember Joe as the CPT of R*4....i believe he was also a FF & LT there & a CPT in Car 13 D (which was the forerunner of the Rescue BN)...... REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC KOREA) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....SEMPER FI....   
https://chapeyfamily.com/tribute/details/2165/Joseph-Desthers-Sr/service-information.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 09, 2019, 10:08:33 PM
RET FF PASQUALE MOSCA ENG*234 & 321....On 4-8-19...RET 1995....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... (From the UFOA)...It is with regret that the Department announces the passing of the father of Battalion Chief Vincent Mosca B-18.

Pasquale served the FDNY for 38 years as a firefighter in both Engine 234 and Engine 321 in Brooklyn.

His wake will be held at the Massapequa Funeral Home Located at 4980 Merrick Road Massapequa Park NY 11762.

The phone number for the funeral home is 516-882-8200.

Wake services will be held on Wednesday April 10, 2019 from 7-9pm and Thursday April 11, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.

The funeral will be held at St. Rose of Lima Church at 2 Bayview Ave. Massapequa NY 11758 at 10 am on Friday April 12, 2019.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 29, 2019, 09:48:49 PM
RET FDNY CPT FRANK J. ATTARD LAD*129. WW*2 VETERAN ....On 4-26-19 at 94 yrs of age....RET 7-3-86 after 35 yrs OTJ....He was a War Years LT in LAD*111 who i remember running in & working with when i was in 108  .....REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY AIR CORPS WW2) & FDNY.... I remember the photo of Frank holding a burned metal gas can showing it to FM John Connell at a fatal Fire in several 3 sty row frames at 77-44-822 on Cornelia St bet Bushwick & Evergreen Aves......   https://kearnsfamily.com/book-of-memories/3820958/Attard-Frank/index.php
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 29, 2019, 10:55:11 PM
RET LT HOWARD VENETSKY LAD*111...
REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....Howie was a FF on Great Jones St i believe ? ....before getting a LT spot in 111 he had Covered in the 57*BN / DV*11 & was working in the "R" group in R*2 (before Rescue Services or later SOC) on the 6x9 tour preceding The Waldbaums Fire on 8-2-78 & participated in the Rescue & Recovery efforts of our BROTHERS with us that day.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....   https://scarpaci.biz/book-of-memories/3821034/Venetsky-Howard/service-details.php
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 30, 2019, 12:06:46 AM
RET FF EMIL PAGANO.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES ..His Son Mike was a longtime FF in 176...... www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?n=emil-pagano&pid=191896034&fhid=30505


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Post by: nfd2004 on April 30, 2019, 07:29:45 AM
 EVERY TIME I READ A NAME HERE, I have to wonder did I ever talk to them in the street. Did I ever sit at the firehouse kitchen table with them while we all shared a coffee or a meal together. Did they answer one of the questions I used to ask. Did we laugh a few times together.

 They taught me so much. They showed me what a thing called "Brotherhood" is really all about. They were funny but they were tough.

 I really didn't know their names. I only knew the kind of work these guys did on a daily basis. It never let up and it went on for years like that.

 They were ALL a very special breed of firefighters. The world will probably never see another group like them.

 MAY THEY ALL REST IN PEACE and THANK YOU for your services to the City of New York.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 30, 2019, 04:08:49 PM
RET LT JERRY HORTON KOREAN WAR VET....On 4/29/2019 at 85 years old. Retired 1995 after 35 years on the job.

Appointed to FDNY 1959 and assigned to L-112

Promoted to Lt. in 1978 and assigned to E-266 until his retirement in 1995

Reposing at Massapequa Funeral Home
Park Blvd Massapequa Park N.Y.

Tuesday April 30th 7PM to 9 PM
Wednesday May 1st 2PM to 4 PM and 7PM to 9PM

Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday May 2nd at 10 AM
St. Rose of Lima RC Church
Merrick Road Massapequa NY

REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN KOREAN WAR) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....( i believe his Son was OTJ ?)
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 30, 2019, 05:55:38 PM
RET LT JAMES McENANEY.....On 4-30-19.... Ret. 7-9-82 After 19 yrs OTJ.....Jim was a FF in 118 then 108 (on both Seigel St & Union Ave) then a FF in LAD*156 ... then a LT in LAD*148....Jim was a good Friend of mine before, during & after The Job (& also a BKLYN St Leonards HS Grad. along with RET LT Rick Bruno 289 & FF Jack Kiernan 102....i went to St Leonards  for my first 2 years but did not graduate from there .... originally it was on Brevoort Place near Fulton St & later on Cypress Ave & Wierfield St which is now Bushwick HS Annex ).....Jim was a long time Member of the Pipe band since the early '70s....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Viewing/Visitation: Marine Park Funeral Home
3024 QUENTIN Road Brooklyn, NY 11234
Wednesday 5/1/2019 7 - 10 PM
Thursday: 5/2/2019. 2 - 5 & 7 - 10 PM

