Thursday, January 31, 2019

Honor Roll Project - Malverne, New York

Malverne is an incorporated village in Nassau County on Long Island. It is a picturesque little village with a lovely spot for its memorial park, quiet and peaceful late on a weekday morning, in spite of its proximity to Malverne's main commuter railroad station.

Although the sign on this gazebo says, "Chester A. Reese Veterans Memorial Park" others are remembered here, too.


To the left of the gazebo are two Honor Rolls.


This one honors the following Malvernites who were killed in action:


Phillip P. Bonnano
Bernard Brockwehl
Byron Carpenter
Herbert Chamberlain
Terrence J. Cullen
Winthrop Cummings
Frank Dressner
Bruce Englander
William Esposito
Donald Funk
Fred Helbrecht
Albert E. Herricht
John Kolczynksi
Charles K. Miles
Steven Moody
John Pobeschein
James Prior
Lincoln Ricker
James Francis Rost
Kubik Rudolph
William Saunders
William Schwaner
Frank Sherwood
John Sonderman
Harry Spitzenberg
Charles Telzerow
Theodore D. Toscano
Thomas Vollenweider
Everett Wehr


And this one, all who served with a ★ for those who were killed (which seems to be in addition to the names on the first plaque):

Samuel Agatstein, Lt. Col. John Ahlquist, Wilbur A. Ahlquist, Richard M. Aichinger, Rudolph Aichinger, James Alvino, Sr., Alfred Andenmatten, John Angerami, Donald B. Appleby, Joseph Arena, Louis Arena, Louis F. Arleo, C.T. Asche, Chris Asche, Christoper Asche, Clifford J. Asche, Clifford R. Asche, Vincent V. Auricchio

Stanley F. Babinski, Frank Bagensie, John W. Bagensie, Maurice C. Behan, Thomas M. Benenati, Robert Bennet, Ernest F. Bernhardi, Jr., R. Berntzen, Joseph P. Biondi, Lorne Smith Birch, Jr., Frank Bonanno, Nickolas Bonanno, Sam Bonanno, William J. Bormann, William A. Bothman, Robert B. Boulanger, Charles A. Boyd, Lt. Cdr. Scott Bracher, Donald J. Brady, Leonard P. Brasca, Vincent L. Brasca, Francis J. Brennan III, Harold J. Brummer, Edward A. Bruns, Anthony Bua, Stan J. Buoninfante, Charles A. Butler

Kenneth L. Cabral, William K. Cairns III, Ralph A. Camardella, Alexander Cantanno, Frank Cantelmi, Anthony Canzoneri, Joseph Canzoneri, Salvator Canzoneri, Buddy Cappawana, John Carbone, Joseph Carbone, Pasqual J. Carbone, Frank J. Cardamone, Mercurio Caronia, A. Cartenuto, Eugene J. Casey, Joseph J. Cassidy, George Catalanotto, Jr., George Catalanotto, Sr., Joseph Catalanotto, Nicholas Catalanotto, Peter Catalanotto, Charles Catropa, Ernest A. Catropa,. R. Catropa, John R. Chiari, John F. Ciaccio, Leonard F. Cirabisi, George S. Closs, Sr., Louis D. Cocchi, W. Coffin, Michael J. Collins, Walter J. Collins, Miguel A. Colon-Ramos, J. Connolly, James Contrada, Rufus Cornwell, Edward Courtney, Ted Crawford, Charles A. Critelli, Robert Croce, Cornelius Cronin, B. Crotty, Michael Cunningham, Brendan T. Cussen, Sr., Arthur B. Czarnonski

Frank D'Agostino, George Dahl, Dominic Dalia, Marc Dauber, Vincent Decrescito, Dominic Delcarpine, Roger DeMagri, Frank E. Demarco, Michael Demarco, Enrico Demarinis, Eric L. Dephilippis, Alfred Devine, Arthur H. Devotti, R. Dewey, Raymond W. Dewey, Anthony Dibenedetto, Louis Dibiasi, J. Donahue, D. Dorresteyn, Raymond E. Doucette, Richard R. Doucette, Edmund F. Driscoll, Thomas L. Driscoll, Jr., Paul R. Dubanowitz, Anthony Dutkowsky, Sheila Kennedy Dwiggens

Frederick Engelhart, Gennaro Ervolino, Gennaro Ervolino, Jr., Americo W. Esposito, Joseph R. Esposito, William Esposito

