[July 06, 2020] Sad News: Passing of Richard Renfro
>Richard Renfro, age 74, died on June 25th, in West Bloomfield, Michigan due to short illness. He was born to James and Armentress Renfro on January 1, 1946 in Hamilton, Ohio. As a long time Detroit resident, the Indian Village neighborhood mourns the loss of him. He was preceded in death by his wife of over forty years Jo Ann. >>>Richard was a retired federal agent who served in the Criminal Division of the IRS for 25 years. As a financial criminal investigator and special agent, Richard planned and conducted major investigations, assisting the United States Attorney's office in prosecutions of high-level drug traffickers, and other violations involving financial crimes and narcotics. >>>Viewing and service will be held on Thursday, July 9th at A.H. Peters Funeral Home at 20705 Mack Avenue in Grosse Pointe Woods. Viewing hours will be 10 am - 1pm, with 10 people in the building at a time while maintaining social distancing. Funeral service will be held at 1pm via Zoom. Final burial will be on Friday, July 10th at 10am at Greenwood Cemetery in his hometown of Hamilton, Ohio. >>>Zoom Meeting ID: 7841834762 >>>Password: OQKGPs >>>In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory to Men Who Dare, a non-profit scholarship organization whose purpose is to help young men and women in the Detroit metropolitan community who aspire to attend college or trade school but have limited financial resources, www.menwhodare.org >>>Celebration of life gathering at a later date.
[June 02, 2020] Sad News: Passing of Greg Miki
I wanted to pass along the sad news that Greg Miki, a retired S/A from Honolulu died on Saturday last. Greg was a great person, a warm friend, and the best pure financial investigator in our office. He was only retired for two years or so and was only 58. Cancer of the esophagus, diagnosed on May 1, hospitalized on May 4, and gone four days later. Still very hard to believe and accept. He was our firearms instructor and a real rock. He'll be missed.
He is survived by his wife Linda and two daughters.
[May 19, 2020] William R. Schroeder Receives Honorary Membership Award
On December 4, 2019, Past President Peggy Thomas and Parliamentarian Bob Armentrout met with William R. Schroeder and presented him with an AFSA Honorary Membership.
William R. Schroeder is the President of Madison Associates, Inc. He respects and holds in high regard the many retired IRS-CI Special Agents he has hired or contracted in his business. In fact, 80% of his staff are retired IRS Special Agents.
William Schroeder contacted AFSA to establish and administer the James F. Howe, Sr. Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established in 2012 and continues to be funded almost entirely by William R. Schroeder in memory and honor of James F. Howe, Sr. James F. Howe, Sr. was a retired IRS-CI Special Agent, an AFSA member and Madison Associates Inc. employee. The goal of this scholarship is to recognize the character, integrity and dedication James F. Howe, Sr. exemplified and to memorialize his high standards as a model for those who follow him in a law enforcement career.
It was my pleasure and honor to present this award to such a deserving individual who was truly honored by the award.
Past President AFSA-IRS
[May 15, 2020] Sad Passing of Floyd David Moore Sr.
[May 12, 2020] Sad News: Passing of Richard Charles Ahern Jr.
>Richard C. Ahern, Jr., 77 of Lisle, IL, passed away May 7, 2020. Beloved husband of 55 years of Barbara, nee Dahlke; devoted father of Patricia (Anthony) Ahern Otero, Michael Ahern, Erin (Timothy) Wiggs and Ryan (Stephanie) Ahern; adored grandfather of Rhianne, Regan and Ryan, Jr. Ahern and Tyler and Spencer Wiggs. He is also survived by two sisters, Margaret Sullivan and Alice Watson Fussell, three brothers-in-law John, Roger and Dennis (fiancé Roberta) Dahlke and two sisters-in-law Darlene (Kenneth) Kramer and Pamela (late Richard) Wells and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Richard C. Ahern, Sr. and Beatrice Hayes Ahern and a brother Arthur Francis Ahern. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois, a retired Special Agent for the IRS (Chicago), long time Treasurer of the Federal Criminal Investigators Association, a volunteer fireman for Riverdale, IL Fire Department and Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department and a Vietnam veteran. Services May 11, 2020 and Interment are private. Arrangements by Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, Lisle, IL. For condolences or to share a memory please visit www.blake-lambfuneralhome.com.
