Terry Connors
July 15, 2006


Terrance P. Connors July 15, 2006 Terence P. Connors, 76, of Syracuse, passed away peacefully Saturday at his home, surrounded by his family. Terry retired in 1974 as the sergeant in charge of the Syracuse Police Department's Crime Lab. He joined the force in 1954 as a patrol officer and later became a detective. During his career he received numerous awards and citations from the department. Terry's work was crucial in solving a crime that occurred in Syracuse's Thornden Park and was featured in Official Detective Cases magazine. Following his retirement from the police department, Terry served as security officer for Chase Lincoln Bank for the greater Syracuse area, retiring in 1994. For over 30 years, he served as an expert witness as an examiner of questioned documents, working for both defense and prosecution. He was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church and was an altar server and volunteer at the church's food pantry. In 1999, Terry was awarded Meals on Wheels Food Service Volunteer of the Year for his dedication. He was an Army veteran and served as a corporal during the Korean War. He received an associate degree in police science from Onondaga Community College. Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, the former Rose Mary Kwasigroch; his daughters, Susanne (John) Bowman of Reston, VA, and Kristen (Jack) Brown of Grantham, NH; his granddaughter, Alana Rose Brown; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Jane Kwasigroch of Syracuse; and several nieces. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Carter Funeral Home, 1604 Grant Blvd. Services will be 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Church. Entombment, with military honors, will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Church.
Published in the Syracuse Post Standard on 7/16/2006.

I was in the Forgery Squad with Tom Hurley & later Bob Casson, while Terry was working at Lincoln Bank.  We enjoyed many lunches on Terry's expense account, but even more we enjoyed his friendship and professionalism.  He was a great man, a great cop, and a true gentleman. - JW021