March

Adams, Ila M.

Mrs. Ila M. Adams passed away on Monday, March 4, 2024, at the age of 87. She is preceded in death by her husband, Retired Captain Bobby F. Adams, who passed away on January 28, 2011.

A visitation was held at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home – Cleveland, on Thursday, March 7, 2024.

Funeral Services were held at Calvary Baptist Church on Friday, March 8, 2024.  Burial followed at Pace-Stancil Memorial Rest Gardens.

Bohn, Harold D., Jr.

Mr. Harold D. Bohn, Jr. passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the age of 89. He is the father of Sergeant Harold D. Bohn, III, assigned to the Southeast Division.

Funeral Services were held at Crowder Funeral Home – League City, on Saturday, March 9, 2024.  Burial followed at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Campbell, Marvin E.

Retired Superintendent Marvin E. Campbell passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Josephine Campbell. He joined the Houston Police Department on March 26, 1993. Throughout his career in the department, he was assigned to Facilities Operations/Maintenance. Superintendent Campbell retired on May 1, 1999.

A Memorial Service was held at Rosewood Funeral Home – Porter, on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.

Chavis, Louis A., Jr.

Mr. Louis A. Chavis Jr. passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at the age of 87. He is the father of DWI Technician Angela A. Branch assigned to the Joint Processing Center Division and father-in-law of Mobility Service Officer Derrick B. Branch assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division.

A Visitation was held before the Funeral Service at Immanuel Worship Center on Saturday, February 17, 2024.  Burial followed at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery.

Claburn, Laura Rabon

Mrs. Laura Rabon Claburn passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at the age of 72. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Elena R. Claburn assigned to the Homicide Division.

A Visitation was held before the Funeral Service at Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home on Monday, March 4, 2024. Burial followed at Cartwright Sunday Cemetery.

Contreras, Richard J. (RETIRED)

Retired Police Officer Richard J. Contreras passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at the age of 79. He is preceded in death by his brother, Retired Police Officer Robert D. Contreras, who passed away on February 10, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ernestine Mendez Contreras; he is also the brother of Retired Sergeant Roland B. Contreras, who retired on January 12, 1985. Police Officer Richard Contreras was a Veteran of the United States Air Force. He joined the Houston Police Department on November 11, 1974, Academy Class #67. Throughout his whole tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Central Division. Police Officer Contreras retired on March 15, 2001.

A visitation was held at Forest Lawn Funeral Home on Monday, February 26, 2024.

A Graveside Service was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

Crellin, Nitza R.

Ms. Nitza R. Crellin passed away on Friday, February 2, 2024, at the age of 69. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Michael Paul Crellin, assigned to the Employee Services Division.

A Celebration of Life was held at Houston’s First Baptist Church on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

Daniel, Deborah “Debbie” K. Daniel

Mrs. Deborah “Debbie” K. Daniel passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at the age of 67. She is the sister of retired Senior Office Assistant Barbara L. Cotten was who last assigned to the Auto Theft Division until her retirement on March 25, 1995. She is also the sister-in-law of retired Police Officer Don E. Cotten who was last assigned to the Juvenile Division until his retirement on March 30, 1990.

A visitation was held before a Celebration of Life service at Cypress Methodist Church on Thursday, February 15, 2024. Interment followed at the Houston National Cemetery.

Dermody, Paul T. (RETIRED)

Retired Senior Police Officer Paul T. Dermody passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at the age of 70. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sonnyo Dermody. He joined the Houston Police Department on February 12, 1979, Academy Class #85. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Northeast, Juvenile, and Burglary and Theft Divisions. Senior Police Officer Dermody retired on July 3, 2004.

No Funeral Services are planned at this time.

Duharte, Milagros Tur

Mrs. Milagros Tur Duharte passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024, at the age of 87. She is the mother of Senior Police Officer Enrique Duharte-Tur, assigned to the Airport IAH Division.

A visitation was held before the funeral service at Santana Funeral Directors – Katy on Thursday, February 29, 2024.  Interment was held at Historic Hollywood Cemetery on Friday, March 1, 2024.

Franco, Josefina

Mrs. Josefina Franco passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at the age of 70. She is the mother of Police Officer Rogelio Franco, assigned to the Auto Theft Division.