[October 01, 2019] Sad News: Passing of Charles "Kevin" Cox Hanahan
Charles "Kevin" Cox Hanahan - Charles "Kevin" Cox, 55, husband of Janet Watson Cox, a retired federal special agent, passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2019. Born in Charleston, SC to Charles M. Cox, Jr. and Louise Waples Cox, Kevin was a graduate of Hanahan High School, Class of 1982. Kevin was an avid fisherman and hunter who enjoyed coaching all sports, especially softball. He never knew a stranger and touched the lives of many. As a public servant of the City of Hanahan and Berkeley County, Kevin always had his community at heart. After retirement from the Internal Revenue Service, Kevin enjoyed working alongside his TD Bank Family. Kevin was a loving husband to his high school sweetheart and an amazing son. He was called G-Daddy by his two loving granddaughters, Kaylee and Kinsley Ballentine. What Kevin enjoyed most was his role as a father to his three wonderful daughters, Keri, Chelsea and Ashley. In addition to Janet, his one and only love of 39 years, Kevin is survived by daughters, Keri Ballentine and husband Caleb, Chelsea Cox and Ashley Cox; granddaughters, Kaylee and Kinsley Ballentine and parents, Charles and Louise Cox. The family invites guests to visit on Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm at Carolina Memorial Park Funerals & Cremation located at 7113 Rivers Ave., North Charleston, SC, 29406. 843-797-2222. A memorial service will be on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 10:00am at Hanahan Recreational Department, Field 4 located on Bettis Boat Landing Road. The family asked that guests bring "ball field" chairs to the memorial service to honor Kevin's love for softball. In lieu of flowers, the family will create the Kevin Cox Softball Scholarship Fund to be awarded to a high school senior in Berkeley County. Funds may be donated at a branch of South Carolina Federal Credit Union. Arrangements entrusted to Carolina Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremation. Online condolences may be shared at www.carolinamemorial.com. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston
[July 05, 2019] Sad news: Passing of Gene G. Lunt
Born and raised in Fort Worth, Gene graduated from Msgr. Nolan High School, received a BBA cum laude and MBA at the University of Texas at Arlington ("UTA"). He was honored by the American Marketing Association as the Outstanding Senior Marketing Major at UTA and was in the Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society.
In mid-1972, Gene was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army's Military Intelligence branch through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at UTA, after finishing an advanced camp at Fort Riley, KA. He went on active duty in early 1973 and completed the Infantry Officer Basic Course at Fort Benning, GA in April, just after the U.S. ceased hostilities with North Vietnam. His initial active duty commitment was changed to a lengthy reserve duty obligation at that time. Gene later became a first lieutenant and received an honorable discharge in 1980. He served on the Selective Service System Board in Dallas through the 1980's.
Gene followed an earlier interest in white collar crime investigation, turned down business job offers and became a Special Agent for the IRS Criminal Investigation Division. He was highly commended during his career as a financial fraud investigator, starting with being the top student at the U.S. Treasury Agent Criminal Investigator School in Washington, DC. Gene worked with U.S. Justice Department and U.S. Attorney Offices prosecutors in the Southwest on tax fraud and money laundering schemes in various industries. He worked extensively with other enforcement and regulatory agencies. Gene always had a high regard for mission-oriented government and career military service personnel. Throughout all his careers, he always highly admired the people that he worked with.
After retiring from Federal law enforcement, Gene became a compliance examiner/investigator for 10 years. He worked for the NASD (now FINRA), Texas State Securities Board, and State Bar of Texas regulatory agencies. He recognized their important role in protecting investors, clients, and customers in those skilled professions. He worked with and highly respected the many attorneys and businessmen who voluntarily served on State Bar panels that deliberated cases involving regulatory compliance.
