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New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association, Inc.

NYSCOPBA represents over 26,000 New York State employees and retirees from the Security Services Unit. Our Union was formed in May 1998 and since that time has provided superior representation to our membership under the independent and democratic model. Our Mission continued...


Wyoming Officer Robert E. Meyers


Robert E. Meyers, 58, of Attica passed away Thursday July 2, 2015 - (Full Obituary here)


Thursday- July 9, 2015 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at

Marley Funeral Home
135 Main Street

Attica, New York.

Friday July 10, 2015

11:00 am at the funeral home.

He will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, Attcia.

Livingston CO Michael Kittner
Funeral Services
July 6, 2015
10:00 am

St. Mary's Church
99 Main Street
Scottsville, NY 14546

No Calling Hours

Mr. Edward F. "Ed" Shelly
January 9, 1970 - June 21, 2015

Mr. Edward Shelly, age 45, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at the Faxton-St. Luke's Heathcare Center.
Visitation will be held Friday, June 26, from 4:00-6:00 at the Eannace Funeral Home, Inc., 932 South St., corner of Hammond Ave. Ed's funeral service and Celebration of Life will commence on Friday evening at 6:00 at the funeral home immediately upon conclusion of visitation.

Retired Elmira CO Lance Rohr

Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY 14904 on Wed. evening, June 10, 2015 between the hours of 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 7:15 p.m. with full military honors accorded Mr. Rohr in the Gardens. Interment will take place at the family's convenience in Woodlawn National Cemetery where he will rest with his beloved wife, Jean Rohr.


Kevin J. Walker, Downstate CF
Former Mid-Hudson Region Vice President

Kevin J. Walker of Coldenham, a retired Correction Sergeant from Wallkill Correctional Facility and lifelong resident of the area passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2015. The son of Jack and Joyce (Gillespie) Walker, he was born on October 12, 1963 in Newburgh, NY. Kevin was a member of the Wallkill Masonic Lodge No. 627, where he was a past Master and an active member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Kevin is survived by his wife Sue at home, sons John Walker and fiancée, Dawn Nicoletti of Newburgh, Daniel Walker of Albany and Mathew and Nathaniel Walker at home. He is also survived by his grandchildren Trey and Chloe Walker, sister Brenda Smith and her husband Marshall of Poughkeepsie, Kathy Settembrino and her husband Bill of Wappingers Falls, brother Commander Robert Walker and his wife Lisa Masso Stationed in Naples, Italy and numerous nieces and nephews.


Tuesday, June 9, 2015; 2:00pm-4:00 pm and 6:00pm-9:00pm
Brooks Funeral Home with an 8 pm Masonic service.

Brooks Funeral Home
481 Gidney Avenue
Newburgh, NY 1255

A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, June 10 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 15 Walnut Street, Walden, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Boy Scout Troop 33,c/o Jackie Heubach, 14 Golden Lane, Walden, NY 12586.

Darrian Web, Bronx PC

May 29, 2015, 6:00 am - 11:00 am

May 30, 2015, 9:00 am
Pilgrim Baptist Church
80 North Franklin St, Nyack, NY 10960


Phillip Ryan, Wende CF

Calling Hours
Monday April 6, 2015 from 4-8:00 PM

3155 Orchard Park Road
Orchard Park, NY 14127

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday April 7, 2015 at 11:00 am
John the XXIII (Please assemble at church).

Miranda Wood, Auburn CF

Calling Hours:
Monday March 23, 2015, 1:00pm-3:00pm and 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Fredrick Brothers Funeral Home
38422 NY-37
Theresa, NY 13691

Funeral Services:
Tuesday March 24, 2015 at 11:00am
Fredrick Brothers Funeral Home
38422 NY-37
Theresa, NY 13691

Dennis Lundy, Creedmoore PC

Wake and Services
Sunday February 22, 2015, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Services starting at 6:00 pm
Evening Star Baptist Church Services
267 Gates Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

Ron Worthington, Auburn CF

Calling hours:
Wednesday, February 11th from noon to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m.

Harter Funeral Home
2983 West Main Street, Parish, NY.

Funeral services:
Wednesday, February 11th immediately following the calling hours
Harter Funeral Home
2983 West Main Street, Parish, NY

Richard Moffat, Orleans CF, Retired

Calling hours:
Saturday, Feb 7th 6 - 8 pm and Sunday, Feb 8th 3 - 8 pm
Reddington Funeral Home
657 Abbott Rd, Buffalo, NY 14220

Monday Feb 9th at 9:30 am
Holy Family RC Church

1885 South Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14220

Joe Young , Orleans CF

Tuesday January 27th 3 pm - 8 pm
Tomaszewski Funeral Home
4120 West Main Street Road
Batavia, NY 14020

Burial on Wednesday January 28th @ 11am
Maximillian Kolby RC Church
8656 Church Street
East Pembroke, NY 14056

Michael Phillips , Elmira CF

Tuesday November 25th from 4 - 7 pm
Walter J. Kent Funeral Home
858 Lake St., Elmira NY

