in memoriam

In Memoriam - 2018

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 Date of Retirement Date of Death Position
Carlo B. Bianchi 12/28/2002 12/28/2018  
Charles George McDevitt 1974 12/18/2018 Police Sergeant
Thomas C. Hendrickson 12/31/1996 12/15/2018  
Armand G. Depanicis 8/1/1971 12/14/2018 Police Officer
Darrell Alston 5/31/1988
(date of hire)
12/13/2018 Maintenance Unit Supervisor - JFK
Corrine Caggiano   11/172018 wife of retiree, Frank Caggiano
James E. Brady 10/27/1990 11/14/2018 Airport Duty Manager, JFK
Donald L. Mancinelli 12/31/2002 11/14/2018 Credit Manager
Robert W. Meyer 3/24/1984 11/4/2018 Senior Engineer
William Prentice   11/3/2018 Police Detective - PATC
Ana L. Brogan 6/30/2007 10/22/2018 Police Officer - EWR
Elizabeth Ann Scuderi 1/1/2008 10/22/2018 EWR
Andrew Tessitore 10/26/2013 10/21/2018 Architect
George M. Sepsie 9/1/2005 10/18/2018 Risk Management
Carolee Parisi   10/14/2018 Wife of retiree Bob Parisi
Glenn Wagner 12/2/1991
(date of hire)
10/13/2018 Stock keeper III - PATH
Kenneth D. Ross 5/28/1983 10/10/2018  
Frank James Smyth 3/26/1988 9/24/2018 Manager - HT
Myron K. Woller 5/26/1984 9/8/2018 Manager - EWR
Frank J. Dowd Jr. 5/12/2012 8/30/2018 Police Officer
Vincent Dennis O'Brien 1/5/1980 8/28/2018 Police Officer
William C. Schmitt 1/23/2007 8/25/2018 Manager
Vincent “Vinnie” Joseph Borst 1/4/1995 8/20/2018 Maintenance Unit Supervisor
Louis J. Gambaccini 2/27/1988 8/19/2018 Director
Andre L. Gough, Sr. 6/17/1991
(date of hire)
8/14/2018 Bus Terminal Agent
Peter T. (Pete) Caram 2/21/1998 8/13/2018 Detective Sergeant
Salvatore (Sal) V. Ardizzone 12/31/1997 8/10/2018 Electrical Forman
Scott Kevin Hieber 1/5/2016 7/26/2018 Senior Property Manager
Peter C. Tomolonis Jr. 12/31/2002 7/21/2018  
John J. Brant 1/31/2014 7/19/2018 Lieutenant
Jay Stecker Hance 5/20/1973 7/16/2018 Police Officer
Remo Gonzo   7/15/2018 Supervising Engineer
Michele B. Hillian 4/23/1990
(date of hire)
7/14/2018 Toll Collector
Donna E. Toomey   6/24/2018 Wife of retiree Lieutenant Michael Toomey (NLIA)
Ray Finnegan 5/10/2003 6/19/2018 Civil Engineer
Doris Ballard Jeffries 1/30/1993 6/16/2018 WTC
Charles R. Quigley 1/7/1989 6/16/2018 Police Officer
William H. Toth, (Bill) 6/29/1985 6/15/2018 Planning Architect - WTC
Francis (Frank) Xavier Kraft 1/16/1993 6/8/2018 Police Lieutenant
Terence M. Dowd 2/13/1994 6/8/2018 Police Officer
Yvonne Johnson 4/11/2015 6/7/2018 Supervising Office Assistant - SEMAC
Theresa F. Callaghan   6/6/2018 Wife of retiree John Callaghan
Nicolina "Lee" Capezzuto 5/31/2002 5/29/2018 Senior Administrator
John Schimmenti 12/31/1997 5/28/2018 Sign Mechanic
Pedro Alej (Al) Ancheta 7/13/1998
(date of hire)
5/13/2018 Accounting Supervisor - Comptroller
Lawrence F. Sposi 12/30/1998 5/6/2018 Project Manager - Port
Joeann Dickerson 9/8/2003
(date of hire)
4/12/2018 Paralegal Specialist - Law
Joseph A. Scarano Sr. 7/18/1981 3/30/2018 Police Officer
John Edward Skarzenski 4/13/1991 3/24/2018 Operations Group Supervisor
Robert A. Fischer 7/19/2001 3/23/2018 Police Officer
Barbara Coppolecchia   3/20/18 Wife of Retiree, Anthony Coppolecchia
Daniel Dzamba 7/28/1984 3/13/2018 Police Sergeant
Joanne M. Casey 4/12/1997 3/11/2018 Departmental Secretary
Milton H. Pachter 1/13/2012 3/11/2018 Law
Henry "Hank" Fairfax Henderson Jr.   3/8/18 PA Commissioner 1983
Fred Horowitz 1/30/1993 3/?/2018 Principal Engineer - Engineering
John Gregson, Jr. 2/23/1993 3/1/2018 General Maintenance Supervisor
Richard Hall 1/28/2008 2/11/2018 Supervisor - LGA
Albert Rubbert 3/3/1990 2/9/2018 General Manager
Matthew G. Smith   2/4/2018 NJMT
Charles George Mitchell Jr. 3/3/1990 2/3/2018 Lieutenant
Alice Trautmann 3/26/1994 2/2/2018 Administrative Assistant - Comptrollers
Richard C. Sullivan 11/1/1983 2/1/2018 Director - WTC
Irwin Kolk 8/31/1983 1/26/2018 Engineer
William Johnson 3/24/1999 1/16/2018 Police Officer
Robert G. Butkiewicz 1/25/1997 1/14/2018 Police Lieutenant - HT
Vincent J. Luongo Jr. 8/9/2013 1/11/2018 EWR
Thomas Leighton Curr 2/13/1982 1/9/2018 Police Officer
Donald W. Considine 4/12/1973 1/7/2018 Police Officer
Alan Sagner   1/3/2018 Chairman PANYNJ - 1977 to 1985
Peter Scala 10/13/1989 1/3/2018 Police Officer
Augustine Calvacca 6/30/1973 1/2/2018 Police Officer