Funeral Mass: St. Thomas More RC Church
204-25 Rockaway Point Blvd
Breezy Point, NY. 11697
Friday 5/3/2019. 9:30AM

Interment: St. Charles Cemetery
2015 Wellwood Avenue
Farmingdale, NY. 11735
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 147 on April 30, 2019, 06:08:13 PM
RIP Big Jim
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 30, 2019, 11:42:21 PM
JIM MCENANEY ^^^^^ OBITUARY.....   https://marineparkfh.com/tribute/details/2738/James-McEnaney/obituary.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on April 30, 2019, 11:58:15 PM
^^^^^ JIM giving a speech at my RET party at the Queens Elks 4-1-10.... https://www.firstonscenephotos.com/FDNY/FDNY-2/FDNY-Jack-Kleehaus-Testimonial/i-BsXzxJ6
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 01, 2019, 02:24:25 AM
In regard to Reply #1151 above (previous page) RET LT JERRY HORTON.....Photo (by Ben Paolino) of Jerry Horton while a FF in 112 at the Fatal Fourth Alarm (with rescues) at 77-44-822 1030 hrs Thurs 11-2-67 ....he suffered serious facial burns after entering a 3rd fl window & rescuing the 25 yo mother of 4......FF Joe Gildea of 111 passed the 4 children out to Members on 112s Aerial ...2 of the children were Code 1s on the scene ...the mother & the other 2 were pronounced later after being worked on in the street & in Wycoff Heights Hosp.

https://get.google.com/albumarchive/106932337934408083207/album/AF1QipPLjjnR5KcsrIxf5PXihKALcNbJ9AtEgMGRXQUG/AF1QipN8i2qBuQ4fRSf9I_i8b4JHREkoUKt4s-v34WxT?authKey=CNGm1IGbsMeV2AE
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 01, 2019, 02:52:57 AM
^^^^^  SAME FIRE.... https://get.google.com/albumarchive/106932337934408083207/album/AF1QipPLjjnR5KcsrIxf5PXihKALcNbJ9AtEgMGRXQUG/AF1QipNUK7GX6YGql3_wOSquW7qdQdNk02J03gcsWx1s?authKey=CNGm1IGbsMeV2AE
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 01, 2019, 03:09:01 AM
In regard to reply #1151 above (previous page) RET CPT FRANK ATTARD....(photo by Ben Paolino) Frank Attard then a LT in 111 (back to camera) after handing recovered burned flammable liquid can to Fire Marshall John Connell at 77-44-822.... a woman on the 1st fl said she was using a cleaning fluid with steel wool near a heater  https://get.google.com/albumarchive/106932337934408083207/album/AF1QipPLjjnR5KcsrIxf5PXihKALcNbJ9AtEgMGRXQUG/AF1QipOeFOkWbf42BleNg4i3462_LBzVX7O4SGPUAou4?authKey=CNGm1IGbsMeV2AE
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 01, 2019, 06:38:41 PM
RET STAFF CHIEF ANTHONY DiMARTINO.....On 4/30/2019 RET 6-19-90 after 37 yrs OTJ .......REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Viewing/Visitation: Park Funeral Home
2175 Jericho Turnpike
Garden City Park, NY. 11040
Sunday 5/5/2019 2-5 & 7-9 pm
Funeral Mass: Notre Dame RC Church
45 Mayfair Rd.
New Hyde Park Ny
Monday 5/6/2019. 9:15 am
Interment: St. Charles Cemetery
2015 Wellwood Ave
Farmingdale, NY.
Approx. 11:00am Section 28....... Photo..https://parkfuneralchapels.com/tribute/details/2487/Anthony-DiMartino/obituary.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: turk132 on May 04, 2019, 08:18:06 PM
Ret Assistant Chief Harry Norum passed on May 4, 2019 …… retired 5/2000 after 41 years of service...….Rest in Peace Chief.. thoughts and prayers for the Norum Family. Son Timmy just promoted to Capt.
Services:
Scarr Funeral Home
160 Orange Ave
Suffern NY 10901

Tuesday 5/7 2-4 and 7-9
Wednesday 5/8 2-4 and 7-9

Funeral will be on Thursday 5/9 1000 am
https://www.scarrfuneralhome.net/obituary/6267983 (https://www.scarrfuneralhome.net/obituary/6267983)