Burial on Wednesday November 26th at 10 am
St. Mary's Church
Franklin Street, Elmira, NY

Stephen Norwich, Five Points CF

Calling Hours:
Thursday 11/13/14, 2pm-4pm and 6pm-9pm

Private Funeral


Stanley Okiec, Retiree Wende C.F.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 2pm-8pm
Friday, October 10, 2014 2pm-8pm

Charles Meyer Funeral Home
13228 Broadway, Alden, NY 14004
(716) 937-7411

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 10:00am

Charles Meyer Funeral Home
13228 Broadway, Alden, NY 14004
(716) 937-7411

Stephen Pacheco, Queensboro CF

Thursday, October 2, 2014 2pm-8pm
Friday October 3, 2014 2pm-8pm

St. Lucy St Patrick Roman Catholic Church
285 Willoughby Ave.
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Saturday, October 4,2014 9am
St Lucy St Patrick Roman Catholic Church
Burial immediately Following:
Holy Cross Cemetery
3620 Tilden Ave
Brooklyn NY 11203

Bernard Nieniek, Gowanda CF

Bernard A. Of Derby, NY, unexpectedly, September 21, 2014, beloved husband of Laura (nee Todaro) Bieniek; loving uncle of Amy; son of the late Jakub and Veronica Bieniek; dear brother of Helen (Melvin) Williams, John (Joanne), Elizabeth (late Carl) Price, Christopher (Diane), Caroline Kelly, Maureen Barrett, Michael, Albert and Thomas (Kelly); son-in-law of Anthony and Helen Todaro; also survived by a large loving family and many dear friends. The family will be present to receive friends Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-9 PM at the (Hamburg Chapel) JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5453 Southwestern Blvd. where prayers will be said Wednesday morning followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception Church at a time to be announced. Flowers are gratefully declined. Please share condolences at

Franklin Ezell - Retired Officer Fulton CF

Funeral Arrangements

Greg J. Coryea, Five Points CF

Greg J. Coryea, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 21, 2014. Greg is survived by his wife, Vanessa; and children, Lauren, Brandon (Justina), Jared Coryea, Cassandra "Cassie" Wicker and James Coryea. He also leaves behind his parents, Walter B. and Regina (Sears) Coryea; and sisters, Jill (Alvin) McLean, and Jodi Coryea. Friends may call on Tuesday, August 26, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Fuller Funeral Home Inc., 190 Buffalo St., Canandaigua. A 2 p.m. funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 27, at United Methodist Church, 5925 County Road 41, Farmington. In lieu of flowers, donations in Greg's memory may be made to Tomorrow's Hunter online at or mailed to P.O. Box 1531 Rock Wall, TX 75087; or Natural Heritage Trust, NHT Camps, c/o Director of Management & Budget Services, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233. To share a memory or express condolences online, please visit - See more here


Twinette J. Bluitt - Bedford Hills CF

Viewing - Saturday August 2, 2014 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Goodwill Baptist Church
642 Crotona Park South
Bronx, NY 10456

Funeral service will immediately follow visitation at 10:00 am at the church.

Prospect Community Center
1401 Prospect Avenue
Bronx, NY 10459

James E. Barney- Bare Hill CF

Funeral services for 42 year old James E. Barney of Parishville will be held Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Potsdam United Methodist Church. Friends may call at the Seymour Funeral Home, in Potsdam on Wednesday, July 30th, from 1:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Kimberly died July 24, 2014 in Raybrook, NY from injuries sustained in an automobile accident that day. A Masonic service will be held at Seymour Funeral Home Wednesday evening at 8:30 PM at the funeral home. A complete obituary will follow. More here

Kevin Brady - Green Haven CF

Viewing - Monday July 28, 2014 from 3:00-7:00 pm

Keyser Funeral Home
329 Albany Ave
Kingston, NY 12401

Funeral - Tuesday July 29, 2014 at 10:00 am
St. Joseph's Church
242 Wall Street
Kingston, NY 12401

Gia Teri Johnson - Mid Hudson Forensic Psych. Center - Obituary

Calling hours
Saturday July 12, 2014 from 10 am - 12 pm

Crossroads Assembly of God
7 D'Alfonso Rd., Newburgh, NY 12550


A service will follow visitation at 12:00 pm at the church.
Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newburgh

Michael Flint- Groveland CF - Obituary

Calling hours
Monday June 23, 2014 from 11 am - 2 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm
Robinson and Hackemer Funeral Home

246 N Main St, Warsaw, NY 14569
(585) 786-2424

Funeral Services
Tuesday, June 24 at 11 am
Valley Chapel Free Methodist Church
Route 19 South, Warsaw, NY

John Lamora- Clinton CF

Calling hours:
2:00 - 4:00 pm. and 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Stuart-Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Tupper Lake.

Mass of Christian burial at 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Holy Name Church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.


