Retirees Information

November 15, 2018     Police Thanksgiving 11/15/18

Good Morning Zeek,

I was informed there was some confusion with the times for Police Thanksgiving Day. I spoke with Phil Constantina last week and gave him the times also.Meals will be served at 3:30 and 2300. Volunteers are welcome about an hour prior to each session. Each District station and Headquarters will be serving meals

If You need any other info, pleases call me.

Thanks,

John

John J. McGroarty

Community Liaison

Prince George’s County Police Department

7600 Barlowe Road

Palmer Park, MD 20785

Office: (301)772-4670

Cell: (240)695-3139

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November 13, 2018     Brother Van Dyke Update

Dear Friends,

Through the power of prayer, God’s mercy, and Dave’s fierce determination, he has been able to overcome several setbacks he suffered as a result of the stroke and brain surgery.  He has been moved to the South River Health and Rehabilitation Center in Edgewater, MD.  He still has a long road ahead, but we remain hopeful.  When he is settled in and able to receive visitors, we’ll let you know.

Thank you for all your prayers and cards.  Please continue to pray for him.

Rose VanDyke and Family

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November 13, 2018     Death of Second VP Mark Mason’s Niece

Brothers and Sisters,

Brothers and Sisters,

FOP Lodge 89 regrets to inform the membership of the untimely passing of Rachel Andrea Thomas, niece of 2nd Vice President Mark Mason. Rachel was 16 years old at the time of her death. Please keep Brother Mason, his sister, Gail Mason and the entire Mason/Thomas family in your thoughts and prayers during their time of bereavement.

 

Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming.

John “Zeek” Teletchea
President, FOP 89
301-952-0882
240-298-6263
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November 9, 2018     Brother Tom Brown Update

From Brother Tom Brown’s daughter, Jennifer:
Brother Tom is now home recovering. Contacts jenniferl.brown2@gmail.com

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November 8, 2018     Death of Lynn Richards

The Retired Association was notified of a facebook posting stating that Lynn Richards wife of deceased member, Pat Smiley Richards lost her battle with cancer and passed away on November 7, 2018. Please keep the Richard’s family in your prayers. More information will be posted when received. 

Arrangements:

Petria Lynn Richards, 63, of Chesapeake Beach, MD passed away on November 7, 2018 at her home in Chesapeake Beach, MD. Lynn was born on April 25, 1955 to Norman Walker and Betty Tucker in Ruston, LA. Lynn lived in Southern Maryland her entire adult life, after a childhood spent traveling the globe as a “military brat,” as she would say. She considered home base northern Louisiana, where her parents were born and raised, until the family landed in Clinton, MD, where she met and married Patrick Richards in 1977. She earned a degree in Fish and Wildlife Management from the University of Maryland and worked in the Clearwater Nature Center in Clinton, MD until she transitioned into a full-time mom role. Once the kids were older, she worked as a secretary for their school, Brandywine Elementary School.

Lynn was an avid baker, well-known for her beautiful cake pops. She was a voracious reader. Most of all she relished time with her dear friends and her grandbabies. Get it, relish? (She was a pickle fanatic.)

Lynn is survived by her father, Norman Walker (Pat) of Lindale, TX; her daughter Kelli Horn (Carl) of Chesapeake Beach, MD; her son Kyle Richards (Laura) of California, MD; her brother, Kevin Walker (Joni) of Phoenix, AZ her two beloved grandchildren, Ryan and Liam, and her great-uncle B.D. Walker.

Family will receive friends for Lynn’s Memorial Life Celebration Gathering on Saturday, November 17 from 1pm to 2pm with a Memorial Service at 2pm at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Petria’s name to: Calvert Hospice and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital- two organizations near and dear to Lynn’s heart.

https://calverthospice.org/make-a-gift/

https://www.stjude.org/give/memorials-and-dedications.html

Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.

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Services

Memorial Life Celebration Gathering
Saturday, November 17, 2018
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Brinsfield Funeral Home
30195 Three Notch Road
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622Get Directions
Memorial Service
Saturday, November 17, 2018
2:00 PM
Brinsfield Funeral Home
30195 Three Notch Road
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622

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November 2, 2018     Constant Contact

Brothers and Sisters,

The Retired Association has had to adjust several times to send out gang emails. The Retired Association email is pgretiredassn@aol.com. The email address was adopted a long time ago and we have kept it so if anyone would leave the organization it would be easy to find us. When we started to email Retired Association information through AOL their system would only allow 200 hundred at a time. There would have to be 5 different batches sent to reach all our members. The Association retained a company named Constant Contact to allow our emails to be sent all at once. After several months’ problems started to pop up. All emails though sent by the pgretiredassn.com go through Constant Contact but the sender reads pgretiredassn.com.

1) Some email suppliers reject any item sent by constant contact as spam. That was BellSouth. Constant Contact spoke with BellSouth but there was no change. So, the Retired Association had to set up a very limited second email, it has 20 email addresses to be sent through AOL.

2) Members with Gmail as their ISP were not receiving their emails. Gmail ISP were sending our emails to your category called promotions. To remedy that do the following:

   Add or remove category tabs

  1. On your computer, open Gmail.
  2. In the top right, click Settings
  3. Click the Inbox tab.
  4. In the “Inbox type” section, select Default. Note: To hide all tabs, select another inbox type.
  5. In the “Categories” section, check the boxes of tabs you want to show. Note: You can’t make new tabs; you can only show or hide existing ones.
  6. Scroll to the bottom, then click Save Changes.

Note: If you’ve turned on notifications, you’ll only get notifications about emails in your Primary category.

3) All emails are posted on the FOP89 web site.

