January Obituaries of HPD Family Members

Tom Kennedy

ALBRECHT

Retired Police Officer Clarence Adolph Albrecht, 90, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2015.  He joined Police Academy Class No. 5 on September 25, 1950.  He was last assigned to the Special Operations Division and retired on January 27, 1982.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy.  Officer Albrecht was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Schmitt Albrecht on July 24, 2014.  Officer Albrecht is survived by his stepson, Bobby D. Lewis, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Carole Y. Green Lewis, daughter, Dora Ann Albrecht, and step granddaughter, Valerie Lynn Lewis. Graveside funeral services were held December 1 in Brenham.

ALCORN

Mrs. Pearlye Alcorn passed away on November 28, 2015.  She is the surviving spouse of Police Officer Bennie Alcorn who served the department for over 30 years.  Bennie was a veteran of the United States Army.  Officer Alcorn retired in 1989 while last assigned to the Southwest Division and passed away on February 21, 2004. Services were held December 9 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

ARNOLD

Mr. James Arnold, 75, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2015. He is the father-in-law of Sergeant Chadwick C. Jacobs, assigned to the Special Operations Division. Mr. Arnold is survived by his wife Lorenza Arnold. Services were held December 5 with burial in Metairie, Louisiana.

BOLTON

Retired Police Officer Marilynn Bolton passed away on Monday, December 14, 2015.   She joined Police Academy Class No. 67 on November 11, 1974.  She was last assigned to the Juvenile Division and retired on May 22, 1999.  Marilynn is the wife of retired Police Officer William Wayne Bolton, who retired on March 10, 2001.

CASSERLY

Mrs. Doris Ann Casserly, 88, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2015. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer David B. Casserly, assigned to the Westside Division, and aunt of Senior Police Officer Brian T. Surginer, assigned to the Vice Division. Mrs. Casserly was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Raymond Casserly. Services were held December 4 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.

DANIEL

Mrs. Edwina D. Daniel, 87, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Dolph Reagan Daniel III, assigned to the Special Victims Division. Services were set to be held in Pipe Creek, Texas.

DOWDY

Retired Police Officer Robert Franklin Dowdy, 92, passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2015. He was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corp. He joined the Houston Police Department on November 16, 1950, Academy Class No. 6. He was last assigned to the Southeast Division. Police Officer Robert Franklin Dowdy retired on July 12, 1974. He is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Joyce Louise Dowdy. Services were held in Fairfield on December 10.

FULLER

Mrs. Ruby Fuller, 63, passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2015.  She is the mother of Financial Analyst III Jessica Jones Payne, assigned to the Budget and Finance Division.  Services were held December 19.

GALINDO

Retired Police Officer David H. Galindo, 80, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2015. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran. Officer Galindo joined the Houston Police Department on June 1, 1959, Class No. 21. He was last assigned to the Central Division, retiring on February 21, 1981. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Mary A. Galindo. He is also survived by his daughter Suzanne Galindo; and sons David H. Galindo II and Steven Galindo. Services were held December 21 with burial in Forest Park Lawndale.

GALLEMORE

Retired Assistant Police Chief John T. Gallemore, 78, passed away peacefully, at his home, and with no pain on Sunday, December 6, 2015. He joined the Houston Police Department on September 14, 1959, Academy Class No. 22. He was promoted to Assistant Chief on September 1, 1993. He was last assigned to the Office of Inspector General, retiring on May 2, 1998. Assistant Chief John T. Gallemore is survived by his wife of over 20 years, Terry Ann Gallemore.

HINTON

Mrs. Patricia “Elaine” Andis Hinton passed away on November 11, 2015.  She is the wife of Retired Police Officer Joseph Hinton, who retired on April 1, 1998.  Joe was last assigned to the Westside Division. Services and burial took place in Combest, Texas.

HOLBROOK

Mr. Philip W. Holbrook, 74, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2015.  He is the father of Sergeant Mark A. Holbrook, and father-in-law of Sergeant Melissa L. Holbrook, both assigned to the Homicide Division. Mr. Philip W. Holbrook is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marie “Redsie” Holbrook; sons Mark and Derek Holbrook and five grandchildren.