Robert Johnsen, Mt. McGregor CF

Monday, June 2, 2014
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home
82 Broadway, Fort Edward
A funeral service will follow calling hours at the funeral
Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Donations in Robert's memory may be made to SPCA of Upstate New York, P.O. Box 171, Hudson Falls, NY 12839; or to Hartford First Responders c/o Hartford Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 121, Hartford, NY 12838.

Jeffrey Mayers- Bedford Hills CF

Friday 05/30/2014 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home
9105 Beach Channel Dr
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

Saturday 05/31/2014 10:30am Meet at funeral home by 10 am
Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home
9105 Beach Channel Dr
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

Tony Prave- Auburn CF

Calling hours:
Sunday May 11, 2014 from 3 - 7 pm
Pettigrass Funeral home

196 Genesee St, Auburn, NY

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 10 am

Holy Family Church
85 North Street, Auburn NY 13021.

Duane J. Catanesi- Orleans CF- Obituary

2670 Main St., Newfane, NY

SUNDAY from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM
Funeral- MONDAY at 1:00 PM.

Burial will be in St. Charles Cemetery, Newfane, NY.

Kellie D. Moore, Ogdensburg CF- Obituary

Funeral Services- Thursday (Dec 5, 2013) at 10:00 a.m.
Fox & Murray Funeral Home

Calling hours Wednesday from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Liam Smith- Sergeant, Green Haven CF- Obituary

Calling hours will be held on Monday from 5-9pm
McHoul Funeral Home, Inc.
895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10am at St. Columba Church
835 Route 82, Hopewell Junction followed by interment in St. Denis Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Denis-St. Columba School
PO Box 368, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533.

Linda J. Schubbe - Gowanda CF - Obituary

John J. Kaczor Funeral Home, Inc.

3450 South Park Avenue, Blasdell, New York 14219
Thursday November 21, 2013 from 2-8pm
Friday November 22, 2013 at 9:15 am at Funeral Home

Tony Wronski- Wyoming CF

Corwin Rutland Funeral Home
2670 Main Street, Newfane, New York 14108
Sunday October 27, 2013 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM
Monday October 28, 2013 at 10 AM Memorial Services

Edward Blackford, IV - Officer at Watertown CF - Obituary - Pictures

Thursday July 25, 2013, 2-8pm
Friday July 26, 2013, 10am
D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc.
137 Keyes Avenue
Watertown, NY 13601

Regina Perez, Mother of Southern Region VP Willie Perez

Monday July 15, 2013, 2-5pm and 7-9pm
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 2-5pm and 7-9pm
Hess-Miller Funeral Home
64-19 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, NY 11379

Funeral Services
All Saints RC Church followed by the Burial at Evergreen Cemetery

Robert Smith, Albion Retiree

Thursday June 20, 2013, 2 - 4 pm and 7 - 9 pm
Rutland-Corwin Funeral Home
2670 Main St., Newfane, NY 14108

Funeral Services
Friday June 21, 2013 at 11 am
Rutland-Corwin Funeral Home
2670 main St., Newfane, NY 14108

Kathleen M. (Wisniewski) Kordasiewicz - Obituary

Sunday 6/9/2013 11-2 and 4-8 pm
5453 Southwestern Blvd. (corner of Rogers Rd. 646-5555)
Hamburg, NY 14075

Funeral services
Monday 6/10/2013 at 10 AM

Jerry Lyons - Obituary

Calling hours:
Saturday June 8, 2013 and Sunday June 9
2 - 4 pm and from 7 - 9 pm

James W Cannan Funeral Home (Buffalo Chapel)
2397 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY 14210

Funeral services:
Monday June 10, 2013 at 9:30 am
James W Cannan Funeral Home (Buffalo Chapel)
2397 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY 14210

Services to follow at 10:30 am
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
767 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218

David "Gus" Schiefen

Calling hours:
Sunday May 19, 2013 from 3-5pm

Mc Inerny Funeral home
502 West Water St. Elmira, NY

Monday May 20, 2013 at 10 am
Our Lady of Lords Church

1100 W. Church St, Elmira, NY

Keith Gilbert


Tuesday May 14, 2013 from 1 - 4 pm
New Life Fellowship Church
Highway 98 South, Attica, NY

The funeral will immediately follow the viewing.


Makhayil Bey Memorial Service

Memorial Service

Erich H. Friedrich

Calling hours 3/27/2013 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home
271 E. Main St.
Springville, NY

Funeral Services
3/28/2013 at 11:00 am
St. Pauls Episcopal Church
Springville, NY

John McKeen

Calling hours are Tuesday March 26, 2013 from 4 - 7 pm
White Chapel Funeral Home
197 South St, Auburn, NY 13021

Funeral will be held on Wednesday March 27, 2013 at 10 am
Holy family Church
85 North Street, Auburn, NY 13021

Michael Renshaw

SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2013 2:00 P.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

Petykiewicz, Iocovozzi, Burns Funeral Home
329 South Washington Street
Herkimer, NY 13350

Uniformed DOCCS employees may participate in a silent walk through. Meet at 12:30 pm at 301 North Washington Street parking lot in Herkimer in full class A uniform.