Sacred heart Church
129 Lafayette Ave
Suffern NY 10901
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: jkal on May 04, 2019, 08:54:23 PM
As a young Fireman in Ladder Company 59, the Blue Devils, we had 3 DC’s,  Vinny Dunn, Tom Moran and Harry. After the South BX fire devastation, the fire duty went north and the 7th was the busiest place to be. Harry was a Great Chief and was respectful of all the companies as we were to him.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 04, 2019, 09:14:50 PM
^^^^^ A great Tribute from you jkal..... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 05, 2019, 03:53:12 PM
In regard to Reply # 1160 above ^^^  ..FROM DC JAY JONAS DV*7....QUOTE ..Sad news hit the Bronx today with the passing of Retired Assistant Chief Harry Norum. He was a stellar Fireman, and Fire Officer and worked in some of the busiest companies during their busiest times:

Fireman in Ladder 42, 1960-1968
Lieutenant in Engine 46, 1968-1973
Captain in Ladder 44, 1973-1976
Battalion Chief in Battalion 27, 1976-1980
Deputy Chief in Division 7, 1980-1990
Deputy Asst. Chief in Bureau of Fire Prevention, 1990-1995
Assistant Chief in Bureau of Operations, 1995-2000

Appointed 1/23/1960 Retired 5/1/2000

Scarr Funeral Home
160 Orange Ave.
Suffern, NY 10901

Viewing 5/7 & 5/8/2019, 1900-2100 hours

Sacred Heart Church
129 Lafayette Ave.
Suffern, NY 10901

Funeral on 5/9/2019, 1000 hours

Rest in peace Chief Norum.

Deputy Chief Jay Jonas
Division 7, FDNY

UNQUOTE.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 09, 2019, 01:49:05 PM
RET FF MARTIN F. CULLEN ENG*287...On 5/8/2019 at 85 yrs of age..  Ret. 11/3/1978 after 16 yrs OTJ. ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN SEABEES) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Visitation: O’Shea FH. 603 Wantagh Ave. Wantagh, NY
Sat. & Sun. 2-5 & 7-9 PM
Funeral Mass: St. Raphael RC Church
600 New Bridge Rd. East Meadow,NY
Monday. 5/13/2019
Interment: CALVERTON National Cemetery ...OBITUARY..  https://osheafuneral.com/tribute/details/4249/Martin-Cullen/service-information.html#tribute-start

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 12, 2019, 11:19:47 PM
RET CPT CHARLES J. McMORROW ENG*329 ...Formerly CPT 254....ON 5-11-19 at 86 yrs of age...RET 7-4-89 after 32 yrs OTJ.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES .
Viewing/Visitation: Marine Park FH.
3024 Quentin Rd. Brooklyn, NY 11234
Monday 5/13/2019 2-5 & 7-9 pm

Funeral Mass: Good Shepherd RC Church
Avenue S & Batchelder St.
Tuesday 5/14/2019 9:45am..... OBITUARY..  https://marineparkfh.com/tribute/details/2749/Charles-McMorrow/obituary.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 13, 2019, 07:33:03 PM
RET CPT JAMES G. McCLOSKEY ...FF ENG*91...LT ENG*60...CPT ENG*290 & ENG*316....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....His Son In Law John N. is OTJ  www.manganofh.com/obituaries/James-G-McCloskey?obId=4398511#/celebrationWall ..... click on obituaries on right.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 15, 2019, 01:20:23 AM
^^^^^^       4431_001.pdf
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 15, 2019, 01:22:13 AM
RET FF GEORGE SPETH LAD*76....On 5-9-19 at 84 yrs of age...RET 9-25-89 after 25 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... www.bedellpizzo.com/notices/George-Speth


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 15, 2019, 07:38:36 PM
RET CPT ROBERT COLLIS ENG*304...FORMERLY LT ENG*317....On 5-11-19....RET 2-15-10 after 28 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES. .... If you haven't already Please read Bob's full Obituary... www.massapequafuneralhome.com/obituary/robert-collis/


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 15, 2019, 08:29:06 PM
^^^^^^     http://fdnyrant.proboards.com/attachment/download/1333
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 15, 2019, 08:43:55 PM
RET CHIEF OF DISPATCH OPS. JOHN A. SANTINO ..BUR OF COMMUNICATIONS... REST IN PEACE BROTHER... PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...Visitation
Thursday May 16, 2019
5pm – 9pm
Donza Funeral Home
333 Atlantic Avenue
East Rockaway, NY 11518

