ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.

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Bombero, I did some further investigation and indeed you were correct. Now, we'll have to find the songs that Mel is featured on. Del-Satins were a great group with or without Dion or Ernie Maressca.
 

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I see 2 different spellings of Mel's last name...I think the name in the photo might be correct....does that match the Del Satin member ?
 

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On 10-12-2020 at 87 yrs of age.... RET 9-29-83 after 35 yrs OTJ....COMMISSIONER RIVERA came up thru the Ranks during the FDNY War Years in some of the busiest Units ... FF ENG*94... LT ENG*82 & ENG*47 .... CPT ENG*50 & CPT ENG*76....BC BN*17 ....DC DV*6...then Staff Chief Then FC... REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... Viewing: Claude R. Boyd - Spencer Funeral Home
448 West Main Street Babylon, NY 11702
Friday 10/16/2020 9:30 am FAMILY ONLY

Funeral Mass: Our Lady of Grace RC Church
666 Albin Avenue West Babylon, NY
Friday 10/16/2020 10:00 am

Interment: St. Charles Cemetery
2015 Wellwood Avenue Farmingdale, NY
Friday Approx. 11:30 am Arrival

NOTE: ALL ARE WELCOME TO THE FUNERAL MASS AND INTERMENT
GRAVESIDE SERVICES
 
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RET FF ARNOLD MERKITCH..... (delayed notice)......
On 9-5-2020 at 83 yrs of age.....Arnie was a FF in 102 then a FF in R*2 then a FF in 105 then a FF in R*4....His Son Glenn is RET from The Job.....Arnie was a Super Collector of FDNY Memorabilia.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US Air Force) & FDNY......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES Service's already held..... www.legacy.com/obituaries/Newsday/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=196763021
 
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Arnie was a published author on the history of fire helmets. As I recall, he used to have a sales table at Harrisburg in the 70's.
 

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RET FF WILLIAM J. LOWE ENG*275 & ENG*320....
On 8-11-2020 at 88 yrs of age....RET 1994 after 34 yrs OTJ... Bill was FF in ENG*275 & ENG*320....His Son Jim is a FF in R*3.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER..... THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US NAVY & FDNY) ....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....On October 21, 2020 the #FDNY will be honoring retired Firefighter William J. Lowe, E-275 & E-320) 1960-1994 & Navy Veteran 1950-1954. Services will be at Hartnett Funeral Home 561 Jerusalem Ave Uniondale, NY 11553 2-4 & 7-9pm. Honor Guard, Pipes & Drums & US Navy will be in attendance.......Obituary .. www.hartnettfuneralhome.com/obituary/William-Lowe
 
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From another site:

1.6 With regret, the Department announces the death of retired Firefighter Lester T. Bourke appointed October 10, 1959, retired May 21, 1972, formerly of Bureau of Training, residing in Roxbury, NY, which occurred on August 10, 2020.

While assigned to E-231, he invented the Bourke Eye Shields. May he Rest in Peace.
 
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