ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.

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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 ....... Mass Sat in the Ascension Church (behind the school across from 287/136 FH) http://www.churchoftheascension.org/directions.htm ......REST IN PEACE BROTHER.


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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.
 

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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.


 

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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.


 

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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 .

  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.
 

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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.



 

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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.

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

...REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY.
 

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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.


 

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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.
 

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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


 

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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.
 

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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.


 

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

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Ret. FDNY LT William "Bill" Dunne has passed to a higher level.....he was a FF in LAD*101 then LAD*11 & a long time LT at LAD*114 "Tally Ho" back in the day ......  ARRANGEMENTS....... WAKE COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME THURS. 7-9...FRI. 2-4 AND 7-9...FUNERAL SAT 3-2-13 at 1015 A.M. ST. CHARLES CHURCH.......REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......One Son is CPT of 114 & another is Ret from LAD*26.

 
 

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William Dunn, 78
http://connect.silive.com/user/sisiadvance/index.html By Staten Island Advance on February 28, 2013 at 7:40 AM, updated February 28, 2013 at 8:03 AM
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William Dunn, 78 William Dunn Staten Island Advance 
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- William C. Dunn, 78, of Oakwood, a retired city firefighter who was instrumental in creating and molding the athletic program at St. Charles Parish, died Wednesday at home.
Born in Cambridge, Mass., Mr. Dunn was brought to Oakwood in 1944.
He worked for 31 years with the FDNY, beginning his career assigned for one year to Ladder Co. 101, Brooklyn, then spending 15 years at Ladder 11 on the Lower East Side. Mr. Dunn was promoted to lieutenant in 1973 and spent 18 years at Ladder Co. 114 in Brooklyn, before retiring in 1991.
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.
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In 1984, Mr. Dunn was given the Jaques Achievement Award for his 20-plus years of service to Island youth. During the same program, his son, Michael, received that year's Jaques Memorial Award as the Island's outstanding schoolboy basketball player.
"The man has done so much for so many and has never asked for anything in return. He is a true Staten Islander who cares about Staten Island sports and he always finds time for others," said Joe Panepinto, CYO County Director, in an April 23, 1984, announcement of the honor.
Mr. Dunn was also known for creating the CYO's one-division baseball program; before that, the program was divided into North and South shores.
Because of Mr. Dunn's efforts and his focus on character rather than wins or losses, St. Charles Parish has produced many individual standouts as well as team standouts over the years.
The aforementioned Advance article attributes that to Mr. Dunn's quiet and persistent welfare for building character in his athletes: "Before each St. Charles team enters its gymnasium, it must pass a handwritten inscription tacked on the locker room wall. In short, it tells the players of the effort put forth by the people before them, how they knocked down rocks for them and that when they go out on that floor, they are representing St. Charles.
"No one ever asked who wrote it. They know."
Mr. Dunn was also a parishioner of St. Charles R.C. Church.
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.

 

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68jk09 said:
Ret. FDNY LT William "Bill" Dunne has passed to a higher level.....he was a FF in LAD*101 then LAD*11 & a long time LT at LAD*114 "Tally Ho" back in the day ......  ARRANGEMENTS....... WAKE COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME THURS. 7-9...FRI. 2-4 AND 7-9...FUNERAL SAT 3-2-13 at 1015 A.M. ST. CHARLES CHURCH.......REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES......One Son is CPT of 114 & another is Ret from LAD*26.
  Lt William Dunne, "Greatest Generation of Firefighters" to ever live, May He Rest in Peace. My condolunces to his family and friends, and to the members of the FDNY.
 
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