4) The Retired Association was notified members were unsubscribing from our sent emails. Constant Contact thinking we are sending spam emails makes it very difficult for us to reinstated you. Please don’t unsubscribe.

5) Again, members were not receiving emails. When we checked it was because the member did not open three sent emails in a row. The member should open every email to avoid what Constant Contact calls bounced. A second reason to get bounced is the member changes their email and doesn’t contact the Association timely and of course the emails aren’t opened and the member gets bounced.

Thanks for your attention,

Phil Constantino

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Prayer List

*Chuck Scarlata: Update 10/22/18

MY CANCER UPDATE:
As you know I have been fighting cancer since May 2017. I started with colon cancer, then stage 4 lung cancer and now brain cancer So I have decided to let everyone know what’s going on before I am unable to. My faith is what sustains me. I do not want you to feel sorry for me This is just a bump in the road and it will show how one responds is a testimony as to who he or she is.  I honestly feel that I am winning the battle. This is  not just bout the cancer, God places many trials in our life and how we respond shows our commitment to His word. Do not mix trials with temptations.  Temptations come from Satan and are there for you to go against God’s Word.  I feel I have already won this battle because I have placed my faith is in Jesus Christ. You must know that this earth is Satan’s domain and not our home.  Satan will do anything to get us to go against God’s Word.  Please know that the Bible alone is the source of God’s special revelation to mankind and teaches us all that is necessary for our salvation.  The Bible gives us the standard by which all Christian behavior must be measured.  I believe that the Bible is complete, authoritative and true. In my previous post I stated that God distinguishes between the “outer man” – our body – and the “inward man” – our soul and spirit, “…but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.” (2 Corinthians 4:16) Staying in God’s word gives me more hope than anything else I can do. As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead. (James 2:26) If you go to God in prayer then I will know He is glorified. Please pray for all those you know who are sick, suffering or are just in need of prayer to help them.   If anyone wishes to talk to me  please private message me and I will send you my number.
Chuck Scarlata

301-980-6382  cdscop@hotmail.com

 

*Donna Magrogan, wife of Brother John Magrogan continues her battle withAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou  Gehrig’s disease. 
She can be contacted at: Phone 301-535-6240
Address: 12800 Thompson DR Waldorf, MD 2060
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*Brother Dave Van Dyke: Update 11/13/18Dear Friends,

Through the power of prayer, God’s mercy, and Dave’s fierce determination, he has been able to overcome several setbacks he suffered as a result of the stroke and brain surgery.  He has been moved to the South River Health and Rehabilitation Center in Edgewater, MD.  He still has a long road ahead, but we remain hopeful.  When he is settled in and able to receive visitors, we’ll let you know.

Thank you for all your prayers and cards.  Please continue to pray for him.

Rose VanDyke and Family

6142 Old Airport La Owings, MD 20736  phone 443-964-4409  ravandyke1@comcast.net
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From Brother Jim Sandy

On 10/17/18 had the top lobe of my right lung removed at Duke hospital. Was in step down unit until the 24th. Doctors are very optimistic they got all the cells. I’m on regiment of 8 new meds.I have several months before I can get back completely to where I was. So thankful the Lord was in control,as HE always is.Thank all the brothers and sisters that are or were thinking and or praying for me, PRAYER does work
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Tom Brown #1064:  Update November 9, 2018

From Brother Tom Brown’s daughter, Jennifer:
Brother Tom is now home recovering. Contacts jenniferl.brown2@gmail.com

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April 8, 2018     New ID Card

Greetings,

PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT INCLUDING WEDNESDAYS.

PERSONNEL MUST RECEIVE APPROVAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT TO ISSUE A NEW ID CARD.

 

REQUESTS:  Requests can be made by many ways…

  • In person or by mail at the Police Personnel Division, 1801 McCormick Drive, Suite 270, Largo, Maryland 20774
  • Telephone at 301-780-8195
  • Email at  Police_Personnel@co.pg.md.us

 

REQUESTOR:  Please provide full name, rank, ID#, retirement date, retirement type (normal retirement or disability retirement) and driver’s license for verification purposes.  The requestor must complete the Identification Card Request Form to initiate the process.  This form is provided upon request.

 

OUT-OF-STATE:  Requests for out of state members will be handled via mail or email.  Passport style photographs will be required to process the ID card.  The photographs can be mailed to the Police Personnel Division or emailed in a JPEG format.

 

PROCESSING TIMES:  Please note that all members are verified prior to issuance of an ID card.  Therefore, processing times may vary from person to person as these checks may take time to perform.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – Call to make an appointment
  • Wednesday – Walk-in accepted

 

LOST/STOLEN IDENTIFICATION CARD:  It is the responsibility of the retiree to report a lost or stolen police department identification card to the jurisdiction of where the incident occurred.  Retirees will need to provide a copy of the police report prior to receiving an identification card.

 

DAMAGED IDENTIFICATION CARD:  A damaged identification card regardless of state needs to be returned to the Police Personnel Division in order to receive a replacement identification card.

 

UPDATING IDENTIFICATION CARD:  The identification card does not expire and can be updated at any time.  Retirees must check with the Police Personnel Division for available dates and times prior to scheduling an appointment.  Walk-ins are accepted only on Wednesdays.     

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 PGRetiredAssn@aol.com is for use of Retired Association business. It is also the mass email address to send out membership notifications.

TOBY62@aol.com is President Phil Constantino’s personal email.

frostbutter101@aol.com Toni Frostbutter Nelson personal email

I hope this clears up any confusion.


CIGNA Healthcare Members Customer Service is now open 24/7. The number is 1-800-244-6224.


The County’s Pension Fund website is

This is the web site to view your monthly check, W2, 1099R

If you need to get a retired ID issued, you need to contact the Police Personnel Division:301-780-8195