A wake was held at Carnes Funeral Home – Texas City on Wednesday, March 6, 2024.

A Funeral Mass was held at The Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church on Thursday, March 7, 2024. Burial followed at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery.

Frank, Eric

Mr. Eric Frank passed away on Friday, January 26, 2024, at the age of 67. He is the father of Sergeant Eric K. Carr assigned to the Office of Community Affairs Division.

A Visitation will be held at Parker Funeral Home on Friday, February 9, 2024.

A Memorial Service was held at Foundation African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church on Saturday, February 10, 2024.

Garcia, Louis Medellin

Mr. Louis Medellin Garcia passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at the age of 92. He is the father of retired Police Telecommunicator Supervisor Elizabeth A. Lerma who was last assigned to the Emergency Communications Division until her retirement on May 1, 2018. He is also the grandfather of Police Officer Louis A. Ontiveros, assigned to the North Belt Division.

A visitation was held at Funeraria Del Angel Crespo Navigation on Thursday, February 29, 2024. A rosary was recited.

A second visitation was held before the funeral service at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church on Friday, March 1, 2024.  Interment followed at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

Lieutenant Gilbert, Andrew L. (RETIRED)

Retired Lieutenant Andrew L. Gilbert passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at the age of 77. He joined the Houston Police Department on May 6, 1968, Academy Class #38. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Emergency Communications, Jail, Southeast, Central, and South Central Divisions. Lieutenant Gilbert retired on January 26, 1990.

No Funeral Services are planned at this time.

Lieutenant Gordon, Keith E. (RETIRED)

Retired Lieutenant Keith E. Gordon passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2023, at the age of 78. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lynn Ellen Gordon. Lieutenant Gordon joined the Houston Police Department on October 5, 1964, Academy Class #31. During his career with the department, he was assigned to the Central Division, Jail Division, Juvenile Division, Property Division, Northeast Division and the North Division until his retirement on February 2, 2002.

A memorial service was held at Cashner Funeral Home on Sunday, February 18, 2024.

Hassig, William Thomas

Dr. William Thomas Hassig passed away on Friday, March 1, 2024, at the age of 74. He is the father of Commander Christopher W. Hassig, assigned to the Homicide Division.

A visitation was held before the funeral service at First English Evangelical Lutheran Church on Saturday, March 9, 2024.

Kitmanyen, Victor S.

Mr. Victor S. Kitmanyen passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at the age of 84. He is the father of Senior Police Officer Rigo H. Kitmanyen assigned to the Auto Theft Division and the uncle of Senior Police Officer Christian A. Palma assigned to the Criminal intelligence Division.

A Visitation was held before the Celebration of Life at Vazquez Funeral Home on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

Maier, Martin E.

Mr. Martin E. Maier passed away on Monday, February 26, 2024, at the age of 68. He is the father of Sergeant Derek E. Maier, assigned to the Downtown Division. He is also the father-in-law of Police Officer Michael E. Leary, assigned to the North Belt Division.

A Celebration of Life service was held at Trinity Fellowship on Saturday, March 2, 2024.

McDowell, Marte R. (RETIRED)

Retired Senior Police Officer Marte R. McDowell passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at the age of 52. He is the son of Retired Police Officer Monte R. McDowell who retired on March 28, 2003. Officer McDowell joined the Houston Police Department on June 20, 1994, Academy Class #159. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the North, Northeast, and Airport IAH Divisions until his retirement on February 17, 2023.

A Visitation was held before the Funeral Service at Key Life Fellowship Church on Wednesday, February 21, 2024.  Burial followed at Brookside Cemetery.

McNeil, Jennifer Young

Mrs. Jennifer Young McNeil passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at the age of 65. She is the sister of Senior Police Officer Andrew E. Young, assigned to the Central Division.

A Memorial Service was held at Northside Christian Church on Saturday, March 23, 2024.

McRae, Colon, Sr.

Mr. Colon McRae, Sr. passed away on Friday, February 2, 2024, at the age of 88. He is the great-grandfather of Sergeant Mikale A. Blanden, assigned to the Southeast Division.

A viewing was held at Burthey Funeral Service on Sunday, February 11, 2024.