KESSLER

Mrs. Mary Ann Kessler, 73, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2015.  She is the mother of Sergeant Brian Kessler, assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division. Funeral services were held October 26 with burial in Jefferson County, Oklahoma.

 LAWRENCE

Mrs. Delia Hernandez Lawrence passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. She is the mother of Communications Specialists Supervisor Evelyn Navarro assigned to the Office of Public Affair. Services were held December 5 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 LOCASCIO

Esther Zamora Locascio passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2015.  She is the sister of Retired Lieutenant Manuel F. Zamora and Retired Lieutenant Harry Zamora; aunt of Sergeant Christopher M. Zamora, assigned to the Midwest Division and Sergeant Adrianna M. Zamora, assigned to the Jail Division, and sister-in-law of Lieutenant Linda R. Zamora, assigned to the Training Division. Services were held December 11 with burial in San Antonio.

LOMINAC

Mrs. Wilma L. Lominac, 84, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2015. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Glenn R. Lominac, assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division, Solo Motorcycle Detail. She is also the mother-in-law of retired Statistical Analyst II Diane K. Lominac, last assigned to Crime Analysis, retired 1998. She is also survived by her husband of 66 years, Mitch Lominac. Services were held December 12.

 MARTIN

Retired Senior Police Officer John Martin Fisher passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He Joined the Houston Police Department as a cadet in Academy Class No. 41 on June 2, 1969. He was last assigned to the Northeast Division, retiring on April 13, 2002. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Yvone Fisher.

Services were held December 3 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 MOSSER

Mr. William Blair Mosser, 83, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2015.  He is the father of Office Supervisor Lisa Traylor, assigned to the Records Division.  Services were held November 24 with burial in Porter.

MOTTE

Mrs. Mary Isabella Motte, 66, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2015. She is the mother-in-law of Administrative Associate Kenneshia R. Hall, assigned to the Records Division. Services were held December 22.

NGUYEN

Mr. Joseph Duc Nguyen, 81, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2015. He is the father of Sergeant Tuan N. Nguyen, assigned to the Juvenile Division. Services were held December 29 with burial in Chapel of Eternal Peace at Forest Park Cemetery.

NIDAY

Captain John B. “Jack” Niday, Jr, 85, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2015.  He is the brother of retired Dispatch Supervisor, Dama McNeil, and uncle of Sergeant Ricky G. McNeil, assigned to the Burglary and Theft Division. Services were held December 14 with burial in South Memorial Park Cemetery.

 PALI

Mrs. Kathleen V. Pali, 76, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer David C. Pali, assigned to the Major Offenders Division. Services were held December 11 with burial in the Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church grounds.

 PONTON

Mr. Boyce Ray Ponton, 83, passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2015. He is the father of Lieutenant Parris L. Ponton, assigned to the Jail Division. He is also survived by his wife of 54 years, Carrie Ponton. Services were held December 17 with burial in Rosewood Memorial Park North in Porter.

 POWELL

Mr. William Shelby “Bill” Powell, 84, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2015.  He is the father of Senior Police Officer Paul L. Powell, assigned to the Chief’s Administration, Mayor’s Protection Detail, and father-in-law to Donna Powell.  Services were held December 16 with burial in Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery.

 RODRIGUEZ

Mrs. Rosemary Rodriguez passed away on Friday, December 11, 2015. She is the maternal grandmother of Police Officer Alberto Vasquez, killed in the line of duty on May 22, 2001. She is also the aunt of Senior Police officer Michael J. Ybanez, assigned to the Major Offenders Division, and Senior Police Officer Rosalinda R. Ybanez, assigned to the Narcotics Division.

Services were held December 16.

 WILLIAMS

Mr. Alton Williams, Sr., 61, passed away on November 17, 2015.  He is the father of Police Officer Silvia Tran, assigned to the Northwest Division, and father-in-law of Police Officer Jason Tran, who passed away on October 29, 2015. Services were held December 12 with burial in Houston memorial Garden Cemetery in Pearland.