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She is staying in the city and being treated at Sloan Kettering Hospital.  They have been in the city since the  beginning of March.

3/26/2020                 AUGIE  LUCENTE   NEEDS  OUR PRAYERS 

Dear Members,


 Just received a call from Joan Lucente, that Augie  is in intensive care, Halifax Hosp.  Augie has been in 2 hospitals since March 9th and not doing well.  He fell, whole left side is broken, arm, hip and leg.


 Joan is requesting prayers.  As a reminder, Augie wants to be the oldest living Italian.  Lets help Augie reach his goal, with many, many prayers.


 Joan will keep me updated, and in turn you will be updated also.  Joan stated that she is doing OK medically, but NOT Physically.  


 Do think that Joan would appreciate any uplifting calls  386  445  5812

Pension rep  

3/26/2020              TOM  ENGLEHARDT   NEEDS OUR PRAYERS


The following message was posted on Facebook, by JoAnn Englehardt, Tom's wife.  Please continue to pray for Tom . . . he needs our prayers more than ever now.


Please keep my husband, Ret. PO Thomas Engelhardt, 48 pct. in your thoughts & prayers.

He has been battling lung cancer for the last 11 months & is now in hospice care.

Tom is a long time friend. Anyone who has ever met Tom, will tell you he is one of the nicest guys they ever met.

3/20/2020                    I  TALKED  TO  A  MAN  TODAY.......... humbling...

I talked with a man today, an 80+ year old man. I asked him if there was anything I can get him while this Coronavirus scare was gripping America.  He simply smiled, looked away and said:


"Let me tell you what I need! I need to believe, at some point, this country my generation fought for... I need to believe this nation we handed safely to our children and their children...I need to know this generation will quit being a bunch of sissies...that they respect what they've been given...that they've earned what others sacrificed for."


I wasn't sure where the conversation was going or if it was going anywhere at all. So, I sat there, quietly observing.   "You know, I was a little boy during WWII. Those were scary days. We didn't know if we were going to be speaking English, German or Japanese at the end of the war. There was no certainty, no guarantees like Americans enjoy today.


And no home went without sacrifice or loss. Every house, up and down every street, had someone in harm's way. Maybe their Daddy was a soldier, maybe their son was a sailor, maybe it was an uncle. Sometimes it was the whole damn family...fathers, sons, uncles...


Having someone, you love, sent off to wasn't less frightening than it is today. It was scary as Hell. If anything, it was more frightening. We didn't have battle front news. We didn't have email or cellphones. You sent them away and you prayed. You may not hear from them for months, if ever. Sometimes a mother was getting her son's letters the same day Dad was comforting her over their child's death.


And we sacrificed.  You couldn't buy things.  Everything was rationed.  You were only allowed so much milk per month, only so much bread, toilet paper. EVERYTHING was restricted for the war effort. And what you weren't using, what you didn't need, things you threw away, they were saved and sorted for the war effort.  My generation was the original recycling movement in America.


And we had viruses back then...serious viruses.  Things like polio, measles, and such. It was nothing to walk to school and pass a house or two that was quarantined.  We didn't shut down our schools.  We didn't shut down our cities. We carried on, without masks, without hand sanitizer.  And do you know what?  We persevered.  We overcame.  We didn't attack our President,  we came together. We rallied around the flag for the war.  Thick or thin, we were in it to win.  And we would lose more boys in an hour of combat than we lose in entire wars today."


He slowly looked away again.  Maybe I saw a small tear in the corner of his eye.  Then he continued:

"Today's kids don't know sacrifice.  They think a sacrifice is not having coverage on their phone while they freely drive across the country.  Today's kids are selfish and spoiled.  In my generation, we looked out for our elders.  We helped out with single moms who's husbands were either at war or dead from war.


Today's kids rush the store, buying everything they concern for anyone but themselves. It's shameful the way Americans behave these days.  None of them deserve the sacrifices their granddads made.


