in memoriam

In Memoriam - 2008

The Port Authority Retirees Association, Inc. (PARA) would like to recognize our former colleagues who have died, listed below, for their service and friendship over the years. We thank their families for allowing us a glimpse into their lives, and for the opportunity to honor them on these pages.

These obituaries are not comprehensive. They reflect notifications to PARA by the deceased’s family, friends and/or colleagues. If you have an obituary you would like to submit, please help us by including the deceased’s date of retirement, primary or last department/area where the deceased worked, length of service, any personal details typical of an obituary, and any direction for their remembrance. Submit this information by going to the Contact Us page and selecting "In Memoriam" in the Topics field.


Name Position
Peter Piro General Maintenance Supervisor – LaGuardia Airport
Dorothy Bartlett Ryan Secretary
Ilene Brudner Police Lieutenant
Alfred Brociner Mechanical Engineer - Engineering
Robert C. Klotz Plumber - NJ Marine Terminals
Anthony L. Grazioso Director of Community Relations
Wesley D. Elliott Police Officer
Joseph "Sgt. Joe" Barsin Police Sergeant - LGA
Robert F. Tollner Resident Engineer - JFK
Francis Donald Pflug Resident Engineer - EWR
Frank McNaught Senior Systems Programmer - TSD
Robert Bressan Electrician - LT
Paul M. Kalisch Utility Systems Maintainer - PABT
Harris E. "Gene" Lucas High Tension Systems Coordinator - JFK
Richard F. Schemichen Construction Inspector
Eileen J. Aniskiewicz Principal Office Assistant - Procurement
Raymond J. Hintzen Chief Supervisor, Airport Operations - JFK
John Bogart  
Martina B. Zuchniewicz Junior Stenographer - EWR
Joseph DeCheser Train Conductor - PATH
George E. Ralph Senior Architect - Design Division (Posted 02/05/09)
Raymond V. Busico Electrical Supervisor - TB&T
Frank J. Hubert Police Sergeant - JFK
Timothy Walters General Maintainer - JFK
Bob Cappeller Principal System Designer - ISD
Frank Patti Railroad Trackman - PATH
Edward Vaughan Machine Repairman - PATH
Joseph A. Johnson Police Officer
Theresa S. Zwierchowski Toll Collector - Bayonne Bridge
Geraldine Gates Toll Collector
Joseph Schettino Airport Operations Agent - JFK
Clayton D. Peavey Deputy Director - Planning & Development
Gary M. Grossberg Architect Project Manager
Victor Blumenfeld Associate Designer Architectural - WTD
Arthur D. Croft Accountant
Audra I. (Richardson) Browne Toll Collector - SIB
Valerie F. Mauceri Attorney - Law Department
Arthur A. Ravenell Police Lieutenant
Dominick Berardo Trackman - PATH
Michael J. Collins Principal Buyer
John D. Semich PATH
George J. Oravetz Engineer
James P. Boyle Police Garage - GWB
Danny Phillipy Structural Evaluator - PATH
Neil Lynch Deputy Director - WTD
Corneilus J. (Neil) Lynch PARA Tribute
William Heckman Visual Presentation Specialist - General Services
John J. Kielb Jr. Plumber - Port Department
Dominick "Minick" Fiorentino Police Officer
Stanley Czekanski PATH Agent
Alfred Itkin Police Officer
Samuel S. Park Staff Services Engineer - Engineering
Joseph A. Darcy Maintenance Forman - Sign Shop
Ronald A. Benzeleski Train Dispatcher - Path
Gloria Harriet McDuffie Toll Collector - TB&T
Walter J. Bihuniak Police Officer
Marguerite Caggiano Pat Caggiano's wife (Retired Director, Economic Development)
Joe Lyons Supervisor, Real Estate, Rail Transportation
Lillian M. Baran Administrative Assistant - Engineering, Materials Division
Gustav W. Matschulat Police Officer
Juan C. Moreno Asset Management Specialist - Aviation
James W. Ballow Property Rep - WTD
Richard M. Halik Construction Supervisor - EWR
Vinny Campbell Financial Analyst - World Trade / Economic Development
Bob Jago Senior Administrator - Law Department
Moe Lipson Engineer - World Trade Department
Frank DiMola Police Sergeant - HT
William A. Schmidt Police Officer - JFK Command
Peter F. Van Civil Engineer - Engineering
Marie C. Jones Toll Supervisor - TB&T
Mike Shor Supervising Market Analyst - Regional Development Department
Robert A. Dokus Sr. Chief Maintenance Supervisor - Semac
John D. Barbosa Electrician - GWB
Frank P. Cavaleri Plumber - EWR
Jane Banker Staff Administrator - Port Commerce
Brian C. West Senior Property Manager, WTC Redevelopment Division
Carl M. Wahlberg Director - Finance
Michael (Sonny) Kollar Police Officer - EWR Command
Ronald J. Marden Police Officer - WTC Command
Art Windsor Resident Engineer - TB&T
Denise B. Means Executive Assistant - Deputy Executive Director's Office
Robert A. Kelly Executive Assistant - TB&T
Joseph E. Spellman Jr. Son of Retired PO Joe Spellman - GWB
Wilbert Lee Taville Coordinator EO Employment
Spencer F. O'Donnell Communication Repairman II - PATH
Nellie Cipollone Program Manager - WTC Construction Department