Following the services at the funeral home, family has invited
anyone who wishes to attend a gathering following the services
at the address below:

Polish Community Home
319 South Washington Street
Herkimer, NY 13350

Honoring Michael Renshaw


Christopher Restey

Calling hours are Tuesday, 1/22/2013, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Living Word Assembly of God
2344 Ridge Rd.

Ontario NY, 14519

Funeral is on Wednesday, 1/23/2013, 10:00 am at the same location

Gerald Boundy
Tuesday December 11, 2012- Calling hours 2 - 4 pm and 7 - 9 pm
Wednesday December 12, 2012 - Memorial Service at 10 am

The Colonial Memorial Chapel
3003 South Park Ave
Lackawanna, NY 14218

Douglas Derrick
October 9, 2012, beloved husband of Toni Jacoby Derrick; cherished son of Edwin Derrick and the late Patricia Sanford; loving brother of Denise (James) Poole and brother-in-law of Sherry, Pamela and Justin Jacoby; dear to many other family members and friends. A celebration of life will be held at Park Athletic Club, 42 Manhattan St., North Tonawanda, Saturday 12 Noon-4 PM. Prayers will be offered at 12:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Doug's memory to the Erie County SPCA, 205 Ensminger Rd, Tonawanda 14150. Online condolences at Obituary

Gary Walker
Monday August 27, 2012, Calling hours 2 - 6 pm
Martley Funeral home, 135 Main Street, Attica, NY 14011
(585) 591-1212

Robert Wagner
Funeral arrangements for Correction Officer Robert Wagner of Five Points Correctional Facility, who passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday August 7, 2012 are as follows:

Services will be held on Monday August 13th at 11 am Anthony's Funeral Home, 2305 Monroe Ave. Rochester, NY 14618. Following services there will be a police escort to North Byron Cemetery, Route 237 North Byron, NY

Grant R. Marin
MARIN - Grant Robert Of North Tonawanda, died on Sunday, April 29, 2012 in Buffalo General Hospital He was 49. Grant was born July 7, 1962, in North Tonawanda, NY, the son of Gail (Hunt) Marin of Port St. Lucie, FL and the late Glenn Marin. He worked as a correction officer for the New York State Department of Corrections, retiring as Lieutenant in 2008. In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Yvette (Lavender) Marin; two daughters, Amy Marin of North Tonawanda and Tiffany Kandler (David, Jr.) of North Tonawanda; brothers, Gregg (Lori) Marin of Sanborn; Scott (Tina) Marin of Youngstown; his sister, Mona (Stuart) Ing of Ransomville; his mother and father-in-law, Albert and Mary June (Luskin) Lavender of Model City; a sister-in-law, Leslie (Matt) Buczowski; a brother-in-law, Albert (Michelle) Lavender of Niagara Falls; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his Dad, sister-in-law, Vanda Specyal in 1993 and a nephew, Matthew Marin. Friends may call Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4, 7-9 PM in the LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8622 Buffalo Avenue. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday 11 AM in Immaculate Conception RC Church, 4671 Townline Road, Ransomville, NY. PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT CHURCH. The interment will be in Acacia Park Cemetery, Pendleton, NY.

Richard P. Miller
Richard P. Miller, of Irving, NY, March 28, 2012, beloved husband of Kathleen (Wesolowski) Miller; loving father of Shannon (Derek) Renaud and Christin (Theodore) Lonski; son of the late John H. and E. Virginia (Reed) Miller; brother of Karen E. Miller, John A. (Patricia) Miller, Sandra V. Miller, Andrea K. Scherrer, Robert W. (Ann Marie) Miller, Steven J. Miller and the late Donald L. Miller; grandfather of Leah Renaud. Friends may call Monday from 2-8 PM at the ADDISON FUNERAL HOME, INC. 262 North Main St., Angola, NY. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 AM in Most Precious Blood Church, Angola. Please assemble at church. Richard was a Brigade CSM in the US Army Reserves and a Sergeant with the NYS Department of Corrections at Lakeview I.C.F., Brocton, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Upstate New York Transplant Services. Share your condolences at

Daniel W. Lindsay

Daniel Willis Lindsay of Wurtsboro, a corrections officer at Woodbourne Correctional Facility, died unexpectedly in the Town of Deerpark on Sunday, October 30, 2011. He was 53. The son of the late Harold W. Lindsay and Betty Wilkinson Lindsay, he was born June 12, 1958 in Monticello.

An avid skier and golfer, Danny was also a repelling instructor for the New York State Dept. of Corrections CERT Team and a member of the Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, New York Chapter #25; and a former member of the Wurtsboro Fire Dept.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Jeana Caldiero Lindsay, at home; two daughters, Jennifer and Danielle Lindsay, both of Wurtsboro; a step-son, Dillon Caldiero of Livingston Manor; three grandchildren: Saniya Janae Patterson, Tavian David Combs and Giavanna Xiomara Morrison; a brother, Peter Lindsay of Wurtsboro, and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to gather on Thursday, November 3 from 5-8 p.m. at the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro. A funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Blue Knights COPS Run (Concerns of Police Survivors), P.O. Box 732, Otisville, NY 10963.

Arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Wurtsboro. For additional information, please visit

Richard C. Edick, Jr.

Richard C. Edick, Jr., age 50, of Rome, passed away August 3, 2011. He was born April 3, 1961, in Constable- ville, NY, a son of Richard C. Edick and Virginia Snyder. Rick graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1979, having played "fullback" for the Black Knights. He then served in the U.S. Navy until 1983, aboard the aircraft carrier Midway, stationed in Yokushka, Japan. He served in the field of photographic intelligence. Rick furthered his education at MVCC in the culinary arts program and worked at various area restaurants as a cook. He later began a freelance painting business in New Hampshire, which he continued in New York. For the past eight years, Rick also worked for the State of New York, most recently as a safety officer at the CNY Psychiatric Center. Rick was passionate about his music. He attended hundreds of concerts and enjoyed singing and playing guitar with his brother and father. He also loved to cook and shared this talent with family and friends in the form of his signature cheesecakes. Rick also spent time pursuing his interest in fishing, camping and mountain biking. Rick is survived by his mother and stepfather, Virginia and Salvatore Pulizzi, of Rome; father and stepmother, Richard and Donna Edick, of Utica; a sister and brother-in-law, Richelle and L. Robert Ciota, of Camillus; a brother and sister-in-law, Nicholas and Carrie Pulizzi, of Camden; stepsister, Donna Lints, of Ilion; and stepbrothers, Sonny Lints, of Phelps, NY, Timothy Lints, of Frankfort, and Donald Wood and wife, Corrina, of New Hartford. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut St., Rome. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Monday (today), 4 to 7 p.m. Please offer online tributes or light a candle at:

Officer Brendon G. Kristie

Funeral services for Brendon will commence on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 10 o'clock at Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, NY 12010. Committal services and interment will follow at St. Ann's Chapel at St. Casimir's Cemetery in Amsterdam. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please consider The Bethlehem Tomboys Softball League, P.O. Box 221, Delmar, NY 12054.

Officer Casimiro Pomales Dies in the Line of Duty

Casimiro M. 'Maxi' Pomales KERHONKSON - Casimiro M. 'Maxi' Pomales, 52, of Freidlander Drive, died suddenly on Friday Jan. 28, 2011 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on the N.Y. State Thruway. He was on duty as a N.Y. State Correction Officer at the time of the accident. Mr. Pomales was born in Philadelphia, Pa. a son of Casimiro and Wanda Wineburg Pomales and a longtime area resident. Maxi was employed by N.Y.S. Department of Corrections at Eastern Correctional Facility for the past 22 years. Maxi was also a U.S. Navy veteran. He loved to travel, loved and was a friend to everyone, and was always there to help anyone in need. He especially loved his family and grandchildren. He is survived by his loving partner of 20 years, Victoria Bangert, his children, Casimiro Pomales, Maximino J. Pomales, Zanneya Pomales, all of Kerhonkson, his stepchildren, Michael Bangert of Wawarsing, Melissa Bangert of Long Island, and Eric Bangert of Warwarsing. Also survived by a sister, Jacquilanda Pomales - Moody of Raleigh, N.C., a half brother, William Stewart of Philadelphia, Pa., 12 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the George J. Moylan Funeral Home Inc., 2053 Route 32, Rosendale. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday 3 to 7 p.m. Cremation will be private at Wiltwyck Cemetery in Kingston. A Memorial Service ,which all are welcome, will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Unity Hall, Berme Road, Naponoch.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, Tenn. 38148.

Vice President Jerry Dewitt

Jerry Dewitt 1955 - 2010
Jerry Dewitt
1955 - 2010

We are saddened by the loss of our Law Enforcement Vice President Jerry Dewitt. May you rest in peace...


Services for Jerry Dewitt will be on Saturday, 1/30/2010 at the First Baptist Church in Spring Valley, NY from 10:00am - 12:00pm.


Richard Carpenter, Clinton C.F.

Calling Hours: Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 2pm - 4 pm and 7 pm -9 pm, R.W. Walker Funeral Home,
69 Court Street,
Plattsburgh, NY Funeral Services:
Wednesday December 9, 2009
11:00 am, St. Alexander's Church, Burial to Follow in St. Peter's Cemetery

CADYVILLE -- Richard L. Carpenter, 58, of the Duquette Road died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at Fox Hospital in Oneonta. He was born in Plattsburgh on March 13, 1951, the son of Emery and Elizabeth (Miner) Carpenter. Mr. Carpenter married the former Linda Lomot on July 5, 1980, at St. Alexander's Church. He was co-owner and operator of Carpenter's Carpet Service with his uncle Clarence Carpenter for several years. He later became a correction officer and retired after 26 years of service from Clinton Correctional Facility in March of 2009.

