August Obituaries

Tom Kennedy

Allen

Goldie Allen passed away on Monday, June 22, 2015.  She is the grandmother of Senior Police Officer Shari Water, assigned to the Special Victims Division. Services were held in Tyler on June 27.

 

Andrews

Honorary Houston Police Officer, Khyrstin “Kyssi” Andrews, 6, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2015.  Kyssi succumbed to her battle with a rare form of kidney cancer she had been fighting since 2012.  Last July, Chief of Police Charles A. McClelland, Jr., made Kyssi an Honorary Houston Police Officer after learning of her interest in becoming a Houston Police Officer.

Funeral services were held June 13 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

 

Angeli

Senior Police Officer Jason Angeli passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.  He joined Police Academy Class #174 on August 31, 1998.  During his career, he served at the Southwest Division, Northeast Division, Westside Division, Midwest Division, Investigative First Responder Division, and the Burglary and Theft Division.  He is survived by his wife, Tracy Angeli; daughter, Taylor Marie Angeli (9); son, Anthony Alfredo Angeli (5); his mother, Rose Angeli and his father, Retired Sergeant Luigi Angeli (Kathy).

Funeral Mass will be held within the Main Chapel of Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at 2:30 p.m.Burial will follow at Katy Magnolia Cemetery, 1508 East Avenue, Katy, Texas.

 

Asaf

Retired Police Officer Mark S. Asaf passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015.  Officer Asaf joined the Department November 11, 1979, as a member of Academy Class 89.  During his career he was assigned to Southwest, Jail, and the Northwest Divisions. He is survived by his sister, Janet and brother Michael.

Funeral Services will be held at the Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77038, on Friday, June 12, 2015, at 12:45 p.m. gate time.

 

Blueitt

Barbara Mattox (Blueitt) passed away on Friday, May 29, 2015.  She is the sister of Human Resources Supervisor Jacqueline Arnic, who is assigned to the Employee Services Division, and sister-in-law of Police Administrator Winfred Arnic, who is assigned to the Budget and Finance Division.  Funeral services will be held at Spirit of Life Ministries, 485 Maxey Road, Houston, Texas 77013, telephone number (713) 455-5433, on Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 11:00 a.m.  Visitation will be held before the funeral service from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

 

Bounds

Retired Police Officer Clifford Bounds, 76, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2015.  He was a veteran of The United States Marine Corps. He joined Police Academy Class No. 62 on December 8, 1938. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marlene Bounds. Private services were held.

 

Davis

Mrs. Juanita Davis passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2015.  She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Dennis Davis, assigned to the Narcotics Division. Services were held July 11 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

 

Dirzanowski

Christine Dorothy Dirzanowski, mother-in-law to retired Lieutenant Earl D. Musick, last assigned to Burglary and Theft Division, passed away on Friday, June 12, 2015

 

Doyal

Retired Police Officer James Calvin Doyal, 86, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015.  Officer Doyal joined the Houston Police Department Academy Class No. 20 on December 29, 1958.  He served for 21 years and retired on March 31, 1979.  During his time with the Houston Police Department, he served with the Radio Patrol Division, Dispatchers Office, and Traffic Bureau-Point Control Division. Private services were held.

 

Drawe

Retired Police Officer Ralph Jerome Drawe, 84, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2015.  He was a veteran of The United States Air Force. He joined Policed Academy Class No. 22 on September 14, 1959. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Doris Drawe. Services were held July 16 with burial in Bellville.

 

Emanuel

Oliver Wendell Emanuel passed away on Monday, July 6, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Emanuel and sons, Officer Brandon A. Emanuel, assigned to the Special Operations Division, and Senior Police Officer Adrian Lundy, assigned to the South Central Patrol Division. Services were held July 13 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 

Faircloth

Gene Lincoln Faircloth passed away Thursday, June 4, 2015.  He is the father-in-law of Assistant Police Chief Mark L. Curran, assigned to the Special Investigations Command. Services were held June 20 with burial in Forest Park East in Webster.

