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Robert Reisman, 89, Retired Officer of Eastchester

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – Robert Philip Reisman, of Eastchester, died Tuesday, April 24, at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx. He was 89.

A retired police officer and head of security at Chase Manhattan Bank, Reisman was a third-degree member of Knights of Columbus Rev. John A. Keogh Council in Tuckahoe. He also was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church in Tuckahoe since 2005.

The eldest son of Edward and Rose Angela Lucchini Reisman, he was born June 17, 1922, in Mount Vernon. Reisman attended public elementary schools in Mount Vernon and the North Bronx and Evander Childs High School in the Bronx. He enlisted in the Marine Corps on March 21, 1941, and was discharged six months later to assist his family during the Great Depression.

Reisman re-enlisted on Oct. 10, 1942, and was followed into the service by his two younger brothers. The trio served in the Pacific Theatre together. He participated in the Battle of Tinian in 1944 and a year later he witnessed the takeoff of the Enola Gay as it began its atomic bomb mission over Japan.

He was discharged on Dec. 10, 1945, with the rank of corporal. He married the former Mary Michelina Mascari at Our Lady of Victory Church in Mount Vernon on April 12, 1947.

Reisman joined the Mount Vernon Police Department in 1946 as part of a class of 24 returning war veterans. He served in the detective division from 1952 to 1963 and was appointed commanding officer of the detective division and the records division in 1968. He retired with the rank of lieutenant on June 10, 1971.

He later worked for many years as chief of security for Chase Manhattan Bank in lower Manhattan. He was a former member and past president of the Mount Vernon Police Holy Name Society, a former usher at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Mount Vernon and a member of the Westchester County detachment of the Marine Corps League.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary M. Reisman; three sons, Robert C. Reisman, of Easton, Pa., Richard P. (Caroline) Reisman, of Fishkill, N.Y., and Paul P. (Maria) Reisman, of Eastchester; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Richard Reisman, of New Rochelle. A brother, William Reisman, predeceased him.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Edwin L. Bennett Funeral Home in Scarsdale. A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church.

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