in memoriam

In Memoriam - 2011

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
Ryan M. Podolak Son of Retired Detective Lieutenant Mike Podolak
Raymond R. Stimpson Police Officer - PABT
Joseph M. Gemellaro General Maintenance Supervisor - SIB
Patrick W. Affuso Construction Inspector - WTD
Michael Anton Powch Engineer
Thomas R. Garison Tower Operator - PATH
Dolores Bell Senior Toll collector - HT
Joseph A. Page Maintenance Group Supervisor - Central Automotive
Harry Villanueva X-Ray Technician - Office of Medical Services
Thomas Toohey Police Officer
Peter J. Cuevas, Jr. Operation Services Supervisor - EWR
Thomas F. Sheehan Chief Maintenance Supervisor - PATH
Ilde Alfonso “Al” Millan TB&T
Alton Wilson Engineer
Phil Weinfeld Police Lieutenant - HT
Edward M. Hasse, Jr. Tunnel Systems Controller - LT
Bernard J. Sloan Manager - Port Newark
Norbert Medenbach Commanding Officer - LT
Charles Fitzgerald General Maintainer - LT
Myron Leslie Hurwitz Supervisor Rail P&CR - Interstate Transportation Dept (PATH)
Edward John Ortman Supervisor Maintenance Evaluation Engineering - Public Safety
John M. Kaelberer Construction Engineer - Marine Terminals
Betty Hanan Key Punch Operator - Comptroller's
Stan Raith Supervisor Employee Benefits - HR
Charles William Bull Staff Services Engineer - Engineering
John T. Dieckmann Police Officer - GWB
James C. Ansley Design Engineer - EDD
Carmen Lirio WTD
Richard K. Abrahams Staff Attorney - Law
Patricia A. Crowley Senior Office Assistant - HT
Sam Berger Economist - Planning and Development
Robert N. Steiner Deputy Director - Port Commerce Department
Ronald D. Conk Police Officer - EWR
Joseph W. Hannan Police Officer
Joseph J. Carcaci Police Officer
Paul G. Hill Senior Policy Analyst - OBJO
William F. Krauss Electrician - Lincoln Tunnel
Sidney (Sid) J. Frigand Assistant Executive Director - Government, Community & Public Affairs
Anthony Kenneth Mead Construction Inspector - Engineering (PABT)
Dominick (Don) P. Munno Special Assistant to Director of Finance
Leonard Sodora Jr. Auto Mechanic - General Services
Allan H. Haack Manager - Aviation Planning
Ronell A. Greene General Manager - SIB
Jacqueline A. Kozak Desmond Wife of LT. William desmond
Joseph Barclay General Maintainer - JFK
Erika Montalbano Engineering
John W. James Husband of Dorothy James - Rail Transportation
Vincent Laieta TBA - LT
Gerard M. Cummiskey Manager Inspection & Safety - operations
John J. Schell Engineer - PATH
James J. Doyle Senior Property Rep - Port Department
S. Hobart "Hobey" Lockett Spouse of PA Retiree Allegra Lockett
Richard J. Leahy Construction Manager - Engineering
William Goldenberg Senior Engineer - PATH
Cliff Herdman Senior Staff Engineer - Aviation
George Flam Electrical Engineer - Engineering
Carmine Giandalia Manager - Engineering Financial Programs
Thomas A. McKinney Police Officer
Anthony (Andy) Manzi Senior Management Analyst - O&P
Frank Delassio Resident Engineer - LGA
Paul Sheldon Cooper Manager - Engineering
Josephine Harris 9/11 Miracle Survivor
Marcia Moore Business Manager - Engineering
Charles Phillip Kneeter Research Engineer - Engineering
Eileen Ryan Falvey Wife of Former General Counsel Patrick Falvey
James T. Lunney Police officer - EWR
Luigi "Lou" Lupinacci Civil Engineer