September 2015 Obituaries

Tom Kennedy

BANFIELD

Edison Hamilton Banfield, M.D., 91, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015.  He is the father of Police Officer Edison H. Banfield, who passed away in 1998.  Services were held on Aug. 24 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 

BENASKE

Lawrence D. Benaske passed away Sunday, August 9, 2015. He is the father of Retired Police Officer Larry F. Benaske, who retired from the Department, November 9, 2001.  Officer Benaske was last assigned to Central. Services were held Aug. 12.

 

CARSON

James W. Carson Sr. passed away Monday, July 20, 2015. He is the father of Lieutenant Arthelis Carson, assigned to Narcotics and grandfather of Police Officer Arthelis Carson Jr., assigned to South Central. Services were held July 26 in Edwards, Mississippi.

 

COFFEY

Mr. Lavanson Cerenor Coffey, Jr. passed away on July 18, 2015.  He is the father of Lieutenant Cheryl L. Southwell, assigned to the Mental Health Division.  He served in the United States Air Force for over 28 years. Services were held July 25.

 

COLEMAN

Mr. Mark Richard Coleman, Sr. passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2015.  He is the father of Senior Police Officer Richard Coleman, Jr., assigned to the Homicide Division. Services were held Aug. 1.

 

CRABTREE

Mr. David Crabtree passed away on Friday, July 31, 2015. He is the grandfather of

Police Officer Lee Ann Martin-Miller, assigned to the Jail Division. Services were held on Aug. 6 in Custer, Washington.

 

DAVIS

William Davis Jr. passed away Sunday, August 9, 2015.  He is the father of Police Officer Tasha L. Leblanc, assigned to Southwest Patrol. Services were held Aug. 14 with burial in Houston memorial Gardens.

 

DICKSON

Mrs. Linda Eileen Dickson, 64, passed away on July 18, 2015.  She is the wife of Sergeant James Dickson PD-C.  Sergeant Dickson was last assigned to the Eastside Division. Services were held July 22 with burial in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.

 

DOUGAN

Mrs. Bertie Jo Dougan passed away on July 22, 2015.  She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Charles Allen, assigned to the Central Division.  Services were held July 28 with burial in Highlands.

 

FOUGEROUSSE

Mr. Louis H. Fougerousse passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.  He is the father of Captain Mark Fougerousse, assigned as the Commander of the Kingwood Division, father-in-law of Retired Senior Police Officer Molly Fougerousse, and grandfather of Police Officer Anna Fougerousse, assigned to the Special Victims Division. Services were held Aug. 10 with burial in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

 

GILLOTH

Amy Gilloth passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015.  She is the wife of Police Officer Karen Taylor, assigned to the North Division. Services were held Aug. 20 with burial in Canon Mathis Cemetery.

 

HOLMAN

Timothy L. Holman Jr passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015.  He is the brother of Senior Police Officer Lincoln Jones, assigned to South Central. Services were held Aug. 15 with burial in Paradise North Cemetery.

 

JARCEVIC

Mrs. Radojka Jarcevic passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.  She is the mother of Police Officer Sasha Gajic, assigned to the South Gessner Division, Tactical Unit. The family will hold a funeral service at a future date at the Lovrinac Cemetery in Split-Croatia.

 

KOMINCZAK

Mrs. Wanda Magdalene Kominczak (82), passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.  She is the wife of Retired Police Officer A.E. “Zeke” Kominczak, who retired from the department in 1993; mother of Senior Police Officer Dara L. Zoretic, assigned to the North Division, and mother-in-law of Senior Police Officer David P. Zoretic, assigned to the Midwest Division.

Services were held July 25 with burial in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

 

LaDORE

Mr. Daniel Frank “Luigi” LaDore, age 59, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015.  He is the brother of Mary F. LaDore, Dispatcher, assigned to the Emergency Communications Division.

 

MORTON

Retired Police Officer Donald Morton (76), passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. He joined Academy Class No. 26 on September 17, 1962.  He served for over 21 years and retired on February 17, 1984 while last assigned to the Eastside Division.  Officer Morton is survived by his son, Steve. Services were held Aug. 7 in Limestone County.

