ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.

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RET FF STEVE WECKMAN ENG*15....On 4/3/2020 RET 11/24/1998 After 25 yrs OTJ
Newburgh NY - No Services......REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES .
 

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RET FF JEROME G. CASCIO LAD*123....On 4/1/2020 7/2/1975 after 13 yrs OTJ.
Viewing Visitation: Fagan FH Bath NY
Friday 4/7/2020 1 - 2 PM......REST IN PEACE BROTHER .....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
 

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RET FF ROBERT J. LABAS LAD*6....On 4/1/2020 RET 7/3/1981 AFTER 21 YRS OTJ.
Geroge Werst FH (718) 721-8777
NO SERVICES..... REST IN PEACE BROTHER .....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
 

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In regard to reply 1334 above RET FF RICHARD  LEACH  LAD*31.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US NAVY VIETNAM) & FDNY...... Recd this email.......QUOTE .
From: Harlem Zoo <theharlemzoo@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:12 PM
Subject: Passing Of Richard Leach, Father of Captain Jim Leach L30

Last night my father Richard Leach passed away peacefully at Birchwood Memory care Facility. He is now at peace.
My Dad proudly served in United States Navy in Vietnam on Kearsarge CVS33 prior to joining the FDNY in October 1968 and spent his entire career in L31 until his retirement in 1995.
My family is planning to have a memorial service at a later date.

-Jim Leach UNQUOTE.
 

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OMG Jimmy, 27 years in Ladder 31.    If proby school could bottle all of that knowledge.
I?m sorry for your loss my brother.  Keep the boys in Harlem safe
 

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^^^^^  Dick Leach top right (from Bob Checco's excellent collection)....... https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMhf7sjWwuzY6tXvGFnNXdUWA1WvEvHNd2JxOHe_Urp-LrWzF98ZeSW9OM5sCGKqA/photo/AF1QipPB8rZpB-77QbLKcuNrwsHsPGutIF4m_e5lc7g1?key=dkFodDFFTEV3R1d6ZjFlQVlfbmJ0elh3dEtVcGV3
 

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ACTIVE DEP CHIEF INSP SYED RAHAM....    REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....  https://www.facebook.com/FDNY/photos/rpp.304603755728/10157994999005729/?type=3&theater
 

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RET CPT RALPH T. GISMONDI LAD*116....On 4-5-20 in Franklin Sq, NY after battling the virus ... he RET 10-23-02 after 24 yrs OTJ then became a Jet Blue Flight Attendant .....he was a FF in LAD*104 then FF LAD*10 ... LT in ENG*289 then CPT of LAD*116....Ralph was a pleasant guy & an accomplished Piano Player & Singer who on many occasions "Tickled The Ivories" for the BROTHERS among other places at the old QNS Blvd Elks after UFOA & Company Officers meetings..... whenever someone told me they were flying Jet Blue i always told them to ask the Attendant what they did before hoping they could hook up with Ralph or Ted M. RET 138 knowing they would take care of an FDNY Passenger (actually 27% of Jet Blue Flight attendants are RET FDNY....it never hurts to ask ) his Nephew is a FF in LAD*176 & his Son in Law Phil M. is a LT in LAD*170..... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
 

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RET FF ANTHONY F. PANTONE ENG*220....
On 3-31-2020 on Staten Island NY....RET 1-25-07 after 28 yrs OTJ.. REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...
++Graveside Service; Resurrection Cemetery SI 4/10/20 12:30PM
++ Very strict Cemetery rules for attendees . Immediate Family only.
 

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RET FF FREDERICK R. SCHMITT ENG*285  VIETNAM VETERAN.... On 3-29-2020 in Broad Channel, NY
RET 11-30-01 after 24 yrs OTJ ..... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY VIETNAM) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
 

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^^^^^^^ OBITUARY...  https://hillebrandfuneralhomes.com/book-of-memories/4175360/Schmitt-Frederick/index.php
 

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RET LT. William "Woody" Woods.  On 4/10/2020.

Bill Woods, known to all as "Woody", appointed May 1964.
Assigned to E-50 in 1964. Then transferred to E-66 as an original member in 1974.
He was subsequently promoted to Lt. and assigned to the 14th Division, spending some time UFO in L-138.
Woody then went to "The Rock" where he spent many years and was affectionately known as "the Cook" of The Rock.
Anyone who came on the job late 80s-early 90s would surely remember Woody, teaching masks or CPR to the probies.

He always had a smile and would tell you how happy he was to see you. Always calling everyone "brother".

Woody did many years in the FDNY Emerald Society Pipes & Drums Color Guard.
He also spent every December playing Santa Claus for so many firehouses, we lost count.

Bill was recently pre-deceased (suddenly) by his wife Carol, just 5 months ago, and is survived by his two sons, Billy (Ret. L-38) and Peter (Ret. L-37).

Bill was a close family friend and his smile, positivity and love of the job will be forever missed.

Due to the current COVID crisis, there are no funeral arrangements.

RIP Woody.


 

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Sad news ....a great guy...i remember him when i went to the old flips at the rock in '87 ....he was in the kitchen right off the lunch room area & as you walked by he would call you over & talk .....years later at some of the Memorial Day Weekend Irish Festivals up in East Durham my Wife & I would run into Woody & his Family & we would grab a table in between the Guiness & the Coors Light tents & have a few with all of them & talk & listen to the Irish Bands.......REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
 

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I was a Lt. in 50 engine 70-73. Billy was a fill- in chauffeur, when needed in 50 during those years. Billy was driving me one day. We were responding to a box and I thought we were going "to slow." I turned to Billy and said "can't you go a little faster." He looked at me and said "you want to go a little faster huh." He put the pedal to the metal and I was thrown against the seat. We went a lot faster and fortunately made it to the box in good time. I didn't get pissed as I had asked for it. Last time I saw Billy was when he was working on the rock years later. I said hello,  he laughed and asked me if I "got there fast enough." Bill Woods was a great guy and firefighter as they all were, and are. May he Rest in Peace.
 

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I met Woody when I taught proby school. All instructors were assigned to a team of four,  I was on his 'team'. He used to share his wisdom with the probies, basically letting them know they had gotten the 'brass ring' by getting on the job stressing the importance of 'doing the right thing'. A great guy, rest in peace Brother.
 

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RET FF WINSTON D. LAWRENCE BN*33 (LAD*120 & LAD*156)....On 4-10-2020 RET 1-31-03 after 29 yrs OTJ
NO VIEWING/VISITATION FUNERAL SERVICES
Cremation on 5-5-2020 .......REST IN PEACE BROTHER ......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
 

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RET FF EDWARD R. SOUTHARD LAD*27....On 4-10-2020 in Farmingville NY RET 1-31-99 after 20 yrs OTJ

NO FUNERAL INFORMATION .....REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
 

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Re:1356  Ret Ff.Winston Lawrence, I worked with a Winnie at The Highway House. He was a quiet tall firefighter with good heart. His son Trevor was just promoted to Lieutenant from Lad 120 where Winnie put his early years. I hope he was able to celebrate his legacy with his son, Watkins Street is known as a Legacy House and the tradition continued with the Lawrence men.
RIP Winston
 
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