A visitation was held before the Funeral Service at First Congregation United Church of Christ on Monday, February 12, 2024.  Burial followed at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Nguyen, Vinh Thi

Mrs. Vinh Thi Nguyen passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at the age of 78. She is the mother of Police Administrator Joanne H. Tran assigned to the Office of Budget & Finance Division.

A Visitation and Wake were held at Peevey Funeral Home on Thursday, February 15, 2024.

A Funeral Mass was held at Vietnamese Martyr Catholic Church on Friday, February 16, 2024.

Rainer, Beverly Eileen

Mrs. Beverly Eileen Rainer passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at the age of 80. She is the wife of retired Police Officer Gerald W. Rainer who was last assigned to the Southeast Division until his retirement on April 22, 2000. She is also the mother of retired Senior Police Officer Daryl W. Rainer who was last assigned to the Southeast Division until his retirement on October 30, 2004.

A visitation was held before the funeral service at Peevey Funeral & Cremation on Wednesday, February 14, 2024.  Interment followed at the Jordan Family Cemetery.

Sellars, Dorothy Jean

Mrs. Dorothy Jean Sellars passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2024, at the age of 83. She is the mother of Information Systems Administrator Gregory J. Banks Sr., assigned to the Office of Technology Services.

A visitation was held at Good Samaritan Funeral Home on Friday, March 1, 2024.

A second visitation was held before the funeral service at Mount Canaan Baptist Church on Saturday, March 2, 2024.  Interment followed at Carver Cemetery.

Sevcik, John J. (RETIRED)

Retired Police Officer John J. Sevcik passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at the age of 87. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Genevieve Sevcik. Officer Sevcik joined the Houston Police Department on December 28, 1959, Academy Class #23. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Central, Fleet, and Traffic & Accident Divisions until his retirement on March 19, 1990.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Scheglowski, Valentin W.

Mr. Valentin W. Scheglowski passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at the age of 84. He is the father of Senior Office Assistant Anastasia V. Cheeks, assigned to the Psychological Services Division.

A visitation was held before the funeral service at St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral on Saturday, February 24, 2024.  Interment followed at St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral Cemetery.

Spann, Shirley

Mrs. Shirley Spann passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at the age of 89. She is the wife of retired Police Officer James D. Spann who was last assigned to the Narcotics Division until his retirement on February 26, 1994.

A funeral service may be held at a later date.

Torres, Armando (RETIRED)

Retired Senior Police Officer Armando Torres passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at the age of 67. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Antonia G. Torres. He was Veteran of the United States Army. He joined the Houston Police Department on May 3, 1982, Academy Class #105. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Central and Burglary and Theft Divisions. Senior Police Officer Torres retired on July 1, 2009.

A visitation was held at Brookside Funeral Home on Thursday, February 15, 2024.

Funeral Services were held at Brookside Funeral Home on Friday, February 16, 2024.  Burial followed at Brookside Memorial Park.

Sergeant Whitehead, Edwin M. (RETIRED)

Retired Sergeant Edwin M. Whitehead passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife Patsy Whitehead. Sergeant Whitehead joined the Houston Police Department on September 4, 1962, Academy Class #26. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Central, Training, Burglary & Theft, Internal Affairs, and Major Offenders Divisions until his retirement on January 30, 1992.

A visitation was held at First Baptist Church of Clute on Monday, February 12, 2024.

Funeral Service was held at First Baptist Church of Clute on Tuesday, February 13, 2024.

Sergeant Whiteley, Johnny B., III (RETIRED)

Retired Sergeant Johnnie B. Whiteley, III passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at the age 76. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sherry Whiteley. He joined the Houston Police Department on April 5, 1971, Academy Class #49. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to the Central, Internal Affairs, and Robbery Divisions. Sergeant Whiteley retired on September 22, 2007.

A visitation was held at Champion Cowboy Church on Thursday, February 29, 2024.

Funeral Services was held at Champion Cowboy Church on Friday, March 1, 2024.

A Graveside Service was held at Guedry Cemetery on Friday, March 1, 2024.

Wise, Earline J.

Mrs. Earline J. Wise passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at the age of 102. She is the grandmother of Deputy Director Ursula N. Williams, assigned to the Office of Legal Services.

A visitation was held before a Celebration of Life service at First Jerusalem Baptist Church on Saturday, February 24, 2024. Interment followed at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.