So, no I don't need anything. I appreciate your offer but,  I know I've been through worse things than this virus.  But maybe I should be asking you, what can I do to help you?  Do you have enough pop to get through this,  enough steak?  Will you be able to survive with 113 channels on your tv?"


I smiled, fighting back a tear of my humbled by a man in his 80's. All I could do was thank him for the history lesson, leave my number for emergency and leave with my ego firmly tucked in my rear.


I talked to a man today.  A real man.  An American man from an era long gone and forgotten.  We will never understand the sacrifices.  We will never fully earn their sacrifices.   But we should work harder to learn about them..learn from respect them.  


From Member  Antonio (Tony) Rodriguez

        I don't know where to start, so I will start by asking my fellow retirees in both clubs to keep my wife Socorro (Coqui) Rodriguez in your pray's as we move forward with aggressive cancer treatment.  We started the cancer fight on July of last year, when she was diagnosed with throat, and lung cancer (stage 4). After a P.E.T. scan in December we were informed that the cancer had been defeated and it was the best Christmas of our lives.

The latter was shortly lived when on April 4th of this year she had a follow-up P.E.T. scan which identified cancer (Squamous cell carcinoma) in both her lungs and in her blood.  It has come back with a vengeance...

In closing let me thank all of you in advance and also to say that we believe in the power of prayer...

Best Regards

The Rodriguez Family

Thank you Eddie, yes please post.  We are currently under treatment here in Naples with 21st Century Oncology and are receiving the best care possible for lung cancer.  Perhaps other members who are or might have gone through a similar process can offer us some advice going forward.  Any information is desperately welcome..

Thanks so much and God Bless

Tony Rodriguez        239-348-7822  

 Update  9/6/19

Thank you so much for thinking of us, it is remarkable how someone like you, that has so much in their basket to carry around could even find the time for an e-mail.  You are one of a kind my friend.  Coqui is doing fairly well, we just got back Moffit Cancer Center in Tampa seeking a second opinion and were told that the best option seems to to continue the regiment of chem.  Our faith in God continues to guide us going forward,  Again, thanks so much for all the prayers offered for Coqui (who has been my bride for 55 yrs.) and who still is the love of my life.


Tony Rodriguez











Rudy Andre  12/10/19             Night Honoring  Ptl. Padilla and Ptl. Negron



Joe, Thanks for the invitation to Patrolman Victor Padilla and Ptl. Ivan Negron event of December

8, 2018 honoring them for their efforts during 1972 Murder of Patrolman Phillip Cardillo in the Harlem Mosque.


      Victor Padilla and Ivan's wife Evelyn were quite moved by this honor. I was privileged to speak at this very special occasion.  It's a day I will never forget We need to remember that wife's and family are also dealing with the trauma that the job required of its personnel. 


      The murder of Phillip Cardillo also reminds me of other officers either injured or lost in the line of duty.   I remember Ptl. Curry and  Ptl. Binetti being shot with a .45 cal sub-machine gun in the 25th Pct.  The murder of  Ptl. Piagentini and  Ptl. Jones in the 32nd  precinct.  I worked with Waverly Jones in the 46 pct in my trainee years. 


      I car pooled and worked with Ptl. Gerard Stehl, Ptl. Eddie Aarons, and Ptl. Carmine Sanguedolce all shot in the 28th precinct. I know their families, children had dinner and holidays with them.  Thank God they all survived their gunshot injuries.  The men of the 6th division which you know is comprised of  made an ever lasting impression on me.  We backed each other up and fought to keep each other alive.  I had to shoot armed men in the 25th, 32nd and 28th precincts.   It's men like these I will never forget. 