August C. Fanelli, Thomas W. Farrell, Clifford Barton Fash, Salvatore A. Fasulo, Donald W. Feller, William J. Ferguson, Sr., Carmine Ferraluolo, Gregory Ferraro, Thomas F. Fiala, Joseph Finneran, Armand A. Finocohioli, Armand F. Finocohioli, Edward C. Flaherty, Edward C. Flaherty III, John P. Flaherty, Thomas A. Fleming, Cyril Florian, Lawrence G. Foder, Alvin Forbes, John J. Forsyth, Robert L. Fraissinet, John A. Frankie, Jr., Kenneth E. Frankie, Raymond G. Frankie, Robert J. Frankie, Thomas D. Frankie, George Frawley, Raymond Frawley, Thomas Frawley, Vincent Frawley,
Franklin M. Frederick, D. Friedel, W. Friedel,  Arthur M. Frisenda, Fred A. Fulgieri, Cpt. Michael Fullam, Bert Fuselehr

Charles E. Gallagher, Ralph J. Galluzzo, William E. Gannon, Ralph Garavuso, Charles Garrido, Raymond C. Garrigan, Raymond Garrigan, Fletcher Gately, ★ Brian F. Gibbons, Martin J. Gibson, Gene Gencorelli, Jerry Gencorelli, Alvin Gerson, Patrick Gebbia, J.R. Grub,  James A. Guadagno, Louis A. Guadagno, Michael E. Guadagno, Michael J. Guadagno, Anthony Guidice, Pasquale J. Guidice, John T. Guiheen

Leonard B. Haff, George Hagen, Edward Hallick, Jr., James Harrington, John J. Hassett, Christopher Havern, James A. Havern, Thomas Havern, W.R. Hayer, Alicia Heaney, Frederick M. Hecht, Henry Hefner, William C. Hefner, Ted Heinsohn, Robert W. Hempel, A.M. Henkell, Charles Henkell, M. Heron, Heinz Hillebrenner, P. Hillebrenner, John Hiller, D.M. Hold, George W. Hosker, James J. Hunt, James Hurdy

Vito Ilardi, Nazzarino M. Infantino, Joseph A. Intermor, Albert A. Isaacson

Louis Jaccino, George J. Jacobson, Howel H. Jessup, Arthur Johnson, Gerard F. Johnston, Herbert D. Johnston, Howard R. Johnston

Edward J. Kata, Marie A. Kata, Ira Kaye, Stephen L. Kirtyan, Charles K. Klaum, Walter A. Klosek, John Knight, Frederick Kopff, Jr., Richard Kopff, William A. Koss, Anthony P. Kovac, Chester Kowalski, Donald Kravitz

Michael Lackey, Joseph Landers, Bernard Lanza, August C. Lanzotti, John Lark, Richard C. Lavelle, Lawrence Lefebvre, Harry F. Leggio, Raymond A. Lein, Ben Leonardi, John Leonardi, Joseph Leonardi, Patrick Lerza, Harvey F. Levine, Christopher Liotta, Michael Locascio, Vincent J. Lojac, Edmund P. Looney, Robert C. Loughlin, Arthur W. Lundin, Daniel J. Lynch, R. Lynch

Christopher Maffucci, Walter E. Malek, James Patrick Malone, John L. Maloney, James Mango,  Joseph Mantone, Philip J. Manzione, Anthony A. Marcinkiewicz, John J. Marcinkiewicz, Stephen N. Marcinkiewicz, Alexander C. Marcus, Anthony Marino, Anthony L. Marino, Nathan A. Markowitz, John J. Martin, Theodore Martine, Elinor Maslon, John P. McKinney, T. McMahon, James F. McManus, Charles Mehrmann, Frederick Mehrmann, James Mehrmann, John T. Meincke, ★ Peter T. Melahn, Robert J. Meyer, Walter C. Meyer, Werner G. Meyer, G. Meyran, Virgil J. Micciulli, Antonio Michela, Doris L. Michela, Paul Miller, Thomas J. Mills, Thomas Minutaglio, Aaron Mitchell, Edward J. Molewski, J.W. Moody, Jr., S.F. Moody, Stewart R. Morrow, James J. Muldoon, Douglas A. Mulligan, Hugh Mulligan, Joseph E. Munson, James Musella, Sr., George K. Mussler

Tom Nasta, John Natoli, Joseph J. Natoli, William C. Neumann, John Neuwirth, Milton E. Nostrand

Douglas Odachowski, Joseph T. O'Dare, Gerard R.T. O'Grady, Martin F. O'Grady, Henry O'Keeffe, Timothy O'Keeffe, R. Oliver, ★ George Olsen, William C. Ormsby

Gennaro J. Palma, Amadeo Palmenta, James Pampillonia, Vincent Pane, Donald V. Paone, Robert Parrinello, Peter Passalacqua, Edward Pandarvis, Frank S. Pepitone, Salvatore V. Pepitone, David W. Peterson, Chet Pike, Frank Pistillo, Frederick J. Planz, Henry P. Poole, Robert J. Prowler, Francis Purcell