 

PARKER

Mrs. Elizabeth Anne Parker passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015.  She is the surviving spouse of Police Officer James O. Parker, who passed away in 2011.  Services were held Aug. 13 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 

RHODES

Martha Rhodes passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015.  She is the mother of Sergeant James F. Rhodes, assigned to Homicide, and the grandmother of Police Officer Jason F. Rhodes, assigned to Northeast. Private memorial services were held.

 

RODGERS

Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Rodgers passed away on July 3, 2015.  She is the wife of Retired Police Officer Paul Rodgers, who retired while last assigned to the North Division in 1991.  Private graveside services were held in El Campo.

 

ROMERO

Carrie Mae Romero passed away on July 15, 2015.  She is the daughter of Retired Senior Police Officer John Romero, who retired on January 3, 2015 while last assigned to the Kingwood Division. Services were held July 23 with burial in Rosewood Memorial Park.

 

SMITH

Mr. Brian Christopher Smith passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015.  He is the son of Senior Police Officer Mark D. Smith, assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division; He was also the grandson of Retired Captain Kenneth L. Smith, grandson of Former Juvenile Police Officer Estella L. Smith, great-grandson of Retired Detective St. Elmo Smith, and great-grandson of Retired Officer Fritz Keilers. Services were held July 23 in Pinehurst.

 

SORIA

Leonor Arenas Soria passed away on August 4, 2015.  She is the grandmother of Police Officer Yara M. Saldana, assigned to the South Central Division. Services were held Aug. 10 with burial in Houston Memorial Gardens.

 

TENNARD

Loyce M. Tennard passed away on Monday, July 20, 2015.  She is the mother of Retired Senior Police Officer Edwin Davis, who served as the department’s Chaplain and retired on September 21, 2010.  Edwin is now serving as the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Executive Director of Community Relations. Services were held July 25 with burial in Paradise North Cemetery.

 

THEARGOOD

Althea R. Theargood passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015. She is the grandmother of Senior Police Officer Sharome Robinson, assigned to Alternative Dispute Resolution.  Officer Robinson is married to Senior Police Officer Billy R. Robinson, assigned to Gangs. Services were held Aug. 1 with burial in Paradise North Cemetery.

 

THOMAS

Retired Senior Police Officer Edward A. Thomas, “Mr. T”, 95, passed away on Monday, August 10, 2015.  Officer Thomas joined the historical Police Academy Class No. 1 on January 12, 1948. He earned the distinguished honor of being the longest serving peace officer in Texas, serving over 63 years.  During his career, he served at the Central Division and the Northeast Division and retired on July 23, 2011 while last assigned to the Crime Analysis Division.  He is survived by his daughter, Edna Kay Thomas-Garner; sister, Lillie D. Harrison; Niece, Vernita Allen and nephew, Tommy Moss of California. Services were held Aug. 18 with burial in Paradise South Cemetery in Pearland.

 

VEGA

Mr. Augustine Vega, age 81, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2015. He is the Father-in-Law of Felix Buitron, Jr., assigned to Technology Services. Services were held Aug. 21 with burial in Austin.

 

WALLACE

Mrs. Mae B. Wallace passed away on Monday, August 10, 2015.  She is the mother of Arrie Wallace, Fixed Asset Specialist, assigned to the Fleet Unit. Services were held Aug. 14 with burial in Houston National Cemetery.

 

WILLIAMS, F

Fannie Williams, passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2015.  She is the mother of Retired Administrative Associate Diane Hook, who retired while last assigned to the Records Division.

Services were held Aug. 22 with burial in Cemetery Beautiful.

 

 

WILLIAMS, R

Mr. Raymond Williams passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2015.  He is the father of Senior Police Officer Pamela Tyler, who is assigned to the South Gessner Division, and father-in-law of Senior Police Officer Rodney Tyler, who is assigned to the Mayoral Detail. Services were held Aug. 15 with burial in Paradise North Cemetery.