      I loved the job and would do it all over again.   Death and chaos was an everyday occurrence in Harlem.  We the men of the 6th division were a team not to be F    with


Be safe , Rudy

      Thanks, Rudy, For Being At This Wonderful Event And Telling Your Story Of What You Witnessed. No One Couldn't Have Told It Any Better.   Rudy Andre Gave A Full Account Of What Happened On April 14, 1972  From The Time The 10-13 Call Came In And When The Backup Units Entered The Mosque.  We Had Over 250 People Attend  With Great Salsa And Disco Music to Dance To.


God Bless,


 AUGIE  LUCENTE  PASSED  AWAY  on  November 20, 2020

Services To Be Held At Sister Elizbeth Ann Seton Catholic Church On Bellterre Blvd Palm Coast Fl 32137 Ph 386 445-2246.  Funeral Service To Be Held Mon 12/07/2020 At 12 Noon.  Please Ware Mask.

AUGIE LUCENTE, 91, passed away this morning,  November 20, 2020 @ 0530.  His wife Joan called me with this very sad news. I have been in touch with one Of his daughters’ Susan, his care taker.   Augie has been hospitalized for 8 months, beginning March 9th, when he fell.  His family could only view him through a glass pane window.  The hospital trip  was four hours, one way, to the Georgia hospital

  TOM  ENGLEHARDT  PASSED  AWAY  on March 31. 2020

There was a small wake Thursday in PSL, FL.    On Wednesday April 8 in st Raymond's cemetery at the Our Lady of Hope indoor Crypts, at 11:15 AM, there will be a short minute ceremony.  We couldn't have a wake in NY. (just Florida) and can have only a short ceremony at the crypt site in NY, with family



  MIKE MORELLO  PASSED AWAY on January 16, 2020. 

A  Celebration of Life  Hosted by Mike Morello, Inc.  Friday, January 24, 2020 at 2 PM – 5 PM,  Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home,  511 Old Kings Rd S, Flagler Beach, Florida 32136.


Don Kaminski


  Sal Rosato, passed away on November 29, 2019.  Funeral Service was held on December  4, 2019. NYCPD Honor Guard attended, plus US NAVY Honor Guard.  Sal’s wife Marie was presented with USA Flag,  Dept Flag  and  a Shadow Box.

    SAL ROSATO  PASSED AWAY on  NOV 29, 2019

Today NOV 29, 2019 , my wife Linda received a call from Marie Rosato, that Sal passed last night. I also spoke with Marie, the funeral arrangements have not been made yet.   Will advise you when Marie contacts me back.


Sal started in the 20 Pct. where he received The Medal for Valor.  He was in a gun battle with rap brown a well known BLA terrorists on a rooftop.  During the ensuing  gun battle  Sal was shot in his hand.  Later on in his career he transferred to the 103 Pct.


When Sal was the Secretary of the Club, he did an outstanding job.  He also did the newsletter.  We became good friends and our wives are also good friends. 


Sal will be sorely missed by all.  Please keep Sal and Marie in your prayers.  


Pension rep

7/15                                                                         JOHN  WOODS  PASSED  AWAY  on  JULY 13, 2019 

This is Maggie, John's wife.  Sadly, John passed away this Saturday evening, the 13th of July at home surrounded by his family.                               JOHN  was  a  ret.  LT.  84  Pct                          

Services are as follows:

Thursday, July 18th 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Viewing and Visitation

Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home (West Altamonte Location)

90 Withersfield Ave, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714


Friday, July 19th 10:00 a.m.

Mass of Christian Burial 

Annunciation Catholic Church

1020 Montgomery Road, Altamonte Springs, FL  32714


Burial following at Highland Memory Gardens.   Thank you for your friendship and support to our family.


Maggie Woods

Member ( Joe Danko )

7/1/19        Good morning Jack,


My dad passed away last week, we had a burial for him but no wake or funeral.  I know you all wanted to be there but I wasn’t even there for I have been going for treatment for breast cancer.


Thanks for all the club did for him.