Funeral Mass- 10:45am
Friday May 17, 2019
Saint Raymond RC Church
263 Atlantic Avenue
East Rockaway, New York 11518

Interment
Holy Rood Cemetery
111 Old Country Road
Westbury, New York 11590
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: kidfrmqns on May 17, 2019, 01:03:22 PM
Regarding post 1169, Capt. Collis was a fireman in 225 in the mid-80's. I grew up with his nephew. One hot summer night around 1985 he invited his nephew and myself to come and ride for a 6x9. It is a night I'll never forget. RIP Capt Collis and thanks for making a young kids dreams come true for a night.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 17, 2019, 04:36:29 PM
NICE ^^^^ GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 17, 2019, 04:37:36 PM
RET WIPER FREDERICK A. SCHLAGER MAR*6......ON 5-14-19 ...RET 1-17-90 after 26 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS OR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Funeral Service in Treasure Island Fl.
Paradise Lutheran Church
Saturday 5-18-19.

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 17, 2019, 04:47:07 PM
RET FF TIMOTHY McCABE ENG*82...On 5-20-19 at age 66 ...RET 6-27-96 after 12 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOUR FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC) & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...SEMPER FI !
Visitation: Oyster Bay Funeral Home
261 South Street Oyster Bay NY 11771
Sunday 5/19/2019 4 - 7 PM
Funeral Mass: St. Gertrude RC Church
28 School Street Bayville, NY
Monday 5/20/2019 10:00 AM

OBITUARY... https://oysterbayfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/1400/Timothy-McCabe/obituary.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: scoobyd on May 18, 2019, 09:04:23 AM
Capt. Collis was well known to many for his study aids.  He created outlines or breakdowns of the "books".  Helped quite a few guys get promoted.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: soda-acid on May 18, 2019, 09:49:08 AM
Post 1171 refers to John A. Santino.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 18, 2019, 10:01:56 PM
RET FF JOSEPH VALENTI ENG*276/LAD*156....On 5-16-19 at age 70 ....RET 2003...REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY NAT GUARD) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... www.clavinfuneralhome.com/m/?p=memorial&id=2171190


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 18, 2019, 10:09:56 PM
RET FF JOSEPH R. PETERSON LAD*162 ... On 4-28-19 .....RET 10-3-92 after 37 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... Graveside Service. St. Charles Cemetery
2015 Wellwood Avenue
Farmingdale, NY
Wednesday. 5/29/2019 11:00 AM.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 18, 2019, 10:24:00 PM
RET FF WALTER A. STEYERT ENG*207 USN UDT WW2 VETERAN...    http://www.clavinfuneralhome.com/m/?p=memorial&id=2171189
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 1261Truckie on May 19, 2019, 12:23:13 AM
Joe Peterson was a member of 132 before transferring to 162. Rest in Peace. Thoughts and prayers for your family and friends.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: JOR176 on May 20, 2019, 01:23:34 PM
Joe Peterson was a member of 132 before transferring to 162. Rest in Peace. Thoughts and prayers for your family and friends.

Yes Joe worked in 132 for awhile before going to Queens,Joe did some great things in 132 but the then Capt (Kuhnle) really didn't believe in writing guys up unless it was spectacular.Joe transferred to Queens and while there he received two Medals.   R.I.P. Joe
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 21, 2019, 03:45:44 PM
RET FF JEREMIAH T. O'SULLIVAN...On 4-24-19 ....RET 8-21-82 after 27 yrs OTJ ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
No Visitation
Graveside Service: St. Charles Cemetery
2015 Wellwood Avenue
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Saturday 5/25/2019 11:15 AM

