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JNEWS: Lyons, Michael [MC1993 RIP] gets a street name



Hawthorne Street Named in Honor of Fallen 9/11 Firefighter
September 11, 2017 By


Michael Lyons, a New York City and Hawthorne volunteer firefighter who perished at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, was honored with more than just words on the eve of the 16th anniversary of his death.

The street in front of the Hawthorne firehouse at Home Street and Elwood Avenue was officially named Michael J. Lyons Plaza on Sunday evening. The unveiling of the street sign followed a ceremony, which included members of the Hawthorne, Valhalla, Thornwood and Pleasantville volunteer fire departments, to remember 9/11.

Mount Pleasant Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi said the town board agreed to rename the street at the request of Hawthorne firefighter Carlo Valenti.

“As a small token of appreciation, the residents of the Town of Mount Pleasant will forever remember Michael from Squad 41, New York Fire Department by adding his name to the street of his home firehouse,” Fulgenzi said.

The new street sign is located in front of “the place where his fellow firefighters refused to forget him,” Fulgenzi said. Lyons’ family “will always be in our thoughts and prayers,” he said.

Lyons, 32 at the time of his death, earned a degree in engineering from Manhattan College in 1994 before becoming a firefighter. He joined the FDNY in 1995, serving for five years at Engine Company 44 before going to Squad 41 in the Bronx.

He enjoyed playing darts and taught his fellow firefighters how to gamble, said Ed Kennedy, a former New York City firefighter who worked with Lyons.

To make additional income, Lyons assembled bicycles at Toys “R” Us and worked other odd jobs, Kennedy said.

“Mike was a character,” Kennedy said. “He was a lovable person.”

During Sunday evening’s ceremony, Fulgenzi praised the continuing efforts of first responders.

“It’s hard to comprehend a fireman or a police officer or emergency personnel knowing the dangers facing them to enter a building in flames for the sole purpose of helping those in need, to save lives,” he said. “It’s bravery beyond comprehension.”

Lyons, one of the 343 New York City firefighters killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11, was also remembered fondly by Mount Pleasant resident and retired FDNY lieutenant Tom Sialiano. Sialiano’s home firehouse was 10 blocks from the World Trade Center.

“I learned a lot. I learned about teamwork. I learned it’s worth it to help people, it’s worth it to put your life on the line,” he said. “And that’s what Michael Lyons did on that day. And every firefighter didn’t care who was in that building. They went in there with total disregard for themselves to save lives. It was one of the greatest rescue operations in the history of the City of New York. We saved thousands and thousands of people.”

“We’re never going to forget Michael Lyons,” Sialiano added. “He was a hero. He was a patriot. He was a wonderful person.”

Following the ceremony, one of Lyons’ daughters, Caitlyn, choked up while describing how she felt about having the street named after her late father. His youngest daughter, Mary Michael, was born after 9/11.

Caitlyn thanked Valenti for coming up with the idea to honor her dad and propose it to the town.

“It’s really nice,” she said.

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Lyons, Michael [MC1993 RIP]

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JOBIT: Howard, Joseph Patrick [MC???? RIP]



Joseph Patrick Howard

Howard, Joseph Patrick

Joseph Patrick Howard, an Irish Catholic son of the Bronx, devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 31, with his wife of 54 years, Ann (Smyth) Howard, by his side. He was 81.

A proud U.S. Air Force veteran who served his country during the Korean War, he worked for more than three decades for IBM and later the Department of Veterans Affairs.

In his retirement, he traveled with his wife to the shrines at Medjugorje and to the Ireland of his heritage.

His deep belief in education, fostered among his children and grandchildren, was further evidenced when, in his 60s, he returned to school and received a Master’s degree in Finance from Manhattan College to go with his earlier diploma from St. John’s University.

Born in Washington Heights on Oct. 9, 1932 to John and Catherine Howard, he moved to the Bronx at age 12 and was a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School.

He was a parishioner at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Shrub Oak since moving to Yorktown, N.Y. in 1967. He was an avid painter of scenic watercolors and also enjoyed photography, classical music and writing. His novel, “The Tribe,” published in 2009, illustrated what it was like to grow up Irish Catholic in the post-War Bronx.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a sister, Frances (James); his seven children, Eileen (Craig), Cathi (Raul), Anthony (Alison), Mary Beth (Joseph), Claire (Martin), Teresa (Peter) and Brian (Kristen); 19 grandchildren and countless friends. His children will always remember his unquestioning dedication to his family, his expansive knowledge of a broad array of topics, his generosity of spirit and deed and his unfailing love of making others laugh.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Medical Mission Sisters, 8400 Pine Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111.

Published in the The Journal News on Feb. 5, 2014


Howard, Joseph Patrick [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/lohud/joseph-howard-condolences/169512786?cid=full#sthash.iHrqEUWu.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that Joseph received his Masters in 1993.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Howard, Joseph Patrick [MC1993 RIP]

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JOBIT: Morris, Dorothy Edith [MC1993 RIP]


Morris, Dorothy Edith

Dorothy Edith Morris – Arbitrator and Real Estate Executive

Dorothy Edith Morris of Briarcliff Manor, an arbitrator, real estate executive, and business owner died Wednesday at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, New York. She was 80 years old. Dorothy loved life and her family. A quiet and modest lady who was always breaking new barriers and never retired.

She was born in College Point, Queens, New York on September 22, 1931 to Frances Aitken and Conrad Kohler. Her family moved to Lindenhurst, New York when she was a child. She married Kenneth Baker Morris of Ossining, New York on September 3rd 1960. The newlyweds built a house in Briarcliff Manor on May 1961. She lived there until her death.

Dorothy went back to college after raising her daughters. She graduated in 1993 with her degree in Business from Manhattan College at the age of 62.

Her professional career began as an Office Manger of Prominent Finance Company. After marrying, she spent several years as an at-home-mother raising her daughters Laura and Sandra. In 1972 she started Morris Real Estate, 500 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY. She was a distinguished speak on Air Rights in NYC. For the last 40 years she has been an Arbitrator for FINRA (Stock Exchange). She server on the NYS Real Estate Board. A Broker for Havilland Century 21. She was a member of Nation Institute of Social Sciences (NISS), The World Affairs Forum, DAR (Daughter of the American Revolution), All Saints Church of Scarbough Manor and Shattumuc Yacht Club. She created the Bridge group at Shattamuc Yacht Club Ossining, NY. She cherished her family and spending time with them. Dorothy was a world traveler and golfer. She valued her friendships with old friends, Bridge, Golf Buddies, and Colleagues.

She leaves behind her 2 Daughters Laura Susan Morris and Sandra Lee Morris of Briarcliff Manor, NY.

Visiting hours Friday (today) 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Beecher Funeral Home, Pleasantville, NY. Funeral Service Saturday 11 AM, All Saints Episcopal Church, Briarcliff Manor, NY Burial following at Dale Cemetery, Ossining, NY

Published in the The Journal News on May 25, 2012


Morris, Dorothy Edith [MC1993 RIP]

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