The Annual Memorial Service was held during the banquet Saturday 9-24-11 at the
Pulse Check Conference.
The Invocation was presented by Nancy Pacella, the Association's Chaplain. This year our Memorial address was offered by South Orangetown Volunteer Ambulance Corps member, NYS Certified EMT, Msgr. Emmett Nevin also of St. Catherine's Church in Blauvelt, NY. A reading was offered by Robert Ruston, director of Region 30 and member of the NYS association of Fire Chaplains.
The District Directors were present during the Necrology to read the names of the members of service who answered their last call during the year and fellow members of service and family members placed a carnation in the Association memorial wreath to honor them. In addition, the memorial bell was tolled and a candle lit in their honor.
The following LINE OF DUTY DEATHS received recognition and honor:
District 5 JOSHUA P. SULLIVAN Port Jervis VAC
District 15 RUSSELL HOGUE Spensorport VAC
District 19 PAUL A. BAZINET Empire Ambulance Service
Region 3 KAREN A. HAND Broome Volunteer Emergency Squad
Region 3 LEROY A. KEMP Tioga Emergency Squad
SAUL SMOLAR WILLIAM P. FAIST VAC
MICKEY MCGRADY-NOVAK HAVERSTRAW VAC
ARTHUR J. DILLIN NANUET VAC
DONALD A. ELFERS NANUET VAC
NANCY FUCHS NANUET VAC
ANNA VIRGINIA CHARTERS NYACK VAC
FIONA BOND-SMITH SO. ORANGETOWN VAC
JOHN G. KOPAC SO. ORANGETOWN VAC
FRANCIS CARELLA STONY POINT VAC
CAROL LARKIN STONY POINT VAC
MARTHA "BOBBIE" MACGUFFIE, MD FOUNDER, NYACK HOSP.BURN CTR.
MICHAEL S. LIPPE, MD GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL
LOIS HALLERMAN GLEN OAKS VAC
JEFFREY STIMAN GLEN OAKS VAC
BEVERLY BREWSTER-BYLIK PENINSULA VAC
NANCY VITALIE PENNINSULA VAC
CARL MORTENSEN BEACON VAC
VIRGINIA C. JEFFERIES BLOOMING GROVE VAC
DOROTHY E. MACVEIGH CHESTER & GOSHEN VAC
KARL BRANDL CORNWALL VAC
SHIRLEY A. HANDFORTH CORNWALL VAC
GARY L. SKINNER CORNWALL VAC
JERRY WILLIAMS GARDINER VFD RESCUE SQ.
ELFIO "AL" POLITI GREENVILLE VAC
EDWARD COLLINS GREENWOOD LAKE VAC
KENNETH C. GORSE MONROE VAC
SALVADORE DIMICELI PINE BUSH VAC
JOSEPH A. CALLAHAN NEW WINDSOR VAC
MARTIN SCHUPPER NEW WINDSOR VAC
JOSHUA PATRICK SULLIVAN PORT JERVIS VAC (LODD)
ANGELA "JULIA" KILLIAN TOWN OF HIGHLANDS VAC
KEVIN R. FREEMAN TOWN OF MONTGOMERY VAC
WALTER WIESBECK TOWN OF WALLKILL VAC
JOSEPH F. KELLY, JR. WALLKILL VAC
HELEN A. WITHEREL WALLKILL VAC
JAMES R. KRETZ WOODBURY VAC
RICHARD A. LOTT JEFFERSON VAC
BARRY COOPERSTEIN LIBERTY VAC
JOHN D. NOREN NEVERSINK FIRST AID SQ.
PEARL CLARK DUMONT ROCK HILL VAC
JAMES E. KENNETT, JR. ROCK HILL VAC
ELIZABETH J. HAWKER TUSTEN VAC
RUTH BAXTER MOUNTAINDALE F.A. SQUAD
JANE LASORSA HUNTINGTON COMM. F.A. SQUAD
NORMA SIGNORELLI HUNTINGTON COMM. F.A. SQUAD
MELISSA "MISSY" CROKE SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE VAC
DONALD BENNETT ELMONT FIRE DEPT. ENG. 4
GEORGE BRAND ELMONT FIRE DEPT. ENG. 4
HARRY PALMER ELMONT FIRE DEPT. ENG. 2
STEVEN LINZER NCPD EMERGENCY AMB. BUREAU
BRUNO E. WOLFF WANTAUGH-LEVITTOWN VAC
RUSSELL HOGUE SPENCERPORT VOL. AMB. SQ.(LODD)
HERBERT J. KLEIN WHITESTONE COMMUNITY AMB. SERV.
PAUL A. BAZINET EMPIRE AMBULANCE SERVICE (LODD)
BENJAMIN JOHNSON MID COUNTY VAC
KAY MALLETT MID COUNTY VAC
ROBERT MALLETT MID COUNTY VAC
ROGER QUINN WEST ALBANY VAC
EDITH NOLTNER FONDA FULTONVILLE VAC
CAROL A. YACKLE EDEN EMERGENCY SQUAD
KAREN A. HAND BROOME VOL. EMERGENCY SQ. (LODD)
LEROY A. KEMP TIOGA EMERGENCY SQUAD (LODD)
ROBERT MAURO FAIRVIEW FIRE DEPT.
ELIZABETH "BETTY" SAUL HYDE PARK FD/ARLINGTON FIRE DIST.
CHARLES T. PURDY, JR. SOMERS FIRE DEPT.
NEW JERSEY STATE FIRST AID COUNCIL
MICHAEL KENWOOD PINCETON F.A. & RESCUE SQ. (LODD)
MATTHEW PELLETTERE RIVER EDGE VAC (LODD)
We also remembered those deceased members whose names we did not receive.
In addition, we remembered and shall never forget those who died on 9-11-2001,
53 Emergency Medical Service Providers and the countless Firefighters, Police Officers, Port Authority Officers, Court Officers, K-9 officers, Clergy and Civilians who perished that day. Last but not least, we remembered all our military personnel who gave their all in the pursuit of Freedom and those who continue to fight for our freedom.
At the end of the service, taps was played by Thomas McDonald from Albany and Amazing Grace was performed by bagpiper Michelle Lyons also of Albany. Our service was concluded by Brandon Smith of Rockland County with the singing of God Bless America.