ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.

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RET LT PAUL J. HARRIGAN LAD*106....
On 6/7/20 at 83 yrs of age... RET. 7/15/83 after 22 yrs OTJ
Viewing: Moloney FH
132 Ronkonkoma Ave. Lake Ronkonkoma
Thursday 6/11/20 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Funeral: St. Gerard Majella RC Church
300 Terryville Road. Port Jefferson Station
Friday 6/12/20 12 Noon
Interment: CALVERTON National Cemetery ...... OBITUARY ... www.moloneyfh.com/obituary/paul-j-harrigan/ REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY ( US ARMY ) & FDNY ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
 

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RET FF WILLIAM "BILLY" Mc CARTHY R*4.....VIETNAM VETERAN.
After a tough battle Billy Passed To A Higher Level peacefully today 6-14-2020 at 73 yrs of age at his home in Massachusetts ....Billy was formerly a FF on Union Ave.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US NAVY VIETNAM) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...WAKE: Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home
LOCATION: 74 Algonquin Ave. Mashpee, MA.
DATE/TIME: Thur 6/18 4:00PM-7:00PM
***************************FUNERAL MASS:
Christ the King Parish
LOCATION: 5 Jobs Fishing Road, Mashpee, MA. 02649
DATE/TIME: Fri 6/19 10:30AM
**************************Masks will be required and both events will have occupancy and social distancing restrictions. FUNERAL HOME:40 people at a time. CHURCH: 125 people only. Billy was a U.S. Navy Veteran. Military Honors will be at the Church.
 
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RET FF WILLIAM "BILLY" Mc CARTHY R*4.....
After a tough battle Billy Passed To A Higher Level peacefully today at his home in Massachusetts ....Billy was formerly a FF on Union Ave.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....visiting hrs this Thurs night & a Funeral Mass this Friday morning ......further details to be announced.
Chief I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your friend and Brother Firefighter Billy McCarthy. I know that you had asked us to remember FF McCarthy earlier in our prayers. But Our Creator wanted Billy back with him. I'm sure he is in a better place now and not suffering.

My condolences to his family members and other FDNY members who had the privilege of working with him in places like Ladder 108 and Rescue 4.

May He Rest in Peace
 

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RET LT A. JOSEPH POPPER LAD*79.....ICE HOUSE COLLAPSE SURVIVOR.
REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....I remember hearing about the Ice House Collapse as a kid & reading about it in WNYF later ....an amazing story & a very sad one loosing your whole family....it was also easy to follow him through The Job since he had the unusual name with an initial preceding it rather than having it as a middle initial...... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US NAVY) & FDNY.... PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
 
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RET FF ROBERT JOHNSTON ENG*23.....
In Pompano Beach FLA RET 1976 ater 16 yrs OTJ
Cremation 6/15/20
Info: Pompano Beach National Chapel Lake Worth FL..... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
 

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ARRANGEMENTS....
Visitation: Werst & LaBella FH
71-41 Cooper Ave. Glendale Queens
Tues. 6/16/20 9 - 10:30 am

Blessing: Sacred Heart RC Church
83-17 78th Ave. Glendale NY
Tuesday 6/16/20 11:00a

Interment: St. John Cemetery 11:30am
 
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RET CPT WILLIAM F. MALONEY ...
FF ENG*41....LT LAD*34 JAMES GORDON BENNETT RECIPIENT....CPT ENG*79 .....REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... flynnmemorialhome.com/book-of-memories/4244961/Maloney-William-F/index.php ........ALL ON MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2020
All social distancing protocols
will be observed.
10:00 AM
Wake / Flynn Memorial Home, Yonkers
Flynn Memorial Home - Central Park Ave |
1652 Central Park Ave. | Yonkers, NY 10710 |
Fax: (914) 963-1950 | Email: info@fmh1919.net
flynnmemorialhome.com/
Thereafter:
12:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial
stanthony-yonkers.org/
Church of Saint Anthony
1405 Nepperhan Ave. or A/K/A
10 Squire Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10703
Rectory: (914) 965-2733 | Fax: (914) 963-2285
parish@stanthony-yonkers.org
Immediately thereafter, Christian burial.
St. Joseph Cemetery
209 Truman Ave
Yonkers, NY 10703
stjosephcemetery.org/
If you can make it, thank you. If not, say a prayer for the Captain and of course, Bridget Maloney.
In Lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Wounded Warriors Project
www.woundedwarriorproject.org/mission
 

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In regard to RET CPT William Maloney reply # 1453 Thanks to Ladder2.......
From 1987 Medal Day Book:

James Gordon Bennett Medal
LIEUTENANT WILLIAM F. MALONEY LADDER COMPANY 34
The Upper West Side of Manhattan is a fascinating blend of riverside residences, private brownstones, converted townhouses and a tenement district mixed with old-law and new-law buildings. In their midst, businesses and food stores dot the district. In the middle of the block at 640 W153 St stands a two-story garage which functions as a service depot for NY Telephone Company vehicles. On December 3, 1986, this area of the unusually quiet residential neighborhood was rocked by a devastating explosion and fire that set the stage for a dramatic rescue.

