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