 

Faultry

Retired Police Officer Leonard J. Faultry, 71, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2015.  He was a veteran of The United States Army.  He joined Policed Academy Class No. 48 on January 18, 1971. During his 20-year career he served at the Traffic Division and Air Support Division.  He is survived by his wife, Nellie Faultry; sons, Leonard Faultry Jr, and Cedrick Faultry; daughters, Casaundra Faultry Wyatt and Sharon Daniel.  He is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Services were held July 1 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 

Grimes

Edith Marie Grimes, 86, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015.  She is the mother of retired Police Officer Thomas Grimes, last assigned to the Field Training Office, and mother of retired Police Officer Russell Grimes, last assigned to Tactical Operations. Services were held June 25.

 

Guy

Michael Guy passed away on Monday, June 8, 2015.  He is the brother of Jailer Sarah Guy-Jackson, assigned to the Southeast Jail Division. Services were held June 20 with burial in Paradise Cemetery.

 

Haney

Maxine Lois Haney passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2015. She is the mother of Sergeant Roy Haney, assigned to the South Central Patrol, Tactical Unit. Services were held July 9.

 

Harrison

Valicia Harrison, 48, passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.  She is an Administrative Assistant assigned to the Property Division.  She was born on June 27, 1967, in Lafayette, Louisiana and joined the Houston Police Department on January 1, 2008.

 

Hedstrom

Mr. Lester Hedstrom, 93, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in Weimar, Texas.  Mr. Hedstrom is the father-in-law of Senior Police Officer David S. Lafferty, assigned to Midwest Patrol Division. Services were held June 20.

 

Hill

Retired Data Entry Operator Johnebra Hill passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015.  She joined the department on September 28, 1998. She served her entire career at Northwest Command until she was medically retired on April, 12, 2011.  Services were held June 27.

 

Hubbard

Mrs. Juanita Marie Hubbard, 83, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2015. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Floyd E. Hubbard Jr. and his wife Lauren, assigned to Traffic Enforcement Division.  Services were held June 18 in Katy.

 

Johnson

Former Chief of Police, Bradley K. Johnson (83), passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2015.  He joined Police Academy Class #10 on March 10, 1953, and retired on March 30, 1985.   He is survived by his wife, Lorena M. Johnson. Funeral services will be held within the Main Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home on Friday, June 12, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Jones Prairie Cemetery (also known as Crossroads Cemetery), Leggett, Texas.

 

Kellogg

Ms. Velma W. Kellogg passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015.  She was the grandmother of Sergeant Starlyn R. Martinez assigned to the Northeast Patrol Division.

 

Key

Mark Douglas Key, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2015.  He is the son of Retired Senior Police Officer Albert Hensley, who was last assigned to the Westside Division and retired on March 25, 2006, after serving over 25 years.

Services were held July 15 with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Keys

Retired Senior Police Officer Lionel “Reverend” Keys (63), passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.  Officer Keys was a veteran of the United States Army.  He joined Academy Class No. 88 on September 10, 1979.  He served for over 24 years and retired on May 8, 2004 while last assigned to the Southwest “Beechnut” Division.  Lionel was an ordained minister for many years.  Reverend Keys is survived by his wife, Betty Keys; children, Dwight (43), Dawn (35), Dana (31) and five grandchildren.

 

Kleczynski

Mr. Gregory Leo Kleczynski, 52, of Palatine, Illinois passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Illinois. He is the brother of Lieutenant Richard J. Kleczynski Jr., assigned to Homicide Division. Services were held June 12 in Mount Prospect, Illinois.

 

Lorentz

Retired Sergeant Joe W. Lorentz, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.  He joined Police Academy Class #82 on June 5, 1978.  During his career, he served at the Northwest Division, Jail Division, and the Emergency Communications Division, and retired on March 29, 2014, while last assigned to the Special Operations Division.  He is survived by his sister, Susan Lorentz of Spring Branch, Texas. A Memorial Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. within the Houston Police Officers’ Union Hall at 1600 State Street, Houston, Texas 77007, telephone number (832) 200-3410.

 

McIntosh

Mr. Patrick McIntosh passed away on Monday, June 29, 2015.  He is the husband of Administrative Associate Mary McIntosh, assigned to the Records Division.

Services were held July 4 in Plantersville.