Gene lived his life and professional career in a series of vignettes that he found worthwhile and productive. He lived and worked primarily in Dallas for almost four decades and then returned to Fort Worth to be with family in his retirement years. It was always important for him to spend quality time and holidays with his many relatives and he would not trade that for other commitments. He was athletic and loved the outdoors throughout his life. Gene vacationed in New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado for decades and loved spending time with extended family in New Mexico. Gene enjoyed military history, visited major Civil War battlefields and traveled to the United Kingdom several times during the 80's and 90's. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians for almost 50 years, enjoying magic as a hobby.
Throughout his life Gene attended and supported higher educational, civic, religious, and cultural institutions. He had developed an appreciation for fine music from his younger days with the Texas Boys Choir. He was an Instructor of business courses at UTA for a few semesters before joining the IRS. He was a life member of UTA's Cadet Corps Alumni Council supporting cadet officers trained there.
To know Gene was to love him. He will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts. Gene was preceded in death by his parents Bernard and Helen Lunt, and his brother Edward J. Lunt.
Survivors: Sister, Mary Rakowitz and husband, Bert; twin brother, John Lunt and wife, Cecilia; nephews and nieces, Christopher Rakowitz and wife, Kate, John Rakowitz and wife, Karla and Eileen Spinner and husband, Brian, Amy Leonard and husband, Mark, David Lunt, Jennifer Hinojosa and husband, Robert, and Kristen Lunt; and numerous great-nephews, nieces and their families with whom he loved to spend time whenever possible.
[May 29, 2019] You are cordially invited
You are cordially invited to a ceremony and reception celebration
IRS Criminal Investigation's 100 birthday.
July 1, 2019 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
1111 Constitution Ave NW Washington, DC NW, Washington, DC
Remarks by top CI and IRS leadership and other invited guests
Small Reception to follow
July 1, 2019 from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Reception at Clyde's of Gallery Place - Piedmont Room
Cost $60.00 per person
[March 28, 2019] CI 100th Anniversary - Celebration
CI friends and family,
As you know, this year we celebrate 100 years as a law enforcement agency. Over the next couple of months, you will have the opportunity to sign up for events, order commemorative items, and celebrate our rich history in a variety of ways. In an effort not to overload you with too much information in one email, we will discuss one event at a time. This email is specifically about the event to be held atAlcatraz on July 22.
We have 2 events planned for Alcatraz. We intend to bring a group of about 100 people to the prison around 3 or 4pm on the 22nd. There will be a tour and a special opportunity to hear about inmates who were incarcerated as a result of IRS charges (or investigations). That tour will cost $40. After 2 1/2 hours, we'll be back on the wharf and will embark on our second event- a 2 hour boat cruise around the harbor with views of the sunset, the golden gate bridge and Alcatraz among other things. Passed appetizers and beer and wine are included in the $110 cost of that cruise.
Obviously we have to pay for these events up front so we will do this in 2 parts. Please RSVP to me if you plan to attend with the total number of attendees no later than April 12th. Once we have the list and numbers, we will send out a request for payment within 2 weeks of that date. This is the only way we can ensure we get the right price for the boats and are not left hanging.
YOU MAY GO TO ONE or BOTH EVENTS. Your choice! Please indicate what you are RSVP'ing for in your email.
(I am going to just Alcatraz and not the evening boat cruise)
(I am going to just the boat cruise and not the Alcatraz tour)
(I am going to BOTH Alcatraz and the evening boat tour)
Please feel free to pass this email on to any friends of CI, retirees, etc who may be interested in going.
Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you!
Justin T. Cole
Director, Communication & Education
IRS Criminal Investigation
1111 Constitution Ave., N.W, Room #2526
Washington, D.C. 20224
(202) 317-3930 – office
(202) 768-2110 – cell