My apologies for posting belatedly, I was called to work and did not get home in time to do this. Information taken from The Michael T. Wholey Foundation website. Thank you, Officer Wholey, may you rest with the Good Lord, may he bless your family and loved ones with peace.
Michael Thomas Wholey
September 26, 1966 – September 11, 2001
Port Authority Police Officer
Son to Michael and Margaret
Husband to Jennifer
Father to Meagan, Erin and Patrick
Brother to Maryanne, Bernadette, Joseph and Diane
Friend to all who knew him
HERO to all those who didn’t
Words cannot say what Mike meant to those who knew him, loved him and respected him. If you knew Mike, you automatically loved and respected him.
Mike was a true role model as a son, husband, father, brother, friend and police officer. He was admired and looked up to by all who came in contact with him.
He was honest, caring, hard working, generous and most of all – selfless.
Mike always put the needs of other before his own.
He gave his life so others could live.
The most selfless act anyone can achieve.
Growing up in New City, New York, Mike was surrounded by many friends and family. It is not often that a person keeps his childhood friends throughout their lifetime. Mike was one such person – remaining close with all those he grew up with.
He attended Clarkstown South High School and The State University of New York at Albany, graduating with a degree in Political Science.
Marrying Jennifer in 1992, they soon began to start their family. Meagan was born in 1993, Erin in 1996 and Patrick followed in 1997. Settling in Westwood in 1997, Mike could be seen playing with his children every day. Nothing was more important than time with his family. Jennifer and the kids were everything to him. Mike had such a warm and friendly personality, even the neighborhood children soon could be found in his company on most days – and Mike loved it. The more the merrier. Be it at McKinley Park, his own backyard or the street they lived on, if kids were around, Mike would be right there with them.
Always wanting to help others, Mike became a Port Authority Police Officer in 1994. Admired and respected by his fellow “brothers”, Mike answered the ultimate call on September 11, 2001. Anyone who knew him would not have expected anything less.
Always know that you are loved deeply, truly missed and will never be forgotten.
Thank you for giving us wonderful memories.