 

Maura

Mr. Leroy Maura passed away on June 3, 2015.  He is the father of Sr. Police Officer Debra L. Maura, assigned to the South Central Division. Funeral service will be held at St Peter The Apostle Catholic Church, 6220 La Salette, Houston, Texas 77021, on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at 10:00 a.m.  Visitation will be held before the visitation from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Burial will follow at Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 2626 Cullen, Pearland, Texas.

 

Nelson

Mrs. Doloris Rae Nelson passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2015.  She is the mother of Senior Aircraft Mechanic Richard Anthony Black Jr., assigned to the Air Support Division.

Services were held July 7 with burial in Ellston, Iowa.

 

Paul

Retired Police Officer Charlie Walter Paul, 70, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015. He joined Police Academy Class #42 on October 6, 1969.  Officer Paul was a veteran of the United States Army.  He was last assigned to the Northeast Division, and retired on February 28, 1991.  Officer Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Elaine Paul, and a son, Kevin DeWayne Paul.  He is survived by his son, Charles Paul of Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, and step-sns, Vance Hyndman and Dale Hyndman both of White Bluff, Tennessee.

Funeral services were held within the Main chapel of Taylor Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at 2:00 p.m.

 

Robert

Ida Lee Robert passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2015.  She is the grandmother of Police Officer Alex D. Roberts, assigned to the Special Operations Division. Services were held June 12.

 

Sanford

Retired Police Officer R.B. Sanford, 81, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015. He was born on August 10, 1933.  He joined Police Academy Class No. 18 on April 28, 1958, and he served for 23 years and retired on May 29, 1981.  He was assigned to Traffic Enforcement, Solo Detail. He was also a proud veteran of the United States Armed Forces.  Services were held June 26.

 

Staney

Mr. Chester F. Staney, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2015. He is the father of Captain William C. Staney, assigned to the Inspections Division. Services were held July 11 in Severna Park, Maryland.

 

Summerfield

Mr. Alton W. Sommerfield, Sr., 88, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2015.  Mr. Sommerfield was a veteran of the United States Army.  He is the grandfather of Senior Police Officer Jeffrey Stewart assigned to the Burglary and Theft Division; Father-in-law of Retired Sergeant Clayton Stewart, brother-in-law of Sergeant Alfred Herrmann (deceased), uncle of Sergeant Timothy Herrmann assigned to the Northwest Division, and uncle to Sergeant Gary Herrmann, assigned to the Major Offenders Division. Funeral Services will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Wiedeville, 4529 Wiedeville Church Road, Brenham, Texas 77833, on Thursday, June 11, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, 4529 Wiedeville Church Road, Brenham, Texas.

 

Sutton-Johnson

Sheila Marie Sutton-Johnson passed away on July 1, 2015.  She is the daughter of trtired Police Officer Lloyd Bartley, who passed away in 1997.  Officer Bartley served the department for over 35 years before retiring in 1993.  Officer Bartley was the uncle of Senior Police Officer Douglas R. Sutton, assigned to the Inspections Division, Extra Employment Unit. Services were held July 10 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 

Swearingen

Merle Hazel Swearington passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2015.  She is the grandmother of Senior Police Officer Carl R. Black assigned to the Juvenile Division and the mother-in-law of Retired Police Officer Charles R. Black. Services were held July 8 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

 

Torres

Margarito R. Torres passed away Friday, June 19, 2015. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Robert Torres, assigned to the Kingwood Division, and brother-in-law to retired Senior Police Officer Rodolfo Gomez, last assigned to the Airport Division, IAH. Services were held June 24 with burial in Hollywood Cemetery.

 

Van Bui

Mr. Kim Van Bui, 65, passed away.  He is the father-in-law of Sergeant Thanh Ngoc Phan, assigned to the Central Jail. Services were held June 9 with burial in Forest Park East in Webster.

 

Walker

George W. Walker passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015.  He is the father-in-law of Senior Police Officer Steve Benefield, assigned to the Juvenile Division.  Mr. Walker had a fifty one year career in Law Enforcement, serving in Galena Park and Retired as a Sergeant from Pasadena Police Department. He most recently service was as a captain with Henderson County Sheriff’s Department. Services were held July 20.