From Sharon Mastrion-Rutter
Arrangements for Michele Moran
Leone funeral home
696 4th Ave
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11232
Tues 2-5PM and 7-9PM
Mass at Holy Name Church on Wednesday 10:00 PM
My pal, my Patsy has passed away.
She was a pillar of strength, love and beauty.
She was everything to me. Thank you pal, for all the years and memories we have shared our whole life, you made my world a better place.
You taught me so many things, but the most important was that friends are the family we choose, and we were definitely family.
I love you more than you will ever know and i will miss you everyday of my life.
May you rest in the sweetest peace pal, for I know i will see you again…
If your father left you as a kid (split from your mom and wasn’t there for you) this entry is dedicated to you – hoping you learned and did it the right way.
Ray and Pop. Local 40 Ironworkers…
In memory of all my hard-working friends who climbed the iron and built the city…
In 1950, Eleanor Roosevelt was sitting in a dentist chair in New York City and looking out an eighteenth-floor window:
“How much we usually take for granted about work of our fellow human beings! Somehow I had always thought of these huge skyscrapers as they are when finished, and had never before seen the skilled work and calm courage that goes into putting up the framework. Just walking across one beam to another is an amazing acrobatic feat of balance with sure death below if you lose you head for a minute. Here were men doing work that goes on day in and day out and is part of our daily lives, and I had never given a thought to the extraordinary skill and physical ability required to carry it through successfully. I shall be grateful to these men in the future, and have a better understanding of what this kind of work requires.”
(Source: Ironworkers 100th Anniversary, 1896-1996; A History of the Ironworkers Union.)
Posted in Blog, Eleanor Roosevelt, Ironworkers, Local 361, Local 40, Ray Corbett
Tagged Apprentice, Bolt Up, Decking, Detail Gang, Raising Gang, Safety Gang, Walking Boss, Welder
Link from the Staten Island newspaper below…
Tommy’s viewing is scheduled for Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Carmen F. Spezzi Funeral Home in Parlin, N.J.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Victories R.C. Church in Sayreville. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Pleasant Plains.
Thomas Ryan was a “loyal member” of Iron Workers Union Local #361 for 27 years and a shop steward who had worked on bridges and other structures for over three decades. His son, who bears the same name, also is an iron worker who has toiled on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge with his father, although the son was not present during the accident, a relative said.
“The iron workers have been at the hospital with us crying,” the relative said.
DNA info with the disturbing story below…
The 60-year-old unidentified man was found by police Sunday afternoon after passersby reported a smell to authorities, police said. Officers discovered the man lying face up inside a small tent in a wooded area near the park’s Center Drive.