in memoriam

In Memoriam - 2012

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
Bob Jones Husband of Rae Ann Hoffmann
Robert N. Dubovich (Dubie) Tunnel Systems Controller - LT
Michael J. DiSalvo (Big Mike) Police Officer
Dr. Paul McGovern Engineer
Charles E. Eckhoff Police Officer - Public Safety
Martin I. Grossman Resident Engineer - Engineering
Artie Vignapiano Associate Designer (Electrical) - Engineering
Joseph P. Jackson MEDD
Anthony V. Massimo Police Officer - Public Safety
Rubens Rossi Assistant Chief Operations Supervisor - Aviation
Anthony (Tony) De Biase Supervisor, Intelligence & Liaison - Port Commerce
Ruth Ann Wodenshek wife of Raymond Wodenshek, retiree, PATH Capital Projects Division
Harold F. Shea T&B Agent - LT
Frank McCoo Police Officer
Kenneth Anthony "Ken" Sass General Manager - Holland Tunnel
Joseph J. Kresse Police Officer - ESU
Philip Dato Automotive Supervisor
James G. Carlock World Trade Department
Dominick Evangelista Police Sergeant - Newark
Richard Lloyd (Dick) Rowe General Manager - JFK
Nicholas C. Spicciati Staff Engineer - TB&T
Leo John Ruffini Manager, System Proc Division - General Services Dept
Frederick A. Almerino Manager, Business & Economic - World Trade Department
Irene Azrak Wife of Retiree George Azrak - CMED
Joseph A. Varriano Auto Mechanic - SIB
Gasper (Gus) Danese President - PAPBA
Michael Palermo Detective Sergeant - JFK
Eugene Patrick Rogers Law
James Joseph Murtha Administrator
Anneliese Kristin McCain Daughter of Everett McCain Sgt. ESU (Active)
Joseph Lesser Deputy General Counsel - Law
Douglas J. Wilson Supervising Economic Analyst - Aviation
Paul F. Hertgen Senior Architect, RDD & Program Management
William Buroughs PATH Motorman
Thomas “Dan” Powers Maintenance Forman II - PATH
Joseph D. Decker Police Officer - Public Safety
Vivian L. Rutledge Administrator - Aviation
Richard (Dick) Helman Law
Rudolph L. Marini Assistant Chief Operations Supervisor - Aviation
Bartholomew J. "Bart" Carroll Police Officer - Public Safety
Michael Killeen Police Officer - GWB
David Joseph Hennessy Aviation
Richard "Richie" Dunn Jr. Police
Robert E. Scarrone Police Officer
Gil Saddler Lieutenant - GWB
Joseph 'Giuseppe' Bellia PATH
Ted Olcott Director - P & D
Bernard J. Duffy Operations Supervisor - PABT
Philip Landi PA Helicopter Operations
Wesley C. Kibler Lieutenant - PAPD
Thomas I. Pittarese Police Officer - PAPD
Jac H. Karlan  
John W. Moore HVAC - EWR
Marilyn Dempsey Law Department
Owen Hyde Police Officer - PAPD
Dominick A. “Dee” Interdonato Supervisor - Radio Shop
Conrad W. Forys Attorney - Law
Robert (Bob) Foote Manager, TB&T Research Division
Ralph M. Gallo Supervisor - PA Radio Shop
Walter A. Dittmar Project Manager - Engineering
Henry J. Drew, Jr. Police Sergeant - SIB
Lewis R. Hurst Retired 7/6/1989 - Died 3/13/2012
Joseph M. Costa Supervisor Construction Standards & Inspection - PATC
Alexander DeMatteis Pipe fitter - Port Newark
Sam Notkin Manager, European TDO - Port Commerce
Michael Maschietto Auto Mechanic - CAD
Henry A. Lesto General Maintenance Supervisor - EWR
Raymond D. Scanlon EDD
Joseph Yannacci Senior Engineer - ITD
Linda O'Leary Supervisor - Environmental Services
Philip R. Leary Police Officer
Susan Weinberg Administrative Secretary - TB&T
Carmela Marinelli Senior Administrative Secretary - Priority Capital Programs
William J. Purvin Electrician