George J. Quinn

Henry F. Rabbe, Daniel Weller Rado, Lamar Ramsey, Gerald A. Rank, Arthur Raymond, C.S. Reeber, Robert C. Reinhardt, Herbert A. Remppel, E.G. Renaghan, M. Renaghan, Andrew A. Renzullo, Joseph R. Resch, Jr., R.R. Rever, Malcolm W. Rice, George H. Rieger, Walter T. Riker, John L. Risedorf, Louis Rispoli, Cecil A. Roach, R.F. Roarke, Gregory M. Rogers, Martin Hayden Rogers, Richard M. Rogers, Jr., Rene'le Rolland, Richard B. Romano, John J. Romeo, Vito Roselli, Bernard S. Roth,  Michael Roveccio, R.S. Rymer, Frank J. Ruddock, Paul E. Ruestow, Nicholas J. Russo, Ronald Russo

Harry S. Sachse, John H. Sachse, John W. Sachse, Philip Salogub, Nicholas Sanpogna, Robert J. Saunders, Fred Savinetti, Joseph Scaglione, Robert Scaglione, Michael F. Scarola, George K. Scheer, Joseph Schroder, Robert Schuler, A.J. Schulman, Frank Schutta, James Schutta, Joseph P. Schutta, Joseph J. Schutta, Alfred J. Schutte, Charles Schwalb, Andrew R. Sciortino, Joseph Scrabonia, Edward Sherlotti, Frank Sherry, William C. Simonson, S.C. Sklover, John Smart, Hunter Smith, James Smith, Lawrence P. Smith, Michael P. Smith, Michael P. Smith II, Robert G. Smith, William J. Snyder, Louis J. Solarino, Catello J. Somma, Joseph S. Sortino, Willis E. Speicher, Jerry A. Strollo, Anthony St. John, Joseph St. John, Nicholas St. John, Bernard S. Stark, Stephen B. Statz, Arnold K. Stegner, Neil C. Steiger, Joseph A. Steiper, Sr., Charles Stellwagen, Bronslow S. Stevens, K. Stewart, B. Strindberg, Eugene P. Summers, Arthur D. Swanson, Edward Sylvia

Joseph Tedone, Sr., Jack Teitel, Jacob Thyben, M.J. Tick, Frank L. Torelli, Dominic A. Torman, Gerard J. Torma, Joseph J. Torma, Michael J. Torma, Anthony M. Trotta, John R. Trustey, Peter Tumminello

Francis E. Ulicny, Gordon Underwood

Mario Vadala, Lloyd V. VanCourt, Felix Vavruick, Louis Vecchione, Rudolph F. Verdino, ★ Jerry M. Vitrano, Joseph M. Vignola, Ralph A. Vignola, William J. Voelker, William J. Volk

Christopher S. Walls, Richard J. Walsh, Thomas J. Walsh, Fred E. Walters, Fred J. Walters, Edward T. Ward, Robert L. Ward, Thomas G. Ward, Thomas E. Ward, Robert V. Weindorf, R. Weinstein, Joseph E. Weiss, Vernon Whan, Robert J. Whelan, Jerry Wiesenthal, Robert E. Wilson, Warren S. Witte, W. Woj, Edward Wojciechowski, John Wojciechowski, Jr., John Wojciechowski, Sr., Philip Wolf, George W. Wright, Robert Wrigley

Abraham Yudkin, Henry Young

Frank Zabatta, Fred P. Zier, Morton Zimmerman, Robert E. Zoitl, John F. Zollo, R. Zolzer, Frank L. Zucaro, Peter Zullo

Two of the men listed above are also memorialized on individual plaques in the park;


Lt. Cmdr. Scott Bracher, USN


Frank Zabatta

Other residents of Malverne are also remembered in this park.


Lt. Curtis Meyran was an FDNY firefighter killed in the line of duty.


Edward Rezek was, according to the American Conifer Society, a master plantsman and the society's founder.

Finally, set off to one side of the park, is this memorial to the Malverne residents killed on September 11, 2001.





Scott Bart
Jacqueline Donovan
James Haran
Diane Urban


If you have found an ancestor in my post, please let me know in the comments even if it is anonymously. Also, if you would like a close-up of your ancestor's name in any memorial, I'd be happy to go back and get a better photo, I don't live far from here.

A link to this post will be added to the Honor Roll Project. Anyone can transcribe the names on a monument on a website or blog and provide the link to Heather Wilkinson Rojo at her email address, vrojomit@gmail.com,  she will then add it to the Honor Roll Project website.