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: AuxWarYearsCapt on May 21, 2019, 09:07:09 PM
I had the honor of knowing Jerry O'Sullivan.
He was originally in E 215 , Brooklyn until he transferred to E 319 and finished his career here.  R.I.P. Jerry....
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 21, 2019, 10:52:58 PM
RET BC MICHAEL A. CAPUTO BN*37  WW2 VETERAN.....On 5-20-19 at age 95 ...RET 3-5-89 after 37 yrs OTJ.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY WW2) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Viewing/Visitation: O'Shea's Funeral Home
2515 North Jerusalem Rd.
East Meadow, NY 11554
Thursday and Friday 5/23 & 5/24/2019 2 - 5 & 7 - 9 pm
Funeral Mass: Sacred Heart R.C. Church
720 Merrick Avenue North Merrick NY
Saturday 5/25/2019 10:15 am
Interment: Holy Rood Westbury NY ... OBITUARY .. https://osheafuneral.com/tribute/details/4269/Michael-Caputo/service-information.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on May 26, 2019, 09:35:01 PM
RET FM THOMAS R. SANTO...On 5-25-19 at 84 yrs of age....RET 10-10-86 after 19 yrs OTJ... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Viewing/Visitation: O.B. DAVIS FH
4839 Nesconset Highway Port Jefferson
Tuesday 5/28/2019 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 pm
Funeral: At funeral home Wednesday 5/29/2019 9:30 am
Interment to follow Funeral Service at Calverton National Cemetery
OBITUARY... www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/port-jefferson-station-ny/thomas-santo-8723250
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 02, 2019, 12:29:02 AM
RET FF CHRISTOPHER M. D'AMBROSIO ENG*158...On 5-29-19 ...RET 1-13-07 after 24 yrs OTJ... REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...
Viewing/Visitation: Andrew Torregrossa FH
345 Avenue U Brooklyn, NY
Sunday 6/2/2019 4-9 PM
Funeral Mass: Our Lady of Grace RC Church
430 Avenue W Brooklyn NY
Monday 6/3/2019 9:30 am
Interment: St. Michaels Cemetery
Elmhurst, NY ... www.torregrossafuneralhome.com/memorials/christopher-dambrosio/3860868/index.php

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 02, 2019, 01:37:12 AM
RET CPT WILLIAM H. RILEY LAD*82....On 5-31-19 at 89 yrs of age... RET 7-6-89 after 35 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....His Son In Law FDNY LT GLENN PERRY was killed on 9-11-01
Viewing/Visitation: Scalia FH
28 Eltingville Blvd. SI
Sunday 6/2/2019 7-9 pm
Monday 6/3/2019 2-4 & 7-9 pm
Funeral Mass: Holy Child RC Church
4747 Amboy Road. SI
Tuesday 6/4/2019 10:00am
Interment: Resurrection Cemetery SI
OBITUARY.... www.tributes.com/obituary/show/William-H.-Riley-107153609 ....... VIDEO detailing his life including at the 01:51 mark receiving an award (probably in the Fifties) from then FC Edward Cavanaugh with COD George David in attendance......also at the 03:00 mark a photo at the Rock with his Son in Law RIP..... www.scaliahome.com/obituaries/William-Riley-24/#!/PhotosVideos/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001/TributeVideo

Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 04, 2019, 12:58:25 PM
RET FF JOSEPH M. PERELLA ENG*250.....On 5-29-19...RET 11-26-91 after 33 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...

No Services
Funeral Mass will be held in Amelia VA on 6-17-19 followed by burial.
Interment: Virginia Veterans Cemetery.


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 04, 2019, 04:35:44 PM
RET LT FRANK J. HELLER ENG*227... REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....On 5-31-19 ....RET 8-12-95 after 27 yrs OTJ.

Private Cremation - No Services


Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 05, 2019, 03:09:56 PM
RET FF RAYMOND PAPROCKY LAD*40....On 6-4-19 at 82 yrs of age...RET 1-20-19 after 19 yrs OTJ.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Viewing/Visitation: Park Funeral Chapels
2175 Jericho Turnpike
New Hyde Park, NY. 11040
Thursday 6/6/2019 2-5 & 7-9 pm
Funeral Mass: St. Anne RC Church
35 Dartmouth Road
Garden City, NY. 11530
Friday 6/7/2019 11:15 am
PHOTO     https://parkfuneralchapels.com/tribute/details/2516/Raymond-Paprocky/obituary.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 08, 2019, 03:42:48 PM
RET FF DANIEL F. CATALINA BHS....On 6-17-19 at 88 yrs of age......RET 7-3-89 after 29 yrs OTJ REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...
Viewing Visitation: Chapey and Sons Funeral Home
1225 Montauk Hwy, West Islip 11795
Saturday 6/8 7 - 9:30 pm
Sunday 6/9 2 - 4:30 & 7 - 9:30 pm
Funeral Mass: Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
455 Hunter Avenue West Islip, NY 11795
Monday 6/10 9:30 am.......  https://chapeyfamily.com/tribute/details/2281/Daniel-Catalina/service-information.html#tribute-start
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: johnd248 on June 08, 2019, 04:45:45 PM
I believe Danny was in E 248 in the mid 60s prior to moving out to Queens; possibly E 314.  Good friend from years past.
Title: Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
Post by: 68jk09 on June 11, 2019, 10:27:05 PM
RET FF MICHAEL MURPHY LAD*12 & BN*7.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....   https://www.raynordandrea.com/notices/Michael-Murphy