ASSISTANT STATE CAPTAINS
Nigel Heaton (Regions 1-3)
Ray Sestak (Regions 4-7)
Jim McElroy (Regions 8-9)
HOTH DIRECTOR (ACTING)
PGRNY is made up of 9 regions, with the regions being made up of groupings of adjoining counties. Each Region has Ride Captains who coordinate and oversee the various missions. View the map below to determine your Region. Once you identify your Region, click on your Region number under the map to view the contact information for the Ride Captains as well as a complete listing of the counties covered within the region.
Region 1 Open or Close
Niagara, Orleans, Erie, Genesee, Wyoming, Livingston,
Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany
Senior Ride Captain Don Higgins firstname.lastname@example.org Ride Captains John Ben email@example.com Don Becker firstname.lastname@example.org George Brown n/a Terry Garigen email@example.com Deborah Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org Kirby Johnson email@example.com Patrick Jordan firstname.lastname@example.org Joe Joyce email@example.com Ken Lyons firstname.lastname@example.org Skip Merrick email@example.com Robert Servis firstname.lastname@example.org Wayne Siminski email@example.com Bob Woodward firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Western New York, PGRNY Region #1, comprising the 9 most western counties in New York State.
Recently, due to both media coverage and active membership we have been blessed with many new members. We also enjoy participation from members from Canada and Pennsylvania.
Our Region has some very dedicated members who go out of their way to participate. We hope you find the time to join us in our Mission. Once you complete a Mission, I think you’ll find the “Thanks” we receive from the Families we serve, enormously rewarding.
Region 2 Open or Close
Monroe, Wayne, Ontario, Seneca, Cayuga, Yates, Steuben, Schuyler, Tompkins, Cortland, Chenango, Chemung, Tioga, Broome
Senior Ride Captain Nigel Heaton email@example.com Ride Captains Bill Camay firstname.lastname@example.org Alex Danyluk email@example.com Bill "Patch" Furhmann firstname.lastname@example.org Bob Harder email@example.com Dale Hillegeer firstname.lastname@example.org Dave Lippa email@example.com John McMullen firstname.lastname@example.org Dave Nichols email@example.com Mark Plyter firstname.lastname@example.org Dan Ritz email@example.com Floyd Rogers Frogers.firstname.lastname@example.org Greg Sheldon email@example.com Kent Tryon firstname.lastname@example.org Bob Wheeler email@example.com
Region 3 Open or Close
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis, Onondaga, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer
Senior Ride Captain Bruce Dauer firstname.lastname@example.org Ride Captains Jerry Benware email@example.com Maggie Cameron firstname.lastname@example.org Ed & Peg Czarnecki email@example.com Dave Jones firstname.lastname@example.org Greg Pluhar Darkstarz20@yahoo.com Jim Sieffert Sieffert@twcny.rr.com Dave Sikorski email@example.com Rick McCrum firstname.lastname@example.org
Note from Senior Ride Captain:
Region 3 encompasses the central and northern counties, including the Fort Drum area. We are fortunate to have great support in these counties. It is indeed my honor and privilege to hold the position of Senior Ride Captain for Region 3. The support and respect for the Patriot Guard mission statement by my Ride Captains and our members, is beyond belief. The support and comfort we bring to the families who have lost a loved one, is returned tenfold with the knowledge that we have honored their "Hero" at this final farewell. Whether it is the
Honor Flight, Snowball Express, welcoming someone back from a combat zone, or the solemnity of a KIA, or laying to rest of a Vet, the Patriot Guard Riders are there with respect.
Region 4 Open or Close
Franklin, Clinton, Hamilton, Essex, Warren, Fulton, Saratoga, Washington
Senior Ride Captain Dan Nolin email@example.com Ride Captains Bruce Barger firstname.lastname@example.org Mike Hogan email@example.com Gene Jones firstname.lastname@example.org Wayne "Smitty" Lamothe email@example.com Joseph Spodnick firstname.lastname@example.org
Region 5 Open or Close
Otsego, Montgomery, Schoharie, Schenectady, Albany, Rensselaer, Greene, Columbia, Delaware
Senior Ride Captain Ray Sestak (Acting) email@example.com Ride Captains Alex Danyluk firstname.lastname@example.org Martin Kaiser email@example.com Don Macomber firstname.lastname@example.org Don Miller Jr. BRAVO54416@AOL.COM Bill Ryan email@example.com Robert Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Region 6 Open or Close
Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland
Senior Ride Captain Bob Boisvert email@example.com Ride Captains Al Bruno firstname.lastname@example.org William Lo Meli email@example.com Ray McCarthy firstname.lastname@example.org Leroy O'Brien email@example.com Brian Terralavoro firstname.lastname@example.org
Note from Senior Ride Captain:
We are in the lower Hudson Valley consisting of Sullivan, Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, & Rockland counties.
It is our duty to show respect for and honor our fallen military personal and their families. We shield them from the horrors of those that would protest at their loved ones funeral. There are also times when we are asked to participate in welcome home gatherings. We are there to greet our military men and women and show them we do appreciate their service to this great country. We also participate with our neighboring states New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
We are not a political organization but we are a patriotic one. It has been my experience that you will not find a better group of people to associate with anyplace.
God bless our military men, women and their families and God bless America.
Region 7 Open or Close
Putnam, Westchester, Bronx
Senior Ride Captain John Tibbs email@example.com Ride Captains Skip Cole firstname.lastname@example.org Ken Creary email@example.com Chris DiCostanza firstname.lastname@example.org Bob Kepler email@example.com
Note from Senior Ride Captain
Region 7 is comprised of members from Westchester, Putnam and Bronx Counties. It is an honor to be Senior Regional Captain for this region.
Some missions that we have been on are: For our fallen heroes, funerals for all vets from WWII to present. Welcome Home Missions, Wounded Heroes from Virginia to Fort Drum, Escort wounded heroes from Walter Reed for the NY Marathon, Wreaths Across America and Veterans Parades. We are here to Help On The Homefront.
Region 7 has done missions in not only New York but, NJ, CT, PA, DE, VA, and Washington, DC.
Region 7, like all Regions are here to help the families bear some of the pain.
God Bless our families and God Bless America.
Region 8 Open or Close
Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau
Senior Ride Captain Pete Jepson firstname.lastname@example.org Ride Captains Frank Byrnes email@example.com Wayne Cohen firstname.lastname@example.org Eddie Esposito EddieEspo3@gmail.com Carlos Garcia email@example.com Jeff Maurer firstname.lastname@example.org Paul McDermott email@example.com Eddie Patterson firstname.lastname@example.org Charlie Ranft email@example.com Richie Schiraldi firstname.lastname@example.org Pete Wenninger Emfd243@verizon.net Mitch Dicker Rolling Thunder & Veteran MC Liaison Lee Anderson email@example.com
Region 9 Open or Close
Senior Ride Captain Pete Jepson firstname.lastname@example.org Ride Captains Mary-Ann Barcellona email@example.com John Fenech firstname.lastname@example.org Eugene Frohnhoefer email@example.com Susan Frohnhoefer firstname.lastname@example.org Nancy Greenseich email@example.com LW Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org Dennis O'Donnell email@example.com Richard Pinnavaia firstname.lastname@example.org Warren Schlicker PGR11755@aol.com Karen Wirth email@example.com