He was a member of St. Alexander's Church in Morrisonville, the Sons of the Legion, Post 1619 in West Plattsburgh and past president of NYSCOPBA Union at Clinton Correctional Facility. Mr. Carpenter enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycling, boating and snowmobiling. He loved to spend time with his family and friends, especially his grandson, Landon Richard Arel.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Carpenter; one son, Ryan Carpenter of Cadyville; one daughter, Ashley Arel, and her husband, Chad, and their son, Landon of Belvidere, Vt.; one brother, Michael Carpenter, and his wife, Deborah of Cadyville; four sisters, Bonnie Wright and her husband, Robert of Peasleeville, Cindy Carpenter and her husband, Peter of Plattsburgh, Christina Gehrke and her husband, Herman of Morrisonville, and Laurie Kennedy and her companion, Kelly Chodat of Malone; his father and mother-in-law, Alexander and Rosemarie Lomot of Morrisonville; two brothers-in-law, Ronald Lomot and his wife, Janyce of Cadyville, and Gary Lomot of Morrisonville; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court St., Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Alexander's Church. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Saranac Volunteer Fire Dept. or the Heart Unit at the CVPH Medical Center.

Officer Dennis Zwart
Shawangunk C.F.

Visitation & Services to be held Monday, November 30, 2009, 2pm - 4 pm (visitation), 4pm (service to follow immediately after visitation), Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, 39 Orchard Street, Walden, NY

Dennis L. Zwart Jr. of Walden, NY, a Corrections Officer at the Shawangunk Correctional Facility, Wallkill, NY and a lifelong resident of the area, died Thursday, November 26, 2009 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh. He was 44. The son of Dennis Sr. and Cheryl Galick Zwart, he was born March 8, 1965 in Newburgh, NY. Survivors include his wife, Darlene Tenhagen Zwart, at home; father, Dennis Zwart Sr. of Wallkill; two sons, Kevin Zwart of North Carolina and Jonathan Zwart, at home; two daughters, Amanda and Vanessa Zwart, both at home; two sisters, Kelly Forestiere and her husband, Tim of Plattekill and Kim Devos and her husband, Daryl of Wallkill; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 30, from 2-4 p.m. at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, 39 Orchard St., Walden. Services will be held on Monday at 4 p.m. immediately following visitation. Cremation will be in the Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh. Memorial contributions may be made to the Times Herald-Record's People for People Fund, Inc., 40 Mulberry St., Middletown, NY 10940; 845-343-1663 or Arrangements by Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Walden.

Officer Mark A. Brown
Southport C.F.

Viewing Tuesday August 25, 2009, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave.
Elmira/Southport, NY. Funeral Services Wednesday August 26, 2009, 1:00 pm

Age 54, of Pine City, New York, passed away unexpectedly August 19, 2009 while on vacation in Jackson Wyoming. Mark leaves behind a large extended family and many friends; parents, Stuart R. Brown Sr. and stepmother, Barbara Brown of Horseheads, NY. He was predeceased by his mother, Janice M. Crandall Brown, March of 1990. He is also survived by his loving daughter, Jessica L. Brown, her fiancé, Chris Swartwood and grandson, Dylan Swartwood, all of Elmira, NY; wife, Rhonda Brown; three stepsons, Shane Smithman (Kendall), Nathan Dixon, both of Jackson, Wyoming, and Kyle Dixon of Waverly, NY; brothers, Stuart R. Brown Jr. and his fiancé, Debbie Brown and Joel L. Brown of Elmira, NY; sisters and brothers in-law, Barbara A. Maines (Michael) of Pine City, NY, Carolyn E. Becraft (Steven) of Wellsburg, NY and Lisa M. Wieland (Chris) of Breesport, NY. Mark also leaves behind several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Mark was a New York State Correction Officer for 25 years and was looking forward to retirement. He worked in inmate records at Southport Correctional Facility and took great pride in his job, always concerned for his fellow co-workers. He was a loving husband, father, son and brother. Family was always dear to his heart. Mark was a humble, kind and patient man. He touched the hearts of everyone he knew. He enjoyed Gods creation by hiking, boating, bike riding, traveling and fishing. Some of the best stories came from the fishing trips with his best friend and brother, Stu. He was also a devoted Yankee fan. Mark faced life by always putting his best foot forward no matter what the circumstances. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. A beautiful light was dimmed on August 19, 2009. Thanks for the memories Mark; you will forever be in our hearts. The family will receive friends at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., Reverend Scott Snyder will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to the Dylan Lee Swartwood Education Fund, C/O Jessica L. Brown, 640 Halderman Hollow Road, Elmira, NY 14903, in Mark's memory. "Leave a loving legacy." A "Candle of Remembrance" may be left for the family in Obituaries at

Officer Jeremie Kane
Sing Sing C.F.

