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Kevin Arthur Nulty, retired Police Chief for the Orangetown Police Department, of Nanuet, NY, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Mar. 14, 2022 in Manhattan. He was 68 years old.
Kevin was born in the Bronx on Dec. 15, 1953 to Robert John Nulty and Virginia Margaret (Grubert) Nulty. His father was a World War II Army veteran who subsequently served in the NYPD for 32 years, retiring as Captain. His maternal grandfather, Charles Grubert served in the NYPD for 32 years, retiring as First Grade Detective.
In 1954, Kevin’s family moved to Pearl River, NY and lived at 85 Duhaime Road. Growing up, Kevin looked forward to the monthly edition of the NYPD’s official publication “Spring 3100.” He fondly recalled childhood vacations at the NYPD’s Police Recreation Centre in the Catskills.
Kevin attended St. Anthony’s School and Albertus Magnus High School (Class of 1971). Kevin received his bachelor’s degree in political science from SUNY Oneonta (Class of 1975) and his master’s degree in criminal justice from L.I.U. C.W. Post.
He had a devoted and distinguished career in law enforcement, marked by a commitment to community policing, social justice issues, and the prevention of domestic violence. Kevin was appointed to the Orangetown Police Department on Jan. 1, 1976 and rose through the ranks, becoming Police Chief in Feb. 1997. He served as Police Chief for 22 years, retiring on Apr. 30, 2019.
Kevin believed strongly in training and professional development in law enforcement. He was a graduate of the 171st Session of the FBI National Academy (1992). He was also a member of the 46th Session of the FBI’s Law Enforcement Development Seminar (LEEDS); the FBI Mid-Atlantic Regional Command College, Princeton University (1998); and the 56th Session of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Drug Unit Commander’s Academy. He also participated in a wide variety of in-service programs sponsored by New York State’s Division of Criminal Justice Services and has been the recipient of several community awards in recognition of his commitment to serving the people of his community. Kevin also served on the Board of Directors of the FBI National Academy Association (New York State and Eastern Canada) as well as President of the Rockland County Chiefs Association. In 2017, Kevin was honored with the prestigious Frederick D. Suydam Memorial Association Award, in recognition of a distinguished career in the public sector.
Besides his law enforcement career, Kevin’s other great love was his family. He married the love of his life, Ann Theresa Guerci, on Oct. 27, 1979 at St. Margaret’s Church in Pearl River, NY. They raised three children, Grace Ann, Matthew Robert, and Michael Bernard, in Nanuet, NY. Kevin shared with his children his love of the arts, sports, fitness, food, education, traveling (including an annual beach vacation in Long Beach Island, NJ), and spending time with his vast network of extended family and lifelong friends. He also had a close and loving relationship with his in-laws, the late August (“Gus”) and Lorraine Guerci, formerly of Pearl River, NY. Kevin admired his father-in-law for his distinguished career as a First Grade Detective with the NYPD and as a Special Agent in Charge with the U.S. Customs Service.
Kevin is predeceased by his parents, Robert and Virginia. He is survived by his loving wife, Ann; three children Grace (Doug) Mueller, Matthew Nulty, and Michael (Molly) Nulty; three grandchildren Connor, Charlie, and Ryan Mueller; extended family, including his stepmother, Catherine Nulty; siblings Kathy, Robbie, Terence, Maura and Gina; nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and longtime friends from all phases of his life.
He will be greatly missed by all and his outstanding legacy will live on through the countless people who loved him.
Visitation will be on Friday, Mar. 18 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home in Pearl River. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am, Saturday, Mar. 19 at St. Aedan’s Church, Pearl River, NY. Burial will follow at Ascension Cemetery, Airmont, NY.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Kevin’s memory http://mskcc.convio.net/goto/kevinnulty .