A gasoline-delivery truck, positioned on the sidewalk adjacent to the building, was dispensing fuel into the storage tanks of the garage. The rear wheels had been chocked to prevent the truck from rolling backwards down the steep hill toward the Hudson River. Unknown to the driver or any of the workmen in the building, gasoline was leaking into the cellar. When the gasoline vapors reached a source of ignition, the building detonated with a thundering explosion that was heard for miles. Large chunks of reinforced concrete were catapulted for blocks through the air. The sidewalk in front of the building all but disintegrated and a section of concrete, measuring 60 feet by 60 feet and reinforced by steel bars, collapsed into the cellar. Huge gaping holes and large cracks running across the floor throughout the width of the building opened up. The explosion ruptured a 4½ inch natural gas main, unleashing a vapor that ignited. Fuel tanks in the cellar had ruptured and combined with the gasoline still flowing from the delivery truck and natural gas emanating from the broken pipe created a volcano of fire that reached 60 feet into the air.

At 8:50 p.m. the Manhattan dispatcher received an alarm for an ERS box with no voice contact. Following standard procedure for such an alarm, E84 was dispatched to investigate by themselves. Lt William F. Maloney of L34 was deeply engrossed in paperwork when he heard the alarm sound. The housewatchman signaled that it was an alarm requiring the engine only; Bill, having stopped his typing momentarily, returned to his work. But on arrival, E84 immediately transmitted a 10-75. Within seconds L34 was alerted to the ominous conditions at W153 Str.

When Bill arrived, he observed a severe life hazard. The gasoline truck was on fire just uphill from a six-story occupied multiple dwelling. He ordered one of his forcible-entry team members to evacuate the building. Fearing another explosion, he instructed the other members to clear the area of onlookers and approached one of the gaping holes that was spewing heavy black smoke. He could hear a voice calling for help through the blackness. He couldn't believe that anyone caught in the explosion could still be alive in the twisted metal and broken concrete.

An uneasiness beset him as he contemplated entering the dark and dangerous remnants of the rubble-filled garage. He was fully aware of the possibility that he could be climbing into his own grave. His surprise at hearing the voice turned to apprehension, and then to determination. Suppressing his fear, he disappeared into the smoke to find the source of the cries. He could see flames below him through the cracks in the floor. Fire burned freely through a gaping hole to his right; on the left he also observed a heavy fire condition. He was aware that a hose line had not yet been charged, and he also knew precious seconds were running out for whoever was in the rubble.

Crawling over a section of buckled concrete, he spotted a man, conscious and bleeding from a severe head wound. He informed the lieutenant that he believed his leg might be broken. (It was later determined that it was fractured in ten places.) Bill notified the battalion by radio and began to remove the badly injured man gingerly but quickly, mindful of the possibility of a second explosion. The lieutenant carried him over the buckled concrete, being especially careful to minimize unnecessary movement and pain.

He himself was anxious to get out. The fire, fed by gasoline, heating fuel and natural gas, continued burning out of control. Without suppression, the possibility of additional explosions compounded with the passage of time. Once outside, the victim informed the lieutenant that there might still be additional victims inside. Bill again notified the battalion; with the reunited forcible-entry team he reentered the building repeatedly, searching through a maze of trucks and vans. He needed to replenish his 30-minute air supply three times before he finally succumbed to exhaustion and was removed from the scene for treatment at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.

Bill repeatedly exposed himself to injury and death in a flame-engulfed building in imminent danger of secondary explosions. The fire was fed by three sources of extremely volatile fuels; the building was stocked with vehicles, some on fire and all with fuel tanks filled to capacity. His actions saved the life of a man so badly injured that he was unable to effect his own escape. He probably would have died were it not for Bill. The FDNY is proud to award the James Gordon Bennett Medal to Lieutenant William F. Maloney today.
 

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RET FF FRANK F. DOBBS ENG*90.....
On 6-20-2020 at age 82 ... RET 10-29-76 after 14 yrs OTJ......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US ARMY) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.
Viewing/Visitation: Wyman-Fisher FH
100 Franklin Ave. Pearl River, NY
Tuesday 6/23,20 7-9 PM and Wednesday 6/24/20 4 - 8 PM
Funeral Mass: St. Benedict's RC Church
2969 Otis Ave Bronx, NY
Thursday 6/25 9:30 AM......... OBITUARY.. www.wymanfisher.com/obituary/Frank-Dobbs
 
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RET FF BLAISE C. DELBIANCO LAD*122.....
On 6-21-2020 in Westhampton Beach.... RET 6-4-01 after 23 yrs OTJ
No services now
Memorial Service at a later date......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES........His Dad was a FDNY War Years Mechanic in the Dept Shops & a Gentleman & good friend to many OTJ.
 

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Ret. Capt. Richard Schulken on 6/22/2020 former Capt. of E 233, son John former FF of 233 & 176. Wake on Fri. 6/26 at the Mangano Funeral Home 1701 Deer Park Ave. Deer Park from 2-4:30 & 7-9. Funeral Mass on Sat. at 9:30 at St. Elizabeth Church at 175 Wolf Hill Rd. Melville, NY.
 
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