Viewing Friday July 10, 2009, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Cotton Funeral Service, 1025 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ 07112, 973-675-6400. Funeral Services Saturday July 11, 2009, Mass commences at 9:30 am, Brooklyn Tabernacle Church, 17 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11210 ,718-290-2000

Officer Christopher Robinson
Bedford Hills C.F.

Funeral Arrangements- Viewing Thursday June 15th 7-9 pm, Friday June 16th 2-4 & 7-9, Edward J. Dichon Funeral Home, 4292 Broadway, Depew, NY 14043

Funeral Services: Burial Saturday June 17th, St. Augustine Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Lancaster, NY. Funeral Services will be held at the burial site at 10:00 am

SHTA Amy Perna

Calling hours for Amy Perna will be Friday 12/18/08 from 4-8 PM at the Eannace Funeral Home, 932 South St @ the corner of Hammond Ave, Utica NY. There will be social gathering at Pauls Pub, (across from the funeral home) immediately after for CNYPC employees. Saturday 12/19/08 from 8-8:30 AM there will be special calling hours for CNYPC employees who were unable to attend Friday,
followed by the funeral service at 9AM from the funeral home and mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Utica.

Derek Martinez

The Wake will be Wednesday August 20, 2008 from 5pm - 10pm and Thursday August 21, 2008 from 2pm- 10pm at the Ortiz Funeral Home- 2121 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462 (718-931-1500)

The Funeral will be on Friday August 22, 2008 at 10:00 am at the Holy Cross Church- 600 Soundview Avenue, Bronx, NY 10473 following is the Burial which will be at St. Raymond's Cemetery, 200 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx, NY 10465



Officer Antonio Jimenez
Green Haven C.F.

Funeral Arrangements- Viewing:Sunday, February 4, 2007 - 4 pm to 8 pm. Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY.

Funeral Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 5, 2007, 11 am St. Mary's Church, Fishkill, NY. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. If you would like to send an online condolence, please visit

Correction Officer Edmond Prefontaine Jr.

Deceased March 13, 2007. Officer Prefontaine worked at Wende CF and passed suddenly

Wake- Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, NY, Thursday 03-15-2007 7-9 pm, Friday 03-16-2007 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm

Funeral- Our Lady Of Our Peace Church, 10950 Main Street, Clarence, NY, Saturday 03-17-2007 10:00 am

NYS Trooper Longobardo
Troop G - Loudonville, NY

Trooper Longobardo passed on 9/3/06, succumbing to injuries received from being shot with a rifle while conductiong a surveillance on August 31, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Teri, a 13-month old son, Louis, his Father, Anthony, his Mother, Gail and a sister, Dawn.

Funeral Services and Calling Hours will be facilitated by the Simone Funeral Home.

Calling Hours: Saturday 9/9/06 and Sunday 9/10/06, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm. Saratoga Springs High School Auditorium
West Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Funeral Services: Monday 9/11/06 at 11:00 am, St. Clements Church, 231 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Burial Immediately following the Funeral at: Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Buell Road, Schuylerville, NY

Officer Christopher Robinson
Bedford Hills C.F.

Funeral Arrangements- Viewing Thursday June 15th 7-9 pm, Friday June 16th 2-4 & 7-9, Edward J. Dichon Funeral Home, 4292 Broadway, Depew, NY 14043

Funeral Services: Burial, Saturday June 17th, St. Augustine Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Lancaster, NY. Funeral Services will be held at the burial site at 10:00 am

Safety & Security Officer Terry Marshall
Rochester Psychiatric Center

Calling hours are on Wednesday May 17, 2006 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm, Metropolitan Funeral Home
109 West Avenue, Rochester, NY 14611, 585-436-7730, Funeral Service is Thursday 5/18/06 @ 11 am

Correction Officer Kevin T. Whalen
Wende Correctional Facility

December 24, 2005; beloved husband of 28 years of Mary Jo (Glogoza); devoted father of Rita (fiance, William Rodriguez), Gina and Lisa Whalen. Family present Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the PIETSZAK FUNERAL HOME, 2400 William St. (near Harlem Rd.) where services will be held Thursday at 9 AM and at St. Francis of Assisi Church at 9:30 AM. Flowers gratefully declined.

Published in the Buffalo News on 12/27/2005.

Correction Officer Laura Giordiano
Shawangunk Correctional Facility

Calling hours are on Tuesday 09-20-05 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm, Brady's W.C. Sons Inc. Funeral Home, 97 Mansion St, Coxsackie, NY 12051, 518-731-8000, Funeral Service is Wednesday 9/21/05 @ 11 am

Correction Officer Joseph Nappo
Collins Correctional Facility

Calling Hours ---Family has chosen private viewing. Memorial Mass to be Held at
St. Georges RC Church, 74 Old Glenwood Rd., West Falls, NY, Saturday Sept. 10Th 2005 at 10:00 am