It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of retired Sgt. Lloyd R. Finley on March 1, 2019. The  Family of retired Sgt. Finley will have a "Celebration of Lloyd R. Finley's Life" on Mar. 29, 2019 at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 Hwy. U.S. 1, Palm Coast, Fl.. 32164 from 11am-3pm.   In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Stuart F. Myer Hospice House  c/o Rebecca  150 Memorial Pkwy. Palm Coast, Fl. 32164.


Joe Zachary passed away this morning, Mar 3, 2019.  Bill Zachary, Joe’s brother just called me with this sad news.  Marie Zachary stated that their family wanted a very small funeral service.

Al Gleason PASSED  AWAY on February 20, 2019 


A funeral Mass will be celebrated, Saturday, March 9, 2019 at  St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church  4600 Belle Terre Parkway Palm Coast, FL 32164 (386) 445-2411. The family will be available to meet with friends before the mass.  Mass will begin at 1pm. 

After Mass, Al’s wife Barbara has invited all to the VFW 8696 Old Kings Rd. N. 

Albert Gleason Obituary - Flagler Beach, FL - Dignity Memorial 


Howie died at 4 pm this evening 2/26/2019,  I am devastated.   Arrangements for his funeral are: Services will be held this Friday, March 1st at 1:30PM  for deceased club member Howard Rosenfeld, at the Beth Sholom Memorial Chapel,   located at 640 – Lee Road Orlando, FL phone # 407-599-1180.   Howie is a member of NE 10-13 and  Brevard 10-13

Howie will be buried on Monday, March 4th at the National Cemetery in Webster, FL with Military Honors.,  His widow Maddy really needs our support at this time. I will have room for 4 others in my vehicle., Nick Miele, President

Maddy Rosenfeld 



Memorial Services celebrating the life of John Robert Rucker 87 of Palm Coast will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM in St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 5400 Belle Terre Parkway, and Palm Coast. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Nov 17 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM in the chapel of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home, 511 Old Kings Road S. Flagler Beach. Mr. Rucker, A former Police Officer in New York City, Passed away on November 5, 2018 in Florida Hospital Flagler. He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, the Afro-American Cultural Society and had the distinction of being the First Afro-American Basketball Player to sign a contract with the NY Knicks.  Mr. Rucker was an army veteran and enjoyed playing golf and all sports.   

2018                                                                PASSING of  MEMBER  ROYAL  KNAB

     I have been informed by former NE 10-13 member Dave Locker, that, LIFE member Royal KNAB, of Altamonte Springs, FL has passed away.  A memorial service was held at the North Land Church, Longwood, FL on 10-13-2018 at 11:00 am.

    Jack Murray just returned from the Memorial Service for Roy Knab in Longwood.  Very nice service especially for guys with bad knees. There was no up and down kneeling at all. LOL.  At the service were John December, Dave Locker and Bruce Brown.  People that I knew and remembered. Deceased member Nick Fabrisio's wife Joan was also there.  He had quite a life. He retired from NYPD as a Sergeant, retired from Army National Guard as a First Sergeant, received his B.S. in nursing and was a U.S. Marshall.   Quite a career! 




​Eddie,  Marty Sykens wife Louise passed away this morning.  He asked to let the club know  Al  Vize

From: Jack Houston     Louise Syken Update   

              I spoke with Marty. He is currently surrounded by loved ones and everything is being taken care of at this time. His wife, Louise, requested a simple service. There will be no viewing or religious observance. Marty requests that members say prayers, that his wife finds herself in a peaceful place. I extended the condolences on behalf of the Club.  Regards, Jack

Jack Houston


Passing of Member John Ward

 To All:

 10-26              I was informed by Rich Herndon that John Ward has passed away.  Unfortunately, I have not been able to get any additional information at this time.  Regards, Jack   

 10-28             Update on John Ward's passing.  His wife, Mary, has indicated to member Rich Herndon, that the service will be private.   No further information will be forthcoming. 

Regards, Jack

Jack Houston


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