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  • Ray Downey Memorial PLEASE TURN OUT

    To date this is the last scheduled memorial service. There are approx. 30 more to come but no plans have been made. This man has impacted every firefighter in the nation and I ask you to please turn out for him. He has earned the respect of the nations fire service and I ask you to send him off with dignity and the honor he has earned. Below are the particulars:

    Deputy Chief
    Raymond Downey
    Special Operations Command
    Memorial Service


    SS Cyril & Methodious R.C. Church
    Saturday, December 15, 2001
    1100 hours
    125 Half Hollow Road
    Deer Park, NY 11729
    (631) 667-4044

    Memorial Visitation

    Thursday, December 13th, 2001
    1400 to 1700 hours & 1900 to 2200 hours

    Friday, December 14th, 2001
    1400 to 1700 hours & 1900 to 2200 hours


    Claude R. Boyd-Caratozzolo Funeral Home
    1785 Deer Park Ave.
    Deer Park, NY 11729
    (631) 667-8614

  • #2
    I had the pleasure to work with Chief Downey.there was never a greater firefighter or person than Chief Downey.The fire service did indeed lose a great man.

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    • #3
      e229lt...how are you brother? I was just with Mr. Jim Cottrell of Cottrell Associates & National Foam who was a good friend of Chief Downey.

      I have never met the man...but have high respect for him.

      I wish i could attend...but I can not. Just know that I am there in spirit and I continue to pray for all of you.

      Drop me a line and let me know how you are.

      Stan
      09-11 .. 343 "All Gave Some..Some Gave ALL" God Bless..R.I.P.
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      IACOJ Minister of Southern Comfort
      "Purple Hydrant" Recipient (3 Times)
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      The comments, opinions, and positions expressed here are mine. They are expressed respectfully, in the spirit of safety and progress. They do not reflect the opinions or positions of my employer or my department.

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      • #4
        Could someone post directions to the service from Penn Station? What is the best way to get there from the MA area?

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        • #5
          From Penn Station take the Long Island RailRoad to Deer Park. Here's a schedule:
          http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/lirr/html/ttn/deerpark.htm

          You can call the numbers posted on my original post for directions from the train station.

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          • #6
            [quote]Originally posted by pffmguy:
            Could someone post directions to the service from Penn Station? What is the best way to get there from the MA area?


            Where in the MA area? Eastern, Western, etc?
            IACOJ Agitator
            Fightin' Da Man Since '78!

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            • #7
              I will be landing at JFK at 7:30am on Saturday. I would like to make the commute to Deer Park with some of the forum members. Lets get together on this.

              Loo, I will be there.
              Shawn M. Cecula
              Firefighter
              IACOJ Division of Fire and EMS

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              • #8
                Loo: I just went FF Hannan's service, and I was glad to see a huge increase in attendence from the others I have made. Don't know if it was the location in NJ, or a greater response to your request, or both. Either way, it's good to see, and I thought you'd like to know.......

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                • #9
                  I'm on duty Saturday and it seems like I'll be unable to switch and get off. Most everyone I've asked will be attending this memorial. Anyone that's in town, feel free to stop by E-229 after, I'd like to meet some of you.

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                  • #10
                    Email me the easiest way to get there from the funeral service. I am from western NY and we dont have the complex subway system you guys are so used to. I look forward to meeting you.
                    Shawn M. Cecula
                    Firefighter
                    IACOJ Division of Fire and EMS

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                    • #11
                      E-229, 75 Richardson St. Brooklyn

                      Long Island Expwy west to the Brooklyn Queens Expwy . Over the Koskiusko Bridge two exits on the BQE to Metropolitan Ave. A HARD right at the bottom of the ramp, (by the No Right Turn Sign ) onto Union Ave. 4 blocks to Richardson St. Make a right and 229 is 1 1/2 blocks up.

                      I'm working 'til 1800 hrs

                      Artie

                      [ 12-11-2001: Message edited by: E229lt ]

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                      • #12
                        This is a post that deserves all of the bumps in the world. I never had the good fortune to have met Deputy Chief Downey. Other than in breifing that showed a video made by Deputy Chief Downey in preperation of possible going to NY to support the FDNY Brother's. All I have say is he gave his life with his men. To me their is no greater Honor or respect earned then to give your life in defense of yor men. No question he was one of this countries leading professionals when it came to Collapse Rescues. DC Downey I utmost respect for you..I am just very sorry I never had the opportunity to have met you over a cold beer. My thoughts and prayer's are with you and your family.

                        GOD Bless FDNY and ALL of the lost Brother's

                        Dave
                        Firefighter
                        FTM, PTB, RFB

                        [ 12-12-2001: Message edited by: FF.1205 ]

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                        • #13
                          DRIVING DIRECTIONS
                          To SS Cyril & Methodious R.C. Church
                          125 Half Hollow Road (off of Rt.231 Deer Park Road)
                          Deer Park, NY 11729
                          (631) 667-4044

                          [ 12-12-2001: Message edited by: E40FDNYL35 ]

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                          • #14
                            Wish I could be there but I'll do my very small part by bumping this back to the top.

                            God bless Chief Downey...We Will Never Forget!
                            FTM-PTB-DTRT

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