Daughter of Officer Pete Ronca- Marianna Ronca
Ulster Correctional Facility

Calling Hours - Tuesday August 30, 2005, Gray Parker Funeral Home Inc, 100 East Main, Port Jervis, NY 12771
845-856-5191, 1 - 4 pm & 6-9 pm
. Funeral to be Held at St. Mary's Church, Port Jervis, NY, Wednesday August 31, 2005 at 11:00 am

Correction Officer Gary Mitchetti Jr.
Green Haven Correctional Facility

Calling hours are on Wednesday 08-24-05 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm, Coloni Funeral Home, 3001 Route 9W, New Windsor, NY. Funeral Service is Thursday 8/25/05 @ 10 am

Correction Officer Mark Antonelli

Deceased December 16, 2004

Officer Antonelli was killed in a motor vehicle accident shortly after leaving work on 12/16/2004. Officer Antonelli previously worked at Cape Vincent and then transferred to Butler A.S.A.C.T.C.

Wake- D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, 135 Keyes Avenue, Watertown, NY, 315-782-4910, Monday 12-20-2004 7-9 pm, Tuesday 12-21-2004 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm

Funeral- St. Anthony's Church, 850 Arsenal Street, Watertown, NY, Wednesday 12-22-2004 10:00 am

Correction Officer Roberto Ruiz

Deceased Sunday 10-24-2004

Wake- Porter Cherry Funeral Home, 1822 Westchester Ave., Bronx, NY, 718-892-7949, Wednesday 10-27-2004 4-10pm, Thursday 10-28-2004 4-10pm, 7pm Masonic Service

Funeral Friday 10-29-2004 9:30am, St. Athanasius Roman Catholic Church, 878 Tiffany, Bronx NY

Correction Officer Curt Bowman
Clinton Correctional Facility

Calling Hours on Tuesday September 28, 2004, 3:00pm - 6:00 pm, Brown's Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901, 518-561-3980

Funeral to be Held at St. Joseph's Church, Smith Street, Dannemora, NY 12929, 518-492-7118

Judy A. Saari
BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. -- Judy A. Saari of Ballston Spa and formerly of Saranac, passed away Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, while recovering from a brain aneurysm.
She was born in Saranac, N.Y., the daughter of Florence (Ledwith) Collins and the late Edwin "Dutch" Collins.

Her son, Eric, lives in Saratoga Springs and her daughter, Vanessa, lives in Albany. She is also survived by her mother, Florence Collins. Her siblings include two brothers, Gordon Collins and his wife Marion of Saranac and Gary Collins of Morrisonville and her late sister, Donna (Collins) Payant. She has a brother-in-law, Leo Payant and his fiancée, Cathy Root of Saratoga Springs; two nephews, Christopher Payant and his wife Nicole of Wilton, N.Y., and Jason Payant and his wife Khrystyne of Malta, N.Y.; four nieces, Suzann Fleming and her husband Patrick of Cleveland, Ohio, Jodi Root and her fiancé Matt LeClair of Saratoga Springs, Jill Ramsill and her husband Seth of Florida and Jamie Hensley and her husband Justin of Virginia; one great-nephew, Zachary Payant; two great-nieces, Meghan Payant and Gabriella Payant; several cousins; and her devoted pet and companion, Sir William London.

She graduated from Saranac Central High School and the Champlain Valley School of Nursing. Judy worked as a nurse for over 12 years. Her life's passion was seeking the truth about the murder of her sister Donna. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.

Judy will be buried in Independence Cemetery in Saranac.

A service will be held at the R.W. Walker Funeral Home in Plattsburgh on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 12:30 p.m. Viewing hours will be on the same day from 10 a.m. to noon.

Donations may be made in her name to the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association, Inc., 102 Hackett Blvd., Albany, NY 12209.


Correction Officer Brian Muldoon
Collins Correctional Facility

Calling Hours on Thursday Sept 2, 2004, 7:00pm - 9:00 pm, Friday Sept 3, 2004, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, O' Connell McCarthy Funeral Home, 2286 South Park Ave., South Buffalo NY

Memorial Mass to be Held at St. Ambrose RC Church, 65 Ridgewood Rd, South Buffalo, NY, Saturday Sept. 4Th 2004 at 11:30 am, Between McKinley and South Park Ave.

Correction Officer Douglas Bradlinski
Onedia Correctional Facility

Calling hours are on Friday 08-06-04 from 2-4pm, Strong Funeral Home, Rome NY. Funeral Service is Saturday 10 am.

Correction Officer Mark Mullen
Five Points Correctional Facility

Calling Hours on Saturday July 24, 2004, 2:00pm - 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Neff-Sible Funeral Home, 23 South Street, Trumansburg, NY

Viewing Hours on Monday July 26, 2004, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Delhanty Funeral Home
64 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY

Funeral Tuesday 7/27/2004 10:00 am, St. Mary's Church, East Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY

Additional Information:
An education fund for Mark's children has been established. Contributions to this fund in Mark's memory may be made to: Tompkins Trust Company, ATTN: TRACY VANDERZEE, P.O. Box 702, Trumansburg, NY 14886.




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