Funeral arrangements have been set for New York State Trooper Joseph Longobardo, who died on Sept. 3, after being shot on the evening of Aug. 31 during the search for escaped convict Ralph Phillips in Chautauqua County.
Calling hours will be from 2 pm – 4 pm and from 7 pm – 9 pm on both Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9 and 10, at the Saratoga Springs High School, 3 Blue Streak Blvd (West Avenue) in Saratoga Springs.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 11 at St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church at 231 Lake Avenue in Saratoga Springs. The school district is allowing the East Side Recreation Field, which is across Lake Avenue from St. Clement’s, to be used for parking on Monday.
(Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Simone Funeral Home at 105 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, (518) 584-2240.)
The State Troopers PBA will be hosting a funeral reception immediately following the burial ceremony, at the Saratoga National Golf Club at 458 Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs.
Reduced hotel rates are being provided by:
1) The Saratoga Hotel 2) Holiday Inn at Saratoga
534 Broadway 232 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
The saratogahotel.com Rate: $69
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DIRECTIONS TO SARATOGA SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL:
FROM THE NORTH: ON I-87 TAKE EXIT 15, BEAR RIGHT ONTO SR 50 SOUTH INTO THE CITY OF SARATOGA SPRINGS FOR APPROX. 1.8 MILES, TURN RIGHT ONTO SR 9N FOR APPROX. 1 MILE, TURN LEFT ONTO WEST AVE. HIGH SCHOOL APPROX
FROM THE SOUTH: FROM I-87 TAKE EXIT 13N (US 9) NORTH FOR APPROX 3 MILES. TURN LEFT AT W FENLON ST. CONTINUE ACROSS SR-50 ONTO NEW ST/CONGRESS AVE. TURN RIGHT ONTO WEST AVE. HIGH SCHOOL APPROX 1/4 MILE ON THE DIRECTIONS TO THE STAGING AREA: FROM I-87 (NORTHWAY) TAKE EXIT 14, HEAD WEST ON UNION AVE FOR APPROX. 1 MILE. TURN RIGHT ON EAST AVE. GO APPROX 0.3 MILES AND TURN RIGHT ONTO CAROLINE STREET. CONTINUE ONE BLOCK TO THE INTERSECTION WITH GRANGER AVENUE. GATED ENTRANCE TO STAGING AREA (EAST SIDE REC) IS AT THAT INTERSECTION.
DIRECTIONS TO ST. CLEMENTS CHURCH:
FROM THE NORTH: ON I-87 TAKE EXIT 15, BEAR RIGHT ONTO SR 50 SOUTH INTO THE CITY OF SARATOGA SPRINGS FOR APPROX 1.8 MILES, TURN LEFT ONTO LAKE AVE (SR 29E). CHURCH IS APPROX 1 MILE ON THE LEFT.
FROM THE SOUTH: FROM I-87 TAKE EXIT 14, HEAD WEST ON UNION AVE FOR APPROX 1 MILE, TURN RIGHT ON EAST AVE, GO APPROX 1/2 MILE AND AVE. CHURCH IS APPROX 1 MILE ON THE LEFT.